Fuji has introduced its latest accent for its vary of mirrorless cameras, the TG-BT1 Tripod Grip. It’s designed for Fuji’s X collection cameras to boost mobility and ease of use handheld, significantly for video. It folds collectively as a deal with, letting you employ it for issues like vlogging, with an array of buttons to allow you to management the digicam immediately from the deal with and the legs additionally unfold to type a mini tripod.
Releasing such a tool has turn out to be a typical pattern amongst mirrorless digicam producers as every firm begin to realise that vlogging is a factor for which individuals are utilizing their merchandise. We’ve seen comparable merchandise from Sony, Canon and Panasonic, and now it’s Fuji’s flip.
The Fujifilm TG-BT1 Tripod Grip communicates with the digicam over Bluetooth, that means there are not any wires to cope with. It additionally signifies that you need to use the grip to regulate the digicam remotely on a tripod, slider, gimbal or different help methods. You don’t get a large quantity of management, although. You’ll nonetheless want the digicam to alter your settings, however it should allow you to begin and cease recording video, shoot nonetheless photographs or modify the zoom – with suitable lenses.
Its main use, nonetheless, goes to be as a vlogging deal with, permitting Fuji shooters to stroll round recording themselves or their environment and with the ability to begin and cease the digicam with out having to make use of each fingers. You’re even capable of shoot for TikTok, Instagram Tales and YouTube Shorts because it has an angle adjustment functionality with a 90° lock for capturing vertical video.
It’s suitable with a variety of Fuji cameras together with the Fujifilm X-T3, X-T4, X-T5, X-S10, X-T30 and X-T30 II. It’ll additionally turn out to be suitable with the Fuji X-H2 and X-H2s sooner or later, with a firmware replace deliberate for launch in January 2023.
Fuji says it incorporates a “compact but robust design”, measuring solely 172.3mm tall with the legs retracted and weighing solely 205.5g. It’s additionally weather-resistant, so in case you’re utilizing a weather-resistant digicam and lens, you may shoot and vlog in robust circumstances. It has a most mixed load on your digicam and lens (and any hooked up units like a light-weight or microphone) of 1.5kg.
The Fujifilm TG-BT1 Tripod Grip is offered to pre-order now for $199.99 and is begins transport in mid-December.