Fujifilm X-T1: First Shots posted!


posted Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:06 PM EDT


We hear you out there! The promise of the Fujifilm X-T1 has put a twinkle in more than a few shooter's eyes based on your comments thus far and the response to our First Impressions and Sample Gallery postings. But our readers are savvy and they don't listen to promises... they want objective test results.

Not to worry, as we've now started putting this hot camera of the week through our rigorous lab testing, and this is where the truth starts to unfold as we (and you!) are able to start looking at the images side-by-side against anything else we've ever tested in our world-reknown Comparometer.

Want to compare the sharpness of the X-T1 at base ISO against the Sony A7? How about noise levels at ISO 6400 between the X-T1 and the Canon 70D? Or indoor shots at ISO 800 between the X-T1 and the Olympus E-M1? They're all waiting for you in the Comparometer, (and any other combination or permutation you're interested in comparing as well).

For those of you who are new to this invaluable tool, you first select your camera models in the drop-down menu at the top and then click on the test image you'd like to see for each. After the initial smaller sized image comes up, click on that to bring up the full resolution image which is where the detail, noise levels, saturation and all manner of other information awaits you in clear detail.

Or if you prefer, you can access the Fujifilm X-T1 lab test images directly with this link, or by clicking the Samples link at the top of the primary review page.

Keep checking back with us often, as we'll give you anything important that we uncover in short order. And please let us know any questions you have about the camera or our testing at the bottom of the review page as it unfolds. We can't promise to fullfill all requests, but we'll sure try, and we always seem to learn as much from you as you do from us so thanks in advance for the interaction.

Here's a teaser for you from our Comparometer -- The Fujifilm X-T1 is on the left at ISO 3200 (full resolution originally but sized down to fit this page) and on the right is a current full frame camera for a high-end comparison, also at ISO 3200:
(we'll keep you in suspense for now and unveil the mystery in our first X-T1 Shooter's Report)

Fujifilm X-T1 at ISO 3200 on the left • A current full frame camera at ISO 3200 on the right