Fujifilm X-E1

Last Updated (20 May’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Fujifilm X-E1 is a new 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor compact system camera with a 2.36-million-dot EVF. It features EXR Processing Pro Image Processor, Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound, Focal Plane Shutter, High Speed Contrast Autofocus, 100-25600 ISO Range, FUJIFILM X-mount, Magnesium Alloy Body, and has a 2.8-inch LCD 460K Dot Resolution. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5.1 x 2.9 x 1.5″ / 129 x 74.9 x 38.3 mm and weight 10.58 oz / 300 g without battery, memory card, accessories.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Expert Reviews

Fujifilm X-E1 Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“The X-E1 delivers exactly the same excellent image quality as its big brother. Noise is noticeable only by its almost complete absence throughout the ISO range of 100-25,600, while the Dynamic Range function helps to boost contrast and detail. The new 18-55mm lens is also worthy of mention, with the fast maximum apertures making it easy to creatively throw the background out of focus, and delivering sharp results throughout the focal range.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCMAG reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“The OLED EVF is extremely sharp thanks to a 2.4-million dot resolution. It is in every way as good as the excellent EVFs built into the Sony NEX-6 and NEX-7 cameras,”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Luminous-landscape reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
” In my first round of testing, I found that, with the 35mm f1.4, the X-Pro1’s image quality was competitive to what came out of my Leica M9, save-for colour depth, on which the Leica trumps all other 35mm systems in my experience. We’re talking some pretty seriously high resolution. Most shooters simply won’t need more.”
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T3 reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“by using the zoom and focusing on subjects closer to the camera, it is possible to get some lovely ‘creamy’ shallow depth of field effects that would have at one time been purely the preserve of the DSLR. Colours too are natural and images have real punch straight out of the camera.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“The X-E1 delivers superb image performance in good light and is quite good in less-than-ideal lighting conditions, too. The shooter renders colors such as green and red very well, and skintones are presented in a pleasing manner.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“The real jewel in the crown of the X-E1 is its sensor. The quality of the results and the detail rendered is excellent, delivering images that are some of, if not the best we’ve seen from an APS-C sized sensor.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Trustedreviews reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“Automatic white balance is consistent in both natural and artificial light, producing neutral, pleasingly saturated results throughout the ISO range. With a nod to Fuijfilm’s 35mm film stock heritage, the X-E1 offer a range of Film Simulation modes that can be called upon to provide a slightly different look to your images, with Velvia, Provia, Astia, Pro Neg.Std, Pro Neg.Hi.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pocket-lint reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“The camera’s ISO 100-6400 sensitivity range is usable throughout and particularly impressive at its low-mid settings. It’s not often that a camera can produce shots that look similar from ISO 100-800, but that’s the case here. There’s little interfering grain or image noise to speak of, and while it does begin to crawl into images from ISO 1600 and upwards, there’s still a good level of sharpness.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Ephotozine reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“The Fujifilm X-E1 is more compact than the X-Pro1, and also 100g lighter, but it is still quite a large camera, and feels extremely well built. Focus speed and responsiveness is good, and the camera takes excellent photos with extremely impressive noise performance, with a good 18-55mm kit lens with built in optical image stabilisation.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

luminous-landscape reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“the Fuji X-Trans sensor is superb. I sang its praises thoroughly here in the X-Pro1 review, as have many other serious photographers and reviewers. In my first round of testing, I found that, with the 35mm f1.4, the X-Pro1’s image quality was competitive to what came out of my Leica M9, save-for colour depth, on which the Leica trumps all other 35mm systems in my experience. We’re talking some pretty seriously high resolution…”
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Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“It’s a newer model so it’s a touch quicker, and we have no reason to believe that performance is otherwise different from the X-Pro1—pictures should still be razor sharp, and it comes with access to a great and ever-growing family of glass. The 18-55mm f/2.8-4 bundled lens is brighter than the usual f/3.5-5.6 you get from most kits, too, and cuts down on the buy-in price for the XF system.”
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CNET reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“The most important improvement should be the new autofocus system. There’s an AF motor in the body and the new lenses incorporate a linear motor for faster physical operation, and the combination theoretically delivers much better AF performance. The AF motor alone should deliver better-than-X-Pro1 performance as well with the older lenses,..”
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Techradar reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“Adding a new 18-55mm kit lens to the lineup of the X range is also a smart move, which will again appeal to a new crowd. The fact that the lens has a metal build and a wide f/2.8 aperture should also mean that it wins favour with existing X series users, and should allay fears of a drop in performance that is usually associated with kit optics.”
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Engadget reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“Like its larger sibling, the X-E1 ditches the low-pass filter typically found in DSLRs in favor of a color filter array, which serves to minimize moire while yielding more accurate colors. A 2.36-million-dot OLED EVF is included for eye-level framing, or you can use the 2.8-inch 460k-dot LCD.”
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Photoreview reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“Following on the heels of the X-Pro1 and using the same X-Trans CMOS sensor and EXR Processor Pro, it’s pretty safe to predict the new X-E1 should offer excellent image quality, particularly in low light levels and for subjects with wide brightness ranges.”
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Imaging-resource reviews the Fujifilm X-E1 and writes;
“The Fuji X-E1′s menu is nearly identical to the X-Pro1′s, though it seemed a little different at first thanks to the smaller rear LCD panel. Autofocus, too, was fast in both low light and bright. I didn’t get to try the new 18-55mm kit lens. Fujifilm says its new linear motor AF system will focus in 0.10 second, which is pretty good.”
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Video Reviews

Fujifilm X-E1 Reviews

Fujifilm X-E1 Video Review by DigitalRevCom

Fujifilm X-E1 Video Review by WhatDigitalCamera

Fujifilm X-E1 Video Review by DigitalCameraWorld

Fujifilm X-E1 Video Review by TheCameraStoreTV

Review Video by fujiguys

Samples

Fujifilm X-E1 Sample Photos

- Fujifilm X-E1 Sample Photos @ Fujifilm.com

- Fujifilm X-E1 Sample Photos @ Amazon

- Fujifilm X-E1 Sample Photos @ Trustedreviews

- Fujifilm X-E1 Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

- Fujifilm X-E1 Sample Photos @ Flickr

Manual

Fujifilm X-E1 User Manual (PDF)

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Features

Fujifilm X-E1 Features

The Fujifilm X-E1 comes with 16.3-Megapixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor and a EXR Processor Pro for its image processor. The camera is able to capture incredible images quality with true-to-life color images, low noise and high resolution, thanks to X-Trans CMOS sensor which employing an unique color filter pixel array to compensates a low pass filter and reduces moiré and false colors. While the EXR Processor Pro ensures the camera has high-performance, especially for high speed auto focus on the moving subject.

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The camera also has High-definition and high-luminance 2.36M-dot “OLED electronic viewfinder” with a built-in diopter to provide a comfortable and natural view of the entire scene with an horizontal apparent field of view of 25°. The diopter correction dial allows users to adjust the strength of the viewfinder in accordance with their eyesight. While the display of Fujifilm X-E1 offers approx. 2.36M dots of resolution and 100% coverage which provides incredible detail to perfectly frame and focus your shots.

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Fujifilm X-E1 enables users to record Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound and use the bright XF lenses to capture movies with a beautiful defocused “bokeh” background. It also has designed with a focal plane shutter for fast shutter speeds. There is a Film Simulation mode which makes the camera is able to capture the expressive color quality. It consists of PROVIA, Velvia, ASTIA, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std., Monochrome, Monochrome+Ye Filter, Monochrome+R Filter, Monochrome+G Filter and Sepia.

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Additionally, the camera is offer a QuickStart Mode which makes the camera is ready to shoot in as little as 0.5 seconds after the power-up.

Fujifilm X-E1 Features:

+ 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor

+ EXR Processing Pro Image Processor

+ FUJIFILM X-mount

+ 2.36 Million Dot OLED Viewfinder

+ 2.8″ LCD 460K Dot Resolution

+ Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound

+ Focal Plane Shutter

+ High Speed Contrast Autofocus

+ 100-25600 ISO Range

+ FILM SIMULATION – Explore the Nuances of Color.

+ JPEG and RAW Capture

+ High Speed Contrast Autofocus

+ Built-in Flash and Hot Shoe Mount

+ Magnesium Alloy Body

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