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FujifilmX-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
 
4.7

(based on 144 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large clear LCD (95)
  • Easy to use (90)
  • Compact (85)
  • Great resolution (76)
  • Good in low light (63)

Cons

  • Short battery life (56)
  • Lag / shutter delay (5)
  • Poor in low light (4)
  • Complicated controls (3)
  • No image stabilization (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (102)
  • Family photos (72)
  • Low light (72)
  • Weddings (52)
  • Wildlife (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (55), Semi-pro photographer (38), Pro photographer (26), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (115)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best thing that happened to me...

For the past 20 years I've been shooting Nikon as well as medium format film - Mamiya C330 and the Mamiya AF645.I was late to make the jump from the Nikon F5 to the...Read complete review

For the past 20 years I've been shooting Nikon as well as medium format film - Mamiya C330 and the Mamiya AF645.I was late to make the jump from the Nikon F5 to the D200 and would use digital andd film for different purposes. I slowly updated from D200 to D300 to D700 and at that point I started to realize that I shot less digital than film, because my Nikon equipment actually started weighing more than my Mamiya medium format sets!It was time to reconsider what I wanted to get out of digital. I got an Olympus OM-D EM5 with 5 primes. It was fun and fast, but it felt too digital and completely missed the depth of focus. I sold the entire MFT set. I had been following the X-system for a while and really liked the glass, but the bodies were just not what I hoped for. They were slow, buggy and at time not very responsive. Well, that completely changed with the X-T1. It is wonderful body that lets you shoot as if you are shooting with your old film camera. The film settings in-camera as well as the post-processing in-camera are great features. This camera is completely different from the X-Pro1. It is very responsive, highly customizable and produces wonderful results. I am very impressed.I used the X-T1 with the Fuji 23mm f/1.4 and the Samyang / Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 fisheye MF. Great lenses. Though with f/1.4 you might want to buy a good B+W ND8 or 16 filter, because in bright sunlight you'll hit the 1/4000 second quickly.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

great camera but not quite ready for prime time

Let me start by mentioning that I am a professional wildlife photographer so my expectations might be higher than average. Having said that I purchased the X-T1 and Fuji lenses primarily non-action subjects. Read complete review

Let me start by mentioning that I am a professional wildlife photographer so my expectations might be higher than average. Having said that I purchased the X-T1 and Fuji lenses primarily non-action subjects.

First the strengths
- Optics, Fuji XF prime lenses are the best of their class, they are extremely sharp even at wide aperture
- good IQ. the sensor is quite good up to ISO 1600 with advanced noise reduction in post processing RAF files.
-stylish body, manual controls
-large EVF

now the weaknesses
-AF, the Fuji AF cannot even match a very low end DSLR such as the Canon rebel series, let alone the pro models. I wasn't expecting it be close to my 1D cameras but at least close to my 5D3, but the difference is striking. AF is slow, it hunts and the continuous mode is basically a joke. It cannot reliably track anything.
-Lag, lag and lag. It takes a while to power up, then there is the EVF catching up with exposure. when you first turn on the camera, the EVF is fully washed out and it takes a moment for it to tone down the exposure so you can actually see something. and then there is the shutter lag and shot-to-shot lag. AF hunts in low light
-tiny buttons makes it difficult to operate the camera even with bare fingers. forget about it if you are wearing gloves
-battery is a joke, you need something like 5-6 batteries to last a full day of shoot
-while lenses are great in terms of optics, they lack the advanced servo technology that Canon/Nikon use for AF. AF is not smooth and completely silent (e.g. 56mm f/1.2) and it hunts quite a bit.
-this body is not really weather-sealed to a degree that would be able to shoot in light rain. most lenses are not sealed either
-such camera would be a good candidate for landscapes where AF is not needed and shutter lag is not limiting, however the 15Mpixel sensor it a bit low in resolution by today's standards.

Overall this is a premium nice toy with its limited uses (e.g. portrait) but it is not a tool for a working professional or someone who needs speed.

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5.0

Excellent walk around / travel camera

By Curtis S

from Houston, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

I traded in a x100s for this because of the auto focus features (mostly continuous AF) and to have something easier to hold. Love the zone focus and face recognition. This has a great feel to it, and is very easy to use all the features. Similar to a DSLR in terms of ease of use - layout, plenty of dial/button controls. I like the smaller form for walking around and travel. Image quality is exceptional, and recently I found that you can choose the color profile for RAW images in Lightroom to apply the fuji film types after you shoot (rather than default adobe color profile). Colors are amazing. Bought it with the 23mm / 1.4 for an equivalent 35mm.

It also has a little more customization than the x100s.

Only thing I would change is to swap the play button and the delete button. It is more convenient to delete a photo than look at it (?)

I would buy it again.

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5.0

Great Little Camera

By Springer

from Hampshire, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

Sweet little camera. Easy to use, light and much like an improved Nikon F2 AS.

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4.0

Nice full featured camera, cool film like image rendering

By Chef Tony

from San Francisco, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

I had the camera for about a week and wanted to see if it would "wow" me over my DSLRs. The advantage is size. Image quality vs. Canon and Nikon pro DSLRs, I cannot agree the XT1 is better. Focus wandering is annoying. I'm use to locking on and firing away. I did not get that level of confidence using the XT1,
For point and shoot, I prefer my Leica D-Lux 6.

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5.0

ITS AWESOME

By Angel

from USA

Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

I use full frame cameras, gave this a try as I do end up in the middle east alot. To me its an x100s with some upgrades and interchangeble lens system. And I enjoyed the x100s but I always disliked the viewfinder and the small screen. Truly an amazing job what fuji has accomplished. If only it was full frame...... I am sure they will do that soon enough. Much lighter system to carry around. Sound image quality. Its ridiculously amazing! Love it!

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5.0

Delightful shooting experience in the XT1

By Shaina Saw

from Medford, MA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact But Tough
  • Fun
  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Bright Evf Display
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Lots Of Knobs And Dials
  • Quiet
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

    I am an avid hobbyist who shoots mainly travel shots, street photography, and portraits for friends. I sold all of my Nikon equipment for this little guy and I am thrilled so far. It is incredibly portable and powerful. I love all the solid metal dials.
    I usually use BBF or manual focus and I think this very customizable little camera keeps up pretty well with focusing. Occasionally you need to shift your focus to a vertical line to get it to lock on.
    There are many more detailed review from professionals on the web, and I'm pretty sure I read most of their reviews before I purchased this. It meets my needs.

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    3.0

    16mg not enought

    By Blizzard

    from Weld county colorado

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Good Image Quality
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Noisy At High ISO
    • Poor Image Stabilization

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

    Landscape in extrerm weather , cold snow night winds rain hail

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    5.0

    Serious pro level camera that rivals top dslrs

    By Saltfly

    from South carolina

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

    I've had this camera for over a year and have yet to find any flaws......the EVF is fantastic and the sensor, coupled with Fuji prime glass, yields IQ every bit as good as that from my full frame. Beautifully constructed, I can't recommend this highly enough.......buy one!

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    4.0

    Bit of a learning curve

    By Wooj

    from Phoenix

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • No Viewfinder
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

    I take photos at the city zoo and like the lighter weight equipment and the quality of the images.

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    5.0

    A+ Camera!

    By Duluthian

    from Minnesota

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

      What can I say that hasn't already been said? Amazing build, classic controls, and top notch photos! I am coming over from the X-Pro 1 and even though they both have a 16mp sensor, the image quality seems somewhat improved on the X-T1.

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      5.0

      Cashed in my SLR after buying this camera!

      By Postal Diane

      from South River, N.J.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

      • Tripod Socket Location

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

      I bought the Fujifilm X-TT1 as a backup for my aging ( but still very capable ) Nikon D300. The fuji has made such an impression with its performance and image quality that I have decided to take the plunge and go completely mirrorless. The build is excellent and the body is weather sealed and freeze proof to -10 degrees C. My husband was a bit of a skeptic and tested the auto focus by catching a ping pong ball in mid flight and it worked flawlessly every time. The color rendition is spot-on and where the old Nikons image quality started started going South at ISO 1000, the X-T1 turns out very usable images at ISO 6400 and beyond. The viewfinder is very large and bright and offers several focusing options including dual screen, digital split image, and focus peaking with a choice of colors that makes focusing easier with subjects of various degrees of contrast. The viewfinder also can be set to zoom in as soon as the focusing ring is turned in manual focus mode. The only improvement I could recommend would be to move the tripod socket in line with the lens axis which would make panoramic shooting more accurate. The best thing of all is the size and weight of the X-T1. I can walk around with this camera all day without felling like I was carrying an anchor around my neck.

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      5.0

      Perfect companion for me

      By Syed Arefinul Haque

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Quiet
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

      • Noisy At High ISO
      • Poor In Low Light
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

      I switched from Canon 6D full frame to Fuji XT1 just for the mobility it provides me. I always had to worry about carrying a bulky camera and lenses but now I have a powerhouse with all possible function I ever needed from a DSLR is available in this mirrorless. Only con is that you can not get the similar autofocus speed and high ISO performance as the full frame ones. But lets not compare apple to oranges, it is the best mirrorless ever.

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      5.0

      Rediscover real photography

      By Charles/Borderless

      from Doha, Qatar

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

        I've been a serious photographer for more than four decades and I've owned close to 20 cameras. My first "serious" camera was a Nikkormat FTN, which was a perfect camera for learning the basics - how shutter speed, aperture, and film sensitivity interacted to produce good exposures, and how to compose images in the classic 3:2 frame. When I moved to DSLRs, I liked the benefits of instant imaging and the new controls of digital photography, but I often felt I'd lost touch with the basics of the craft.Enter the Fuji XT1. The ISO dial, shutter speed dial and EV compensation dial are all on the top deck, and linked seamlessly with the aperture ring on the lens barrel. I can set the ISO for 400, put the shutter speed on Auto, and pick my f-stop, all the while seeing these choices clearly displayed in the XT1's brilliant EVF. And there's a lot more to like. Fuji has introduced some excellent pre-sets, like Classic Chrome, that help you turn out stunning jpegs. The tilt screen LCD works beautifully and proves to be surprisingly handy. The made-in-Japan build quality of the camera is outstanding (and even "weather resistant") and Fuji's lenses are every bit as good as the Nikon, Leica, Rollei and Hasselblad lenses I've used in the past. The camera itself is about the size and weight of my old M-series Leica and handles beautifully. All of these factors make photography fun again for XT1 users. Other reviewers have made this comment, and it's true. The XT1 makes you want to go out and take pictures the way a sports car makes you want to go out for a drive. If you've always loved photography, you'll fall in love all over again with the XT1.Is it a perfect camera? Not quite. It would be nice to have a second SD card slot (it has only one). Battery life is on the short side, but acceptable (I always carry at least one spare). And - my biggest gripe - changing lenses is harder than it should be. There are two reasons for this. The first is that the lens release button is on the bottom right instead of the bottom left. If you're right-handed, you probably prefer to handle your lenses with your right hand, but Fuji's system puts the lens in your left hand as you mount or dismount (the index finger of your right hand is on the release button). Second, most of Fuji's excellent lenses lack enough fixed space on the barrel for you to grip as you twist the lenses on or off. As a result, you find yourself twisting the aperture ring or the shutter ring as you mount or dismount the lens. I strongly urge Fuji's designers to fix this design flaw on future lenses. None of these minor flaws should cause anyone to hesitate to buy this camera. Prices have dropped a bit since its initial release and it's now a great value for the serious photographer. I've sold my Nikon gear. I'm hooked on Fuji.

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        5.0

        Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera

        By Ed

        from Philadelphia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

          This is the most amazing digital camera I own. Lightweight, reliable and great image quality. It's a fun camera to use ,,,, I'm a professional and I shoot with it every day !

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          3.0

          An almost great camera

          By IRP

          from MA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

          • Noisy At High ISO
          • Poor Image Quality
          • Poor In Low Light

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

          I read review after review on this camera, and felt confident in my purchase. I knew the external controls would suit my shooting style perfectly, and the IQ seemed beyond reproach. The manual controls are amazing. Being able to set the ISO before even turning the camera on is such a great feature. Everything is intuitive, locking dial frustrations aside. The memory card door does feel really flimsy, but I knew that going in. The portability is fantastic. I don't love the electronic viewfinder in all situations. Point the camera toward led lights and you get a scrolling light show, which my light sensitive eyes do not appreciate. But I don't find myself in that situation all that often, so it's not a deal breaker. I really want to love this camera (I LOVE my x100s), but in normal indoor low light situations, I find the iq lacking. Contrasty edges and details have weird jittery noise (see attached, from a test shot). I've noticed it most on skin, but also in other details. I have not noticed this happening in the photos I've taken with my x100s of the same subjects under the same lighting conditions. Those edges are smooth. Maybe there is an issue with the sensor on this particular camera. I have tested it with two lenses--the 56/1.2 and the 35/2, with and without filters, just to be sure. High grain levels seem to pop up really fast as you raise the ISO. It's a pleasant grain, but I am a fine art photographer, and I print really large. I want those details smooth, and I don't want to see too much grain until I really pump up that ISO. Yes, I pixel peep. I have to. One of the reasons I wanted this camera was because of its reportedly excellent low light performance, and supposed low noise levels. I need top notch image quality, and I'm not seeing it. It's a huge disappointment because so many other aspects of the camera are fantastic--size, weight, manual controls, completely silent shutter, weather sealing, lenses, etc. For photographers who do not print large, I doubt the issues I have with the camera will be an issue at all, but it doesn't suit my needs. I will unfortunately be sending it back.

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          5.0

          Awesome Camera

          By Alexander Ventura

          from Vallejo, California

          Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

          One of the more fun cameras to use. Dialing in manual exposure will slow you down, but will also make you more aware of your shots. This camera forces you to anticipate your shot instead of spraying and praying. The image quality of this camera is superb and rivals my D750. The only thing this camera needs is a good external flash with TTL, which hopefully Fuji makes one day.

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          5.0

          Amazing

          By Fabrizio Arena

          from Paris, France

          Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

          Right now I'm using it with a Nikon to Fuji adapter. The things that astonishes me the most are the beautiful colors and the massive viewfinder. Handling is on point, the dials are magnificent and I like the fact that Fuji changed the back buttons. I tried an X-t1 in a store last year and the buttons felt mushy and spongy. When I got to try my own camera, the buttons felt super clicky. Overall this is a beautifully made camera with bewildering image quality (except for video (which I don't care about))

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          3.0

          Still limited by poor autofocus

          By Michael North

          from California

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Quiet
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay
          • Poor Image Stabilization
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

          This my third Fujfilm body, starting with the X-Pro1 way back. The Fuji lenses are among the best (with the exception of sloppy aperture rings in some cases), but the bodies, including this X-T1 still fall short.

          Even with the latest 4.x firmware (which does NOT by some miracle, turn it into a "new" camera as some have claimed) — autofocus is still poor. Having taken thousands of shots with the X-T1 combined with the 23mm, the 14mm, and 18-55, and every imaginable variation of settings, I can tell you you're going to miss way too many shots if you or your subjects are moving.

          In spite of hopeful commentary on various forums and posts, this is not a good camera for action of any kind. Maybe in a generation or two, but we're not there yet. Still too slow, too inaccurate, and basically unable to keep up.

          When the Fuji does nail focus, the results, especially color rendition, can be sublime (I really like Classic Chrome) . . . which makes it doubly frustrating when autofocus misses.

          I have done hand-held tests on stationary objects at one meter away, manually focusing vs. auto. I can dial-in manual very nicely using focus-peaking. It's sharp! When I switch to auto . . . soft again. Hard to believe, but true. Autofocus gets a little lost in most situations. It's not that it can't focus, it just can't seem to figure out what to focus on. Even in bright beach light. Really too bad. Great lenses, bad autofocus implementation. In many cases, I find myself reaching for my Sony for that single reason.

          The controls on the body are a mixed bag. Top controls - great. But the D-pad is terrible, one of the worst, difficult and annoying to use under even good conditions.

          Battery life is awful, but that's typical with consumer cameras.

          One last thing. 16MP should be enough in theory, unless you crop. It happens right? Maybe you don't have that longer lens with you, or you want to travel light with the 23mm. Certain shots may require cropping in post. Suddenly, you're down in 10-12MP territory. Short on pixels, compounded by mushy detail due to inaccurate autofocus.

          I'm going to hang-in for another year to see if Fujifilm can improve autofocus in 2016. If not, I'm moving over to Sony mirrorless exclusively. In-body-stabilization is a huge deal in my opinion.

          Note to Fujifilm:

          1. Autofocus. Autofocus. Autofocus. You need to double-down and bring it up to or beyond the performance of other manufacturers. It's still slow, still inaccurate in too many situations.
          2. Time to move up to 24MP on your APC-S sensor.
          3. I hear you're working on an "organic" sensor with far greater dynamic range. That would be awesome, but what's the point in light of the autofocus problems? Dynamic range limitations are not a huge issue for most of us RAW shooters day-to-day. Focus is.

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          5.0

          Amazing!

          By joresh

          from Fremont, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

          I am pro and shoot weddings, events and portraits. I used Canon gear and had puchased a X-E1 last year to try out the Fuji system and was sold. But X-E1 is not suitable for fast moving events and I was on the look out for deals on the X-T1. B&H has a $[$]discount and I immediately grabbed it. No regrets. Absolutely the best Fuji yet. Amazing responsiveness, fantastic image quality and ease of use. Automatic tracking of subjects have improved tremendously and I got nearly 100% in focus pictures at a recent fashion show. There is a glow or some indefinable quality to the pictures that sets it apart from other cameras. The Canon and Nikin pictures of the same event look smudged and discolored when compared to the Fuji JPEGS. The perfect camera!

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          5.0

          a revelation

          By Jonathan Young

          from Santa Rosa, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

          The X-T1 is light, compact, and great for capturing moments. I'm a pro photographer and after a while you can get into a routine where you're only bringing out your big gear (Canon 5Ds, etc) for your paid gigs. This X-T1 is the perfect walk-around camera. I've been taking it with me wherever I go. The camera is responsive, intuitive, and unobtrusive. Autofocus could be faster, but that's only a slight knock on it's performance. I'm looking forward to using it as a 3rd body on my weddings. The 2nd or 3rd iteration of it may prompt me to switch over fully to mirrorless, but only if the autofocus comes to parity with the pro DSLR systems.

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          4.0

          Body, yes; wifi no.

          By rch

          from PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only):

            Body has great small SLR feel from the past. Excellent manual and menu controls. Great photos with Fuji lens. Bought as second body/upgrade from X-E1 I have been using for a couple years. Main disappointment is WIFI connectivity. One must download files from Fuji and multiple apps for cell phones. The process is not user friendly. It is time consuming. And, most important, it does not work. Check out the reviews of the wifi apps you can find at the app store, and you will see this is a serious, general problem. So if you want to reliably download pictures to a computer, you will need a cable. Unfortunately, Fuji has moved to a micro-USB port (so older cables don't work), and they have failed to include one with the camera -- or even told you you will need one. So you will have to buy one if you don't already own one. Bottom line: great camera if wifi is not a priority and if you are willing to spend time doing firmware upgrades.

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