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Camera Test: Fujifilm X-T1 | PopPhoto

Camera Test: Fujifilm X-T1 | PopPhoto | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

If it seems like it was just last month that we tested a Fujifilm camera, that’s because we did. The company continues to put out cameras at a breakneck pace as it builds out its line of X-series interchangeable-lens compacts. Its new flagship, the X-T1, has the same imaging sensor as the X-E2 we tested in March. But in this new model ($1,299, street, body only; $1,699 with 18–55mm f/2.8–4 Fujinon XF R LM OIS lens), that sensor finds its home inside a weather-sealed magnesium-alloy body that also houses the snazziest electronic viewfinder yet to grace a Fujifilm body. Along with a bevy of dials, a pair of command wheels, and even a PC sync terminal to trigger strobes, the camera evokes yesteryear while also evokes yesteryear while also providing a very high-level shooting experience. As soon as we saw it, we were eager to run it through the Popular Photography Test Lab and see how it stands up to field testing......

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Camera Test: Fujifilm X-E1 ILC | PopPhoto

Camera Test: Fujifilm X-E1 ILC | PopPhoto | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Fujifilm’s elegantly retro X-Pro1 wowed us with great images, a cool hybrid viewfinder, and a comfortable set of controls when we tested it for our June 2012 issue. But its slightly sluggish autofocus and irksome manual focusing tempered our excitement. Plus, its $1,700 price tag (body only) put it out of reach for many photographers. Fujifilm’s new X-E1 uses the same APS-C-sized 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS sensor as the X-Pro1, ditches the hybrid finder in favor of a 2.36-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, and adds a built-in flash in a physically smaller body—with a nearly identical control layout. While at $1,000, street, body only ($1,400 with 18–55mm f/2.8–4 OIS kit lens), it’s still a pricey camera, but the X-E1 costs hundreds of dollars less than the X-Pro1. Is it worth your dollars? Let’s see....

 

Bottom Line

The Fujifilm X-E1 is a great addition to the company’s line of premium ILCs. Rangefinder diehards might miss the optical finder provided in the X-Pro1, but given that this isn’t a true rangefinder, we were perfectly okay with the X-E1’s EVF. It’s wonderfully crisp, bright, and gives you a good preview of the effects of setting changes. Its refresh rate could be quicker—you’ll notice a bit of stuttering on fast pans—and we wish it didn’t black out during bursts, but it’s among the best electronic finders out there. We’d say Sony’s OLED finders are the only ones that are appreciably better.

If pricing has made you hesitant to enter Fujifilm’s X-Series, the X-E1 might be just the thing to draw you in. And if you’re just looking for a really nice rangefinder-style ILC, you should give the X-E1 a try. We think you’ll like it.

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