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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£1,049.00

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Fujifilm X-T1 review – Metering

Image: Set to evaluative metering, the X-T1 judged this tricky scene shooting towards the light exceptionally well

The X-T1 determines exposure using the same 256-zone metering system as the X-Pro1, X-E1 and X-E2. It ties in with the camera’s three metering modes – multi, spot and average – which are conveniently positioned on a separate dial below the shutter-speed dial, and adjusted using the index finger. By and large, the metering system delivers pleasingly accurate exposures and, even when the camera is asked to shoot directly towards the light, it isn’t fooled into underexposing or overexposing images.

For day-to-day shooting, users will rarely find themselves having to revert to using the exposure compensation to achieve the best images, unless a particularly bright or dark scene presents itself. In scenes where we shot directly towards the light and the loss of highlight detail was a concern, our first precaution was to make use of the X-T1’s dynamic range settings before dialling in between -0.7 and -1.3EV.

As a way of visually checking exposure, users also have the option to view a histogram on the rear screen. This can be shown when shooting by setting the display mode to custom, or it can be revealed in playback mode by setting the display mode to show detailed information.

  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