Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Camera

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84% Gold Award
Overall, the X-T1 combines a hugely engaging control setup with a superb viewfinder, excellent image quality, one of the best AF systems in a mirrorless camera, and a pretty compelling selection of lenses to choose from.”

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Key Features

  • 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans II CMOS sensor
  • ISO 200-6400 (expandable to 51200)
  • 1080/30fps HD video (.MOV/H.264)
  • Water and dust resistant and freezeproof to -14C/+14F with weather resistant lenses
  • Up to 8 FPS continuous shooting
  • 3 inch tiltable LCD with 1,040,000 dots
  • OLED viewfinder with 100% coverage and 2,360,000 dots
  • Included hot shoe flash
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and remote camera control via smartphone
  • Fujifilm X-Mount compatible
  • Raw, JPEG, and Raw+JPEG
  • SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory

Product Description

The Fujifilm X-T1 is the manufacturer's first weather-resistant interchangeable X-series camera. It is built around a 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor housed in a die-cast magnesium body with more than 75 points of weather sealing and freeze resistance to -14°F. Fujifilm will be releasing a series of weather-resistant zoom lenses to complement the X-T1 in 2014, including the XF 18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R OIS WR, XF 16-55mmF2.8 R OIS WR and the XF 50-140mmF2.8 R OIS WR.

The X-T1 has a traditional design with five mechanical top plate dials, two command dials, and six programmable function buttons that allow the photographer to rely less on the LCD while adjusting settings. It also has high resolution OLED viewfinder that provides 100% coverage, digital split image manual focus, and a new user interface providing four display modes adjusted for different shooting situations.

Specs

Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution 4896 x 3264
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor EXR Processor II
Image
ISO 200-6400 (RAW), 100-51200 (JPEG)
White balance presets 8
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Large, Medium, Small
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes (MF Distance Indicator)
Lens mount Fujifilm X
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD (RGBW)
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.77×
Viewfinder resolution 2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Built-in flash No (External flash EF-X8 included)
Flash range 8.00 m (ISO100)
External flash Yes (Dedicated TTL flash compatible hot shoe)
Flash modes Activated when external flash is connected Red-eye removal OFF: Auto / Forced Flash / Slow Synchro / Suppressed Flash / Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto / Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash / Suppressed Flash / Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro / Red-eye Reduction & Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander
Continuous drive 8 fps
Self-timer Yes (10sec. / 2sec. Delay)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (+/- 1 to +/- 3)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 60p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 60p)
Format H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-II)
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini HDMI)
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes Geotagging / Wireless communication (Image transfer) / View & Obtain Images / Remote camera shooting / PC Autosave
Remote control Yes (RR-90 remote release (not included))
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description NP-W126
Battery Life (CIPA) 350
Weight (inc. batteries) 440 g (0.97 lb / 15.52 oz)
Dimensions 129 x 90 x 47 mm (5.08 x 3.54 x 1.84)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (Setting: Interval, Number of shots, Starting time)
GPS Optional
GPS notes via smartphone

Reviews

DPReview Conclusion

Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category at the time of review.

Score Breakdown
Poor Excellent
Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Features
Metering & focus accuracy
Image quality (raw)
Image quality (jpeg)
Low light / high ISO performance
Viewfinder / screen rating
Performance
Movie / video mode
Connectivity
Value
Gold Award
Gold Award
84 %
Overall Score

The X-T1 is probably Fujifilm's best camera to date, offering a compelling combination of intuitive handling, excellent image quality, and one of best electronic viewfinders we've seen. It also features one of the most impressive autofocus systems on any camera at this price level, both in terms of accuracy with fast lenses and tracking moving subjects. Over all it's a hugely engaging and capable camera, and one that's fundamentally a joy to use.

Good For

Enthusiast photographers looking for a highly capable system camera that's more portable than an SLR setup

Not So Good For

Videography, or action photography in fast-changing lighting situations

User Reviews

4.45759 out of 5 stars
  • km25, Mar 18, 2014 GMT:
    The new Fuji Flagship

    I just think I have fall out of love with my X-PRO 1. This camera has improved on the X-Pro 1 by a long shoot. Even the image processing is better. I may send my beloved X-Pro 1 to ebay. The Fuji X-T1 will become Fuji's flagship camera. It is not prefect, no camera is. I have said this about the X-Pro 1, but now for sure th X-T1 is "the Nikon F" of digital photography. In the 1960's the Nikon F, Fn and Fnt were the camera of 35mm shooters, 35mm become the most popular of all the formats and ...

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  • sam12, Mar 26, 2014 GMT:
    Autofocus works!

    A little backround first:  I've been shooting sports action at the pro and college level for thirty years, I've tried all kinds of systems and companies and for the last fifteen I've been with Canon.  I thought I had the best and everything was fine.  I then tried for fun, the XPro 1, several XE1's and now the X-T1.  Like a lot of folks, I used to shoot Fuji film exclusively and have been in love with photo taking again with these new Fuji's.  The colors right out of the camera are ...

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  • pinnacle, Mar 31, 2014 GMT:
    An excellent option for people wanting very high IQ without the size and weight associated with DSLR

    This camera should seriously considered if you are considering a DSLR system. The lens quality and selection has matured a lot in the past several months and the IQ competes on a plane with both APS-C and FF. The out of camera jpegs are excellent. The only real issue some may have is that Adobe is having some difficulty getting the demosaicing the RAW files. If you simply cannot consider another RAW editing software such as Photo Ninja (which does and excellent job with Fujifilm files), then ...

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  • HussainJanjua, Apr 19, 2014 GMT:
    excellence

    wounderful cam

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Videos

Fujifilm X-T1 by DPReview

DPReview's Barney Britton discusses some the X-T1's features that brought it a gold award.

Questions & Answers

QUESTION

I hate the X100s

Because of that camera, I know that FUJI will NEVER make an interchangeable lens with a built in "leaf" style shutter.  I would love to be able to Sync to 1/500 or even 1/1000 of a second with my X-Trans cameras, and I would pay a ton for a Portrait and Wide angle lens that could do it on my X-T1.  This would cause a SERIOUS stir in the "DSLR" market in my opinion. THOUGHTS???

Conrad567 asked
5 months ago

ANSWERS

The reason why Fuji will never build them, or why there is a need for them? If the former, I can't see a reason. If the latter, a shutter in the lens opens and closes from the outside in, never blocking a partial area of the image at anytime, which means you can sync the flash at any speed. There are some practical limits, like the maximum speed which might be limited at 1/1000 when the lens is used at full aperture, but being able to use a flash at full power at 1/1000th of a second is a dream for anyone who photograph with flash in sunny conditions. How much sunlight you get is determined by the aperture and the shutter speed. And usually, you have too much sunlight, so you want a smaller aperture or a faster speed. The flash however, can only be controlled by the aperture, or the distance to the subject. So balancing flash and sunlight usually means Aperture variations = flash adjustment and speed variations =sunlight adjustment. But you are limited by the "sync speed", usually ... Continue Reading

TangoMan answered
5 months ago

After that disjointed rant, none at all.  Kinda sad, really... Continue Reading

historianx answered
5 months ago

You're gonna have to explain that one better. Continue Reading

Optimus Primes answered
5 months ago

QUESTION

Handling XT1 vs XE1?

I love the X-E1 size and image. I get very frustrated with the handling especially when I'm kayaking. My DSLR's are a pleasure other than size and weight. It has gotten to where I don't care to fight with my X-E1 anymore and want to replace it. I will list what irritates me the most. I shoot mainly in manual. If I choose an incremental shutter speed, each time I preview the image and return to shooting, the shutter speed changes back to the mechanical dial setting to which I need to reset back to one of the 1/3rd settings. And of course this happens when camera goes to sleep or I shut it down. I wished there was an option to allow the camera to remember exactly where I left all my settings  and let me take the responsibility if I forget what I had done. Many times when I let go of the camera to correct my kayak position then reach for my camera again, the shutter is at another setting because I or something inadvertently hit one of the button. I'm also hitting the Macro setting when ...

2 months ago

ANSWERS

Just buy the Really Right Stuff hand grip and base plate for $125. You do not need the "L" plate component unless you use Arca Swiss products. The XE-1 like most of the other Fuji's barely has a decent or deep enough hand grip as it is made. The RRS grip will make the XE-1 into a brand new camera. I think the components cost $60 and $75 something like that. http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/s.nl/sc.26/category.647/.f Continue Reading

ryan2007 answered
2 months ago

I have considered the plate for changing the battery. I'm not sure how it will solve the several other items of concern and was hoping to hear from X-T1 users of the differences. Thanks for providing the direct link. Continue Reading

John M Roberts answered
2 months ago

I can answer some but not all of your questions. The on/off switch now does not inadvertently turn on from the bag nor does the EV dial. The camera is a manual type camera with dials so I suppose you have your reasons for an exact 1/3rd shutter speed but I never needed that and would set shutter speed and F ratio on the dials and these of course do not change until you move them. Is this different on XT1? I handle the XT1 the same as my XE1 so I am not sure on your point. It may well have been changed. There is no threaded opening on the shutter button for a cable release on XT1. I think overall a lot of your concerns have been addressed on the XT1. Perhaps not everything but most. Others more familiar with those specific questions may chime in. XT1 is even more manual than XE1, is more rugged feels more solid and higher quality, has a superbly clear LCD and EVF, the D pad buttons on the back are way worse but they do not accidentally engage but they went too far (I believe this has ... Continue Reading

2 months ago

QUESTION

56/1.2 will no longer talk to camera

I've had the 56/1.2 for a while, but only recently used it for real for about a day. Now when I put it on my X-T1, there's a bit of a delay, and then it says "Turn off the camera and turn on again." Needless to say, it won't let me take pictures (screen behind the message is black). There is no damage to the lens or the contacts that I can see. Also, all my other lenses still work fine. Has anybody seen this before, perhaps with another lens? Is there perhaps a trick to reset the lens, in case this is a software glitch? Or will I have to take it back to the store? I'm traveling right now, so it'll be another week or so until I can do this.

eagereyes asked
2 months ago

ANSWERS

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

  • Li-ion Battery NP-W126
  • Battery Charger BC-W126
  • Shoe-mounted flash unit EF-X8
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Metal strap clip
  • Protective cover
  • Clip attaching tool
  • Hot shoe cover
  • Tall-orientation battery grip connector cover
  • Sync terminal cover
  • CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter etc. *5)
  • Owner's manual

Warranty Information

"Your Fujifilm equipment has been manufactured to precise standards, and with rigid quality control through every process of manufacturing. It is warranted by Fujifilm U.S.A. against defective workmanship or materials for one full year from date of purchase. Fujifilm U.S.A. will, at its option, either repair or replace (with a reconditioned unit of like condition) free of charge equipment which is returned either in person or postpaid and insured to one of the Fujifilm U.S.A. Repair Centers listed on the reverse side. The product must be accompanied by some proof of date of purchase, such as the original sales slip. This warranty does not cover batteries or flash equipment and accessories not manufactured by Fujifilm Holdings Corp. This warranty does not apply if the equipment has been damaged by accident, abuse (including, but not limited to, sand, dirt, water, liquid, impact battery corrosion, etc.), failure to follow operating or maintenance instructions or if the equipment has been modified or serviced by anyone other than a Fujifilm U.S.A. Repair Center. This warranty cannot be resold or transferred."

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