After a year spent expanding the X-series with enthusiast models, Fujifilm has returned to the premium arena by launching the X-T1. Is it the best X-series model to date? Read the Fujifilm X-T1 review...

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Fujifilm X-T1 review – The competition

With a hugely saturated compact system camera market and new DSLRs such as the Nikon Df tempting photographers with retro-inspired designs, the Fujifilm X-T1 has its work cut out to stand out against a busy crowd. The Olympus OM-D E-M1 offers a similarly impressive electronic viewfinder with a 0.74x magnification, but its 16.3-million-pixel sensor is physically smaller, which means its photosites (pixels) are crammed into a smaller area.

It’s a similar story for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7, but with both Panasonic and Olympus claiming impressive light-gathering capabilities, the only way to find out which sensor performs best in low light is in a comparison test, which we plan for a future issue. Unlike the X-T1 and E-M1, the GX7 features a tilting EVF in addition to its tilting screen and is around £360 less than the X-T1. The E-M1 costs around £250 more than the X-T1 body only.

  1. 1. Fujifilm X-T1 at a glance:
  2. 2. Fujifilm X-T1 review - Advanced electronic viewfinder
  3. 3. Fujifilm X-T1 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Fujifilm X-T1 review - Metering
  5. 5. Fujifilm X-T1 review - Autofocus
  6. 6. Fujifilm X-T1 review - Dynamic range
  7. 7. Fujifilm X-T1 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Fujifilm X-T1 review - White balance and colour
  9. 9. Fujifilm X-T1 review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  10. 10. Fujifilm X-T1 review - The competition
  11. 11. Fujifilm X-T1 review - Our verdict
  12. 12. Hands-on review
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  • Paul Freeman

    I felt a little restricted with the XT1, bracketing being limited to a max + or – only 1 stop and not able to increase the amount, I searched in all setting/manual/online for a way to increase the limit but no joy. I also felt restricted with the manual shutter speed having set an approx. value and then being limited again when trying to adjust it with the command dial.

  • Howard Barnett

    XT1 dirty sensor problems – this is how it came back from fuji uk – they have sent me 2 other XT1’s and both have dirty sensors