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Fujifilm X-T1: A sharp cookie (photo samples)

The X-T1 produces the great photos we've come to expect from Fujifilm's X series ILCs.

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Low ISO sensitivity JPEGs

The X-T1 delivers very clean JPEGs through ISO 800; you can start to see some softness and edge artifacts at ISO 1600, but it's still quite good.
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High ISO sensitivity JPEGs

Though you can see some softness at ISO 3200, the camera still shows good detail resolution at that setting. Shadow areas degrade noticeably at ISO 6400.
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ISO 200 JPEG

The X-Trans CMOS II sensor allows the the X-T1 to render naturally sharp textures.
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ISO 400 JPEG

Detail rendering reamins good at ISO 400.
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ISO 800 JPEG

You can see some noise suppression on ISO 800 shots, but they retain nice tonality.
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ISO 1600 JPEG

This is pretty good for an ISO 1600 JPEG, and the kit lens' image stabilization performs very well; this was shot handheld at 1/8 sec.
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ISO 3200 raw vs. JPEG

There's a solid amount of recoverable shadow detail and sharpness in the midrange ISO sensitivity shots. (JPEG on the left, raw on the right.)
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ISO 6400 JPEG

I really like the X-T1's mid-to-high ISO sensitivity performance for night shooting.
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ISO 12800 JPEG

ISO 12800 shots look mushy overall, but can the camera can still resolve a lot of detail.
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ISO 25600 JPEG

Overall, I'm not a fan of the two top expanded sensitivity ranges, though they're sometimes good for shots like this. I would have liked to be able to print this, but because the camera doesn't support raw in the expanded range I couldn't match the on-screen exposure for the printed version without introducing a lot of artifacts, so the print just looks like an ugly mess 'o crushed blacks.
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Color

Fujifilm's default setting renders color relatively faithfully.

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