Summary: Fantastic camera. I wont get into crazy details cause there are a lot of other more qualified reviews out there—but I will vouch for it with a 5 star rating. (I'm a "prosumer" that works in advertising, and I'm around high quality gear and photographers all the time. Incidentally, this camera was recommended to me by a pro that suggested this over a Leica M, based on bang/quality for your buck. I recently took it around the world with me for work.
Excerpt: I am a portrait photographer. I love portraiture and I first began looking into the Fuji system because I was currently using Canon and I simply could not afford the lenses I wanted. I did not consider Fuji at first, until I got my hands on the X Pro-1. I was amazed at the detail and sharpness of the images. Though the Fuji system uses a cropped sensor, it is easily comparable to Canon full frame in the 5d mark iii.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Summary: Well i was waiting on a few more outings with my Fuji XT1 to do a review and now i can finally feel comfortable writing one. I do a lot of low light photography, especially bands in indoor bars or venues where the lighting can be tricky and hard to deal with. I'm not going to get into heavy details but just some real world shooting scenarios and my opinion of the experience with it. I have to say this camera is changing my photography for the better.
Summary: On the whole, I feel that this is the best camera I have ever owned. To keep this concise, I will simply list the positives and negatives, staring with the negatives because there are so few! Negative - - Focus speed - If you are wanting to predominantly shoot sports or animals on the run, then this may not be the camera for you. I am not saying that the autofocus is not very good, it is just that it is not up to the level I get out of my Nikon DSLR.
Excerpt: Overall very happy with the camera. Focus accuracy isn't comparable with a mid-range DSLR of course but if you want a mirrorless this is the camera to get right now. Battery life is mediocre but I find that I can go through a full day with at most 2 batteries (400 shots give or take).
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Summary: Starting about 1967 with a Minolta SR-T 101. Through the years of Nikon / Canon / Contax film. To early digital cameras and big honker Canon 1Ds and a small Leica M9. I've pretty much held many great and many awful photography tools. I am an amateur who has had one show on Madison Ave and while it was fun, I am absolutely committed to the amateur ranks. As Steichen said "no photographer is as good as the simplest camera".
Excerpt: For some time I was looking to get something more portable in weight, size and less obtrusive then my FF DSLR. Having used the FujiFilm X100 for a few years the ideal of a interchangebale lens mirrorlese camera was high on my list. While keeping my Nikon D600 with large glass for wildlife and sports, I sold a few Nikon lenes to get the X-T1 system and a few lenses, this kit lens and the 56mm f/1.2. No regrets whatsoever.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good in Low Light, Great Evf, Great Resolution, Small / Compact
EVF dark in manual mode in dim light (Can over-ride in menu)
Wendell "On the road to find out", Amazon
26 December 2014
Summary: I really like this camera. I was debating between this or updating from my Canon 60D to a 6D. I couldn't find any negative reviews on the X-T1 and I found a lot of reviews from people who switched from a 6D to the X-T1. So I bought it. I haven't used my tripod much since I got it. The images at ISO 3200 are very usable. Even 6400 is pretty good if you need it. The jpegs that come out of this camera are amazing!
Summary: Pretty amazing little camera. I have to echo what others have said: small, solid, quick and effective. The images are sharp and low-light results show very little digital artifact. I actually prefer the standard color rendition from this Fuji over my Nikons. I also bought the pancake-style 27mm lens, which makes this a very portable family camera.