This is a DPReview production made possible with the support of Fujifilm and Amazon.
In the latest in our series of real-world video tests, we take the Fujifilm X-T1 to a fashion shoot with photographer Olivia Lazer, to see what it can do.
16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans II CMOS sensor
ISO 200-6400 (expandable to 51200)
1080/30fps HD video (.MOV/H.264)
Water and dust resistant and freezeproof to -14C/+14F with weather resistant lenses
Up to 8 FPS continuous shooting
3 inch tiltable LCD with 1,040,000 dots
OLED viewfinder with 100% coverage and 2,360,000 dots
Included hot shoe flash
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and remote camera control via smartphone
Fujifilm X-Mount compatible
Raw, JPEG, and Raw+JPEG
SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory
The world’s largest* and fastest** multi mode viewfinder
With its high-resolution 2.36 million dot OLED display, and the world’s highest magnification ratio of 0.77x*, the FUJIFILM X-T1’s Real Time Viewfinder allows a true connection to your subject and a purely immersive shooting experience. The viewfinder achieves a wide angle of view of 31°, and with the display’s lag time of just 0.005 sec — less that a tenth of conventional cameras — you’ll immediately see any changes to your composition, keeping you in touch with whatever you’re shooting. ** As of January 2014.
Maximizing the power of APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS II sensor
The FUJIFILM X-T1’s large APS-C-sized 16M X-Trans CMOS II sensor features an original color filter array with a highly random pattern that minimizes moire and color aberrations, eliminating the need for an optical low-pass filter (OLPF). The result is image quality that rivals a full-frame sensor.
2: X-trans color filter
3: L/R light interception filter
4: Phase detection sensor / green filterpixel
Capture the thrill of motion with predictive AF and AF track
Faster response means more confidence in capturing the moment, and the FUJIFILM X-T1 delivers it. Using phase-detection autofocus, combined with high-speed subject predictive, the AF accurately follows your subject through the frame, even at the highest continuous shooting speed of 8.0 frames/sec.
Weather resistant – dust-resistant, water-resistant and -10°C low-temp operation
The weather resistant structure is sealed in approximately 80 places and is both dust and water resistant. Additionally it is designed to cope in temperatures as low as -10°C allowing field photography without the typical worries about the weather, season or general shooting environment
When used in conjunction with the XF18-135mm, XF16-55mm F2.8 or XF50-140mm F2.8 and Vertical Battery Grip VG-XT1, which have the same sealing structure as the camera body, the camera offers a reliable system for your field photography in damp conditions.
Film simulation — adding impact and depth to photos.
80 years of photo film research adds up to color reproduction that’s second to none. Over decades of film manufacture Fujifilm has perfected the skill of color reproduction and it lives on in the FUJIFILM X-T1. Pleasing skin tones, natural blues and greens, and the ability to perfectly record the diversity of white balance conditions throughout the day are all taken in the camera’s stride, and it also boasts a wide dynamic range for better reproduction of detail. With Film Simulation, you can choose from classic Fujifilm photo styles, and give your pictures varied color and tone to suit the subject, just like pros did with film. There’s standard PROVIA, vivid Velvia, and ASTIA with its true-to-life skin tones; PRO Neg.Std and PRO Neg.Hi, which are portrait modes based on professional color negative film; and Monochrome expression with three different filter effects as well as Sepia.
High-speed 1/32,000sec electronic shutter
When using lenses with very wide apertures, like the Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 R and the XF56mmF1.2 R, it’s possible to acheive a very shallow depth-of-field and beautiful bokeh along with a sharp subject. However, when using these wide apertures in very bright light, like on a sunny day, shutter speed can limit shooting options and mean the widest aperture settings are unavailable. To fix this, the FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition now includes an electronic shutter mode with a top speed of 1/32000 sec, meaning you can use wide apertures more easily than ever before.
Adaptable Live View Mode is ready for anything
One of the great benefits of an electronic viewfinder is that what you see is what you get’; the final image is displayed in real-time so any Film Simulation modes or other effects can be checked while shooting. But users sometimes need to see colors close to how they’re viewed with an optical finder, or to focus on shadow detail, which some high-contrast effects block out.
Ready for every situation, FUJIFILM X-T1 has a complete lineup of accessories
Vertical grip : VG-XT1, included flash : EF-X8, hand grip : MHG-XT and leather case : BLC-XT1.