16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
Fujifilm boasts its new and better sensor with 16.3 megapixels. The sensor enables the Fujifilm X-T1 to produce the best and high quality images and details. It also provides sharper images by automatically compensating blurs and aberrations which give way for sharper images. Plus, the sensor reduces noise within an image to create smooth quality.
EXR Processor II
Along with the newest addition to the XT1, Fujifilm also introduces its advanced processing system that not only helps in reducing noise but also provides very quick performance. Fujifilm boasts 0.5 second starting up time, shutter lag time and shooting interval time. The processor also enables the lens to auto focus in approximately 0.8 seconds.
Intelligent Hybrid AF and Enhanced Manual Focus.
The intelligent hybrid Autofocus is an autofocus system that can quickly focus on the subject no matter what the lighting and shooting conditions may be. This enables clearer shots of moving subjects. The camera also has an additional built-in auto focus assistant lamp to aid in photo shoots in low-light conditions.
If you are dissatisfied with the work of the auto focus, you may also switch to manual focus. On the imaging sensor you will find phase-detection pixels. These pixels are made through digital split image technology which assists you getting precise focus through four striped focusing aids. When these four aids line up, you will be sure to get sharp and smooth high quality photos. Also, the XT1 has the Focus Peak Highlight which aids in capturing sharper photos by highlighting sharp edges and lines of contrast.
Multi mode Real Time View finder
The XT1 has an advanced electronic viewfinder that supports clear eye level monitoring along with better and unique viewing features that add up to efficient work flow. The XT1 features an exceptionally high magnification of 0.77x and a 31 degree angle view.
Along with the excellent viewfinder, the user interface of the XT1 has also been advanced to help increase efficiency during shooting. There are four modes available namely:
Full – Shooting information is shown at the top and bottom edges of the screen and does not interfere with image frame.
Normal- On the screen, you will se the settings the camera is currently on along with shooting conditions.
Vertical – When the camera is held on a portrait or vertical orientation, the information display will also rotate so it turns upright and readable to the user. When you capture images through this mode, images will also look vertical when reviewing.
Dual – This mode works when you are on manual focus. It splits the screen in to half where one is the regular view and the other with focus assist view.
Along with the four modes, the information display may also be customized by the shooter depending on his or her needs. So far, there are 19 different settings that you may choose to display or not on the screen.
Other features of the XT1 are as follows: Classic Camera Design, Full HD Movie Recording, Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity, Film Simulation Mode and Advanced Filters, in-camera RAW converter, Multiple exposure mode, Compatible with UHS-II memory cards, Motion panorama mode, EF-X8 shoe-mount flash, NP-W126 battery, and Four different auto bracketing modes are available namely, Dynamic Range, Film Simulation, AE, and ISO Sensitivity.
Pros & Cons:
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a handful of competitors in the market. But what makes the XT-1 better than them?
The Fujifilm X-T1 , when compared to other mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, has good advantage. The XT-1 is weather sealed which means it is sealed and safe to shoot in the rain. It also has an external microphone which enables it to record high quality audio. The flip-out screen of the XT-1 is also quite helpful for taking movies and tricky shots. It has around 20-30% more shots that can be captured per battery charge. Its viewfinder is 4.5 times larger than the others, has 20% lesser delay when turning on and 30% faster when it comes to continuous shooting. The XT-1 also supports an external flash which enables better lighting. It also offers a high resolution screen of 1,040k dots and can capture panorama photos.
However, the XT-1 is not touch screen which means it has more buttons. The camera does not have 3D support and there is only 8 lenses available. It has poor ISO and has no image stabilization.
But when compared to DSLRs, the XT-1 has bigger advantage. The pros of the XT-1 are more on its design since it is 2 times smaller, 30-40% lighter and 40-45% thinner. Because of its design, the XT-1 is also 10-20% cheaper compared to its DSLR competitors.The XT-1 also has an advantage on its flip out screen, can create panoramas, 10% higher screen resolution and 1-3 f-stops lighter ISO.
The disadvantages of the XT-1 are that its sensor is small and battery life is lower compared to the others. The Nikon D610 for instance can take 2.5 times more shots per battery charge than the XT-1 and the simpler view finder saves more battery life. The Xt-1 also does not have a built-in flash and its view finder is smaller by 90%.
Compared to all cameras, the XT-1 does hold quite an edge. First, it has a high resolution screen of 1,040k dot. It has a viewfinder unlike digital cameras. It has an external micjack that enable the camera to record higher quality audio, it has a flip-out screen which is very helpful when you want take interesting angles, it has a self cleaning sensor that allows lesser dust spots on both your lenses and the image, it has movie continuous focus where camera constantly adjusts the focus as you record videos, it is weather sealed which allows you to shoot in extreme weather conditions and it has an external flash that allows better and natural looking lighting.
The cons of the XT-1 compared to all cameras are the following: it has no 24p movies which are sought after by a lot of video enthusiasts, lacks in camera HDR, slightly large, quite heavy, very expensive and has slightly fewer lenses available.