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If I upgraded from XT10 to XT1, what would I miss?

Discussion in 'X-T2, X-T1, X-T20, X-T10' started by ULVT, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. ULVT

    ULVT Member

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    Hi,

    I have an XT10 and am very happy with it!
    However, my partner would like to upgrade her XA1 to one with a viewfinder. The best deal would be a used XT10 for her. However, for £150 quid more, I can get a used XT1, and give her mine.

    It was never in my plan to upgrade my camera now, I could wait another year for a used X-T20 or maybe X-T2.
    The other option is that we end up having 2 XT10's, and I could put the 150 quid towards a lens!

    If I went for an XT1, I am aware that it is bigger and bulkier (my main reason for being hesitant), and I would miss the silver finish (and have a clashing silver35mmF2). I also like having the pop up flash....

    what are other disadvantages I need to know about?
    (I am more aware of all the improved spec advantages...)

    Thanks,
     
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    johant Premium Member

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    The X-T1 does not have an "auto" mode.
     
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    The silver lens actually looks pretty good on the black body, in my humble opinion.

    I don't know what you would lose. You'd gain the ISO dial, etc., along with a slightly larger size.
     
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    And a superior EVF!
     
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    As others have stated, you would lose auto mode and the little on board flash. This size is not that much larger, but it does feel better. You gain ISO dial, and a beautiful view finder which sold me. As far a flash, you would be amazed how much better flash pictures are with a simple bounce flash like a ef-20 or ef-42
    Got handle the xt-1, you will be sold.
    Mark
     
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    Gethyn Clothier Well-Known Member

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    You can always buy a graphite silver X-T1 to match your lens . . . ;)
     
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    well, definitely it shouldn't be a miss!
    If I remember rightly, I switched that lever only a couple of time in order to see how it behave, but maybe I have never taken a pictures in full auto (just to not waste film ;) )!
     
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    Now you have all got me looking at new versions of Graphite XT1's...it was supposed to be the cheapest way of getting my partner a viewfinder!!
     
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    As you said in the first post, not the cheapest :D
    Yes, I'm picky today :p
     
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    I would say it's handy when you sometimes hand over your camera to someone else.

    My wife just wants to make photos, and likes her camera as "auto" as possible.
     
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    I agree but I explicitly said that to remark that it is not a so big issue you miss! ;)
    I truly never used that switch and I think it would be nice if that switch could be customizable (ex: to switch between mechanical and electronic shutter or some other thing!)
     
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    Go for the XT-1 you won't be sorry you did. If you put the shutter speed dial on A & set your lens to A it is an auto mode. Why use that I don't know, but it is there if you like.
     
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    I went for the XT10 for my partner...
    Mainly because I would prefer to upgrade to an X-T2, and keep my existing XT10 as a second camera. If I upgrade to the XT1 now, I would have no chance of getting an X-T2 agreed next year!

    I would like the ISO dial, and the better EVF...but will have to wait. I am still hoping for an autumn lens deal from FUji!
     
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    I would ''upgrade'' my X-T10 only with a Graphite Silver X-T1, this color is a killer
     
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    I think the XT1 is the way to go. The X-T2 is better again.
    Me personally I would splash the cash for a second hand X-T2. They do exist and you are then where you really want to be? I know it is more money laid out but upgrading is expensive.
     
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    Does this help with the decision?

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    The camera is going to lose some weight on its body..
     

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