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Fujifilm X-T1 vs Fujifilm X-T2

Portability
79
Imaging
58
Features
76
Overall
65
Fujifilm X-T1 front
 
Fujifilm X-T2 front
Portability
76
Imaging
67
Features
79
Overall
71

Fujifilm X-T1 vs Fujifilm X-T2 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-T1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 6400 (Expand to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 440g - 129 x 90 x 47mm
  • Introduced April 2014
  • Refreshed by Fujifilm X-T2
Fujifilm X-T2
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Bump to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 507g - 133 x 92 x 49mm
  • Released July 2016
  • Old Model is Fujifilm X-T1
  • Replacement is Fujifilm X-T3
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Fujifilm X-T1 vs Fujifilm X-T2 Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Fujifilm X-T1 versus Fujifilm X-T2, both Advanced Mirrorless cameras and they are both produced by FujiFilm. There exists a considerable gap among the image resolutions of the Fujifilm X-T1 (16MP) and Fujifilm X-T2 (24MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The Fujifilm X-T1 was unveiled 3 years prior to the Fujifilm X-T2 which is a fairly large difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before going straight into a thorough comparison, below is a quick view of how the Fujifilm X-T1 scores vs the Fujifilm X-T2 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T1 over the Fujifilm X-T2

 Fujifilm X-T1 Fujifilm X-T2 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T2 over the Fujifilm X-T1

 Fujifilm X-T2 Fujifilm X-T1 
ReleasedJuly 2016April 2014More modern by 27 months
Display sizing3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")

Common features in the Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujifilm X-T2

 Fujifilm X-T1 Fujifilm X-T2 
Manual focus More accurate focus
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display resolution1040k1040kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lack of Touch friendly display

Fujifilm X-T1 vs Fujifilm X-T2 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry around your camera, you have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm X-T1 has got physical measurements of 129mm x 90mm x 47mm (5.1" x 3.5" x 1.9") and a weight of 440 grams (0.97 lbs) while the Fujifilm X-T2 has measurements of 133mm x 92mm x 49mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 1.9") along with a weight of 507 grams (1.12 lbs).

See the Fujifilm X-T1 versus Fujifilm X-T2 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are employing at the time. Here is the front view size comparison of the Fujifilm X-T1 vs the Fujifilm X-T2.

Fujifilm X-T1 vs Fujifilm X-T2 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujifilm X-T2 is 79 and 76 respectively.

Fujifilm X-T1 vs Fujifilm X-T2 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-T1 vs Fujifilm X-T2 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's hard to visualise the gap in sensor sizes purely by seeing specs. The image below should offer you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujifilm X-T2.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same MP. You can expect to see the Fujifilm X-T2 to show extra detail having an extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop photos far more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm X-T1 will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X-T1 vs Fujifilm X-T2 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-T1 vs Fujifilm X-T2 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-T1 vs Fujifilm X-T2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-T1 as a Portrait photography camera
Fujifilm X-T2 as a Portrait photography camera
74
focusing manually
MP count good (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
80
you can focus manually
good resolution (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-T1 Street photography information
Fujifilm X-T2 Street photography information
75
screen tilts
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
weather sealing
no image stabilization
75
tilting screen
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
weather sealing
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-T1 as a Sports photography camera
Fujifilm X-T2 as a Sports photography camera
66
quiet mode (1/32,000s)
MP count good (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking focus
weather sealing
sensor has phase detect AF
no image stabilization
not so great battery (350 CIPA)
72
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
quiet shooting (1/32,000s)
good resolution (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
weather sealing
sensor has phase detect autofocus
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery pack (340 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-T1 as a Travel photography camera
Fujifilm X-T2 as a Travel photography camera
63
weather sealing
MP count good (16 megapixels)
not so great battery (350 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly
63
weather sealing
good resolution (24MP)
not so great battery pack (340 CIPA)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-T1 Landscape photography factors
Fujifilm X-T2 Landscape photography factors
69
focusing manually
switch lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
good sized screen (3 inch)
MP count good (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
weather sealing
no image stabilization
not so great battery (350 per charge)
75
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
nice screen size (3.2")
good resolution (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
does not have anti aliasing filter
supports RAW formats
weather sealing
has double storage slots
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery pack (340 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm X-T1
Vlogging with Fujifilm X-T2
33
features face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes microphone jack
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
33
includes face detection autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes external mic port
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
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Fujifilm X-T1 vs Fujifilm X-T2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujifilm X-T2
 Fujifilm X-T1Fujifilm X-T2
General Information
Make FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm X-T1 Fujifilm X-T2
Category Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Introduced 2014-04-14 2016-07-07
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip EXR Processor II X-Processor Pro2
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II CMOS X-TRANS III
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.6mm 23.6 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 368.2mm² 368.2mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4896 x 3264 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 6400 12800
Maximum enhanced ISO 51200 51200
Minimum native ISO 200 200
RAW files
Minimum enhanced ISO 100 100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points - 325
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support Fujifilm X Fujifilm X
Amount of lenses 54 54
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Range of display Tilting Tilting
Display sizing 3" 3.2"
Resolution of display 1,040k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology TFT LCD (RGBW) -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot 2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.77x 0.77x
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Max quiet shutter speed 1/32000s 1/32000s
Continuous shutter speed 8.0 frames/s 14.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 8.00 m (ISO100) no built-in flash
Flash settings Activated when external flash is connected Red-eye removal OFF: Auto / Forced Flash / Slow Synchro / Suppressed Flash / Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto / Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash / Suppressed Flash / Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro / Red-e Auto, standard, slow sync, manual, commander
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/180s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 60p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 60p) 3840 x 2160 (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 440g (0.97 lb) 507g (1.12 lb)
Dimensions 129 x 90 x 47mm (5.1" x 3.5" x 1.9") 133 x 92 x 49mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 350 photos 340 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-W126 NP-W126S
Self timer Yes (10sec. / 2sec. Delay) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-II) Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS II
Storage slots 1 Dual
Retail pricing $1,300 $1,600