Fuji X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite review

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Fuji X T1 sample image
This was shot at the X-T1's new maximum electronic shutter speed of 1/32000sec. It lets you shoot with Fuji's fastest lenses wide open, even in bright sunlight.

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Fuji X T1 sample image
Fuji's film simulation modes are very good, and the new Classic Chrome mode reproduces the look of old slide films.

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Colours are represented beautifully, even when the camera is photographing something which might sometimes present a problem, such as artificial and neon lights.


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Detail is very finely resolved by the camera's sensor, which doesn't have an anti-aliasing filter. We haven't found any examples of moire patterning.

Out of focus areas

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We found that some out of focus areas could have a painterly effect in JPEG images from the X-E2, but it seems as if Fuji has worked towards fixing that problem as out of focus areas are much more natural looking from the X-T1.


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Tones are vibrant and pleasing, being mostly accurate but erring on the side of warm for a nicely saturated look.


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Noise is extremely well controlled at ISO 800. It's only when examining an image like this at 100% that you can see some examples of image smoothing in some areas.

Fixed length

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Fuji produces some excellent prime (fixed length) lenses for the X-mount. The 23mm f/1.4 gives an equivalent focal length (in 35mm terms) which is close to the classic 35mm and makes for a good walk around lens. The company has a couple of zoom lenses, and is planning to add more to the range in the next couple of years.

Blown out

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Sometimes, JPEG images can have a tendency to feature blown out highlights.


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The X-T1 has a decent variety of creative options, including the ability to create panoramic images in camera.


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Generally, the all-purpose metering performs well to produce a balanced image. Occasionally you may find the camera underexposes and you need to dial in some extra compensation.

Controlled noise

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Using a lens like the 23mm f/1.4 allows you to keep sensitivity right down. Noise is extremely well controlled at mid-high ISO settings.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera Body Only
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution16.3 Megapixel
Product FamilyX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-II), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-II)
Image StabilizationNo
Brand NameFujifilm
DurabilityWeather Resistant, Water Resistant, Dust Resistant
FeaturesLive View, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function, Self-timer
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, H.264
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)390 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH, WEEE
Image Sensor Size23.60 mm x 15.60 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4896 x 3264
Height88.9 mm
Product SeriesX
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashIncluded
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelX-T1
Product NameX-T1 Mirrorless Camera
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC12650A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

The X-T1 features evolved SLR-style handling, mechanical dials and weather-resistance, together with all the benefits of an X-Series camera, such as compact size, excellent mobility and high-speed performance. What's more, its newly developed electronic viewfinder is almost indistinguishable from an optical viewfinder thanks to its ultra fast display speed.

Package Contents
  • X-T1 Mirrorless Camera
  • 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
  • Owner's Manual
Limited Warranty1 Year