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FujifilmX-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens
 
4.7

(based on 68 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (44)
  • Large clear LCD (43)
  • Compact (42)
  • Great resolution (42)
  • Good in low light (39)

Cons

  • Short battery life (25)

Best Uses

  • Travel (42)
  • Family photos (35)
  • Low light (30)
  • Weddings (23)
  • Wildlife (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (30), Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (50)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fuji Magic

I am mainly a landscape and portrait photographer. I had been in the Micro 4/3rd camp for the last several years having gone through more pro DSLR's over the years than I care...Read complete review

I am mainly a landscape and portrait photographer. I had been in the Micro 4/3rd camp for the last several years having gone through more pro DSLR's over the years than I care to count and now OUT of Micro 4/3rds. This camera is one of those rare ones that comes along, that is so conceived for and by a photographer with the intent to be able to easily use all of the powerful capabilities it has, as well as discover your create side as well. It is so solidly construction, fits in one's had as if they took a mold of your hand. The controls and adjustments are moments away and rarely have to to be explored in their still comprehensive menu. The colors produced are all Fuji, extraordinary. One of the most enticing things about this camera is the utterly noise free files it can produce. For best results from RAW I most highly recommend you download and purchase the latest version of PhotoNinja by Picturecode. it is by far the best Demosaicing and control rich program for THIS camera if you want the best results. Noise free and sharp detailed images will result. The micro contrast of the sensor and detail is surgical in it's nature. Yes the high speed focus tracking WORKS and well indeed. Far better than anything short of a pro DSLR. Shutter response is superb and immediate so as to allow you to simply mash the shutter on a moving subject and end up with a in focus shot. The EVF is class leading and presents a FF DSLR sized image with all details present. You simply have to work with one of these cameras to appreciate what Fuji has accomplished. I would not hesitate to shoot any wedding or event with this camera, fast moving children, animals etc. bring it on. This is THE camera to own right now.

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Cannot take 256GB SD cards

Every time I turn on the camera with the 256gb sd card, it always ask to format the card (error message = card is not initialised)

Every time I turn on the camera with the 256gb sd card, it always ask to format the card (error message = card is not initialised)

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5.0

WOW!

By Old Geezer

from Hattiesburg MS

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Design
  • Handling
  • IQ

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

      In 1957, when I was 15 years old, My Dad and I went on a private tour of the Leitz factory at Wetzler. (There were elevators at Wetzler without doors that moved continously. You just jumped on and off!) At the end of the tour, with money I had saved up from my paper route, I bought, with a little help from Dad, a leica IIIg with a 50mm Summicron lens. When I held the Fujifilm X-T1 in my hands for the very first time I had that same feeling I had when I held that IIIg for the first time. Wow, what a camera!I was forced to go digital for practial reasons, but I wanted a real camera with real camera controls. I would never consider buying one of those giant plastic cameras that look like a toaster or some other home appliance. So I started looking at the Lumix and Sony cameras, and a few others that were less toaster-like. But then I saw the Fujifilm X-series cameras and it was love at first sight. I loved all of them, but I wanted to be able to use some of my favorite lenses, and using them manually was just fine with me. I also wanted a really big and bright viewfinder. I narrowed my search down to the X-T1 for three reasons, but after using it, I found that there are many more reasons for buying it. But, of course, the main reason to buy any expensive camera is the image quality, and that Fuji really delivers on. My original three reasons for purchasing the X-T1 were 1) the viewfinder (It is as big and bright as my old Topcon Re supers' finders, which is probably the best optical viewfinder ever made for a 35 mm SLR camera; 2) the Fuji optics. I've owned Leica, Minolta, Olympus, Topcon, and other lenses, but the sharpest lens I ever owned was a Fuji EBC 100mm; 3) The tilt LCD display. A display that tilts makes so much sense and makes the camera much more versatile. No more lying on your stomach or standing on a step ladder. And the X-T1's LCD display is bright enough to be useful outdoors! The Fujifilm X series cameras are masterpieces of design and function. I love using the XT-1. I love the image quality it's capable off. I wouldn't change anything at all about this camera, it's perfect. (Mine was manufactured after the light leak and D-Pad problems were fixed.)If Fuji wanted to make any changes, it would not hurt to put a conventional door and latch on the receptical compartment. It would be nice also if the instructions for using Fujii software that are available via the Fujii website could be brought up to the same standards as their beautiful X series cameras.The Fujifilm X-T1 is a masterpiece of design and engineering, and the 18-55mm zoom lens is equally fine. Some folks have complained about the lack of markings on the aperature ring and said that it was too easily turned. There is no need for marks! They wouldn't make sense if there was any, because the aperature ring turns continuosly in either direction. The ring's movement is transmitted electronically, not mechanically. All you have to do is learn which direction to turn the ring to stop down and open up. If you want the f-stop, look in the view finder or glance at the LCD display. The ring won't turn by itself, just keep your hands off it, if you don't want to turn it. That requires that you learn where it is on the lens. The aperature ring is well separated from the zoom ring, and the knurling is different so you can also tell it is the aperature ring just by feel. Beautifully designed actually. It's a gorgeous lens.Thank you Fuji for giving us one of the greatest cameras yet. The X-T1 will become a classic! WOW! What a Camera.! I love this thing! And what a bargin. You have to pay thousands more to achieve in other cameras what the X-T1 can. The only reason to have a full frame, back breaking, ugly, plastic behemoth is if you have to blow your images up to giant size, or for some other bizarre purpose --sports photography through a 1000mm lens the size of a bazooka. If you have to have more then the X-T1 can give you, then wouldn't it make sense to go to a medium format? Hmmm, I wonder if that's on the drawing board at Fujifilm.

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      5.0

      Pleasantly surprised

      By Dan

      from St. Louis

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Street Photography
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

      I bought this camera for street photography to supplement my Nikon D810. I wanted something lighter. This is a photographer's camera with lots of settings and capability. The surprise was the image quality. Super raw file images. The only negatives would be I tended to bump the shutter dial and shot in bracketing mode without knowing it. This is a give-for small cameras; however. The battery life is low so buy an extra or two!

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      5.0

      Great Camera with minor flaw

      By Nashville Lawyer

      from Nashville

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good in Low Light
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel

      Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

      I agree with everything that folks say about this. I had a large DSLR and got tired of dragging it around. THIS X- T1 is fantastic. The focus is astounding. I got it with the 18-55 lens which is a brighter and lighter. Now the ONLY problem is the stupid battery charger. Why spend all this effort on making a small useful camera with a charger with a cord the width of an Anaconda snake. My charger is still in the box. Get the small Watson charger ( i got 2) which has no cord and plugs into the wall. Simple and small. Apart from that ( and short battery life - get an extra battery) the camera is a jewel. Can hardly wait for the firmware upgrade later this month.

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      5.0

      Wonderful street shooter

      By RickD

      from Iowa

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Pros

        Cons

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            Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

            Besides being light and easy to use the 18-55 is a sharp little lens especially for street and night photography. I have the 18 -135 now but it's smaller aperture and just big enough that it doesn't fit under the coat as easily.

            One thing would be great if the camera would retain the settings and not default to the original setting when you turn it off, e.g. self timer.

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            5.0

            Great Camera

            By JPM

            from New York

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                Excellent image quality. Easy to follow menu. Great camera for street photography.

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                5.0

                Worth its weight in gold

                By Tom

                from New Jersey, USA

                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Resolution
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                  What a fantastic camera, so versatile, well built, amazing picture quality – I have almost no complaints whatsoever. However, for this review to be of any use I shall list those minor flaws because ultimately as a potential buyer they're the only thing you need to know about this amazing machine. For everything else I award top marks.1. Battery display – it only has 3 bars, and when you're down to the last bar it doesn't last very long AT ALL. So be aware of that. You'll certainly need at least one spare battery. This is something Fuji could improve upon on a firmware update perhaps.2. Multiple exposures - this camera makes double exposures very easy, with its live preview of your original shot, and option to reshoot the exposure you just made, but double exposures are your maximum. There is no triple exposure function.I thought I had more little issues to complain about than this, but I honestly can't think of them. This camera has now replaced my Nikon DSLR and I look forward to building a collection of Fuji's excellent lenses. I recommend you do the same!

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                  5.0

                  Love this camera

                  By Alpal

                  from Australia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                  Solid constructionGreat image qualityFantastic viewfinderDials and buttons keep menu visits to the minimumThe Fujinon lenses are terrificButISO 200 limits long exposure photographyNo long fast lenses yet for sport or wildlife photography

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                  5.0

                  Great camera

                  By Tushta and Tma

                  from Belgrade, ME

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Lenses Available
                  • Good Quality Kit Lens
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Hiking
                    • Landscapes
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Naturehiking
                    • Nature Hiking
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                    Both me and my wife enjoy photography, and go out and shoot regularly. We had an entry level Canon DSLR for a couple of years, and were planing an upgrade to 70D, but when we added up weight of a new body + better walk-around lens + lenses we already have, we went for the Fuji instead. Two main problems people point out in their reviews are completely basic video and not that fast continuous auto focus for action shooting. As both of those issues are irrelevant to what we do, I can only say that I find everything about this camera awesome. Only thing I've noticed is that battery life is significantly lower, but even that isn't such a big issue, as for our usage it means that instead of not even having or ever needing a backup battery for Canon, we will now buy one.

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                    4.0

                    Light Weight, Punchy Color

                    By Andy

                    from MA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • D100
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Resolution
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

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

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                    Bought from BH online, with the 18-55mm kit lens, after canceling a Nikon FF, owned and used Nikon D100
                    Pros: light, compact, fast focus, best LCD and EVF. Best color rendering for skin and landscape work.
                    Cons: picture sometime not as sharp as expected. could be lens or my focusing technique. Not impressed by OIS.

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                    5.0

                    Excelente producto

                    By Carlos Nunez (watcchao)

                    from Republica Dominicana

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Battery Life
                    • Great Resolution
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                      Los diales de control son muy cómodos, aunque el dial de puntos para enfoque es un poco pequeño, el iso de esta cámara es excelente y aunque solo tiene 16 mega pixeles su calidad es comparable a cualquier cámara full frame actual.

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                      5.0

                      Xt1 5 stars +

                      By Wally58

                      from Md

                      Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                      The Fuji XT1 is by far the best camera I have owned .I love the EVF and all the manual controls just make it feel like like a real camera should. The IQ is excellent.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent camera

                      By Tlawson

                      from Tennessee

                      Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                      I bought this camera to replace my Canon 6D because I didn't need or want to lug around a big heavy dslr. This camera does not disappoint. The image quality is outstanding, even at high ISO. The lens included is also great very sharp and small. Take the time to learn everything about this camera and you will shoot just like a dslr. I love this thing and I can't wait to get more amazing Fuji lenses!

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                      4.0

                      Very happy With this one

                      By Chellone

                      from 3592

                      Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                      Smaller than my old equipment and about the same picture quality. Focus speed behind the DSLRS, everything else excellent

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                      4.0

                      I Love This Thing

                      By ddavis

                      from NC

                      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Resolution
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                        I am a semipro Landscape Fine Art photographer. I've used the Canon 7D/5D MK II for a few years now very successfully. We had previously acquired an X-Pro1 and loved the image quality.When the X-T1 came out, I knew I wanted it. It's an incredible camera. "Small But Mighty" This is my take everywhere/travel camera, but I think it stands a good chance to becoming my main squeeze.My prints are no larger than 12"x18", and the X-T1 is great for this size. The print image quality is excellent.I shoot mainly B&W and have a certain style with SEP. But as I learn more about the abilities of the X-T1 with film types and styles I get excited about the opportunities for re-inventing my photographic style. This camera is not only a tool for capturing images; it's a tool for inspiration.The only problem I've encountered with this camera is receiving "Card Errors" It's very finicky. You don't want to do anything with the files while on the SD Card. As long as I insert the SD Card in the reader, import into Lightroom and ensure that I eject the card before removing from the SD Card it's working fine. Also, you need to format the card in the camera immediately before use. I'll keep a close eye on this problem an update this review as needed.The card error issue is th only reason I gave this camera 4 stars. Oh, and improvments with battery life is expected.

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                        3.0

                        Cannot take 256GB SD cards

                        By Noel G

                        from Sydney Australia

                        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great Resolution
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Short Battery Life

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                          Every time I turn on the camera with the 256gb sd card, it always ask to format the card (error message = card is not initialised)

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                          4.0

                          Great all around camera

                          By AdHoc

                          from OH

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Resolution
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Short Battery Life

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                          After being use to film for several years, finally there is a digital camera that takes what I liked about film SLR cameras and puts them into a digital camera. Mainly where the X-T1 shines is that almost every important control is in the form of a dial or lever, just like on SLR cameras from the film era.What the control dials allow me is to quickly make adjustments without having to go through screen menus.The other area where this camera excels at is the viewfinder. My previous digital cameras had viewfinders but the resolution was so low it felt like mainly a novelty, or something to use in bright sunlight. But on the X-T1 the viewfinder's resolution is high enough that it becomes essential for composing the shot.The high viewfinder resolution opens up the possibility of using manual focus lenses using the appropriate lens adapter. The X-T1 doesn't disappoint in image quality regardless if it is a fujifilm lens designed for the X-T1's X-mount system, or a high quality "legacy" lens made 50 years ago.So far I have used my X-T1 for sports and for macro photography and I am pleased with its performance. I would highly recommend this product to those who pine for the days when cameras used to have fully manual controls and crisp viewfinders.

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                          5.0

                          Happy buyer!!!

                          By Terd

                          from Fl

                          Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                          Xt1 is a joy of a camera for me, it is teaching me every time I use it to be more creative in my shooting. It produces wonderful pics feels wonderful in hand great build quality. The small learning curve
                          For this camera helped me a lot!! One really fun camera to use. Thank you b&h customer service

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                          5.0

                          Excellent product

                          By Lmunne

                          from Inverness, Florida

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Great Resolution
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Short Battery Life

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                          I purchased this as a travel camera, although I am primarily a studio photographer. The other night while shooting a costume shoot., I decided to see how this would perform side by side with my Canon 5Dmk3. I was pleasantly surprised at the resolution and color fidelity. At 200% magnification on a 27 inch screen I could detect some slight drop off in sharpness, but for practical purposes the frames were identical. A very pleasant surprise.
                          I am still having trouble with the EVF....but thats mostly a matter of learning the skills. I love the in Viewfinder level.
                          I love the manual adjustment dials-it's like coming home (shooter since 1968).
                          before purchase I compared it to frames from a Sony A7 and a Olympus. In my opinion it was superior to both. Battery life sucks. about 200 frames in my experience, buy extras! I would recommend this camera without reservation for general photography

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                          5.0

                          Fantastic little camera

                          By JSW

                          from Salisbury, MA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Lag / Shutter Delay
                          • Short Battery Life

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                          I have neck problems so I bought the Fuji X-T1 which I love for its light weight and compact size. It's not a DLRS but it sure can compete.

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                          5.0

                          True love

                          By Maggie

                          from Nyc

                          Comments about Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:

                          I am madly in love with this camera. It's everything I heard it would've and utterly delightful. Love love love

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