In a previous post , I mentioned 7 Reasons why I prefer the Dƒ over the X-T1 …
On March 2014, I posted a small review about the X-T1. You can check this review HERE.
In this post , I will mention 7 Reasons why I prefer the X-T1 over the Dƒ
- The X-T1 is considerably lighter and more compact than the Dƒ : 440g vs 710g; so are the X lenses : X-T1 with XF50-140/2.8 WR weights 1440g vs 2250g for Dƒ with 70-200/2.8 VRII.
- With the latest Firmware update, Fuji added a 1/32000s speed via Electronic shutter (could be totally silent) which is a big plus when you are shooting wide open with the XF35/1.4 or XF56/1.2. The Dƒ shutter is limited to 1/4000s.
- Dial layout on the X-T1 is smarter than that on the Dƒ especially with the A mode on ISO and Shutter Dials.
- Tilt screen is a big plus for low angle shots.
- Manual Focus Aids: Focus Peaking and Digital Split Screen works perfectly in Manual Focus Mode on the X-T1. No Focus Aids exist on the Dƒ …
- Video Mode on X-T1 : Although not the best video features around, but it is there when you need it. The Dƒ doesn’t have a Video Mode !!!
- Perfect WiFi Implementation: WiFi on the X-T1 is one of the best I have ever tried … It connects very fast, it is very stable, and with the Remote Control application , you can control almost every single feature on the X-T1. The WiFi bundle of the Dƒ sucks compared to the built in WiFi of he X-T1: connectivity and controls.
What I wish it had
Below are some features I wished the X-T1 had:
- Better AF performance : It still hunts in low light.
- Better D-Pad control buttons : The D-pad on the X-E and X-Pro1 works much better
- GPS option, whether built in or with a dedicated battery grip like the Leica M 240 Grip
- Advanced Video Mode with full Manual control like the one on the Sonys.
- Native ISO in RAW to be 100-12800 (expandable to 50-100400)
- No Noise in EVF in Manual Focus Mode in low light.
- an Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder like that on the X100T
- More advanced Multi exposure features (at least 5 frames)
- Live Bulb View like the one on the Olympus OM-Ds
- A slightly larger body.