The X-T1 camera body is dust- and water-resistant and also freezeproof down to −10 °C (14 °F). It has a large electronic viewfinder, larger apparent image than the optical viewfinders of some DSLRs such as the Canon EOS-1D X. It has 3 dials on the top-plate of the camera for adjusting ISO, shutter speed, and exposure compensation. It lacks built-in flash, but includes a flash sync port. A hand grip and battery grip are available as separately sold accessories. No in-body stabilization.
Shortly after the release of the camera, it was reported that the camera had a light leak through its accessory ports. Fujifilm responded stating that only some cameras from an early production run were affected, and offered to repair affected units free of charge.
Later, the X-T1 won the EISA Award "Best Product 2014" in the category "Advanced Compact System Camera".