Fuji X-T1, very first look

A picture of the new camera, taken with the old camera.

A picture of the new camera, taken with the old camera.

This afternoon, I finally got the call from my camera store: "Your pre-ordered camera is in!" After rushing to the store to pick it up, rushing back home, working and a few chores I finally had the time to sit down and unpack it. So far, so good. Lots to learn, lots to explore. The grip, compared to the X-E1 is fabulous. I didn't mind the X-E1's handling, but this is better. The entire metal body of the camera has a solid feel to it, but is coated in some kind of rubbery non-slip material. I feels great. Like, I-don't-want-to-let-go-of-it kinda great.

The viewfinder reminds me of my Nikon D90... huge, and bright. What a big difference to the X-E1! And when I turn the camera into portrait mode, the markings in the viewfinder turn with it. Why didn't anyone think of that before? Too cool. The back buttons are harder to press, but I don't mind - I'm a girl, my nails aren't short, so it won't be an issue for me.

Something I really like, and I'm sorry if I'm so superficial, is how you can now set the image to display only for 0.5 seconds. On the X-E1 it was either 1.5 or 3 seconds, or continuous. On the X-T1, you can do 0.5, 1.5 or continuous. Or none, of course, if you are a super hero and you never need to check anything you shoot until you get home.

Wifi works fine, I didn't even have to read the instructions to set it up. Instructions are for guys only, anyway. Girls (with nails) just take the thing and start shooting. ;) The display, coming from the 420,000 pixels of the X-E1, is amazing. Large and sharp. Shutter release sound is... satisfying. There isn't any other word for it. Almost reminiscent of a DSLR. Well, the whole camera is reminiscent of a DSLR, except for the size. The X-T1 is tiny, only marginally bigger than the X-E1.

And then the colour... now that I see an all black Fuji X for the first time, I'm wondering why I bothered with the silver before. :)