The Fuji XT-1 is out, and it's making me wonder what's next for Pentax....

Started Jan 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
Lars Holte
Lars Holte Senior Member • Posts: 1,193
Re: The Fuji XT-1 is out, and it's making me wonder what's next for Pentax....

sgtsween wrote:

Lars Holte wrote:

dpreview seems to want to compare the Fuji X-T1 to DSLRs like Pentax K-3, and I can see where they are going with that. To some degree it seems a valid comparison. Physically, there is a resemblance. There is even a "mirror housing".

What are the advantages of the Fuji X-T1? First and foremost more compact and nearly half the weight. However, these two advantages will mean less when combined with long or heavy lenses. Combined with small primes it could be a quite light-weight and compact package, but then the mirror housing seems an odd choice that ruin some of the compactness.

And the disadvantages: much poorer viewfinder and probably some small lag.

If you use the comparometer and put the X-T1 next to the K-3, the K-3 seems a much better option - at least to me.

Great point about how compact advatnage diminishes with larger lenses. I guess I'm basing my Fuji experiance with the fixed lens X-100. XT-1 might be small, sure, but not "pocketable" or even compact with a larger lens. And as much as I like EVFs, it can't really compare to OVF. And I have yet to experiance the K-3's (larger?) viewfinder. Points go to Pentax with this argument.

Another major disadvantage: poor battery capacity. Of course you can compensate for that by adding the optional battery grip, but then the idea of compactness and small size suffers even more. No - I can't exactly see the point of mirrorless in such a package.

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