Fujifilm X-T1: the camera that saved "the future of Fujifilm's X mount"

Fujifilm X-T1
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The Fujifilm X-T1 "was a camera that was made with the future of Fujifilm's X mount at stake," a company official has stated, revealing that there was plenty on the line when it was released eight years ago.

While the Fujifilm X-Pro1, released in 2012, was the first interchangeable lens X-series camera, it was the Fujifilm X-T1 in 2014 that represented the make or break point for the format. Which is perhaps why its modern-day siblings, the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm X-T4, are widely seen as the most important cameras in the lineup.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.