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Fujifilm X-T1 Summary

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Fuji X-T1 Assessment

The Fuji X-T1 pairs a 16 megapixels X-Trans CMOS II sensor with a revised EXR II processor. This capable combination delivers class-leading image-quality when it comes to noise, retention of details and also dynamic-range.

The new sensor features a hybrid Phase-Detect and Contrast-Detect autofocus mechanism. This lets the X-T1 focus very quickly in good light when Phase-Detect can do all the work but slows down considerably when Contrast-Detect is used to move the lens back-and-forth until focus is found. This is not ideal for moving subjects. However, the X-T1 offers the most MF-assist modes of any camera, including a unique mode which shows a magnified portion of the image next to the full-image.

The two headline changes over previous mirrorless Fujis are a huge 2.4 megapixels EVF with 100% coverage and 0.77X magnification, plus a sturdy weather-sealed and freezeproof body. The former offers a truly spectacular view rivaling OVFs while the latter remains to be realized until weather-sealed X-mount lenses become available.

The Fuji X-T1 offers an incredible amount of external controls, including dual control-dials, plus dials for ISO, EC and Shutter-Speed. Combined with a lens aperture-ring found on most X-mount lenses, this gives the X-T1 direct controls over every important photographic setting. Many of these controls are however frustrating while using gloves since they barely protrude from the camera.

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PROS CONS
Extremely low image noise up to ISO 6400 Buttons too flush with body and unusable with gloves.
Excellent retention of details and sharpness Autofocus gets slow in low-light
Superb dynamic-range Slow continuous AF
Very reliable metering Not Exposure-Priority
Natural image colors Video recording delay
Good automatic white-balance Overly sensitive Eye-Start sensor
Spectacular EVF Soft dial detents
Truly helpful MF-assist modes Sometimes very slow to power off
Plenty of direct controls Soft aperture detentsWith all current XF-mount lenses
Excellent build quality
Excellent +Excellent + Excellent +

With its professional features and top-notch image-quality, the Fuji X-T1 is very promising. Those who are careful enough with its controls and do not shoot in the cold should find this an extremely rewarding mirrorless camera. With a growing lineup of lenses, including a disproportionately high number of quality lenses, the Fuji X-T1 can create superb images for a variety of subjects.

Related Information

Sister Models
Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-E2
- Not Weather-Sealed or freezeproof, Single Control-Dial, 7 FPS
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Fujifilm X-Pro1
- Not Weather-Sealed or freezeproof, Single Control-Dial, Contrast-Detect AF only, Hybrid OVF/EVF, 1.2MP LCD, 6 FPS, No WiFi
Fujifilm X-T1
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By Neocamera on 2014-03-20

Fujifilm X-T1 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

16 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 100-51200
Fujifilm X Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-30s
0.50" Built-in EVF 2.4 Megapixels (0.77X)Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Automatic Eye-Start sensorCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
1 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
Weatherproof down to -10CHot-Shoe
Built-in Dust ReductionStereo audio input
8 FPS Drive, 47 ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 1 Megapixels
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