I just bought a Fujifilm X-T1. Am I mad?

Fujifilm X-T1
(Image credit: Rod Lawton)

So let’s get the specs over with. First, there’s the 16-megapixel sensor (oh dear), 49-point contrast AF system (it gets worse) and video that tops out at full HD. When you compare that to the specs of any modern mid-range mirrorless camera, it’s pretty hopeless. So this camera has got to be some kind of rusty old relic, right?

In its day, the Fujifilm X-T1 was the best Fujifilm camera in the range, not to mention one of the best mirrorless cameras on the market. But that was then.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com