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Fujifilm X-T1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and performance. The image quality and viewfinder are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the size, and there are some critical opinions about the video and shutter.

design, viewfinder, image quality, performance, usability

battery, low-light, shutter, video

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Fujifilm X-T1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 45 reviews)

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Fujifilm X-T1


After starting at the top-end with its X-Pro1, Fujifilm has been steadily expanding its X-series mirrorless camera to appeal to a broader audience. With its X-T1, Fujifilm has moved back towards the high-end, offering a fully-loaded mirrorless camera...

Analogue dials and switches provide engaging shooting experience ; Superb, huge high resolution electronic viewfinder gives generally-accurate preview of image ; Excellent image quality at both Low and High ISOs ; Very attractive JPEG colour rendition...

Rear buttons are small, and almost flush to camera body ; Four-way controller is rather 'spongey' in feel ; Awkwardly positioned, locking ISO dial is inconvenient (especially with large lenses) ; Raw files not recorded when ISO dial set to 'L', 'H1'...

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...

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Fujifilm X-T1 review


It's 10AM on a Sunday in Barcelona. I'm in a small, poorly lit room with about 30 other journalists where Samsung is planning to show us its next big thing. My body is fighting off jet lag and the cured ham I probably shouldn't have eaten at the bar...

Compact design ; Great controls ; Exceptional viewfinder ; Great image quality

Poor battery life ; Some fiddly buttons ; Limited video options

At the end of the day, shooting with the X-T1 is just a lot of fun

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Fujifilm X-T1 (with XF18-55mm Lens)


This is a trend I can get behind: weather-resistant interchangeable-lens cameras. ILCs have slowly been crossing out items on the list of dSLR advantages, and the sealed-build- quality trend started by Olympus is a key one for advanced photographers....

The stunning viewfinder, comfy grip and plethora of direct controls makes the Fujifilm X-T1 a joy to shoot with, plus the image quality is great and the continuous-shooting is among the best in its class.

Some of the controls are too hard to manipulate, its general performance doesn't stand out, and the movie quality disappoints.

The Fujifilm X-T1 is a great camera for advanced photographers as long as its quirks don't bother you.


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Fujifilm X-T1 Preview


I don't know about you, but after saving up my hard-earned coin for a new DSLR or ILC, I'm a little afraid to use the thing outside. Especially if it's really cold or the weather conditions aren't perfect. I mean, what's the use of buying nice things...

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Fujifilm X-T1


Ultimately the X-T1's viewfinder is an absolute triumph and should delight all but the most die-hard lovers of optical viewfinders. The shooting information, focusing aids, rotating information and sheer image size are also enough to have owners of...

Superb image quality. JPEGs especially good ; Huge, detailed EVF with clever display modes ; Weather-proof body with comfortable grip ; Tilting screen ; Effective continuous AF lets you track action ; Fast continuous shooting of 8fps with CAF ;...

Viewfinder image becomes noisy in low light ; Retro dials don't offer access to all settings ; Some buttons are too small - esp cross keys ; AF point selection could be quicker ; Should have 1/8000 shutter ; Basic three-frame AE bracketing ; Very basic...

The Fujifilm X-T1 is an outstanding camera, boasting superb image quality, a fantastic viewfinder and continuous autofocus which actually works, letting you successfully capture subjects in motion. All this plus superb manual focusing assistance and...

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Fujifilm X-T1 review


There's a certain sense of "full circle" about the Fujifilm X-T1. A number of years ago the Japanese company was in the throes of releasing its excellent S-series DSLR cameras. But nobody really bought into them and, therefore, they were ultimately a...

Giant viewfinder is ace, excellent image quality just like X-E2, retro mode dials are great in use, solid build with weather-sealing, tilt-angle LCD screen

Autofocus not fastest in class, no weather-sealed lenses (yet), single SD, so-so battery life, viewfinder ghosting in dim light, some tight button placement

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Fujifilm X-T1 review


The Fujifilm X-T1 takes aim… Fires! And its target is the Olympus E-M1

Outstanding image quality Top-class autofocus Solid, weatherproof build Superb EVF

No in-body stabilisation Pricey lenses No touchscreen

There’s lots to love about this top snapper. A worthy alternative to the E-M1

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Fujifilm X-T1


Classic design meets modern tech with fantastic results

Classic design ; Outstanding handling ; Excellent image quality ; Class-leading viewfinder

No touchscreen

Switching between the two for optimal focusing speed is said to be as fast as 0.08secs.

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Fujifilm X-T1 review


Exquisite design and stunning image quality: the best CSC to date

Those on a tighter budget should hold out for our X-E2 review, and the superb X-M1 is looking more tempting than ever with prices around £450. But for those who can afford it, it's hard to imagine a better CSC than the X-T1. We certainly haven't seen one.

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Fujifilm X-T1


The new Fujifilm X-T1 lands in Australia to shake up the mirrorless camera pack, complete with a weather-resistant body and bright viewfinder.

The X-T1 will arrive in Australia in March, and pricing will run around the AU$1799 mark for the body only. The new XF 56mm and 10-24mm will be AU$1299 each.


Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Electronic Viewfinder


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:23.6 x 15.6 MM


Bayonet Compatibility:Fujifilm X


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Serial Shot Mode: Yes