Fujifilm X-T1 IR Review

Overall 43
Imaging 13
Features 49
Size 77
Price 100

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP APS-C CMOS X-TRANS II sensor
  • ISO 200 - 6400 (Expands to 100 - 51200)
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 8.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (30, 60p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 60p)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 129 x 90 x 47 mm
  • Weight: 440 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: Yes

Fujifilm X-T1 IR Summary

This review is devoted to X-T1 IR that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Aug 03, 2015. This model is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS II sensor.

In Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #158 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 43/100 and it takes a rank of #606 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm X-T1 IR Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm X-T1 IR review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100
  • Continuous Shooting: 8.0 fps
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes

CONs

  • Built-In Flash: No
  • Af Tracking: No

Complete Comparison of Fujifilm X-T1 IR With Other Cameras in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm X-T1 IR. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm X-T1 IR

Fujifilm X-T1 IR has the following external dimensions 129 x 129 x 47 mm (50.79 x 35.43 x 18.5″) with the weight of 440 g.

The typical weight for average Semi-Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 437g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm X-T1 IR, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm X-T1 IR is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 47mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm X-T1 IR with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm X-T1 IR is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm X-T1 IR compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm X-T1 IR — 350 shots
Min: 250 shots
Average: 348 shots
Max: 540 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm X-T1 IR — 47 mm
Min: 33 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 93 mm

Weight

Fujifilm X-T1 IR — 440 g
Min: 140 g
Average: 437 g
Max: 625 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-T1 IR comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-T1 IR comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm X-T1 IR Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm X-T1 IR comes with EXR Processor II processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS II sensor.

The base of Fujifilm X-T1 IR has the following ISO range 200 - 6400 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 100 - 51200.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Fujifilm X-T1 IR features a 16.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Fujifilm X-T1 IR with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm X-T1 IR

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-T1 IR is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.

The Fujifilm X-T1 IR’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 and a resolution of 2,360k dots.

100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm X-T1 IR are its 8.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, X-T1 IR comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/4000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, X-T1 IR unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.

Focusing

One more highlight that makes Fujifilm X-T1 IR stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations.

In addition, X-T1 IR has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm X-T1 IR, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm X-T1 IR allows you to save files in H.264 formats.

Fujifilm X-T1 IR provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

In addition, Fujifilm X-T1 IR is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Fujifilm X-T1 IR is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, X-T1 IR is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect X-T1 IR with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm X-T1 IR provides a shooting life of 350, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 348 shots.

Compared to all models in the Semi-Pro Mirrorless category, Fujifilm X-T1 IR offers the highest battery life that reaches 350 shots.

How Good is Fujifilm X-T1 IR for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm X-T1 IR’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm X-T1 IR’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the X-T1 IR to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm X-T1 IR for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T1 IR performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 71. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T1 IR can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-T1 IR for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T1 IR performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 80. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T1 IR can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Large APS-C(23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (129 x 90 x 47 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-T1 IR for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T1 IR performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 89. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T1 IR can be called a 89 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (8.0 fps)
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)
  • Small battery life (350 shots)

Fujifilm X-T1 IR for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T1 IR performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 78. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T1 IR can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (440 g)
  • Big size (129 x 90 x 47 mm)
  • No Built-in Flash

Fujifilm X-T1 IR for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-T1 IR performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 84. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-T1 IR can be called a 84 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Environmental Sealing
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Fujifilm X-T1 IR Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model X-T1 IR
Announced Aug 03, 2015
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fujifilm X
Number of Lenses 43
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,040k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.77
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash No
Flash Range 8
Flash Modes Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro, Suppressed Flash, Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS X-TRANS II
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 368.16 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4896 x 3264
Max Native ISO 6,400
Max Boosted ISO 51,200
Min Native ISO 200
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 60p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 60p)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 440 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 90 x 47 mm
Battery Life 350 shots
Battery Type 350 shots
Battery Model NP-W126
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS Optional
Storage Type SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-II)
Storage Slots 1

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