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FujifilmX-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only)
 
4.6

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Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • Compact (24)
  • Good in low light (24)
  • Great resolution (21)
  • Large clear LCD (21)

Cons

  • Short battery life (14)
  • Lag / shutter delay (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (21)
  • Family photos (17)
  • Low light (17)
  • Weddings (16)
  • Macro photography (3)
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So far lots of fun

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...Read complete review

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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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

First Mirrorless Camera

By PawelSkor

from Stutgart, Germany

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Street Photography
  • Travel

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

I use this camera as my main everyday carry and travel camera. Paired with a fast prime lens like the Fujinon 23mm f1.4 it is really versatile and easy to toss in your bag and head out for a day or errands or shooting or both. The size, weight and image quality are fantastic is the easy access to nearly all the settings that are necessary to shoot in full manual and have full control without having to navigate any menus except for ISO. Would love to have a third dedicated dial for ISO but you can get that with the X-T1. The battery life is not great so make sure to have an extra battery or two with you.

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5.0

Great little camera

By Steve C

from NJ

About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Resolution

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings/Events

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

    I got this to replace an APS-C DSLR camera and I'm very glad I did. The Fuji X-E2 weighs less and outperforms the DSLR I referred to. That is a win/win situation. I"m thinking about buying another one so I can keep one lens on each.

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    5.0

    Excellent Purchase

    By Snap Master

    from Boston, MA

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Battery Life
    • Good in Low Light
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

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

      Bought this after having an xe-1, wanted a second backup body. Small improvements, but they do improve the overall shooting experience.

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      5.0

      A Marvel

      By circusboy

      from Topanga, CA

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      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

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        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

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          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

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          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

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          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

          Best Uses

            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

            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            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

            Verified Reviewer

            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

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            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

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              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

              Verified Buyer

              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

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              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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