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...
Fujifilm X-T1 review – White balance and colour
Image: The X-T1’s film-simulation modes include four monochrome options for instant black & white results
The X-T1 provides ten white-balance settings, accessible via the main menu or the Q menu. The only slight issue with accessing them via the Q menu is that there’s no associated wording with the icons to describe each setting as there is in the main menu, which could leave less savvy users guessing. Left to its auto setting, the X-T1 delivers naturally pleasing tones under a variety of light sources, meaning warm-up or cool-down filters will rarely need to be used in post-production. In bright and sunny conditions, the X-T1 produces rich colour with plenty of bite, and while in gloomier weather the colour tones aren’t as vibrant, they remain accurate to the scenes photographed.
As mentioned earlier, some users may want to take advantage of the film-simulation modes to boost saturation in relevant scenes. While talking to Fujifilm, its engineers stressed the ability of Provia mode to convey accurate skin tones, as well as the importance of Velvia mode for enriching the colour of landscapes.