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FujifilmX-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Large clear LCD (20)
  • Good in low light (19)
  • Great resolution (19)
  • Compact (18)
  • Easy to use (18)

Cons

  • Short battery life (10)

Best Uses

  • Travel (19)
  • Family photos (18)
  • Weddings (15)
  • Low light (14)
  • Wildlife (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (12), Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (4)
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5.0

Lives Up To Expectations

By RichardK

from Central Florida

About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

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

    This is one product that exceeded by expectations. I was tired of carrying around my D800 plus lenses for vacations, outings and most non critical functions and the XT-1 was the perfect solution. I was also surprised at how good Fuji's XF lens are. Certainly on a par with Nikon or Canon. The Xt-1 performs flawlessly and is intuitive to operate. While there are just a couple of things I would have changed (like a manual focus override after auto focus without having to set the focus to manual), none were more than just annoying. i would recommend this for anyone who wants to shed the weight of a good DSLR while not giving up any quality or functionality.

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    5.0

    Great EVF, Nice Color, Light Weight

    By Wanderer8

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Excellent Evf
    • Great Resolution
    • Low noise
    • NICE COLOR
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Large Raw File
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape
    • Macro Photography
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

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

    I have been holding off buying a mirrorless as an alternative to my heavy DSLR FF due to the lack of acceptable EVF. With the X-T1, the wait is over. The EVF is large, bright and smooth. I also like the film simulations. Nice color. First time I had a camera which gave me so many images that did not require PP. Focusing speed cannot compare with DSLR but more accurate. Good for travel, portraits and landscape.

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    5.0

    Awesome Versatile Camera

    By Blitz

    from NY

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

    This camera is exactly what I needed. Sharp photos, weather sealed smaller body, tilting lcd, versatilty, lenses, app to export photos to phone via wifi and app to remote control the camera. The only downsides I can think of is that Fuji has yet to put out a flash system that at par with Canon or Nikon snd battery life could be better.

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    5.0

    Great LITTLE Package

    By Ostravaczech

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

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

    Little camera PACKED with features! The IQ is excellent. This camera will be great addition of DSLRs that I already own (Canon 7D and 5DMIII).

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    4.0

    Excellent Image Quality

    By Jim the Runner

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    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:

      Excellent image quality. The kit lens (18-55 mm) provides stunning image quality from edge to edge. I am still mastering the Fuji filemenus and further features of this camera, but have been taking stellar photos from day 1. Highly recommended piece of equipment for amateur and laboratory photography.
      To the blog and review readers: The back-buttons have apparently been improved significantly from the original iteration of the device.
      However the battery life is 1 day of shooting.

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      4.0

      A fun, compact, yet serious camera

      By Bryan.Kola

      from Colorado

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

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

        I had a bunch of DSLR equipment that was gathering dust, since it was heavy and cumbersome. When I started investigating into a smaller and a bit cheaper system, I found the X-T1. Don't be fooled by it's small size, it's a powerful camera that can rival older DSLRs, like the one I sold. The only drawback is action shots, which isn't its strong suit. There is a learning curve too, if you are coming from a different system, but it adds to the excitement of the camera. Fuji's lenses are amazing and I don't miss my old ones at all!

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        5.0

        Awesome balance between weight & quality

        By Walker

        from Flagstaff, AZ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Macro Photography
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

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

        I spent 18 months reviewing camera systems before purchasing this camera, and went through the whole process, from thinking I would buy the Nikon D610 full frame for image quality to wanting a mirrorless system for light weight. In the end I decided that it was more important to take this on a 15 mile dayhike than to have a heavier camera that wouldn't fit my go lite hiking style. I was not disappointed. Image quality is excellent, and the lens options are super, with more fine lenses on the way.

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        5.0

        Mirrorless is the way to go

        By shutterbugslr

        from Monroe Twp, NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        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
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

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

        I had to lighten my equipment due to shoulder and back problems. I've been using Nikon D700 and 3 Nikor lenses that range from 14mm to 200mm - all 2.8 fast lenses. Heard about Fugi X-T1 to use for a recent photography workshop trip and boy am I hooked. It takes great images and so light. I also bought the 55-200mm and the 10-24mm. I won't sell off all my Nikons just yet, but I know it won't be too long in the future.

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        5.0

        Impressed.

        By FOTOcdraghi

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

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

          So far I am very impressed with the X-T1. I decided to get it as a lighter travel camera and have enjoyed the quality of build and images. The kit lens is giving me nice, sharp images and I look forward to adding a new lens soon and try out my Nikon F lenses with a lens adapter soon to arrive. It's also great to be able to shoot full manual with retro controls instead of going through digital menus or buttons to set iso, f-stop and shutter.

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          5.0

          Homerun from Fujifilm

          By Cat

          from NC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

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

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

          Smaller, lighter, and more usable than my DSLR's. Complete control of almost all common settings without going through menus. The clarity and color are superb, noise is almost non existent, and the lenses are outstanding. Some of the buttons are difficult to access by touch, and the lock on the ISO dial is unnecessary. Just about everything else is difficult to fault.

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          4.0

          Great travel camera with design flaws.

          By DocPhun

          from Santa Cruz, CA,

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Battery Life
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Rotating Lcd
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Complicated Controls

          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 travel and street photography based on the experience of serious photographers whom I respect. The image quality is excellent especially with a bundled lense. The speed of focus is very good. The rotating lcd screen is useful in street photography situations, allowing one to compose without tipping off the subject. Multiple exposure, panoramic setting, etc. are icing on the cake. It takes a while to get used to the electronic viewfinder image (as opposed to an optical viewfinder) as, depending on the light direction and intensity, there may be temporary flare. The included on camera flash works seamlessly with the camera when flash is needed. The "Auto" setting for white balance is very good. The only negatives are related to the lack of aperture markings on the barrel of the lens and the camera top knobs for setting Iso, shooting mode, and shutter speed. While zooming it is too easy to change the aperture setting accidentally. While selecting the ISO it is too easy to unintentionally change the shooting mode, eg. single, continuous, pano, or multiple exposure.

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          5.0

          I want to take photos again.

          By Terry

          from New Jersey

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            I traded in my bulky SLR gear, and went for the Fuji. I honestly have to say, it has made me enjoy taking pictures again.

            The image quality has blown me away, and the handling of the camera is very comfortable. I honestly can't see me going back to a DSLR again.

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            5.0

            Fantastic and fun!

            By DB

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Evf
            • Good Battery Life
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Slow Wifi

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape photos
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

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

            First off, I need to give some perspective on where my opinion is coming from. My last camera (Olympus E-510) is 8 years old so this is a major upgrade for me. If you are switching from a more modern camera the features of the X-T1 might not be as "wow" for you. Also, I'm in my 40's and grew up with film cameras so I was very excited to see the return of dials. I HATE menus and buttons!

            In a week of using the X-T1 I have absolutely loved being able to glance at the camera and know exactly what my settings are. The controls/settings are intuitive, at least for someone of my age. It has a very nice look and feel, with the exception of the side doors, which are extremely flimsy. The programmable function buttons are easy to set up, and if you press and hold them it takes you right to the possible settings for that button. Nice touch. But I do have to agree with everyone else that the directional buttons on the back are pretty bad and are very hard to feel.

            Some online reviews have been very critical of the auto-focus system. The auto-focus has not been an issue at all for me and has been spot-on, whether it's in single or continuous auto-focus. Continuous high and low speed shooting have also worked well, and I'm using a UHS-I card (SanDisk 32 GB SDHC Extreme Pro Class 10 UHS-I) since the UHS-II cards are $$$, and as I predicted, unnecessary. Transferring the data from the card to your computer is best done with a card reader, since the X-T1 does not come with a USB/data cable to attach it your computer, plus the wifi connectivity is way too slow to transfer files.

            The kit lens is great and the auto-focus is very quiet. The shutter noise/feel is a nice tactile "click", but it can be turned off in silent mode. The EVF is totally fantastic! If you have any doubts or concerns about it, don't. The image is crisp and as clear as you'd see on any DSLR/SLR and you see all the information that you'd see on the large screen in the EVF.

            It is hard to be totally objective in reviewing the X-T1 because so much of the experience is emotional. The dials, look and feel make taking photos fun again! As I stated, it has only been a week with the X-T1, but I can only think that my opinion of it will increase. It is not only a joy to use, but also to look at and feel. Dare I say it's sexy? I look forward to years of shooting with the X-T1.

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            5.0

            Fuji xt-1 great peace of work

            By azonie

            from Tucson AZ.

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              My first ever mirror less camera and i am highly impressed. Great build quality and great picture in a small form factor. The EVF works beautifully and I love the histogram overlay in the viewfinder. After carrying a Nikon D800e all day, you really appreciate that this rig weighs only half as much. Batt life seems to be a little below average. Auto focus is reasonably fast and very accurate with the 18-55 kit lens which is a stunning performer. The six (yes, six) assignable function buttons let you quickly access the most important settings easily. There is also a "Q" or quick menu access button to further access settings by category to avoid the too frequent forays into the whole menu system. The integrated WiFi works like a charm on my iPad Air, and my iPod touch, giving a real time Live View and control of shooting with numerous parameters. I feel there are a few items missing but the feature works great and is presumably a work in progress. This is something that Nikon and others should have done a long time ago. In conclusion, the camera is a joy to hold and to use . If this was the only camera and lens I had to use , I would never complain.

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              5.0

              High expectations realized

              By Happy at last

              from Currently globetrotting.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fuji Lens Quality
              • Full Manual Control
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Resolution
              • Lightweight Compact Size

              Cons

              • 35 Mm Lens Hoodcap

              Best Uses

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

                Bought sight unseen to replace weighty and fading DSLR kit, the Fuji X-T1 delivers in spades: intuitive control pelcement (even the multiple function buttons which are easy to program to suit), full and finely tuned adjustments, awesome EVF, essential feedback on screen - all lead to a rewarding shooting experience. Then you see the results - a leap into higher quality territory: sharp across the frame, accurate colours, great subject separation. Looking forward to a long life together....

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                4.0

                Would be 5 stars if not for light leak

                By Photo Enthusiast

                from West coast

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

                I am enjoying learning how to use this camera. I like the manual controls with the 6 programmable buttons. The pictures that I have taken are great, I am impressed with the low light performance. I haven't found the directional controls to be difficult to use as others have indicated. My only regret is that I purchased this camera too early since my camera does have the light leak problem when the connector cover door is open. I know I can cover up the leak with tape but that shouldn't be required on a high quality product. Quality control has failed on the early batch of cameras, this should not have happened! Hoping that Fuji is very prompt fixing the problem on my camera, I was planning to take the camera with me on an extended trip soon.

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                4.0

                Great Camera!

                By cavapohoto

                from New York

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Buttons Are Tiny
                • Complicated Controls
                • Not Available In Silver

                Best Uses

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

                  I would give it five stars if the manual was any good since some functions are not explained at all and even online you can't find.
                  A very big con on the camera itself is the 4 way control buttons. It is almost impossible to feel them when you have the camera on your eye. Really terrible.
                  The rest is pretty good.

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                  4.0

                  The X-t1 is a major breakthrough!

                  By rdmcwha

                  from northern WV

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  I only had the X-t1 for 2 weeks, but I am already regretting returning it!
                  I am on a limited budget, and when I heard that the Nikon D4S was announced, I was sure that I would need to upgrade for better low light performance. (I shoot theater and stage shows, predominately.)
                  Now, that more info is coming out on the D4S, I am not so sure.
                  The X-t1 gives really great clean files at 3200 and even at 6400 iso, if you have the exposure right.
                  My only complaint with it, not fuji's fault, is that there is no real support for the raw files, yet
                  It is a solid, lightweight, marvel, and I may rebuy very soon.

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                  5.0

                  Great images and fun to shoot with

                  By Aperture labs

                  from Washington, DC

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Resolution

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Sports/Action

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

                    Pros:
                    Great images, great bokeh (with the 23mm 1.4)
                    small and light, good AF speed (when it worked). I intended to use this to photo our new baby.

                    Con:
                    Focus was broken on my camera (my old panasonic would focus faster), since it would only grab 1 in 10 pictures (tried different lens), there was dust spots on the new sensor, and the LCD would go blank at odd times when using the kit lens. I'll wait until they get all the gremlins out of the production line, but this camera is great.

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                    5.0

                    Worth to switch

                    By Tony T.

                    from Fairfax, VA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel

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

                      I switch from full frame camera to this mirror less. I love its size and weight. It's hard to control at first but you'll get used to it so soon.

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