X-T1 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fujifilm/x-t1/all en-SG Fujifilm X-T1 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fujifilm/fujifilm-x-t1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Fujifilm X-T1 takes aim… Fires! And its target is the Olympus E-M1 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fujifilm X-T1 review" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Fujifilm_XT1_4.jpg?1415878415" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/simon-osborne-walker" title="View user profile.">Simon Osborne-Walker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Fujifilm X-T1&rsquo;s got a clear mission: to score a direct hit on the Olympus OM-D E-M1.</p> <p>Both are pro-level compact system cameras with weatherproof bodies, lightning-fast autofocus and enough twiddly dials to occupy an entire spec-ops team. But does the X-T1 have the firepower to shoot down our 2013 Camera of the Year?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m1/review" target="_blank">Olympus OM-D E-M1 review</a></strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$2,499.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> with 18-55mm kit lens </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Outstanding image quality </div> <div class="field-item even"> Top-class autofocus </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Solid, weatherproof build </div> <div class="field-item even"> Superb EVF </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No in-body stabilisation </div> <div class="field-item even"> Pricey lenses </div> <div class="field-item odd"> No touchscreen </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FAMILIAR FEEL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Of all Fujifilm&rsquo;s X-series cameras, this one has easily the most SLR-ish look and feel.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s very solid in the hand, without being weighty, and there&rsquo;s been plenty of consideration given to the ergonomics. This isn&rsquo;t a cam you&rsquo;ll drop at the first hint of sweaty hand, thanks to a well-formed finger grip and a raised thumb rest.</p> <p>The X-T1 is also Fujifilm&rsquo;s first weatherproofed X-series model, so all the ports and controls are nicely sealed from the elements. It probably won&rsquo;t survive a drop in the ocean, but a mild monsoon shouldn&rsquo;t stop it from snapping away.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fujifilm X-T1 review" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fujifilm_XT1_6.jpg?1415878415" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IN USE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You want buttons and dials? You got &rsquo;em. There are even buttons on the dials, for those that like to lock their twiddly bits.</p> <p>The top plate is home to dedicated controls for ISO, exposure compensation, shutter speed, light metering and various shooting modes. There are also front and rear jog-dials, a couple of customisable function buttons and a focus-assist button that zooms into a portion of the frame to help with manual focusing.</p> <p>What you don&rsquo;t get is a touchscreen, however. This is all about old-school practicality and analogue feel.</p> <p>You may be surprised to find that the big pentaprism-esque lump on the top doesn&rsquo;t house a flash. And while Olympus&rsquo;s OM-D models at least come with a clip-on flash to fit in the hotshoe, you&rsquo;ll have to pay extra for one to fit the X-T1.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fujifilm X-T1 review" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fujifilm_XT1_3.jpg?1415878415" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Fujifilm X-T1 review" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fujifilm_XT1_1.jpg?1415878415" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SPECIAL FEATURES </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The eye viewfinder on the Fujifilm X-T1 is one of its greatest assets. Not only is it a little bigger and brighter than most, but it does something so clever that it makes you wonder why no one thought of it before.</p> <p>When you turn the camera to a portrait orientation, the info readouts automatically move to the bottom of the EVF display. No more checking shutter speeds and aperture settings sideways.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fujifilm X-T1 review" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fujifilm_XT1_2.jpg?1415878415" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FOCUS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The autofocus fight is the modern-day equivalent of the megapixel race &ndash; it&rsquo;s no longer about higher resolution, but faster focusing. And Fujifilm has taken its gloves off.</p> <p>While we&rsquo;ve found a few recent competitors could keep up with Olympus&rsquo;s CSCs in decent light, their autofocus would slow down and hunt far more in lower light. Not so with the X-T1, which keeps up with the E-M1 in all conditions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IMAGE QUALITY </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fujifilm rarely gets it wrong when it comes to picture quality, and the X-T1 is no exception. You get terrific detail, great tonal range and very little noise up through the ISO range.</p> <p>In the compact system camera world, it&rsquo;s even on par with Sony&rsquo;s full-framers &ndash; although only marginally better than the E-M1. There&rsquo;s not much to choose between the top contenders right now.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="427" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/13471132983/in/set-72157643068866103/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>Video quality is pretty good, and it&rsquo;ll capture 1080p at 60fps. You wouldn&rsquo;t want Disney to shoot the next Star Wars movie on it, but it does a decent job.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fujifilm X-T1 review" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fujifilm_XT1_7.jpg?1415878415" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fujifilm X-T1 verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The X-T1 is a blindingly good camera, worthy of world-class shutter operators.</p> <p>If there&rsquo;s one complaint, it&rsquo;s the lack of in-camera image stabilisation. If you&rsquo;ll allow us another, there&rsquo;s the price of Fujifilm&rsquo;s X-mount lenses. You&rsquo;ll get beautiful glass, but covering off a decent focal range will take you well over a grand on top of the body cost.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re not overly concerned about the lack of a touchscreen, but there are plenty of people who enjoy tap-to-focus, and for them the E-M1 will be a better option.</p> <p>To answer the initial question of whether the X-T1 can shoot the Olympus E-M1 off the top spot: not quite, but there&rsquo;s very little in it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/system-cameras/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 Best System Cameras in the World right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="Fujifilm X-T1 review" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/P3260415.JPG?1415878415" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s lots to love about this top snapper. A worthy alternative to the E-M1</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fujifilm/fujifilm-x-t1/review#comments Fujifilm System Cameras X-T1 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:12:04 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434517 at http://www.stuff.tv