• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Samsung NX1

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.63 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 65 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    771g vs 1290g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.20 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.77x vs 0.69x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Samsung NX1 advantages over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More pixels
    28.2 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    15.2 fps vs 8.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    53 vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    15.1 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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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

  • Very good, high-resolution image quality; Excellent high ISO performance with RAW files; Very good dynamic range; Blazing fast 15fps full-res burst mode; Deep buffer; Great build quality & comfortable ergonomics; Lots of physical controls; Great battery life; Fast single-shot AF.

  • Continuous AF performance still not as robust as competing DSLRs; Aggressive JPEG noise reduction at high ISOs; JPEG colors and saturation less pleasing at higher ISOs; H.265 video codec can be difficult to work with.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Samsung NX1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Samsung NX30

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX30
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Samsung NX1
Samsung NX30
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro

Fujifilm X-T1
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
Samsung NX1
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Thinner
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