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 – 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.