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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Colour

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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.

Detail

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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.

Tones

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

Noise

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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.

Panoramic

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

Balanced

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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
TouchscreenNo
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution16.3 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
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