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 – 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.

  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