Nikon D800 to FujiFilm X-T1 - Worth it?

Started May 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
turbsy Contributing Member • Posts: 895
Re: Nikon D800 to FujiFilm X-T1 - Worth it?

keerf00 wrote:

Hi All,

Over the summer, I picked up a Nikon D800. I had set aside the money, got some decent glass, and jumped into the full frame market. I will freely admit the camera is more then I know, but I wanted something that would last and I would grow with.

Lately I've had my eye on mirrorless cameras, and also the size of them. My hands are not overly steady at times which doesn't always play well with the D800. I work through it though with tuning the ISO and fstop to meet my needs.

What I'm curious about is this, there is a part of me that is considering moving to the Fuji and getting rid of my Nikon (mainly cause I can trade them in). I really can't afford a new system without trading in the old one. Is it worth making the jump to something like that? Or am I just selling myself short by giving up on the D800.

I truly love the camera, but I wonder if it might be to much for me at times, though I have learned a good deal about myself as a photographer with it.

Thanks for any input.


The X-T1 is a nice small Mirrorless camera but it's not really in the same league as the D800.  It's only advantage would be size.  If that's your concern and you just don't use the D800 because of its size then you might as well get rid of it.  It would be a substantial hit in IQ though.  There is nothing available that compares to the IQ of the D800 other then the Sony A7r.

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