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Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only)

You Pay: $799.00
Product Highlights
  • 16.3MP, APS-C, X-Trans II CMOS Sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • 3.0" 1,040k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • 0.5" 2,360k-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Continuous Shooting up to 7 fps
  • Intelligent Hybrid AF System
  • Digital Split Image and Focus Peaking
  • Film Simulation and Advanced Filters

The black Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera features a 16.3 megapixel, APS-C, X-Trans CMOS II sensor and an EXR Processor II to provide high quality imagery and exceptional camera performance. The combination of the sensor and processor enables a native sensitivity range from ISO 200-6400, which is further expandable to ISO 100-25600. Fujifilm's proprietary X-Trans sensor uses a unique randomized pixel array in order to avoid the use of a resolution-reducing optical low-pass filter, therefore providing images with the utmost sharpness and clarity. This imaging system is benefitted by the Intelligent Hybrid AF system, which uses both contrast- and phase-detection methods to acquire focus quickly and accurately. Enhanced manual focusing capabilities are also a result of these technologies; Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking are two methods for quickly and precisely determining focus using intelligent focusing aids for improved control and optimized efficiency. The EXR Processor II also delivers fast performance speeds to all aspects of the camera, ranging from quick startup and shutter lag times to a fast 7 fps continuous shooting rate.

For image monitoring, review, and menu navigation, both a 2,360k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a 3.0" 1,040k-dot LCD screen are available. The body design extends this versatility through the implementation of manual, physical control dials on the top plate of the camera as well as four different customizable buttons and a Q Menu button for expedited access to some of the most useful settings. This control scheme further enables an intuitive built-in Wi-Fi system for direct sharing of imagery to an Android or iOS mobile device for instant sharing online.

Full HD 1080p movie recording in multiple frame rates is possible and a 2.5mm microphone input permits the use of an optional external microphone for improved audio quality with recordings. Full-time continuous focusing is supported while taking video, also, as well as the use of Film Simulation modes. Film Simulation modes make use of Fujifilm's history of producing both negative and slide films and allow you to apply those films' characteristics to your digital imagery to better suit your intended look.

16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
A large, 16.3MP, APS-C, CMOS image sensor is integrated into the X-E2 to provide high image quality and detail. Using Fujifilm's unique X-Trans bespoke pixel array, the sensor is designed with a randomized pixel pattern to eliminate the need of an optical low-pass filter for reducing moiré and aliasing. By removing this filter from the design, higher image sharpness is possible. Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) factors are also taken into account using the EXR Processor II, which helps to automatically compensate for aberrations and diffraction blur in order to produce images with the utmost inherent sharpness. The image sensor also integrates over 100,000 phase-detection pixels into the sensor's design for improved autofocus performance without affecting image quality.

The X-Trans sensor also pairs well with the EXR Processor II to provide highly effective noise reduction and a clean signal-to-noise ratio. This enables smoother-looking imagery that becomes especially apparent when photographing in low-light situations with an expanded sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600.
EXR Processor II
Aside from benefitting low-light performance, the EXR Processor II also provides quick performance throughout the entire camera system. The camera start-up time is about 0.5 seconds, shutter lag is about 0.05 seconds, and the shooting interval time is about 0.7 seconds. Additionally, this processing power provides enough speed to capture full resolution images at a continuous rate of 7 fps for up to 28 consecutive frames.
Intelligent Hybrid AF and Enhanced Manual Focus
Intelligent Hybrid AF is a quick, responsive autofocus system that employs both contrast- and phase-detection methods to acquire focus quickly in a wide variety of lighting conditions and shooting situations. Clear focus can be attained in as little as 0.08 seconds to aid in catching fast-paced movement more easily. Three focus modes are available (AF-S, AF-C, and M) for greater control over how the X-E2 achieves sharp focus. When working with autofocus, the AF area is divided into a 49-point matrix in order to gain clear focus of any type of subject matter. Additionally, a built-in AF assist lamp is available for aiding the focus system when photographing in low-light situations.

When working with manual focus, two additional features can be employed for enhanced critical focusing in a more controllable manner. By using the phase-detection pixels located on the imaging sensor, Digital Split Image technology is able to assist in acquiring precise focus through the implementation of four striped focusing aids; akin to a rangefinder focusing method, once these stripes have been lined up, sharp focus can be ensured. Also contributing to manual focus accuracy, Focus Highlight Peaking has been integrated and enables a more objective system of focusing by way of highlighting sharp edges and lines of contrast once they are in focus.
Classic Camera Design
Featuring a body design reminiscent of film cameras, the X-E2 exhibits a meshing of both analog exposure controls along with intelligent automated technologies. The clean and functional body design incorporates physical shutter speed and +/- 3 EV exposure compensation dials that pair well with the manual aperture rings found on many of the XF lenses for intuitive exposure setting selection. Four different buttons are customizable depending on individual needs and an easily-accessible Q Menu provides a one-touch solution to modifying some of the most frequently used camera settings, such as ISO, white balance, and file settings.

For live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation, both a bright, clear 2,360k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a 3.0" 1,040k-dot LCD monitor with reinforced glass construction are available.
Full HD Movie Recording
Full HD 1080p video recording is supported in multiple frame rates up to 60 fps with a high bit-rate of 36Mbps. Full-time AF tracking is available during recording with subject tracking capabilities for ensured sharpness when either the subject is moving or if the camera is moving, panning, or zooming. +/- 2 EV exposure compensation is available during recording as well as the use of Film Simulation settings.

An HDMI port enables high definition playback of movies to an HDTV and the inclusion of a 2.5mm input supports the use of an optional external microphone for enhanced sound quality.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
Wireless connectivity is built into the camera and allows for instant sharing of images directly to an Android or iOS mobile device. The Fujifilm Camera App allows you to browse the image contents of your camera from your mobile device and transfer both HD videos and up to 30 photos at a time between devices. Sharing of imagery is further expedited by simply pressing and holding the dedicated Wi-Fi button to begin transferring immediately.
Film Simulation Mode and Advanced Filters
Taking advantage of Fujifilm's vast history in traditional film-based photography, the X-E2 integrates several Film Simulation modes to mimic the look and feel of some Fujifilm's classic film types. Pulling from their line of transparency films, PROVIA offers natural-looking tones for everyday shooting, VELVIA produces a more dramatic and rich tonality with deeper color saturation, and ASTIA gives less contrast for a softer depiction of skin tones. Mimicking their negative films, PRO Neg. Std. gives smooth image tones that are suitable for accurate color renditions, while PRO Neg. Hi produces a more dramatic feel with the ability to draw color out of a variety of lighting conditions. In addition to the colorful benefits of these Film Simulation modes, there are also monochrome modes that simulate the look of traditional yellow, green, and red black and white contrast filters. A sepia mode is also available for producing an inherently nostalgic look.

Eight Advanced Filters are also available to creatively enhance the look of imagery, and include: High Key, Low Key, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, Miniature, Pop Color, Dynamic Tone, and Partial Color (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple).
Other Camera Features
  • An in-camera RAW converter lets you record your images in 14-bit RAW and process them prior to computer-based editing procedures. This process enables you to modify the exposure, white balance, and other controls directly through the menu interface. Additionally, for more thorough processing of files, RAW File Converter software is included for RAW image processing on your computer.
  • Multiple exposure mode gives you the ability to overlay imagery in-camera. When working in this mode, subsequent exposures can be paired and the final appearance can be previewed on the LCD or in the EVF before making the final exposure.
  • Motion panorama mode allows you to record expansive views up to 360° wide in a seamless, sweeping manner.
  • A built-in Super Intelligent pop-up flash provides additional illumination to imagery for photographing in dark conditions. Additionally, a hot shoe is available for use of optional external flashes.
  • Four different auto bracketing modes are available: Dynamic Range, Film Simulation, AE, and ISO Sensitivity.
  • The included NP-W126 battery enables approximately 350 frames to be recorded per charge.
Imaging
Lens Mount Fujifilm X Mount
Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 16.7 Megapixel
Effective: 16.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution 4896 x 3264
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.6 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps
1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 27 Min
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 49
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Size 0.5"
Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,360,000
Viewfinder Eye Point 23.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Diopter Adjustment - 4 to +2 m
Display Screen 3" Front Screen   LCD (1,040,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/4 - 1/4000 sec in Program Mode
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 60 - 0 min in Bulb Mode
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/2 sec in Time Mode
Remote Control RR-90 (Optional)
Metering Method Average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Automatic Scene Recognition, Color Temperature, Custom, Fine, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Burst Rate Up to 7 fps at 16.3 MP for up to 28 frames
Up to 3 fps at 16.3 MP
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Commander
Commander/Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Forced On/Red-eye Reduction
Rear Curtain Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Rear Sync
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 22.97' (7 m) ISO200 
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 sec
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
Performance
Start-up Time 0.5 Seconds
Continuous Shooting Up to 7 fps
Self Timer 10 sec, 2 sec
Connectivity 2.5mm Sub-mini (3-Ring), HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Software System Requirements Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac: OS X 10.6 or later
Power
Battery 1x NP-W126  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1260mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 80%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.1 x 2.9 x 1.5" / 129.0 x 74.9 x 37.2 mm minimum depth: 1.2" / 30.9 mm
Weight 12.35 oz / 350 g with battery and memory card
Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only)
  • NP-W126 Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • BC-W126 Battery Charger
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Metal Strap Clip
  • Protective Cover
  • Clip Attaching Tool
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

  • Included Free

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    FujifilmX-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only)
     
    4.5

    (based on 35 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (23)
    • Compact (22)
    • Good in low light (21)
    • Great resolution (20)
    • Large clear LCD (19)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (13)
    • Lag / shutter delay (5)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (19)
    • Low light (17)
    • Family photos (16)
    • Weddings (14)
    • Macro photography (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fantastic sensor...but no Leica

    It is always a love / hate relationship shooting my Fujis. I have to fight them at every turn. The sensor on the Fuji X is superb. It is a 5 star+...Read complete review

    It is always a love / hate relationship shooting my Fujis. I have to fight them at every turn. The sensor on the Fuji X is superb. It is a 5 star+ sensor. It is very close to the Leica M240 sensor in IQ. I own 6 Fujis and 4 Leicas and I use both systems extensively. With color rendition the Fuji X may be a little superior to Leica. But that is where the benefits end for the Fuji other than the light weight and price. The BIG benefit the Leica offers over the Fuji is simplicity and full manual controls.OK, Fuji has a big jump on price over Leica. I use Fuji as disposable cameras. I can't afford to do that with my Leicas. And some people prefer the tank like weight of the Leica over the empty shell feeling of the Fuji. Sometimes I am very happy for the light weight Fuji and other days I appreciate the solid feeling Leica. So both extremes have their benefits.The problem with the Fuji is the screwy designs that make it hell to shoot in fast or tough lighting situations. The 'focus by wire' is one of the worst inventions a camera company ever came up with. Fuji's AF performance is very poor. They have improved this somewhat. But in tough lighting situations it still fails to lock over numerous tries and the shot is gone. You landscape and snapshots shooters wont mind these problems. But serious street and doc photogs will not enjoy dealing with these issues. The only way I am able to bring home the photos is to shoot my Fuji like a Leica…with minimal settings and manually. But when I do that the Fuji flash wont fire. I've lost a few shots that way. When the camera is in 'stealth mode' the flash wont work. Another genius design by Fuji. The trend for Fuji is to dumb down their lenses removing aperture settings and focus scales. Just terrible. The Fuji lenses generally speaking have excellent to outstanding IQ. The problem with their lenses is the lack of manual control, focus by wire that is next to useless and the controls are so loose I need to use gaffers tape to keep them on target. I was discussing the lack of distance scale on Fuji's lenses with a Fuji fan boy. He mentioned that one could zone focus the new school Fuji lenses with no distance markings by using the viewing screen or EVF to see the electronic focus scale. Many times you cannot raise the camera to your eye to see the distance scale. You will be noticed or there is no time to fudge around. I could tell by his remarks he was no street shooter. Anyone that suggested this technique over a traditional focus scale on the lens knows very little about street / fast shooting.Let me contrast how zone focus can be done on the well thought out Leica. If you have ever handled Leica or Zeiss lenses you will notice they have a protrusion to grip when focusing. The finger grip can be used to zone focus the lens without even looking at the camera. If you know where a '3 o'clock' setting equals in feet, you can set the lens focus as low key as one could hope for. Contrast this to the fan boy that ahs to put the camera up to his face to set focus.This stealthy focusing benefit can only be appreciated by hard core street and documentary photographers. Everyone else that can take their time shooting wont need this option. But it is an important focusing tool to have available if one needs it. If we look at the rangefinder focusing method it is not that fast of a focus system. A DSLR manual focus is better. The Fuji AF, on a good day, is much faster than the rangefinder for focusing. The benefit of the rangefinder focusing system is; it is a more positive focus method when we compare it to the Fuji AF that is refusing to set focus. No one is claiming that a rangefinder will out focus the Fuji X when it comes to speed. The benefit of the rangefinder focus system is that of zone focusing ease and no shutter lag. The aperture is already set, focus is set and you can fire at will with no lag. With the Fuji X, one must work around these lag areas. You cannot relax when shooting a Fuji, you have to battle the AF as well as the lag. The only way I get the shots I do with the Fuji is to shoot the Fuji like a Leica and not like a Fuji. There are very few things lacking in the digital arsenal available to photographers nowadays. The top of the list in 'needs' is an affordable digital alternative to the Leica. (Another vacuum in the needs would be an affordable 6mp FF digital back for the Hasselblad. Lets say in the $[$]range.) Leicas used to be a very reliable workhorse for pros worldwide. But Leica has become a greedy, bloated shell of what it used to be. ($200 battery, $50 shoulder strap, $30 plastic body cap...) A reliable, affordable Japanese Leica knockoff would be most welcome.

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    Fuji X-E2

    This is a mild upgrade to X-E1, it has the same excellent image quality but it is not mature enough to replace a DSLR for a wroking pro. The cons are image quality,...Read complete review

    This is a mild upgrade to X-E1, it has the same excellent image quality but it is not mature enough to replace a DSLR for a wroking pro. The cons are image quality, low noise in both RAW and JPEG, sharp, high quality lenses and manual controls.
    It dissapoints when it comes to AF peroformance, AF tracking is basically a joke and not even close to low end DSLR. Servo is untsable with some lenses such as 35mm f/1.4 and keeps hunting.
    shutter lag makes taking shots in a hurry very difficult and shot to shot lag prohibits immidiate repeats. overal it has no use for even slow moving subjects or dynamic scenes.

    The finder is choppy at times, when it is first turned on or when camera wakes up, it is really annoying. sometimes the refresh rate is nice and smooth but not always.

    WiFi function is a joke, it's clunky and useless.

    This is not a primary camera if your photography extends beyond stationry subjects.

    needs at least 3 batteries to last a day of shoot

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    5.0

    A Marvel

    By circusboy

    from Topanga, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only):

      My very first 'real' camera was a Fuji ST-801 slr that I got as a kid in the 70s. I loved it until it was stolen.Since then, I've had a whole Nikon 35mm system, Kowa, Bronica and Hasselblad medium format systems (I kept the 'blads), followed by my first foray into digital with a Sony DSC-R1.The technological improvements from the Sony (2006?) are simply mind-blowing. I really enjoy all of the options, from full manual to full automatic, the advanced filters, panorama, etc., all of which I find easily accessible through sensible menus and well-placed dials and customizeable buttons. It can do what you want it to do.I'm very happy with the size, weight and ergonomics, though I've tried it with some of the bigger lenses, which made if front-heavy. I'm sticking with primes. I recommend the Lensmate thumb rest to really make it a joy to hold.Image quality is simply spectacular--and that's relying on out-of-camera JPEGs.It's not without its quirks. The shutter is louder than I'd like; shooting panoramas is like firing a machine gun. You can't use the flash when in 'silent mode,' which is just weird. And you'd better have a second charged battery handy as soon as the indicator shows anything but full charge; the time between 3/4 charge and dead is VERY short.The only thing I really wish it had was a tilting LCD.I spent about three months researching which camera system to buy into. This is the one for me. The variety and quality of lenses is terrific.

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      5.0

      Amazing camera!

      By A-aron

      from Denver co

      Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver, Body Only):

      Replaced my dslr with zero complaints! The future is here for those of us who don't need too many bells and whistles. Couldn't be happier!

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      5.0

      X-E2 camera

      By Jamie

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Battery Life
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No In Body Ois

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Macro Photography
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only):

      the ONLY thing this camera is missing is the hybrid EVF/OVF....... the EVF is great, though. System lenses are unmatched

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      5.0

      350g of Pure Joy

      By Eric in LSQ

      from Chicago

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attention-getter
      • Easy to Use
      • Fun
      • Good in Low Light
      • Good-lookin'
      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Frame Rate Lag In Evf
      • Not The Fastest Autofocus
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver, Body Only):

        This camera is just a ton of fun. Cross-graded to mirrorless from DSLR (Canon 60D and a bag full of lenses) in a last ditch effort to save my hobby from irrelevance due to "good enough" syndrome (i.e., "it's a lot of weight to carry around my DSLR...I have to switch bags all the time between work and shooting, or carry one giant bag everywhere...I'd rather be opportunistic in my shooting than forced/planned all the time...well, I guess my iPhone is good enough"). So far, it has worked like a frickin' charm.The quality of the output is essentially just as good, and the mild lack/annoyance of things like somewhat slower autofocus, somewhat slower "wake up," the slightly weird frame-rate lag of the EVF, etc are all MORE than made up for by the sheer bringability of it, and refreshing usability of it (easy access to all of the settings you need, omission of all that you don't). Not to mention the white hot looks: "I like looking at it" = "I keep it with me more often."Oh yeah, and then there's Fuji's top-class glass. #winningCouldn't be happier with it, super glad I made the switch. Not quite where it needs to be if you're a pro, but I couldn't recommend it more highly for anyone who's shooting for FUN—because that's exactly what this pretty little thing delivers.

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        4.0

        Good as a sidearm

        By Ken

        from New York

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Battery Life

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver, Body Only):

        Light, Great color, Easy to operate. However,the focus speed is not that fast.

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        5.0

        This camera is simply a great performer!

        By Omar L.

        from Athens, GA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only):

        What can be said about the quality of craftsmanship of Fujifilm products that hadn't being said before. It is build like a tank (not weather proofed/sealed) and is very fast (AF is very snappy) with IQ second to none...really that good! If you are looking for a great APS-C sensor camera with great high-quality interchangeable lenses, look no further. This is the one you need to get!

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        5.0

        Excellent Camera

        By js

        from new york

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel

        Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only):

        I really love this camera. IQ is great. the build is great the AF has been improved over the xe-2.

        As a professional photographer, I hate carrying around equipment when not being paid - So this lightweight came Makes a perfect vacation body for me.

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        4.0

        Fantastic sensor...but no Leica

        By DanT

        from NE US

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Battery Life
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Sensor Is Superb
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls
        • Flash Issues
        • Focus By Wire
        • Lag / Shutter Delay
        • Lenses May Lack Controls
        • Loose Loose Controls

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          Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only):

          It is always a love / hate relationship shooting my Fujis. I have to fight them at every turn. The sensor on the Fuji X is superb. It is a 5 star+ sensor. It is very close to the Leica M240 sensor in IQ. I own 6 Fujis and 4 Leicas and I use both systems extensively. With color rendition the Fuji X may be a little superior to Leica. But that is where the benefits end for the Fuji other than the light weight and price. The BIG benefit the Leica offers over the Fuji is simplicity and full manual controls.OK, Fuji has a big jump on price over Leica. I use Fuji as disposable cameras. I can't afford to do that with my Leicas. And some people prefer the tank like weight of the Leica over the empty shell feeling of the Fuji. Sometimes I am very happy for the light weight Fuji and other days I appreciate the solid feeling Leica. So both extremes have their benefits.The problem with the Fuji is the screwy designs that make it hell to shoot in fast or tough lighting situations. The 'focus by wire' is one of the worst inventions a camera company ever came up with. Fuji's AF performance is very poor. They have improved this somewhat. But in tough lighting situations it still fails to lock over numerous tries and the shot is gone. You landscape and snapshots shooters wont mind these problems. But serious street and doc photogs will not enjoy dealing with these issues. The only way I am able to bring home the photos is to shoot my Fuji like a Leica…with minimal settings and manually. But when I do that the Fuji flash wont fire. I've lost a few shots that way. When the camera is in 'stealth mode' the flash wont work. Another genius design by Fuji. The trend for Fuji is to dumb down their lenses removing aperture settings and focus scales. Just terrible. The Fuji lenses generally speaking have excellent to outstanding IQ. The problem with their lenses is the lack of manual control, focus by wire that is next to useless and the controls are so loose I need to use gaffers tape to keep them on target. I was discussing the lack of distance scale on Fuji's lenses with a Fuji fan boy. He mentioned that one could zone focus the new school Fuji lenses with no distance markings by using the viewing screen or EVF to see the electronic focus scale. Many times you cannot raise the camera to your eye to see the distance scale. You will be noticed or there is no time to fudge around. I could tell by his remarks he was no street shooter. Anyone that suggested this technique over a traditional focus scale on the lens knows very little about street / fast shooting.Let me contrast how zone focus can be done on the well thought out Leica. If you have ever handled Leica or Zeiss lenses you will notice they have a protrusion to grip when focusing. The finger grip can be used to zone focus the lens without even looking at the camera. If you know where a '3 o'clock' setting equals in feet, you can set the lens focus as low key as one could hope for. Contrast this to the fan boy that ahs to put the camera up to his face to set focus.This stealthy focusing benefit can only be appreciated by hard core street and documentary photographers. Everyone else that can take their time shooting wont need this option. But it is an important focusing tool to have available if one needs it. If we look at the rangefinder focusing method it is not that fast of a focus system. A DSLR manual focus is better. The Fuji AF, on a good day, is much faster than the rangefinder for focusing. The benefit of the rangefinder focusing system is; it is a more positive focus method when we compare it to the Fuji AF that is refusing to set focus. No one is claiming that a rangefinder will out focus the Fuji X when it comes to speed. The benefit of the rangefinder focus system is that of zone focusing ease and no shutter lag. The aperture is already set, focus is set and you can fire at will with no lag. With the Fuji X, one must work around these lag areas. You cannot relax when shooting a Fuji, you have to battle the AF as well as the lag. The only way I get the shots I do with the Fuji is to shoot the Fuji like a Leica and not like a Fuji. There are very few things lacking in the digital arsenal available to photographers nowadays. The top of the list in 'needs' is an affordable digital alternative to the Leica. (Another vacuum in the needs would be an affordable 6mp FF digital back for the Hasselblad. Lets say in the $[$]range.) Leicas used to be a very reliable workhorse for pros worldwide. But Leica has become a greedy, bloated shell of what it used to be. ($200 battery, $50 shoulder strap, $30 plastic body cap...) A reliable, affordable Japanese Leica knockoff would be most welcome.

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          5.0

          First Mirrorless

          By taj1970

          from virginia beach, va

          Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only):

          Great, great camera. I love the size, the weight, the look, and versatility. I'm using a metabones adapter with Nikon lenses and it works great! I do want to obtain a lens or two but am in no rush to spend the extra cash right now since I'm using 1.8 and 2.8 Nikons. Exposure readings during apeture priority has been spot on. Cant wait to really dig into using more often.

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          5.0

          Great all around camera

          By CinemaPhotographer

          from Frederick, MD

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          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only):

          I recently upgraded to the X-E2 from the X-E1. Talk about a major improvement overall. Fuji did a great job in improving upon an already good camera. The AF is much faster, as is the write speed to the SD card. Coupled with the great lenses, this is definitely a camera to consider. The only thing that could be improved upon is the addition of weather sealing, but that's what the X-T1 is for I suppose.

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          4.0

          This is a truly wonderful!

          By Utku

          from Istanbul, Florence

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Battery Life
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact
          • Stellar Hiiso Performance

          Cons

          • Auto Focus Still Slow
          • Lag / Shutter Delay

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only):

          This is probably the best camera Fuji has ever made (may be not as good as the latest XT-1, but anyway...) The colour interpretations are so correct it can only be matched to the reality itself or to Leica M. The slowness of auto-focus has seems to be improved quite a bit but the performance is not consistent from lens to lens. So you will be getting varying auto-focus performances according to the different lenses available. But the handling, design, pure photographic performance is a real marvel. I used to own X-E1 and I did not think even a single minute the moment to upgrade to the new X-E2 was announced because there are more than 30 improvements in respect to the previous X-E1. I highly recommend. Low light performance is stellar and ISO grain is extremely well tolerated so that I did not even see in any other camera I have ever used in my life. (Including Canon 5D M.2 that I used to own)

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          4.0

          So far lots of fun

          By 3BC

          from Chicago

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          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

            Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only):

            I traded my Canon 6D and great quality glass in for a X-E2 with three Fuji lenses, the 14mm, 35mm and the 55-200. I did this because I picked up an x100s and loved it. The 6D with my Sigma 35mm 1.4mm lens was a pixel peepers dream. Tack sharp, great color and contrast rendering, absolute magic came out of that combo. And while the x100s was technically inferior in almost every way, and lacking quite a bit of the magic pop factor, after walking around for two weeks and taking tons of side by side comparisons, something dawned on me. The 6D was much better with low light, the Sigma much sharper wide open and stopped down, but at the end of the day, when I went to make 13x19" prints with my Pixma Pro-100 printer, nobody could tell the different between which camera was which. Right then I decided that while the Canon 6D is a technically superior camera, it wasn't worth the weight, bulk, expense, conspicuousness, etc. Now my transition to the full on, full time Fuji setup has been a bit of a mixed bag. My images are generally speaking, not making me happy quite the same way they used to with the Canon. The good images are a little less good, and they seem a little less consistent to come by. I find the gear incredibly fun to use, way more so than the Canon, and I do feel like I'm getting more and more used to it and steadily getting more keeper quality images. The lenses have been a bit disappointing overall, but I think that was based more on expectations than anything. The three lenses are all pretty expensive, and so wildly raved about that I just hoped for the best. The Sigma 35mm 1.4 and Fuji 14mm 2.8 are different beasts, obviously. But they are the same price, and the quality of the images produced by the Sigma is definitely better than the Fuji. But the camera? Other than a few software issues, which I hope (and imagine that HAVE) to be fixed soon via a firmware update, this thing is so much fun, and really a good performer. The controls are good, it is tiny and light, but not too much so that it's awkward to use. The wifi works much better than on the 6D (other than the fact that it doesn't remote shoot yet). I really love this camera. If they fix a few firmware items (the view modes for shooting vs. playback, in particular), this would be a 5 star camera for sure. At some point when they update the firmware, it will be a 5 star camera (at least to me). The focus on this camera is every bit as fast and accurate as my old 6D for everything but really tough lighting conditions. As others have said, the battery life is abysmal and the camera's indicator of battery life is even worse, by a few extras.

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            3.0

            Fuji X-E2

            By Ari

            from San Francisco

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            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good in Low Light
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Evf Sometimes Choppy
            • Lag / Shutter Delay
            • Poor Af Trackingservo
            • Short Battery Life
            • Shot To Shot Lag
            • Shutter Lag

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape

            Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only):

            This is a mild upgrade to X-E1, it has the same excellent image quality but it is not mature enough to replace a DSLR for a wroking pro. The cons are image quality, low noise in both RAW and JPEG, sharp, high quality lenses and manual controls.
            It dissapoints when it comes to AF peroformance, AF tracking is basically a joke and not even close to low end DSLR. Servo is untsable with some lenses such as 35mm f/1.4 and keeps hunting.
            shutter lag makes taking shots in a hurry very difficult and shot to shot lag prohibits immidiate repeats. overal it has no use for even slow moving subjects or dynamic scenes.

            The finder is choppy at times, when it is first turned on or when camera wakes up, it is really annoying. sometimes the refresh rate is nice and smooth but not always.

            WiFi function is a joke, it's clunky and useless.

            This is not a primary camera if your photography extends beyond stationry subjects.

            needs at least 3 batteries to last a day of shoot

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            4.0

            Great portrait and street camera

            By CinemaPhotographer

            from Frederick, MD

            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Great Resolution
            • Image Quality
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Portrait Photography
            • Street Photography
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only):

            Upgraded to this camera from the Fuji X-E2. While it's not a significant update, the speed of the AF alone is what drew me to the X-E2. I am a professional wedding photographer and I needed something that would fit as my A camera and I believe this is it.

            Only downside is the lack of weather sealing. Otherwise, near perfect camera.

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            4.0

            Great image quality in style

            By Dright

            from Cary, NC

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            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Ooc Jpeg
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light
            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel

            Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver, Body Only):

            I own a 5D3 and several fast prime lenses. I tried to bring the 5D with the 35L with me as often as possible, but the combination is still heavy and huge. And I missed a lot of shots if I just took a walk with my family or in a social gathering. The X-E2 is much smaller and lighter. I also got the 23mm lens. The lens is not particular small, but it allows me to take photos indoors. The X-E2 plus the 23mm lens is not as responsive as the 5D3, but usually it's fast enough. JPEG image quality is usually very good. But if shot with ISO higher than 3200, the in-camera JPEG engine uses too much noise reduction. So I usually shoot RAW and process with ACR if I use high ISO. I feel that the camera encourages the photographer to think before shooting, which may not be a good thing for journalists, but makes it fun to use.

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            5.0

            Great Little Camera

            By TB

            from CA

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            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Battery Life
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Macro Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only):

              The X-E2 is quality light weight camera that performs like a camera twice it's size. I've owned it for a couple of months now and it continues to surprise me with it's versatility and superior photo quality. It is ideal for someone like me who wants to minimize and still achieve profession looking photographs. This is my third Fujifilm camera I'm hooked.

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              4.0

              Superb performance & IQ

              By LGP

              from Caracas, VE

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              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good in Low Light
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Not Good For Big Hands
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver, Body Only):

              I've got it since 3 weeks ago and I can say:

              Excellent IQ with great dynamic range that excels my previous DSLR (prosumer). Out of camera JPEGs are very good. Also I can process camera's JPEGs and get great quality pics. RAW files in LR5[3] can be edited flawlessly with great flexibility.

              Paired to XF Fujinons gives very crisp images, fully detailed. Maybe extreme corners a little bit soft but unnoticeable unless pixel peep (and that's not the way one should see a photo).

              With a minimum skills is ideal for family photos. I've used it with legacy lenses (M42 Taks, Helios, OM Zuiko and Nikkor) and photograph my kid (1yo) with excellent results indoor (almost no noise at ISO 3200). Digital Split Image on MF is very handful on steady shots, but for quick shots is preferable magnification or focus peaking.

              Auto (P mode) is very good but this camera is not intended to use it on this way. Anyway, autoISO customization function is reliable and really really useful because its impressive low light performance.

              Fully recommended for traveling and walk around on streets (lightweight and discrete even the shutter sound).

              Not recommended for unexperienced photographers who wants to shoot sport/action scenes or wants to shoot moving subjects easily.

              Is a must to get some spare battery, because it has short life (300 shots average) and for a big hands guy, also is to get some additional support (e.g. thumb rest, hand grip, leather case) because its small size.

              FInally, as previously appointed, Fuji must solve the LCD/EVF issue, is annoying and uncomfortable being unable to display photos or menu on LCD when EVF only + Eye Sensor function is enabled.

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              4.0

              Nice handling, nice size

              By JRS

              from New England

              Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver, Body Only):

              Fuji is making some of the best mirror less cameras. This is one, but you need to be careful with which RAW developer you use. I had an issue with getting all functions working or it would have been 5 stars.

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              5.0

              From X100 to X-E2

              By Egill Bjarki

              from Hong Kong

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only):

              Little over two years ago, I bought a X100, I am still using it. I wanted something more along the lines of a 50mm field of view, so I got my self the X-E2 and XF35mm.

              I have been working with the X-E2 for almost two months. It's not as fast as my 5DIII, but the X-E2 most surly does not feel slow. The optics are just stunning, working with the XF35mm and XF14mm is a pure pleasure.

              The camera body is a bit bigger than X100, add a lens and it becomes more so. Compared to my DSLR kit, this is a huge improvement traveling. I have massive issues with carry-on luggage, resolving that by using rangefinders is huge for me. Doing so without compromising the quality of my work is priceless.

              The design, compactness, optics, support and end results are top!

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              4.0

              Awesome cam, needs work on LCD/EVFoption

              By Aaron LA

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Resolution

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only):

              Awesome camera, great sensor, fantastic look and layout. You can read all the good stuff on other websites and reviews. The main problem with this camera, again, is the LCD/EVF options. I like the way Canon has theirs laid out. Where you can touch a button to turn it on/off and when you press play the photo is on the screen. Fuji isn't like that. It's either on or off. You can have the setting in which it turns off when you put your eye to the viewfinder.

              So, when you're walking around, you need to figure out which works best for you. Currently I have the LCD on with the EVF sensor, and I walk around with my finger on the sensor making it so only the evf is on. That'll save the battery. Works for now, but I need to figure out the best way.

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