Fujifilm X-T1

16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor | 0.5” 2,360k-dot OLED viewfinder | Weather-Resistant

What we like:

  • Analog dials and switches make for an engaging shooting experience 
  • Excellent image quality at low and high ISOs
  • Fast 8fps burst

What we don't:

  • Small rear buttons are hard to push
  • Can not shoot in Raw at higher ISOs L, H1 and H2
  • Limited manual controls during video capture 

The Fujifilm XT1 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera sporting a 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor. The body is die-cast magnesium and contains a total of 75 seals, making it ideal for foul-weather shooters.

Unlike the Fujifilm X-Pro1, which resembles a classic rangefinder camera, the XT-1 looks more like an SLR, with the high resolution electronic viewfinder located center to the lens. The half-inch OLED finder offers 2,360k dots and .77x magnification. 

ISOs range from 200-64000 and are expandable from 100-51200, though the highest ISO sensitivity settings are JPEG capture only. Capable of 8fps bursts, the X-T1 can also capture video at up to 60fps in 1080p. 

"Overall the X-T1 is extremely ergonomic and a pleasure to use."

If its manual control points you desire, the X-T1 has you covered. The top of the body offers a dedicated ISO, shutter speed, exposure compensation, drive mode and metering mode dial. A customizable Wi-Fi button and dedicated video record button also make their home atop the X-T1. And an additional click wheel can be found on the back of the camera.

Other offerings like a dedicated hotshoe, built-in stereo mic, on-chip phase detection AF, Wifi connectivity and tilting 3-inch LCD make this an incredibly appealing camera for those looking to enter the Fujifilm X-mount system, or indeed anyone seeking an enthusiast-focused interchangeable lens camera. 

Overall the X-T1 is extremely ergonomic and a pleasure to use. The high-res viewfinder makes for an outstanding shooting experience, and the weather-sealed body makes this camera all the more versatile. 

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