Fujifilm X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Zoom Lens, 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor, Compact Magnesium Body, Built-In Flash - Black

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About Fujifilm X-E1

The compact X-E1 is engineered to deliver extraordinary image quality. It starts with Fujifilm's proprietary 16.3 APS-C X-Trans 2/3" CMOS sensor whose unique pixel array is designed to deliver unsurpassed image resolution and color accuracy. Choose from the newly expanded XF Lens lineup with two new bright, high-definition FUJINON X-Mount lenses including a 14mm F2.8 and an 18-55mm F2.8-F4 lens. The 18-55mm allows photographic flexibility, optimizes low-light shooting and coupled with the EXR Processor Pro, the X-E1 delivers high performance auto focusing. Everything you need in one compact, beautiful camera system.

The X-Trans CMOS sensor, inspired by the random arrangement of fine silver halide grains seen in photographic film, adopts a more complex, random arrangement of 6x6 pixel sets to reduce moiré and false colors. This innovative array of pixels eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter, and lets the X-Trans CMOS sensor capture unfiltered light from the lens avoiding any of the resolution reduction this causes, ensuring you get extra high resolution images that can withstand enlargement to a 2,700mm x 1,800mm size.

When matched with the new XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS lens the result is maximum performance with a high-speed autofocus time of 0.1 sec. The highly agile linear motor in the new XF18-55mm lens combines with the high-speed signal readout of the CMOS sensor and the newly developed EXR Processor Pro, to achieve a huge leap in AF speed and precision performance. Contrast Detection in the X-E1 brings your subject into sharp focus in as little as 0.1 seconds.

The Fujifilm X-E1 is commonly used for Family photos, Low light, Macro photography, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Fujifilm X-E1 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Fujifilm X-E1 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Fujifilm X-E1: Compact, Easy to use, Fast shutter speed, Good battery life, Good in low light, Great resolution, Large clear LCD and Zoom range/performance

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Compact (27),Great resolution (24),Easy to use (20),Good in low light (20),Zoom range/performance (12),Large clear LCD (11),Fast shutter speed (7),Good battery life (5)
Cons:
Short battery life (12),Lag / shutter delay (4),Complicated controls (3),Limited zoom (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (29),Family photos (23),Low light (23),Macro photography (10),Weddings (9),Wildlife (9),Street photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (27),Semi-pro photographer (4),Pro photographer (3)

Fujifilm X-E1 Features

  • 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor provides high resolution & high sensitivity matching full-size sensor quality
  • Magnesium body with traditional (classical) design in compact size
  • HD 1080p Video w/Stereo Sound
  • 100-25,600 ISO Capabilitites
  • JPEG + RAW (Process In-Camera)
  • Intutive Operation with Manual ring and Aperture Dial & Shutter-speed Dials.
  • Aspherical OLED-EVF 2360K EVF equipped with approx. 2360K dots OLED panel provides high contrast ratio and natural look.
  • 2 new XF lenses provide a wider array of matched lenses
  • Built-in flash
  • Fast AF 0.1 sec with OIS, F2.8 zoom lens
  • External microphone connection
  • Built in diopter
  • Exposure Control - TTL 256 Zones
  • High Speed Contrast Autofocus
  • X-Trans CMOS Sensor: The X-E1's sensor adopts the same 16M X-Trans CMOS found in the X Series flagship X-Pro1 model. Featuring an originally developed color filter array with a highly random pixel arrangement, its X-Trans CMOS sensor eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter, which is used to inhibit moiré at the expense of resolution.
  • Beautiful bokeh: Another advantage of the large APS-C sensor is the ability to create a beautiful bokeh effect - the aesthetic out-of-focus effect created when shooting with a shallow depth of field.
  • Natural Look OLED Viewfinder: Adopting an optical structure of two glass lenses and a double aspherical lens, the viewfinder provides a comfortable and natural view of the entire scene with an horizontal apparent field of view of 25°.
  • Diopter Adjustment Dial: The X-E1 offers a diopter correction dial that enables users to adjust the strength of the viewfinder in accordance with their eyesight. The dial is located on the side of the viewfinder and can be adjusted from -4m-1 - +2m-1 (dtp).
  • Drive Button Mode Selector: You can smoothly change to the following settings using the DRIVE button - Recording High-Definition (HD) Movies
    Bracketing: AE Bracketing / ISO Bracketing / Film Simulations Bracketing / Dynamic Range Bracketing
    Continuous Shooting (Burst Mode)
    Panoramas
  • Full HD Movies: Shoot Full HD movies (1920 x 1080) at 24fps, the same frame rate used for cinema films. In addition to Monochrome or Film Simulation modes the combination of X-E1's large sensor and bright XF lenses to capture movies with a large and beautiful defocused bokeh background.
  • Standard Range to ISO6400: Fujifilm's X-Trans CMOS takes advantage of its high-sensitivity performance to deliver a standard range up to ISO6400. No matter when or where the shutter opportunity arises, you can depend on its high-sensitivity image quality to defeat blur caused by camera shake or subject motion.
  • Film Simultaion: X-E1 can simulate the color and tonal qualities of acclaimed film brands including the true-to-scene natural look of PROVIA, the vibrant tonality and saturated colors of Velvia and the silky soft look and beautiful skin tones of ASTIA.
  • Beautiful Magnesium Design: Constructed of a beautiful magnesium die-cast top and front cover the X-E1 is stylish yet strong. The design of the X-E1 resembles the cameras of the film age, and there is wisdom that has been passed down behind it. This gives the X-E1 commonality that transcends the ages.
  • High Precision Dials: Settings can be checked even when the camera is off. High precision parts provide just the right amount of torque and resistance when clicking the dials thereby allowing you to get suitable response when photographing.
  • Ergonomic Controls: With the exposure dial and shutter speed controlled with the right hand and the aperture ring controlled with the left, the X-E1 enables you to change settings instinctively by feel without looking up from the viewfinder. Being able to change settings in an instant means you won't miss that perfect shot.
  • On-board Flash: The built-in flash corresponds to GN7 ISO200 · m. You can make your subject stand out using the flash, such as the daytime synchro when the sun is in front of you or the capture light when photographing people. The camera achieves high resolution with little noise by compensating for the amount of light present.
  • Quick Response: The X-E1 achieves quick response compatible with DSLR cameras thereby enabling you to never miss a shot.

    Quick Start: 0.5 sec
    Shutter Time Lag: 0.05 sec
    Auto Focus: 0.1 sec
    High Speed Continuous Shooting: 6 frames sec
  • Motion Panorama: Just sweep the camera across the scene, and the X-E1 captures multiple images and seamlessly stitches them together to form a single panorama photo. Even when enlarged to an A3-size print, there is virtually no loss of resolution. Holding the camera horizontally or vertically, you can shoot the scene with an M or L AOV.
  • Customization Function Fn Button: Assign any one of the following frequently used functions. MULTIPLE EXPOSURE / PREVIEW DEPTH OF FIELD / ISO / SELF-TIMER / IMAGE SIZE / IMAGE QUALITY / DYNAMIC RANGE/ FILM SIMULATION / WHITE BALANCE / AF MODE / SELECT CUSTOM SETTING / MOVIE / RAW
  • Save Custom Settings: Create, save and instantly recall up to 7 sets of user-defined settings covering all parameters from ISO sensitivity to white balance.
  • Mic Level Adjustment: Adjust the microphone volume level (4 settings) while watching the level meter for optimum audio recording to prevent either loss or distortion.
  • Selectable AF Focusing: Within the screen, the auto focus area is divided into a 49-point matrix. AF accurately and swiftly recognizes the primary subject and brings it into crystal clear focus, and also lets you freely select the position of the AF frame. You can also change the AF frame size and pinpoint the focusing.
  • Multiple Exposure: In film cameras, multiple exposure is the photographic technique of superimposing one image on another by double exposing a single frame of film. This is done on the X-E1 by selecting the Multiple Exposure mode, taking the first shot using either the EVF or LCD monitor, and then framing and shooting the second exposure.
  • High Performance LCD Monitor: 2.8-inch, 460,000-Dot LCD Features High Contrast, High Brightness and the Convenience of a Wide Viewing Angle On the LCD, you can view not only the same image displayed in the electronic viewfinder, but also switch it to show a simple shooting information display.
  • Q (Quick Menu) Button: Skip directly to frequently used shooting menus - ISO sensitivity setting, White Balance, Film Simulation and other frequently used shooting settings are displayed in a list. Just use the 4-way controller to select the item and the command dial to change settings for speedy operation while shooting.
  • In-camera RAW Converter: The built-in RAW data converter lets you view results in the field without firsttransferring the data to a PC. This easy-to-use feature not only takes into account exposure compensation, white balance and other in-camera image quality settings, but also lets you apply Film Simulation modes in the converter mode.
  • RAW Conversion Software Included: For the management, viewing and converting of RAW image data on your PC, you will find SILKYPIX viewer and RAW conversion software included. The special Fujifilm X-E1 version of this software ensures versatility and ease of use, plus movie playback functionality.
  • From SLEEP to ON in 0.5 sec.: After turning OFF the power, the X-E1 enters a sleep mode (for a maximum of 24 minutes). If the power is turned ON during this time, the X-E1 wakes up instantly, reducing the normal startup time from 1.0 sec. to approx. 0.5 sec.
  • Selectable Metering Modes: Swiftly select the best metering for your shot: MULTI for accurate response to a variety of lighting conditions, SPOT for precise reading of approximately 2% of the viewfinder area in the center of the screen, and AVERAGE for an average exposure setting for the entire scene.

Fujifilm X-E1 Specifications

Number of effective pixels
16.3 million pixels
Image sensor
23.6mm×15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS with primary color filter
Sensor Cleaning system
Ultra Sonic Vibration
Lens
Construction: 14 elements in 10 groups (inc. 3 asph. element & 1 abnormal disp. element)
Focal Length: f = 18-55mm (27.4mm-83.8mm)
AOV: 79.1°-28.4°
Max Aperture: F2.8-F4.0
Min Aperture: F22
Aperture Blades/Stop Size: 7 (rounded diaphragm opening) 1/3 EV (19 stops)
Focus Range: Wide 30cm - infinity / Tele: 45cm - infinity
Max Magnification: 0.08-0.15x
Filter Size: 58mm
Dimensions Diameter x Length: 2.6 x 2.8 - 3.9" / 65 x 70.4 - 97.9mm
Weight: 11.6 oz / 330g
Storage media
SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC(UHS-I) memory card
File format (still image)
JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 *2),
RAW (RAF format), RAW+JPEG
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Movie
H.264 (MOV) with Stereo sound
Number of Recorded Pixels
L: <3:2> 4896x3264 <16:9> 4896x2760 <1:1> 3264 × 3264
M: <3:2> 3456x2304 <16:9> 3456x1944 <1:1> 2304 × 2304
S: <3:2>2496x1664 <16:9> 2496x1408 <1:1> 1664 ×1664

Motion Panorama
L Vertical: 7680x2160 / Horizontal: 7680x1440
M Vertical: 5120x2160 / Horizontal: 5120x1440
Lens Mount
FUJIFILM X mount
Compatible Interchangeable lens
FUJINON LENS XF18mm F2 R
FUJINON LENS XF35mm F1.4 R
FUJINON LENS XF60mm F2.4 R Macro
FUJINON LENS XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
FUJINON LENS XF14mm F2.8 R
Sensitivity
Equivalent to ISO 200 - 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
AUTO mode : AUTO(400)/AUTO(800)AUTO(1600)/AUTO(3200)/AUTO(6400)
Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100, 12800 and 25600
Exposure Control
TTL 256-zones metering, Multi / Spot / Average
Exposure Mode
Programmed AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure
Exposure Compensation
-2.0EV - +2.0EV, increment with 1/3EV step
Image Stabilizer
Lens shift type (when OIS type lens is set)
Shutter control
Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed with Mechanical Shutter
(P mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/4000 sec.,
(All other modes) 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
Bulb (max.60min.)
Time 1/2 to 30 sec
Synchronized Shutter speed for flash : 1/180 sec or slower
1/180 sec can be automatically set at some shooting condition on P mode or A mode
Continuous Shooting
Max 6 / 3 fps selectable
Auto Bracketing
AE Bracketing (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)
Film Simulation Bracketing (Any 3 type of film simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%, 200%, 400%)
ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)
Focus (mode)
Single AF / Continuous AF/MF?Distance Indicator
Focus Type
TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available
AF Frame Selection
Area (EVF/LCD: 49 areas with 7x7) / Multi
changeable size of AF frame: among 5 type
White Balance
Automatic scene recognition
Custom, Color temperature selection (K)
Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White),
Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, underwater
Film Simulation Mode
10 type (PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA)
Dynamic Range Setting
AUTO (100-400%) 100% 200% 400%
Self-timer
Approx. 10sec. / 2sec. Delay
Flash
Manual pop-up flash (Auto flash)
Guide number: approx 7 (ISO200 m)
Flash Modes
Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro. Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash,
Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro. Red-eye Reduction & Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander
Hot Shoe
Yes (dedicated TTL Flash compatible)
Viewfinder
0.5-in., approx.2,360,000-dot OLED color viewfinder
Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area: approx. 100
Eye point: approx. 23 mm
Diopter adjustment: -4m-1 to +2m-1
Built-in eye sensor
LCD Monitor
2.8-in, approx. 460,000-dot, TFT color LCD monitor (Approx. 100% coverage)
Movie Recording
1920 x 1080 pixels, 1280 x 720 pixels (24frames / sec.) with stereo sound
Individual movies cannot exceed 29 minutes in length
Photography Functions
Select custom setting, Motion panorama, Color space, Color (Saturation), sharpness, Dynamic range, Film simulation, Gradation, Auto red-eye removal, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Preview depth of focus, Focus check, Electronic level, Multiple exposure, Fn button setting (RAW, Movie, etc)
Playback Functions
RAW conversion, Image rotate, Red-eye reduction, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, image search, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Mark for upload, Protect, Crop, Resize, Panorama, Favorites
Other Functions
PictBridge, Exif Print, Language selection, Time difference, Quick start mode, Power save mode, Silent mode
Ports
Digital interface: USB 2.0 High-Speed
HD Output: HDMI mini connector
Microphone/shutter release input: 2.5mm, stereo mini connector
Battery
NP-W126 Li-ion battery (included)
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Battery Frame Guide
Approx 350 frames (When XF35mmF1.4R is set)
Starting Up Period
Approx 0.5 sec, when QUICK START mode set to ON
Approx 1.0 sec, when QUICK START mode set to OFF
evaluated by FUJIFILM method
Dimensions WxHxD
5.1 x 2.9 x 1.5" / 129 x 74.9 x 38.3mm
Weight
Approx. 12.3 oz / 350g (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 10.6 oz / 300 g (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)

Fujifilm X-E1 Reviews

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4.4

(based on 34 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Small package, big content

I wanted pro level results from a camera that was compact, easy to carry and easy to travel with. After reading a lot of reviews I expected excellent photos and quality build. There were many comments about the slower but adequate autofocus. In reality, the camera is remarkably easy to use with very intuitive controls, simple and approachable menus, and autofocus that works as well as any camera I have owned. The resolution and color are as good as my Mark 3. The camera is small and light and...

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I wanted pro level results from a camera that was compact, easy to carry and easy to travel with. After reading a lot of reviews I expected excellent photos and quality build. There were many comments about the slower but adequate autofocus. In reality, the camera is remarkably easy to use with very intuitive controls, simple and approachable menus, and autofocus that works as well as any camera I have owned. The resolution and color are as good as my Mark 3. The camera is small and light and so is the lens. I am an advanced amateur and have attended many photo workshops and handled a lot of cameras. If an EVF is not an issue, buy this and be happy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fujifilm X-E1 too quirky for me

First off, I want to say how much I wanted to love this camera. I own a Nikon D90 and was planning a trip to Europe, and was deciding between a Nikon D7100 or the XE-1 -- the trade off being size versus overall quality and versatility. I opted for the XE-1 because I figured size would be important for my traveling experience. As fate would have it, I also brought along the D90 for my daughter to use, and I ended up carrying it much of the time (so much for size). In any event, I took severa...

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First off, I want to say how much I wanted to love this camera. I own a Nikon D90 and was planning a trip to Europe, and was deciding between a Nikon D7100 or the XE-1 -- the trade off being size versus overall quality and versatility. I opted for the XE-1 because I figured size would be important for my traveling experience. As fate would have it, I also brought along the D90 for my daughter to use, and I ended up carrying it much of the time (so much for size). In any event, I took several thousand photos and had an excellent chance to get to know the XE-1. And, I must say, I don't love it. First the upside: -- The picture quality is excellent. No complaints there. -- It's smaller than the D90 or D7100 (but it's still a pretty big camera, so don't think it's going to be pocket-sized). --It's got some interesting feature sets that makes picture taking fun. -- works really well in low light -- good battery life -- excellent kit lens and 35mm lens quality --well built The downside: --really slow to focus (sometimes impossible) -- buttons and knobs often move without my knowledge or consent (exposure compensation knob) --not intuitive to use like the D90 or D7100 (I found myself having to think a lot to get the exposure and aperture I wanted. I tend to shoot in manual mode or aperture priority, but it messes around with iso and doesn't always behave as expected. When I had time to capture the shot, this isn't a problem; when I'm trying to capture something fast, it's really frustrating -- not that small. It's still big to lug around so if I'm lugging something, I think the larger D7100 would be better overall --for small, I have a Canon Powershot S100 which takes excellent photos and is MUCH smaller (but a lesser camera) -- for the life of me, I couldn't remember what each of the buttons were supposed to do. They just don't have intuitive names or interfaces. I felt like the camera controlled me rather than visa versa. This has never been the case with the D90, and I've been into photography for 40 years so I know my way around a camera So, overall, this camera didn't meet my needs. It wasn't small enough to justify the tradeoffs, and the cost was about the same as the D7100. I wanted to fall in love, but didn't.....

Reviewed by 34 customers

 
5.0

Went from DSLR to mirrorless

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from VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I'm quickly learning to love this camera. That may sound odd but I really wasn't sure I'd end up keeping it since I did love my Canon 6D. I have now sold my 6D as I get to know this camera even more. The quality is there, lots of activity and groups on the web, and my manual focus lenses can be used. Getting used to the EVF and finding the times that the EVF is better than optical.

 
5.0

Quality!

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from Daly City, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have been watching Fujifilm X series for awhile now, keep wondering what the fuzz is all about. Saw this XE-1 on special, finally gave-in to temptation and got one. There are tons of technical reviews out there, so I will not bore you with another one. The camera body feels solid, well balance and beautiful to look at. I love the retro dials. The 'kit' 18-55mm XF lens is consist of mostly metal, similar in built quality to my Zeiss Touit Lens. I did a few test shots, and it seems a tad sharper than the Zeiss. Bokeh is pleasing, not great. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase. I am sure it will become one of my favorites! I have checked, Adorama currently has the best deal (get the one with free grip and gift). Get one before it is gone.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Camera!

By

from Phoenix, AZ  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

SO far so good with the X-E1. I've been wanting to try it for about a year and finally had the opportunity to get one. Right away I noticed how much smaller it was than my DSLRs. The X-E1's noticeably lighter as well. Even with the 18-55, it feels much light than what I was used to. I worried that it would feel too light, but I've adapted to it nicely and now wonder why I didn't get one sooner. The image quality is really good. If, like me, you wait a long time between camera purchases (years rather than months--I really eek out everything from my DSLRs before upgrading---and I'm cheap, so I don't always get the latest and greatest)***, you'll be blown away by the image quality. It really is that good! I think it's a next gen camera and it performs as such. One concern I had was changing systems. Not a concern anymore. I have Nikon glass I'm able to use with adaptors. I use them manually, but I don't go around photographing sprinters, either. Admittedly, I'm not sure I'll even need the Nikon glass. I have it. It's a tool. If I can use it and benefit from its quality, I will. That said, the 18-55mm has rarely been off the camera. The X-E1 is fairly intuitive to use. The dials on the top and menus make sense to me. I do have to be careful or I'll knock the exposure compensation dial one way or the other. (I believe this has been adjusted on the X-E2 to be a firmer adjusted so that it's less likely to be accidentally shifted.) I've read about some of the focus speed concerns...I don't really have these concerns as I don't shoot fast-moving objects on a regular basis. I did photograph a wedding on my third day of ownership as a fluke and favor for a friend while traveling to Santa Fe, and I'm happy to report that aside from a few out of focus images, the wedding photography came off without a hitch. There are plenty of wedding photogs out there who are using the Fuji systems that are much better qualified to give feedback. If weddings are a true concern, please give them a read. As stated in many forums and reviews already, the X-E1 shines in street photography. It's very inconspicuous. If people do notice, they approach and want to know more. I've had no less that five conversations with people I didn't know because of this gem of a camera in the mere two weeks of ownership. It's a conversation starter and if you're shy like many photographers I've known, it helps bring you out of your shell to talk about something you love! If you want more than a simple point and shoot, a camera with a variety of lens options, and a well-built product, then you should consider the X-E1. It's a solid performer that can be carried over the shoulder all day. It's not intrusive or loud. The Fuji is priced reasonably and with the firmware updates from Fuji, the X-E1 is an up-to-date camera with tons of potential for the photographer. Get one already! Brien ***previous camera I've used regularly for paid jobs--Nikon D200. previous camera I've used for art photography--D70 (and D200). So, when I say "years" between purchases, I mean years!

 
4.0

Great compact camera

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from Brooklyn, NY  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

I have recently been looking for a lightweight camera for everyday use and travel. After seeing the pictures form the Fuji X100S, I definitely took a closer look at the Fuji X series. I liked the X-E1 because of the light weight, small size and electronic viewfinder. (NOTE: the exposure preview is available after a firmware update, aas well as an increase in focus performance) The sensor produces great gradients and sharp pictures. I use this camera for everything I use my SLR for, except for macro. The downside is that it's hard to find really good accessories (remotes, cases that allow for a grip, etc) but still a great camera. The 18-55mm lens has built in lens correction. Glad I bought it. FYI, buy the thumb grip. It'll make it feel better in your hand and prevent you from accidentally hitting dials.

 
5.0

Fuji X Series >>>> DSLR

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from Denver, CO  -  Photo Enthusiast

The Fuji X series produces the image quality of a full-size DSLR at a fraction of the size. I actually carry around a camera again.

 
4.0

Great image quality, decent interface

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from Cape Cod  -  Pro Photographer

I was using the X-E1 as a second camera in conjunction with an X-T1 and in terms of image quality, it is every bit as good. However, even after the recent firmware update (which does help quite a bit with AF and other features) it still was a bit too slow to be using as a true second camera for weddings or quick, candid doc-style photography. I moved to the X-E2 and couldn't be happier. It's not a "night and day" difference, but it's the little things that all add up to the X-E2 being a faster, more useful camera for my purposes. If I were shooting still objects or doing portraits and little else, this camera would easily suffice.

 
4.0

Great low light but shutter lag

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from NV  -  Pro Photographer

As most will know this camera is attractive because of the way it handles low light and gives incredibly sharp images with little noise. The lens is quite simply astonishing and probably the best "kit" lens ever. I shoot with many different cameras Rollei, Hasselblad, Leica and have never bought a "kit" lens except for this one. It's worth it because you are basically getting a very sharp lens for $200. The not so good news with this camera is that there is some shutter lag and lag between the EVF and rear screen. There is a slight delay between focus and when you actually click the shutter. This makes getting the decisive moment tough. I think manual focus maybe the fastest way but there is still the lag from the EVF & rear screen. More practise is in order to find a way around this. There is quite some written about this online and I would try to experiment with either a rental or in store before you buy. Also the batty life is not great. Advise buying a second & maybe third battery.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

By

from Massachusetts  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have had the Fuji X100s since the fall so I was already familiar with the controls and menu, so there wasn't a huge learning curve with this camera, even though some things are different. I've only had this camera for a few days but it's so much fun to shoot with this over a bigger DSLR. I did a lot of research comparing the XE-1 to the XE-2 trying to determine if it was worth the cost difference to upgrade to the XE-2, and in the end it wasn't worth it. Adorama shipped quickly and I received it two days ahead of schedule! As soon as I got it, I upgraded both the camera and lens to the new firmware, which addressed many of the focus complaints of early users. As a company, Fuji is great as they don't forget about earlier versions of cameras and update regularly.

 
5.0

Great camera!

By

from Boston MA  -  Photo Enthusiast

High quality mirrorless camera that is comfortable to hold and takes excellent pictures so far- to my eye DSLR quality, rivaling those bulkier, more cumbersome full frame cameras. I haven't done much low light work or video yet, so I can't comment on that at this time.

 
3.0

Nice camera with flaws

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from OC, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I wanted to use this for trips instead of my 5D3. Got a great deal from Adorama. The camera and lens are solid. Grip is small for me, however. After using it for a few days I had to return it for a few reasons: focusing speed is very slow. Some of the pictures are simply out of focus for no good reasons! I have seen so many positive comments about this camera but it was clearly not for my style of shooting. Now I did have some great shots with this camera but it was hit and miss and that was not acceptable.

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Shopper  what is the warranty and is it transferrable? thx
DAVID R  You would need to contact Fujifilm about their warranty. If you purchase the additional warranty from Adorama it can be transferred for a fee. $25 or $30 I think.
lorenzo b  If I buy the Fuji x-e1 and 18-55 f2.8 kit it says you get a hand grip and a data saver. Can I get a spare FUJI Battery or FUJI 32 Card instead?
Andrew R  Unfortunately no, we are unable to substitute at this time.
Donna M  Does this model have the same image ratios that some of the newer models do? 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1? I'm particularly interest in the 16:9 and 1:1 ratios.
ROBERT A  X-E1 has ratios 3:2, 16:9 & 1:1; all in image sizes L, M & S.
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