Fujifilm X-T1 Review – The Fujifilm X-T1 is the manufacturer's latest CSC, arriving to sit at the top of the X-series range with a truly impressive feature-set and all the design hallmarks of its stablemates.

Word has it that it's the best X-series camera yet, so we enlisted Michael Topham to take a closer look…

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Fujifilm X-T1

Overall score:93%
Image Quality:95%


  • Chic design; Fantastic handling; Impressive image quality; Class-leading viewfinder


  • Lack of touchscreen; Silver finish option would be good


Fujifilm X-T1 Review


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Fujifilm X-T1 Review – Verdict

Fujifilm X-T1 Review – front view

With the X-T1, Fujifilm has continued to improve upon what is already one of the most successful ranges in photography of late. The camera’s X-Trans sensor once again delivers some fantastic results, recording high levels of detail throughout the ISO range and in difficult lighting conditions where you’d expect a camera of its pedigree to excel.

In terms of build quality and design, the X-T1 is a camera which impresses at first look and continues to do so when in the hand. There has been a fair amount of discussion about how the X-T1 is the camera the Nikon Df should have been – in terms of its design and more compact nature – and it’s really difficult to disagree with such critics.

Although you are sacrificing a little in terms of real high ISO work, on the whole the X-T1 is certainly a more appealing package, especially when you take into consideration you could buy two X-T1’s, both with the 18-55mm kit lens, for practically the same price as the Nikon Df with the 50mm with which it’s sold.

The X-T1 isn’t entirely without flaw – it would have been nice to see Fujifilm add a touchscreen to the camera, while the option to have the camera in a silver finish would also be appealing.

That being said, there’s no denying the X-T1’s quality and on the whole it’s one of the best premium CSC’s on the market, reflected in its Gold Award status and a well deserved 93% overall score.

  1. 1. Fujifilm X-T1 Review - Features
  2. 2. Fujifilm X-T1 Review – Design
  3. 3. Fujifilm X-T1 Review - Performance
  4. 4. Fujifilm X-T1 Review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Fujifilm X-T1 Review - Verdict
  6. 6. Fujifilm X-T1 Review – Sample Image Gallery
  7. 7. First Look
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