Review Date: February 24, 2014
Update: July 09, 2014 [Photo Gallery, User Experience]
Category: Serious to Advanced Amateur
Photoxels Editor’s Choice 2014 – Interchangeable Lens Camera
This Fujifilm X-T1 Review is based on a production model. All sample images are unretouched, except where specified.
The Fujifilm X-T1 is a mirrorless DSLR that successfully erases the line that once separated the traditional-mirrored DSLR from their mirrorless counterparts.
The X-T1 retains the Shutter Speed Dial and Aperture Ring that make shooting with it such a rewarding experience. It also features an ISO dial and an Exposure Compensation dial, adding incredible direct control of exposure settings at your fingertips. There are no scene modes, but PASM modes provide all the control you need as a serious photographer.
Like the other X-series cameras, it captures superb and detailed images in good light and exhibits excellent low light performance with low noise at high ISOs. In fact, image quality is excellent at ISO 200 and very good up to ISO 1600, with noise starting to be faintly visible at ISO 1600 and ISO 6400 still very usable.
The Fujifilm X-T1 is a weather-proof mirrorless camera with excellent build and ergonomics. With a new styling, weather resistant kit lens, and image quality that rivals and even bests some of the enthusiast and top-end DSLRs, the X-T1 quickly became my favorite. Highly recommended!