Fujifilm X-T1 review:

A great, flexible, but occasionally quirky ILC

The company has three forthcoming weather-resistant lenses on its 2014 roadmap -- the XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R OIS WR, XF16-55mmF2.8 R OIS WR and the XF50-140mmF2.8 R OIS WR -- and the 18-135mm lens is slated to ship in May. Keep in mind that the 18-55mm kit lens is not sealed, however.

Shooting speed in seconds
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)

Olympus OM-D E-M1
0.8
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
Sony Alpha NEX-6
2
0.2
0.2
0.5
0.2
Sony Alpha ILCE-7R
2.2
0.5
0.4
0.9
0.3
Sony Alpha ILCE-7
2.8
0.2
0.2
0.4
0.4
Fujifilm X-E2
1.4
1.1
1
0.4
0.4
Fujifilm X-T1
1.5
0.8
0.8
0.4
0.5

Typical continuous-shooting speed (frames per second)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
*The X-E2 only supports continuous autofocus and exposure in the low-speed 3fps continuous-shooting mode

Conclusion

If you're going to spend $1,700 on a kit, there's a long list of alternatives available, from full-frame dSLRs and ILCs like the Nikon D610, Canon EOS 6D and Sony Alpha ILCE-7 to fast APS-C models like the Nikon D7100 or the Micro Four Thirds Olympus OM-D E-M1. I think the X-T1 offers the nicest shooting experience without sacrifices, but still like optical viewfinders for fast action, and the E-M1 performs generally faster overall. It's a tough call, but the X-T1 does deserve a place on your short list.

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