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Latest photography news Fujifilm’s latest X Retro styled it may be, but Fujifilm’s X-T1 is bursting with modern technology and super fast reactions Fujifilm’s X-series has a retro vibe anyway but the X-T1 takes that even further. Taking a leaf out of the Df’s book, the X-T1 has actual dials to alter settings such as ISO, shutter speed and drive modes. The camera may have retro pretensions, but under the surface it’s very much to the fore in what it offers. It features what is claimed to be the world’s fastest AF of 0.08secs with a start-up time of 0.5secs and a shutter time lag of 0.05secs. The sensor is a 16.3-megapixel APS-C size X-Trans CMOS without an optical low- pass filter for optimum detail rendition that’s said to rival 35mm full-frame and its top ISO is 51,200. Other highlights include dust and water resistance and freeze resistance to -10°C, and a 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder with a lag time of 0.005sec and a high magnification of 0.77x. The Fujifilm X-T1 is in the shops now with a body price of £1050 and £1400 with the XF18-55mm standard zoom. The Vertical Battery Grip costs £200 and the Metal Hand Grip is £130. It all sounds great and we have a hands-on preview on page 19 of this issue and issue 42 of Advanced Photographer will have a full, eight-page review. Nikon’s latest DSLR is the D3300, a highly specified entry-level APS-C format DSLR aimed at beginners keen to take a step up with their photography. It boasts an impressive list of great features including a 24.2-megapixel resolution, 11-point AF system, 5fps shooting and ISO up to ISO 12,800 (expandable to 25,600). Its resolution is impressive but image quality is maximised further as it doesn’t have an optical low-pass filter. The D3300 body only costs £500, or £599 with a Nikon 18-55mm VRII lens and it’s on sale now. See page 19 for a more detailed preview of the D3300. Entry-level APS-C DSLR joins the line-up Nikon start here π To find out more, go to www.fujifilm.co.uk.

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NEWS INBRIEF SAMSUNG CORRECTION The correct price of the Samsung NX30 with standard lens is £899. SIGMA SUPERZOOMPRICE Sigma has confirmed that the UK price for its 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens, announced at CES in January, will be £349.99. Sigma and Canon fittings will become available this month, with a Nikon fitting following in March, and Pentax and Sony in May. www.sigma-imaging. co.uk

π To find out more, go to www.nikon.co.uk.

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