Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1 is one of the newest and the best mirrorless camera today. This camera has a high speed and high ability to produce outstanding image quality with minimal disruption and external controls that can inspire a photographer become more professional. The camera features 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor, EXR Processor II, 0.5″ 2,360k-Dot 0.77x OLED Viewfinder, 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor, Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps, and has Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity. It also offer an Intelligent Hybrid AF and Focus Peaking, Continuous Shooting up to 8 fps, and Includes EF-X8 Shoe-Mount Flash Unit. While the body construction is equipped with a Weather-Resistant to protect itself from dust and moisture, as well as temperatures as low as 14°F, for confident use in trying conditions. It will be sold on march with price of $1,299.00.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★★

Our Review

Features & Design

Like the rumors which it’s no secret that the Fujifilm X-T1 has a retro-style body design made of metal which feels sturdy and resistant to all weather. With Weather-Resistant features, this camera has a resistance to dust and water so it is suitable for outdoor shooting. Meanwhile, the control of this camera is quite intuitive for experienced photographers. At the top, there are 5 control buttons are made of aluminum to set the shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO, metering and drive modes.

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From the layout of the buttons on the top, visible Fn key is used to activate the WiFi flanked by two large buttons so that only a little available space for your fingers to access the Fn key. While under the ISO button, there is a button to adjust the shooting mode and at the bottom of shutter speed button there is a button for metering modes. To activate the ISO button and shutter speed, you have to press the button that is located on the center of both the key.

If you want to record video, you only need to press a special button video recorder located at the top right in front of the camera exposure button. Meanwhile, at the back of the camera you will find the Delete button and playback right on the left of the viewfinder. To the right of the viewfinder, you can use the AE-L button, rear command button, and AF-L button. Alongside of LCD Monitor there are several key buttons with a four-way button include the OK button in the center, the focus button, Q button which functions to quickly access the camera menu and the Display button.

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Speaking about the viewfinder, the X-T1 is equipped with a large electronic viewfinder with OLED technology which has a resolution of 2,360 k-dot so it is clear to see the images and the camera menu. Meanwhile, LCD Monitor itself measures 3.0-inch with a resolution of 1,040 k-dot which can be tilted for easy shooting from low/high angle. Fuji has its own reason not to complete the X-T1 with touchscreen feature, namely that the LCD monitor remains clean without fingerprints so that a more awake clarity and sharpness of the images on the screen when viewing.

To facilitate the users to transfer photos and videos, Fujifilm X-T1 offers WiFi connectivity. This connectivity helps the user to transfer their images to a compatible electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops.

Performance & Image Quality

Beside offers a high-quality design of the body, the Fujifilm X-T1 also provide high performance and exceptional image quality. And before we discuss about image quality, we will tell how the performance of this latest mirrorless camera.

Fujiflim claimed that the Fujifilm X-T1 is made with fast autofocus performance and operation has been enhanced as the fastest in the world. It has a speed of focusing 0.08 seconds, 0.5 seconds for the start time, 0.05 seconds for the shutter speed of response, and 0.5 seconds for shooting time lag. Not only that, thanks to the EXR Processor II image processor capable, you can shoot continuously at speeds of up to 8fps with autofocus.

Speaking of image quality, Fujifilm X-T1 had no doubt capable of producing images with outstanding quality. This is not too surprising given its predecessor was also able to produce incredible images, the Fujifilm X-E2. Looking at the images produced by the Fujifilm X-T1, this camera is capable of capturing images with excellent color and detail. JPEG image looks free of noise with astonishing detail at ISO 100-6400, began little visible noise at ISO 12800 and sufficiently reduce image quality at ISO 25600.

Example photos: 1/60, f/4.0, ISO 200, 55 mm (credit: Fotoblogia @ Flickr)

Example photos: 1/60, f/4.0, ISO 200, 55 mm (credit: Fotoblogia @ Flickr)

As for video quality, Fujifilm X-T1 is also capable of recording video awesome. The camera is capable of recording Full HD 1080p video at 60fps with a wide selection of frame rates and formats that you can choose as you wish. The video recording process is supported by an Intelligent Hybrid AF and Focus Peaking to acquire focus quickly and ensure the sharpness of the video quality. Not only that, users can also adjust exposure compensation during video recording as well as using the simulation feature film to improve the video quality.

Should I buy the camera?

From the results of review above, it can be concluded that the Fujifilm X-T1 is one of the best mirrorless camera today that can compete with the best mirrorless cameras from Olympus and Sony. Besides being able to produce outstanding image quality, the X-T1 also comes with a fast and intuitive controls, includes an impressive viewfinder, LCD Monitor, and Weather-Resistant Body Construction. To be sure, the Fujifilm X-T1 will be one of the best players in the class of mirrorless cameras. Fufjifilm X-T1 is priced $1,299.00 for body-only.

Rating: ★★★★★

Specifications

Imaging

Lens Mount Fujifilm X Mount

Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)

Pixels
+ Actual: 16.7 Megapixel
+ Effective: 16.3 Megapixel

Max Resolution 4896 x 3264

Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.6 x 15.6 mm

File Formats
+ Still Images: JPEG, RAW
+ Movies: H.264, MOV
+ Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)

Dust Reduction System Yes

Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC

AV Recording

Video Recording Yes

Resolution
+ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps
+ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps

Aspect Ratio 16:9

Video Clip Length Up to 27 Min

Audio Recording
+ Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
+ Optional External Mic: With Video

Focus System

Focus Type Auto & Manual

Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)

Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 49

Viewfinder/Display

Viewfinder Type Electronic

Viewfinder Size 0.5″

Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,360,000

Viewfinder Eye Point 23.00 mm

Viewfinder Coverage 100%

Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.77x

Diopter Adjustment – 4 to +2 m

Display Screen 3″ Rear Screen Tilting LCD (1,040,000)

Screen Coverage 100%

Exposure System

ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-51200)

Shutter
+ Type: Electronic & Mechanical
+ Speed: 30 – 1/4000 sec

+ Type: Electronic & Mechanical
+ Speed: 1/4 – 1/4000 sec in Program Mode

+ Type: Electronic & Mechanical
+ Speed: 60 – 0 min in Bulb Mode

+ Type: Electronic & Mechanical
+ Speed: 30 – 1/2 sec in Time Mode

Remote Control RR-90 (Optional)

Metering Method Average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering

Exposure Modes
+ Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
+ Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)

White Balance Modes Automatic Scene Recognition, Color Temperature, Custom, Fine, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater

Burst Rate
+ Up to 8 fps at 16.3 MP for up to 47 frames
+ Up to 3 fps at 16.3 MP

Flash

Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Commander, Commander/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Rear Curtain Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Rear Sync, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Suppressed Flash

Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 sec

Dedicated Flash System TTL

External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal

Performance

Start-up Time 0.5 Seconds

Shutter Lag 0.05 Seconds

Continuous Shooting Up to 8 fps

Self Timer 10 sec, 2 sec

Interval Recording Yes

Connectivity 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring), HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0, X-Sync Socket

Wi-Fi Capable Yes

Included Software Requirements
+ Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
+ Mac: OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8

Battery

Type: 1x NP-W126 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1260mAh

Operating/Storage Temperature
Operating
14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 – 80%

Physical

Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.1 x 3.5 x 1.8″ / 129.0 x 89.8 x 46.7 mm Minimum depth: 1.3″ / 33.4 mm

Weight 15.52 oz / 440 g with battery and memory card

Video Reviews

Review Video By parkcameras

Review Video By Digital Camera World

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Review Video By CHIP Online

Sample Photos

Fujifilm X-T1 Sample Photos

- Fujifilm X-T1 Sample Photos @ Fujifilm

- Fujifilm X-T1 Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

- Fujifilm X-T1 Sample Photos @ Flickr

User Manual

Fujifilm X-T1 User Manual (PDF)

Click to view or right click and select Save Target As..(Firefox) or Save link as.. (IE) to download

- Download Fujifilm X-T1 Brochure (PDF – )

Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Fujifilm X-T1.

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