Technically great but no joy for me. I saw a twitter comment someone recently wrote which to paraphrase said the following -
"I have no time for cameras that, while technically great, bring me no joy."
The penny kind of dropped with me and sums up how I view my tenure with Fuji's X-T1. It's a camera I respect the technical aspects of but have never really found much fun to use. I have no substantial evidence to back that statement up with, but having come from an X-Pro1 which I loved and on to the X-Pro2 I can only really equate it to aesthetics and feel rather than technical abilities.
Indeed since acquiring the X-Pro2 my X-T1 sat in a camera bag doing nothing and I've finally moved it on to pastures new. Having shot with my X-Pro1 and X-Pro2 along with my X100t since selling the X-T1 , I've never felt any pangs of guilt at moving the it on.
I just simply didn't enjoy taking photographs with the X-T1 compared to other cameras I have available, and that is in spite of its shortcomings such as bulging side doors and grips that were starting to peel away from the body.
The X-T1 is a bit too digital SLR in looks for me. I prefer the styling of the X-Pro series (be it 1 or 2) and despite it's technical capabilities it's always felt like a tool for me, not something I get real pleasure from using.
Image quality wise it's very good - as good as anything in the X-Series range pre X-Pro2/X-T1 but my preference has always been to defer to the X100t or indeed the X-Pro1 simply for the joy. OK, so the flip screen was kinda fun, the EVF huge and the external ISO dial was handy, but none of these made up for the lack of feel I had using the camera.
Short story is if you're looking for technical competence the Fuji X-T1 is ideal, even better now as second hand prices plummet thanks to the latest Fuji cameras. Alternatively if you're looking for a camera with a little more something about it, which I personally believe other camera bodies Fujifilm have available in the range then maybe the X-T1 isn't the ideal choice for you either.