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Two Hands On Reviews of the Fuji X-T1, Do They Agree?

By Anthony Thurston on February 19th 2014

The Fuji X-T1 has got to be one of the biggest releases of the year-to-date (though, given that it is mid-February that may not be saying much) and everyone is wanting to know about this new flagship camera from Fuji.


Well, today we have not one, but two Fujifilm X-T1 reviews for you to digest, both Camera Store TV and DigitalRev released their hands on reviews of the new X-T1 this week. The question is, do they both agree on the X-T1 or is there some difference of opinion? Check out both reviews below to find out.

[REWIND: Fujifilm Announces New X-T1]

Camera Store TV Fujifilm X-T1 Hands On Review


We have featured their videos before, as recently as last week, with the new Olympus camera. Camera Store TV is always a great watch, offering good insight into new gear. A few days ago they released their Fujifilm X-T1 review, subscribe to their channel on YouTube and then check out the review below:

DigitalRev Fujifilm X-T1 Hands On Review


If you have not heard of DigitalRev, you have either been living under a rock or are very new to photography. Kai and the team behind DigitalRev are also known for their camera and gear reviews, though maybe more so for their gimmicks and destruction of gear. Still, Kai got his hands on the new Fujifilm X-T1 and shared his thoughts in the review below:

My Thoughts

Both reviews seemed pretty clear, this is a great camera. As with all camera bodies, it has its flaws, but as a whole, this Fujifilm X-T1 is the real deal. I agree with Kai when he said that it is pretty clear that Fujifilm is “going for the balls of the mid-range DSLRs.”

Personally, I like to mess around with video too much to make the switch with Fujifilm’s limited and subpar features. But if at some point they get that sorted out, I would be very much willing to give the Fujifilm X series a try.

I am excited to get the X-T1 in for review soon, so hopefully I can share some first hand observations with this camera. What are your thoughts on the camera after watching these reviews? Did they make you more interested in the X-T1, as it did with me?

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Jamie Henson

    Another babble non review. What a waste of net space.

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  2. Daniel Sullivan

    The X-T1 is the first thing I’ve ever pre-ordered in my life, and the first new camera I’ll have ever owned. After 8 years and 1/2 million images. I’m excited to not settle for good enough.

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  3. Ric

    Off topic, funny thing is that some years ago people complained about the two upper dials of the Sony A100, that is nonsense yada yada yada…now I see cameras loaded with dials…whats up with that? People just don’t know what they like or find useful on cameras

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    • Anthony Thurston

      It just goes to show that perception is everything. This is why companies are so involved in trying to direct the narrative around their new products, all it can take is one prominent figure saying they don’t like this or that and then all of a sudden “no one” like this or that.

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  4. aris

    I have seen both reviews and it is an interestingcamera. sexy looking and a good size as a walk around

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