Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1 front

Fujifilm X-T1 summary

Fujifilm X-T1 is FujiFilm's Advanced Mirrorless camera originally announced on April of 2014. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS X-TRANS II APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4896 x 3264.

FujiFilm introduced the newer Fujifilm X-T2 (Read Full Comparison) to replace this camera.

The Fujifilm X-T1 stands at #41 out of 62 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & over all #233 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. Please use our Advanced camera filter to see camera ratings based on your customized requirements.

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Fujifilm X-T1 family

The Fujifilm X-T1 has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can find all past and newer models alongside important features.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
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Fujifilm X-T1 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm X-T1 based on criterias which are normally regarded as useful in a camera.

delivers RAW files
environment proof
good sensor size (APS-C)
has external microphone support
has HDMI out
has phase detect AF
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
MP count good (16MP)
nice clear screen (1,040 thousand dots)
offers face detection focusing
offers tracking autofocus
quiet shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
screen is a good size (3")
screen tilts
you can focus manually
doesn't have headphone support
does not have image stabilization
does not posses selfie friendly display
not so great battery life (350 CIPA)
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Fujifilm X-T1 Sensor specifications

The Fujifilm X-T1 is powered by the EXR Processor II processor. The sensor size on the Fujifilm X-T1 is 23.6mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 368 mm² sensor is able to capture 4896 x 3264 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS X-TRANS II sensor has 16MP and provides a native ISO range of 200 to 6400. This ISO can be increased electronically to 100 to 51200. RAW files are supported so the user has wider room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath shows the Fujifilm X-T1's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The Fujifilm X-T1 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X-T1 dimensions

Fujifilm X-T1 weighs about 0.97 pounds (440 gr / 15.52 oz) & the over all size of the camera is 129mm x 90mm x 47mm (5.1" x 3.5" x 1.9"). The weight of average Advanced Mirrorless camera is 454 gr and the Fujifilm X-T1 is similar as compared with various competitors.

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Underneath is a image of the Fujifilm X-T1 next to a soft drink so you can get a sense of its scale.

Fujifilm X-T1 dimensions scale

The top view just below will provide the button arrangement on the Fujifilm X-T1.

Fujifilm X-T1 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X-T1 Lens specifications

The Fujifilm X-T1 fits the Fujifilm X mount and has 72 lenses currently available. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the Fujifilm X-T1.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Fujifilm-XF-23mm-F1.4-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR23mmf/1.4375g
Fujifilm-XF-16mm-F2.8-R-WR lensFujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR16mmf/2.8155g
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Fujifilm-XF-27mm-F2.8-R-WR lensFujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR27mmf/2.8 84g
Samyang-20mm-F1.8-ED-AS-UMC-Fujifilm-X lensSamyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC20mmf/1.8497g
Fujifilm-XF-18mm-F1.4-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR18mmf/1.4 370g
Tamron-18-300mm-F3.5-6.3-Di-III-A-VC-VXD-Fujifilm-X lensTamron 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD18-300mmf/3.5-6.3 620g
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Fujifilm-XF-14mm-F2.8-R lensFujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R14mmf/2.8 235g
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Fujifilm X-T1 Connectivity

The Fujifilm X-T1 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and usually alter settings without connecting directly to the camera.

Some applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Fujifilm X-T1 Video specifications

The highest possible video resolution on the Fujifilm X-T1 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in H.264 format. 1080p resolution offers a decent balance for quality vs file sizes but 1080p is not going to leave you with any room to downsample. Even though the camera contains a microphone jack, it is missing a headphone jack so you won't have the capability to check your audio levels.

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Fujifilm X-T1 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm X-T1 provides environment proofing which makes it a fantastic option for use for tricky locations. This can be particularly helpful in case you are not sure about the elements you might encounter for outdoor photography.

Fujifilm X-T1 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X-T1 has got a 3 inch tilting display boasting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.

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The View Finder details for Fujifilm X-T1 are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
  • Coverage 100%
  • Magnification 0.77x

Viewfinders are very handy for sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.

Fujifilm X-T1 Shutter specifications

Fujifilm X-T1 is able to shoot continuously at 8.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s. The camera also offers silent electronic shutter of 1/32000s. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter can cause "rolling shutter" in certain circumstances.

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Fujifilm X-T1 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Fujifilm X-T1 comes with external flash support but is lacking in-built flash. The max flash sync is 1/180s.

Fujifilm X-T1 Autofocusing specifications

Fujifilm X-T1 comes with both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & accurate compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has got Face detect making it useful for taking photos of people.

It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Fujifilm X-T1 boasts manual focus if required for low light occasions or you require more precise focus control.

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Fujifilm X-T1 Battery life

The battery life (NP-W126) for the Fujifilm X-T1 is built to last for 350 shutters with respect to the CIPA benchmarks making it less as compared with it's competitors. The average Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 390. Sony A6600 has got the best (810) battery life for this type of cameras.

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Fujifilm X-T1 for varying kinds of photography

The following chart presents a rundown of the Fujifilm X-T1 for varying kinds of photography. To read more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Fujifilm X-T1 Portrait photography features

The Fujifilm X-T1 receives a rating of 75 which is nice, and means the camera is a good choice to use for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support together with the ability to use external lighting.

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manual focus
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports face detection focusing
supports RAW formats

Fujifilm X-T1 Street photography information

With a nice score of 75, the Fujifilm X-T1 is a good choice to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of image quality and portability.

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tilting screen
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
weather proof
no image stabilization

Sports photography with Fujifilm X-T1

A nice sports photography points total of 67 indicates the Fujifilm X-T1 is a very decent fit for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have good autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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quiet mode (1/32,000s)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proofing
has phase detect autofocus
no image stabilization
terrible battery (350 CIPA)

Travel photography with Fujifilm X-T1

Size is super important in selecting a camera for travel. Overall, the Fujifilm X-T1 gets a very good 63 for a travel camera which makes it a good choice for your travels.

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weather proofing
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
terrible battery life (350 CIPA)
screen is not selfie friendly

Fujifilm X-T1 Landscape photography features

For anybody who is looking to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm X-T1 with it's nice rating of 70 for a landscape camera is a very decent fit in the current market.

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focusing manually
switch lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
weather sealing
no image stabilization
terrible battery pack (350 shots)

Vlogging with Fujifilm X-T1

A camera for vlogging should come with a articulating screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the Fujifilm X-T1 is just not acceptable for vlogging as it comes to a really bad score of 33.

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features face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has external microphone jack
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization

Fujifilm X-T1 Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the Fujifilm X-T1, here is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the category of Advanced Mirrorless.

The chart down below offers you an overview of the Fujifilm X-T1 vs it's top rated rivals shown earlier.

Here are a few more cameras you may regard as alternative options. To see a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Fujifilm X-T1
Advanced Mirrorless
Physical type
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
EXR Processor II
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
23.6 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4896 x 3264
RAW data
Max native ISO
Max enhanced ISO
Minimum native ISO
Minimum enhanced ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points
Lens mount
Fujifilm X
Number of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Display size
Display resolution
1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Display tech
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder resolution
2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Fastest quiet shutter speed
Continuous shutter rate
8.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
8.00 m (ISO100)
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
Hot shoe
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30, 60p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 60p)
Max video resolution
Video file format
Microphone support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
440 grams (0.97 lb)
129 x 90 x 47mm (5.1" x 3.5" x 1.9")
Battery life
350 photographs
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (10sec. / 2sec. Delay)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
Card slots
Retail cost