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 – 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.