The Fujifilm X-E2 is the second generation of the company's mid-range mirrorless camera. It features a 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor that gains on-sensor phase detection over the one used in previous models. A unique digital-split-image focus aid (introduced in the X100S) and a 1.04m dot LCD are the major changes - the X-E2 is mainly about handling and operations tweaks. The camera shoots at speeds of up to 7 fps and can record video at 1080/60p with AF tracking. The X-E2 also features built-in Wi-Fi, which allows for easy photo sharing via your mobile device.
Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless Camera
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“ For those people who 'get' what the X-E2 is about, it's a top-notch photographic tool - engaging, responsive and regularly delivering excellent images.”
- 16MP APS-C X-Trans II CMOS sensor
- 7 frames per second continuous shooting
- Phase detect AF
- ISO200 - 6400 (expandable ISO 100, 12800, 25600)
- 1080/60p, 30p HD video
- 3 inch LCD with 1,040,000 dots
- Electronic viewfinder with 2,360,000 dots and digital split image focus aid
- Raw and Raw + JPEG shooting
- Pop-up flash with hot shoe
- Built-in Wi-Fi
|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 photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)|
|Processor||EXR Processor II|
|ISO||Auto (200-6400), Manual (200-6400)|
|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)|
|Flash range||7.00 m (@ ISO 200)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot-shoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain|
|Continuous drive||7.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±1 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||Image playback/sharing, geo-tagging|
|Remote control||Yes ( Optional RR-90)|
|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 37 mm (5.08 x 2.95 x 1.46″)|
Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category at the time of review.
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The X-E2 is a highly capable enthusiast-focused camera capable of producing excellent images. Direct control dials and plenty of customization make for an engaging shooting experience, and its output is impressive. Wi-Fi and in-camera raw conversion make it easy to share images. It's only the lackluster video that disappoints.
Most types of photography, whether you're looking to capture Raw or JPEG images.
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The X-E2, combined with the XF 23mm f/1.4 R, is simply stunning in build,performance, and IQ. This combo is the interchangeable (14 total lens) and robust version of Fuji's wildly popular X100S. Fuji will soon make available their XF 10-24mm f/4.0 R OIS zoom (with stabilization) for landscape and XF 56mm f/1.2 R for serious portrait work.
Comparing the Fuji X-E2 and a Canon 5D Mark III
This is truly an amazing camera! Bravo to Fuji !
Another truly amazing product from Fuji. After having used X-E1 for around a year or so, sudden rise of X-E2 caught many already X-E1 users with great surprise and dilemma. The dilemma for the loyal Fuji users was whether to immediately upgrade our own X-E1s to the newer one or not. But as there really such huge improvements that I couldn't resist the temptation any more and got one. I must say that this camera s truly a marvel and it is worth every penny. For here I want to send a message to ...
Little wonderfull! (With photographs)
What a great camera! What a great great camera!! Good looking, fast, accurate, fun, compact, lightweight and did i say good looking? This camera is not just a camera. It's a fashion. It's a style. It's a friend, a tool, a moneymaker and just a fun, big men's(or woman's) toy to have. Quick and responsive. The camera is snappy and make's you happy. Startup time, menu navigation, browsing, deleting pictures etc...it's all good. The focusing system is adequate. Fuji has come along way (so i ...
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X-M1 versus other X-camera's
Does the image quality of the X-M1 level the image quality of the X-E1 or X-E2 ? Other question that i have related to the X-M1 : The X-M1 doesn't have a dedicated manual focus button. Now when the 23mm lens is attached and you pull the manual focus ring on the lens will the X-M1 switch automatically from autofocus to manual focus or do you have to dive into the menu to switch the focus mode ?
I recently purchased an X-M1. I regularly use an X-100. I have the opinion that the sensor is "essentially" equivalent to the X-E2 and the processor to the X-E1. I understand that the X-E2 uses some of it's "pixels" to aid in focus so it's likely faster in that regard than the X-M1. I would be surprised if the IQ of the X-M1 were to be substantially different from the X-E2. The X-M1 has a reduced set of film simulations but the ones it has are quite good, as expected. These are JPG simulations. I regularly use the "back-focus" on the X-100 and it's not available on the X-M1. However the X-M1 has a Fn button on top which is programmable. The choice I made for this button is Manual Focus so I've found a suitable-substitute for the X-100's back focus button. (it manual focuses but not lock exposure) Continue Reading
According to the website of Fuji the X-E2 has a CMOS II sensor, the X-M1 a CMOS sensor. Are we talking about the same sensor ? Continue Reading
Is X-trans sensor adequate for landscapes?
Hi there, I'm currently a Canon DSLR user, mainly photographing mountaineering/hiking. I got fed up with the bulk of the 17-40L and the DSLR itself and started to look for a smaller solution. I narrowed down my research to Sony A6000 with the crap kitlens and Fuji X-E2 with firmware 2.00. My question goes here: I read all the praising reviews of the Fuji X-trans sensor, and how amazing the kitlens is. But then I stumbled across this page: http://www.michalography.com/blog/2014/5/31/the-fujifilm-x-e2-a-landscape-photographers-perspective.html He states that Fuji cannot handle small details and the pictures are "painting like". His pictures in his post are indeed intolerably smudged. Then I started to verify if other sources are the same, and indeed here are sample photoes with the X-E1, and similarly sumdged and painting like: http://www.photozone.de/fuji_x/783-fuji1855f284?start=2 Then the DPreview photo gallery is similarly bad with the landscapes: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/f ...
No, what I needed was to see what was achievable when properly developed, as the helpful people above pointed out. Perhaps what you need are some basic social skills. Much harder to teach. Continue Reading
I love the Fuji X-Trans cameras for landscapes and find the image quality very good. As someone who spends a lot of time in the backcountry, the Fuji's have literally and fundamentally changed how I approach landscape photography now. I find the incredibly light and well-built system allows me to really be free and explore the landscape. I rarely use a tripod now unless I need it for moving water or another specific purpose. Here's one I took a couple days ago while out on a hike with the X-T1 and 55-200 XF lens, handheld at 1/25th of a second f/11 ISO 400. The OIS is really that good. I find very few problems with Lightroom processing RAWs and have tried other software but find I achieve better results in Lightroom and Photoshop and like the workflow I have established. This image processed in LR and finished in Photoshop. When I think of how Galen Rowell approached photography, I'm pretty sure he would be going fast and light carrying a Fuji X-T1. Gore Range Mountains, ... Continue Reading
Actually, IMO, the Fuji OOC JPGs are actually a little better as far as detail rendering than OOC JPGs from Canon cameras. There is no choice in my mind to use RAW for Canons...the difference is huge. It's not necessarily an issue with XTrans, but rather an issue with internal JPG processing to keep the speed up at the expense of detail rendering. But I agree that Adobe needs to step up their game for the xtrans array pattern. It's OK for many uses, but fine landscape shooting isn't one of them. Continue Reading
Are you interested in dynamic range measurements on Fujifilm cameras?
My name is Bill Claff and for several years I have been measuring Photographic Dynamic Range (PDR) and other sensor characteristics. Initially I started with Nikon cameras and I also have a fair amount of Canon data. Recently I obtained measurements for the X-E2 and I'm expecting X-E1 data shortly. PDR is analogous to DxoMark Landscape Dynamic Range but on a different scale. Since DxoMark publishes so few Fujifilm measurements I suspect my PDR data would be of interest. But my Interactive PDR Chart (D3 and D700) is getting crowded and I don't want to bother with another brand, like Fujifilm, unless there is interest (and data gathering support). So let me know two things: 1) Do you want to see Fujifilm PDR values integrated into the data at my site? 2) Would you be willing to help me by providing raw files to my specification for analysis.
I have added X-E2 data to my Interactive PDR Chart (This link preselects the X-E2, D3, and D700 cameras.) The "tail" on the X-E2 data is due to Fujifilm "cooking" the high ISO raw data. Continue Reading
People don't necessarily know and certainly not in any objective way. That's one way such data is used. Another is when considering an upgrade to have some idea how a new camera would compare with one's current camera. Continue Reading
With all due respect, Bill, the more I look at your results, the less confidence I have in them. I think you've got a basic problem with the test methodology which basically invalidates the results. Hear me out and then let me know if I'm misreading or misinterpreting something. My first concern with the validity of your results is that you have cameras that should have very different dynamic ranges all basically falling on top of themselves, including the OMD-EM5 (m43), D7000 (APSC) and D600 (FF.) By theory we should about a one stop advantage between them and it isn't there. Second, the results of the X-E2, at ISO3200 & ISO6400, are way off and you dismiss them by saying Fuji cooks the books. They can only cook the books if the books are cookable, which is a big problem right there. But more concerning is you only know Fuji's results are cooked because the results are so obviously cooked. The question I have is who is cooking the books just a tiny bit and invalidating your ... Continue Reading
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