Fujifilm has been progressively extending its X-series mirrorless camera in order to appeal to a wider audience. The company began with the highest-end model, the X-Pro1, and worked its way down. Fujifilm has returned to the high-end market with the release of the X-T1, which is a fully-featured mirrorless camera housed in a body that is designed in the style of an SLR camera. There is a lot more where that came from; the electronic viewfinder (EVF) of the X-T1 is one of the biggest we’ve ever seen, and it also features a significant number of manual control knobs and, for the first time on an X-series camera, an optional battery handle.
Fujifilm X-T1 Price in USA
The X-internal T1’s components are quite similar to those found in the more modern X-E2 model. This consists of the EXR Processor II, the built-in Wi-Fi, the full HD video recording capability, as well as the 16 megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor (which has on-chip phase detection). The most notable distinctions between the X-T1 and the X-E2 are the LCD (which can tilt whereas the X-LCD E2’s is fixed) and the EVF (which has a higher magnification), the maximum burst rate (which is now 8 frames per second rather than 7 frames per second and includes focus tracking at full speed), a flash sync port, and, of course, the design. But we’ll talk more about that in a bit.
As you can see, this is a rather detailed specifications page. The X-enormous T1’s electronic viewfinder, which is even somewhat larger than the optical viewfinder found on the Canon EOS-1D X, is without a doubt the most impressive aspect of this camera. When you combine it with the high resolution it possesses, using it becomes an absolute delight. The large electronic viewfinder (EVF) also makes it possible to perform some cool tricks, such as “Dual View,” which displays the entire scene along with a magnified view in a smaller window to one side. Focus peaking or digital split image can be used for manual focusing, and the EVF can also be split digitally. Additionally, the electronic viewfinder (EVF) possesses a portrait orientation view that, when the camera is turned 90 degrees, maintains the camera settings at the top and bottom of the image.
The body of the camera is also resistant to the elements, which is an important attribute. The X-T1 is protected against dust, water, and freezing temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius (+14 degrees Fahrenheit) thanks to the use of more than 75 seals. Adjustments to ISO, shutter speed, and exposure compensation can be be made quickly and easily thanks to the X-top T1’s plate, which is packed to the gills with dials. There are switches for the metering mode and the driving mode underneath two of those dials.
Fuji has made several bold statements regarding the capabilities of the X-T1, including the claim that it possesses the “world’s quickest AF of 0.08 seconds.” Whether or not that is the case, there is no denying that the X-T1 is a significant advancement over earlier models of the X-series cameras, which haven’t been as competitive in the autofocus market as their contemporaries. The X-T1 is the first camera to accept ultra-fast UHS-II SD cards and is also capable of shooting at 8 frames per second (fps) with subject tracking, which is the highest frame rate of any X-series model.
The X-T1 is missing a built-in flash, which is one of its notable shortcomings. Instead, Fuji has included a tiny external flash in the package. The guidance number for this flash is 8 meters when ISO 100 is used. In addition to its hot shoe, the camera is equipped with a flash sync connection, which may be used to attach studio strobes.
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is without a doubt the camera that competes most directly with the Fujifilm X-T1. The X-T1 features an APS-C sensor that is bigger, but it does not have the in-body image stabilization that the E-M1 offers, which works with any lens. Aside from this, their designs and the functions they offer are pretty comparable to one another. But taking into account the price point and the feature set, we have a sneaking suspicion that Fujifilm is also gunning at the Canon EOS 70D and the Nikon D7100.
Fujifilm X-T1 Specifications
|MSRP||$1299.95 / £1049.99 / €1199 (body only), $1699.95 / £1399.99 / €1599 (with XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 OIS lens)|
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||4896 x 3264|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)|
|Processor||EXR Processor II|
|Color space||sRGB, AdobeRGB|
|Color filter array||X-Trans II CMOS with primary color filter|
|ISO||200-6400 (RAW), 100-51200 (JPEG)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||100|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||51200|
|White balance presets||8|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Large, Medium, Small|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||AF assist illuminator available|
|Manual focus||Yes (MF Distance Indicator)|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD (RGBW)|
|Viewfinder magnification||1.16× (0.77× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Exposure modes||Programmed AEShutter Speed priority AEAperture priority AEManual exposure|
|Built-in flash||No (External flash EF-X8 included)|
|Flash range||8.00 m (ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe or built-in flash)|
|Flash modes||Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro, Suppressed Flash, Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander|
|Flash X sync speed||1/180 sec|
|Drive modes||SingleContinuous HighContinuous Low|
|Continuous drive||8.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (10sec. / 2sec. Delay)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||(at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (+/- 1 to +/- 3)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30, 60p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 60p)|
|Storage types||SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-II)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (mini HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||Geotagging / Wireless communication (Image transfer) / View & Obtain Images / Remote camera shooting / PC Autosave|
|Remote control||Yes (RR-90 remote release (not included))|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||350|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||440 g (0.97 lb / 15.52 oz)|
|Dimensions||129 x 90 x 47 mm (5.08 x 3.54 x 1.85″)|
|Timelapse recording||Yes (Setting: Interval, Number of shots, Starting time)|
|GPS notes||via smartphone|
The Fujifilm X-T1 is undoubtedly the company’s greatest camera to date. It possesses a compelling mix of easy handling, superb image quality, and one of the best electronic viewfinders we’ve seen in a camera. It also has one of the most outstanding focusing systems available on any camera at this price range, and this applies to both its accuracy with fast lenses and its ability to follow moving subjects. To summarize, it is a camera that is not just extremely engaging and competent but also one that is genuinely enjoyable to work with.
- Superior image quality regardless of the ISO setting.
- Continuous filming at 8.3 frames per second.
- Rapid autofocus performance.
- Time lapse function.
- Sealed against the elements body.
- Plenty of physical controls may be found.
- EVF that is superior than others in its class
- Excellent help for manual focusing.
- Display on the back that can hinge.
- 1080p60 video capture.
- A bit on the expensive side.
- There is not an internal flash.
- The implementation of geotagging might be improved.
- A touch sluggish when first turned on.