Fujifilm X-T1 ISO Range Test, and comparison with the X-E2

Fujifilm latest X-Series cameras are well known for their quality of image at high ISO, and the X-T1 is no different, as quality of image remains the priority rather than joining the race for more Megapixels… All the images below are JPEGs as processed by the camera with all the default settings. The last 3 images are not native ISOs (H ISO mode, available in JPEG only), and the quality deteriorates sharply there, but the noise is well managed up to ISO 6400. Click on each image to enlarge it if you wan to pixel peep 🙂

X-T1 ISO 800

ISO 800X-T1 ISO 1600

ISO 1600

X-T1 ISO 3200

ISO 3200

X-T1 ISO 6400

ISO 6400X-T1 ISO 12800

ISO 12800X-T1 ISO 25600

ISO 25600X-T1 ISO 51200

ISO 51200So how does this compare with the X-E2? Same thing, click on each image if you want to enlarge it. Note that there is no 51200 High ISO on the X-E2, but given the way it looks on the X-T1 it does not really matter…

X-E2 ISO 800

ISO 800

X-E2 ISO 1600

ISO 1600X-E2 ISO 3200

ISO 3200X-E2 ISO 6400

ISO 6400X-E2 ISO 12800

ISO 12800X-E2 ISO 25600

ISO 25600So what do you think, are you satisfied with the way the noise was handled in those samples? Do you see any difference between the X-T1 and X-E2? The sensor is the same, but Fuji claims that some tweaks on the circuits should improve the quality of the image on the X-T1… Leave me a comment below with your thoughts.

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3 thoughts on “Fujifilm X-T1 ISO Range Test, and comparison with the X-E2

  1. Greg

    There seems to be a little bit of difference in lighting but to me, the X-E2 image at low ISO look much richer in colour and tone. But practically speaking (and I didn’t pixel-peep), they look roughly the same to me.

    1. Simon

      I agree there is not much of a difference in granularity at different ISOs however the X-T1 seems to produce somewhat washed out colours and lower contrast, potentially due to overexposure. Was there a difference in shutter speed?

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