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conclusion:We like it

90

Despite the X-T1's minor control quirks, Fuji delivers another retro-inspired ILC with great image quality. TrustedReviews calls the retro-styled design "excellent," and Photography Blog says the only real design flaw is "the lack of a true built-in flash." However, though the retro design was loved by critics, a few took issue with the controls, with Gizmodo finding the "layout is a bit of a mess," and CNET says the dials are "flat ... making it hard to feel them and press them." But, once you get past those control issues you will be in for a treat, with image quality that ePHOTOzine calls "excellent." The speed of the X-series hasn't been great, but Fuji's made a few improvements over time, resulting in a camera that Pocket-Lint says is "a lot faster" than previous models. The X-T1 will make any aspiring photographer happy, and anyone needing a solid backup won't be disappointed either.

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Critic reviews

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    8.3
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9.0
PC Mag Apr 2, 2014

The Fujifilm X-T1 is a terrific camera, and the best one you'll find in the X system; it's not our absolute favorite mirrorless camera, but it's not far off.

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8.0
CNET Feb 26, 2014

The Fujifilm X-T1 is a great camera for advanced photographers as long as its quirks don't bother you.

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8.0
Digital Photography Review Apr 13, 2014

The X-T1 is probably Fujifilm's best camera to date, offering a compelling combination of intuitive handling, excellent image quality, and one of best electronic viewfinders we've seen.

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8.0
Wired Jun 20, 2014

Deep controls are everywhere, image quality is good at high ISO levels, its EVF will make you forget about optical viewfinders, and its AF speed and manual-focus tools are both impressive.

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10
Pocket-Lint Feb 10, 2014

The Fujifilm X-T1 is the accumulation of 80 years craft and it shows. It's one of those forward-thinking cameras that resonates with both head and heart and will succeed where the S-series didn't because it's a genuinely desirable product.

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10
TechRadar Feb 19, 2014

Well, Fuji has done it again: produced a camera that is not only beautiful, but is capable of producing some superb images. We can see this being top of many a photographer's lust list, and for good reason – it's top of ours too.

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10
Digital Versus Mar 11, 2014

The Fujifilm X-T1 is an excellent camera. It boasts first-rate picture quality with improved general responsiveness, a slightly reworked set of controls, and a viewfinder that's surprisingly pleasant and comfortable for an EVF.

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9.0
Camera Labs Mar 3, 2014

I'm confident it'll delight both high-end enthusiasts and pros, the latter possibly buying it as a backup to a top-end DSLR and who'll almost certainly end up using it more and more as time goes on. The Fujifilm X-T1 is very deserving of our Highly Recommended award.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Mar 5, 2014

The X-T1 combines excellent design with a specification that makes it great value even at its circa-£1000 price tag. Above all, it produces breathtaking images and can be relied upon whatever the conditions.

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10
ePHOTOzine Feb 4, 2014

The X-T1 is introduced at a competitive price point, and with a number of offers at the moment on the lenses available, it could be very hard to resist purchasing this camera, particularly if you are yet to venture into the mirrorless camera market.

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10
Photography Blog Feb 4, 2014

The new Fujifilm X-T1 is the best X-series camera to date, and one of the best interchangeable lens cameras, mirrorless or otherwise, that we've ever had the pleasure of reviewing.

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Engadget Feb 14, 2014

Overall, we're smitten with the X-T1, and depending on where pricing falls for the weather-resistant 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6, 16-55mm f/2.8 and 50-140mm f/2.8 lenses, this may turn out to be one of the most attractive mirrorless combos on the market.

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Pocket-Lint Jan 27, 2014

The drilled aluminium construction complements the weather-sealed magnesium alloy body well, and Fujifilm has been listening as here we’ve got far stiffer dials and depressible locks to release the shutter speed and ISO mode dials.

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Popular Photography May 7, 2014

The X-T1 feels very solid in the hand, and it sports a nice grip that, while not as extensively sculpted as you’ll find on some cameras of this caliber, provides a more-than-adequate hold. A very comfortable ridge on the camera back affords plenty of leverage when tilting the camera.

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TechRadar Jan 29, 2014

The new, larger, faster viewfinder on the X-T1 gives a very nice clear view and it looks very promising for use with moving subjects and developing action.

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DigitalCameraReview Jan 27, 2014

For me, this camera is the epitome of Fuji's mirrorless camera lineup. I dare say that this camera feels way better in my hands than the Fuji X-Pro 1 (which still stands proudly at the top of Fuji ILC cameras).

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Photography Blog Jan 28, 2014

The Fujifilm X-T1 uses exactly the same sensor and processor as the X-E2, and similarly employs the same lens modulation optimizer and no optical low-pass filter for enhanced image quality. The X-T1 has an impressively high top ISO speed of 51,200.

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