Fuji X-T1 vs Nikon Df: which is the best retro-style camera?

    | News | 29/05/2014 00:01am

    The Nikon Df and Fuji X-T1 pack a lot of spec into sleek, beautiful bodies, but there are some significant differences between them. Find out which retro camera our testing team found best in their Fuji X-T1 vs Nikon Df comparison.

    Fuji X-T1 vs Nikon Df: which is the best retro-style camera?

    Fujifilm X-T1 Price: $1,300/£840 (body only)
    Nikon Df Price: $2,750 (body only)/£2,495 (with 50mm lens)

    Fuji X-T1 vs Nikon Df: introducing the contenders…

    The Fuji X-T1 is a compact system camera built along traditional SLR lines. Inside it has the same excellent 16.3MP, APS-C format X Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor as the X-E2.

    These allow sensitivity to be set in the native range of ISO200-6400, with JPEG-only expansion settings taking it to ISO 100-51,200.

    The Nikon Df, on the other hand, is a digital SLR with a design inspired by the Nikon FM series of film SLRs.

    It features the same 16.2MP full-frame sensor as the D4, and this, together with the Expeed3 processing engine, enables sensitivity to be set to ISO 100-12,800, with expansion settings pushing it to 50-204,800.

    Fuji X-T1 Review
    Nikon Df Review

    Fuji X-T1 vs Nikon Df: which has the best sensor?

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    Fujifilm X-T1
    Although it only has an APS-C sized sensor, Fuji’s X Trans CMOS II device doesn’t require an anti-aliasing filter.

    This enables the X-T1 to resolve an impressive amount of detail, especially in raw files, which boast more detail than the Df’s raw files throughout the sensitivity range.

    Nikon Df
    Having a full-frame sensor means that the Df affords lots of control over depth of field.

    It also means that its photo receptors are bigger than the X-T1’s, which contributes to its phenomenal sensitivity range.

    This makes it suitable for shooting in a wide variety of conditions, including very low light.

    Winner: Draw

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