NOTE: links to real hands-on impressions will be added willy-nilly, to the lead paragraph.
Fujifilm just announced the X-T1. Early impressions are available from DPReview, F Sunny, KeithLowPhoto, MirrorLessons, and via Fujirumors. Most impressive to Ω is the new picture in picture manual focusing function. Strangely, an old Sony Cybershot of mine from 2003 had that very same function. It's nice to see it come back.
The X-T1 is a very modern design, with a low-profile hump, and a bevy of automatic controls. The manual dials and screw-in PC terminal cap are antithesis to that observation. Thankfully, the X-T1 looks like a modern incarnation of the Contax RTS III (image from Film Photo) more than it does a Fujifilm STX-1.
For some drunk reason, F Sunny's Chris Dodkin think the X-T1 resembles the STX-1, saying, "Style wise, the X-T1 has a great retro look to it, and really reminds me of my first 35mm SLR, the Fuji STX-1", which is rubbish. The lad's been dousing too much. The two resemble each other as superficially as any SLR-like camera does. From hump to film winder, nothing at all about the STX-1 looks like the XT-1 (pictured below). Again, you can read Chris' early impressions here.
But such are the trials of posting to the internet first. Chris, you mean well, and Ω digs you. (Just be more careful next time.)
The 149.800¥ (1.459,45$ USD) price tag in Japan is a steep bow, especially considering the X-T1 will launch in the USA for 1.299,95$ USD. Despite that fact, Ω likely will bite. The simple reason is that his Sony a7r is a relative twat outside of the studio. Still, I have a few concerns regarding the X-T1 design, but hope that the picture-in-picture functionality obviates the greater part of one concern.
Fujifilm Press Release below: