The XE-1 features a classic form factor, magnesium alloy build and state-of-the-art digital technology. Its 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor utilizes a unique color filter pixel array that eliminates a low pass filter and reduces moiré and false colors, resulting in low noise, high resolution, color-accurate images. The EXR processor delivers fast performance, including continuous high-speed shooting of up to 6 frames per second and thanks to improved contrast detection, the X-E1 can autofocus in as fast as 0.1 seconds. Both JPG and RAW file shooting with in-camera RAW processing are supported as are TTL 256-Zone exposure control and ISO capabilities from 100-25600.
Full HD 1080p video capture is featured with stereo sound including a jack for an external microphone. A high resolution 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder with a built-in diopter is provided for eye-level composition and a 2.8" 460K dot rear LCD monitor for composition and playback is available as well. Both a hot shoe mount and built-in flash are provided.
The XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 R LM OIS lens has the focal length equivalency of 27-84mm in the 35mm format which covers a standard zoom range from wide-angle to short telephoto and is ideal for day-to-day shooting needs. A fast, linear motor-driven autofocus system will get you to your focus smoothly and quickly and an optical image stabilization system keeps your images sharp by compensating for any camera shake. Three aspherical lens elements and one abnormal dispersion element prevent aberration and provide sharp details and accurate colors throughout the frame.