The Fujifilm X-E1 bears much in common with the larger and more expensive Fujifilm X-Pro1, starting with a 16.3MP APS-C "X-Trans" CMOS sensor. It accepts X-mount lenses including the 18-55mm kit zoom lens announced alongside it. Keeping up with its advanced mirrorless class the X-E1 offers 1080 HD video, 6 frames per second burst shooting and a native ISO range of 200-6400 expandable up to 25,600. A sharp 2.3 million dot built-in electronic viewfinder complements a fixed 2.8 inch LCD. Like the X-Pro1, the X-E1 offers plenty of external controls, including analog dials to control shutter speed and exposure compensation. Most key settings are accessed using dedicated buttons, and a Q button offers a heads up display with frequently-accessed shooting parameters.
Fujifilm X-E1 Mirrorless Camera
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“ The X-E1 offers the X-Pro1's image quality in a smaller, more responsive package. Its intuitive dial-led interface makes it a rather desirable little camera.”
- 16.3MP APS-C "X-Trans" CMOS sensor
- 6 frames per second continuous shooting
- Contrast detect AF
- ISO 200-6400, expandable up to 25,600
- 1080 HD video
- 2.8 inch LCD with 460,000 dots
- Electronic viewfinder with 2,360,000 dots
- Raw and Raw + JPEG shooting
- Pop-up flash with hotshoe
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4896 x 3264|
|Other resolutions||4896 x 2760,3264 x 3264, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 2304 × 230, 2496 x 1664, 2496 x 1408 , 1664 × 1664|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)|
|ISO||Auto (400), Auto (800), Auto (1600), Auto (3200), 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400 (100, 12800, 25600 with boost)|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes (1)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT color LCD monitor|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||No|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot-shoe EF-X20, EF-20, EF-42)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain|
|Continuous drive||6 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||(at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24 fps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (Mini connector)|
|Remote control||Yes ( Optional RR-80)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion NP-W126 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||350|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||350 g (0.77 lb / 12.35 oz)|
|Dimensions||129 x 75 x 38 mm (5.08 x 2.95 x 1.5″)|
Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category at the time of review.
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The Fujifilm X-E1 is a fine camera, and a pleasure to use. Fujifilm's recent improvements to focusing, both manual and automatic, make a real difference to performance, the built-in EVF is excellent, and the enthusiast-friendly ergonomics are addictive. The only serious issue is the camera's video mode, which is sub-par compared to the competition.
Any application requiring critical image quality - the X-E1 turns out excellent pictures.
Not So Good For
Movie mode and fast action shooting, where the camera's limitations do get in the way of results.
I was lucky enough to get this the first week it was shipped to B&H without being on a waiting list. There's no camera that's in this price with kit lens can match its photo quality. If you want video get a gh3. Auto mode is decent but this camera screams to be in full manual. This is the type of camera when you just look at it you know you should go out and shoot. If your not shooting it's simply a pleasure just to look at. Menus are very simple and straight forward only thing to make this ...
Ho acquistato da poco la Fuji X-E1 e sono già in possesso di una Nikon D7000 e devo dire che la X-E! ha una definizione migliore soprattutto ad alti valori ISO. Molto pratica e facile da usare con tutti i comandi a portata di mano e con impostazioni personalizzabili. Non dimentichiamo il design raffinato e il bellissimo obiettivo in kit. Spero che Fuji commercializzi presto gli altri obiettivi in programma.
After months of anticipation based upon glowing pre-reviews from Dpreview, my X-E1 arrived a week ago, and today I am returning it back to the store. Evidently the trans-x sensor is proving difficult for Adobe and other vendors to translate correctly, which results in a "watercolor effect" within the tonal details. (No other processing is done to the image.) And this has been a problem since the X-Pro 1 was released almost a year ago? I'll wait until I hear this has been fixed because ...
A little camera with big camera ability
Go check out my blog here for more info if you are on the fence. I compare it to a Canon 1D mk II and Panasonic m4/3 offerrings. http://lxcellent.blogspot.com/2012/12/test-drive-of-fujifilm-x-e1.html Problems: There are some quirks that will take some getting used to...But that image quality makes it all worth it!
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Last year I bought a X-E1 after been shooting with a Lumix G1 for a couple of years. An I loooved the colours the fuji produced. Alas the viewfinder and I didn't get along so I went back to a G5. Now I miss those fuji colours and can't seem to achieve them any witch way I try with my G5. My question is; How does the last generation m43 sensors compare to fuji when it comes to colours? And yes, if ever a matter was personal, this one is. So I'd like to hear your personal opinions. Thanks Kjell
The whole "color" issue is more or less a non-issue because you can get just about any set of colors you want from a RAW image. Even in the current LR there are four color presets for the E-M1, and all of them are different. You can also get a virtually unlimited color presets from any number of places, including VSCO, which I think has some very nice ones. I think there are presets for Fuji Scala, Astia, Fortia, Provia, and Velvia. You can more or less get a RAW file from any manufacturer to look like an image from any other manufacturer, at least as far as colors are concerned. If you don't shoot RAW then you have fewer options. You can alter the color of a JPEG but that is not so well packaged. Continue Reading
Olympus colors are a myth almost, they are more saturated and more warm, people like this that's why they speak so much about Olympus colors. I like better the more neutral Panasonic Lumix rendering, if I need to change this I will edit the JPG using the HSL on Lightroom or other good program that have it. (1) Some colors from my Panasonics. (OOC JPG edited to my taste) . 12 megapixels sensor. Continue Reading
From a rather subjective, probably biased source (Fujirumors.com), it is apparent there is such a thing as 'fuji colours', and having seen the images from their cameras, against my own G5, and a friend's D7100, I'd definitely agree that they are more gorgeous, and rich in chroma! There's definitely something special about those Fujis... unfortunately I can't afford any of their mirrorless on top of my desire for an X-100 to really compare. And, I'm sort of afraid of what I might see if I ever do own one - I might not want to go back to my G5 haha! Source: The site link is banned (??) but you can probably guess where. ;) Continue Reading
Fuji X-trans & Apple Aperture
How do we start a campaign to pressure Apple to make their Aperture software compatible with Fuji X-trans sensor now that so many photographers use the Fuji X-Pro, Fuji X-E1 and and X 20 cameras? Can this lobbying be done under the DPReview umbrella? Should this idea of petitioning Apple also appear in other forums for the Fuji X cameras and Apple Aperture software??
nzino wrote: I do appreciate the information given about LightRoom and any other software that is, but the subject of the thread is: Fuji X-trans & Apple Aperture . The OP's question was about encouraging Apple to provide support for the X-trans sensor, not about what software does provide support for it and how well. Thank you for your understanding. I missed the part that you are the new elected forum police and are to judge what is ok to reply and what is not... I am not a troll and I did not offen anyone with my post. And I think that this conversation can be very well extended to alternatives, wether you like it or not. I got my first Apple computer in the early 80's and have a long history as a cutomer and shareholder with this company. And it has been proven to be very hard to push Apple to do anything that is not on their own agenda. The "pressure" to get support for Fuji's X-Trans and EXR sensor RAW files will never gain the magnitude of the "Antenna gate" where Apple in ... Continue Reading
smatty wrote: Many people have left Aperture for various reasons and went to look for other alternatives instead of hoping and pleading that Apple will change this or support that. Apple has been quite bad with their pro apps maintenance and updates and we might just have to accept that they leave this market to other companies like Adobe who put all of their resources behind it while Apple focuses on the more profitable "simple user" as they outnumber the pro's by magnitudes. Many have also left and come back, having regretted leaving. Leaving is a big decision which may lead to regret, you shouldn't be so eager to push others into it just to make yourself feel better about your choice or because you are angry at Apple. Aperture came first and was only the raw workflow tool of it's Kind. Ligthrooom was announced as a free public beta to stem the adoption of Aperture which was getting a lot of publicity. It was a great tactic and did the trick. But by the time of LR V1, Aperture was ... Continue Reading
Fuji S5 Pro vs X-E1
Are images produced by X-E1 are comparable to S5 pro or despite camera age, s5 pro colors are still hard to beat even for X-e1? Thanks ...
I have an S5Pro and X-E1. Had the S5Pro for years. The X-E1 trumps the S5Pro in image quality. Colours are very similar but resolution, sharpness, DR and high ISO are all much better Continue Reading
zapper wrote: I have an S5Pro and X-E1. Had the S5Pro for years. The X-E1 trumps the S5Pro in image quality. Colours are very similar but resolution, sharpness, DR and high ISO are all much better Thank you, Zapper. Continue Reading
Completely agree. Last Saturday I needed to use my S5 with 35mm Zeiss ZF.2 to work safely in the rain. While I still love it, looking at results on big monitor back @ home made me sigh a little, in comparison to what the XE-1 would have delivered. (To say nothing of the weight gain - wow some difference especially using the Touit 32mm vs. the ZF.2 - well that's the price of robust/adequate sealing - the XE-1 would probably not have tolerated the conditions [northern hemisphere, peak of Summer, 52 degrees fahrenheit, rain, northern Minnesota...].) Lance Continue Reading
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- Fujifilm X-E1 Mirrorless Camera
- Lens kit includes XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens
- Li-ion battery NP-W126
- Battery charger BC-W126
- Shoulder strap
- USB cable
- Body cap
- Metal strap clip
- Protective cover
- Clip attaching tool
- CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter etc.)
- Owner's manual
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