• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Panasonic GH4

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $1699 vs $2198
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 83 mm
    Thinner
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic GH4 advantages over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Longer battery life
    More info 530 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.8 fps vs 8.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; Solid, weather-sealed body; Retro design that actually makes sense in a digital camera; Very low viewfinder lag for single-servo shooting; Fast burst shooting with great buffer depths; In-camera Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Exposure compensation dial is easily bumped; Four-way controller buttons are hard to press; Significant viewfinder lag for burst shooting; No raw files above ISO 6,400; Default settings strongly limit JPEG dynamic range

  • Excellent still image quality for its class; Fantastic, highly-detailed video quality; Superior video recording chops with 4K video (both Cinema 4K and Ultra HD); Responsive all-around performer with great AF performance and burst shooting; Rolling shutter is minimal with 60p and 30p video; Splash- and dust-proof magnesium alloy body; Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.

  • High ISO performance not as good as some APS-C models (IQ drops quickly past ISO 3200); Overall still image quality not significantly better than the GH3; Sluggish buffer clearing with RAW files; Rolling shutter noticeable on 4K video; Not as compact as most mirrorless cameras.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax K-01

Fujifilm X-T1
Pentax K-01
  • $1206
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic GH4
Pentax K-01
  • $1455
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1206
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $495
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Panasonic GH4
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1455
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $495
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1206
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic GH4
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1455
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1206
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $740
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Panasonic GH4
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1455
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $740
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX30

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX30
  • $1206
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $814
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
Panasonic GH4
Samsung NX30
  • $1455
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $814
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive
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