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FujifilmX-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver)
 
4.7

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (57)
  • Great resolution (54)
  • Good in low light (46)
  • Easy to use (42)
  • Large clear LCD (42)

Cons

  • Short battery life (18)
  • Lag / shutter delay (7)

Best Uses

  • Travel (59)
  • Low light (42)
  • Family photos (40)
  • Weddings (22)
  • Macro photography (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (29), Semi-pro photographer (18), Pro photographer (15), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Exceeded My Expectations

I held off for quite a while before taking the plunge into the mirrorless market. But I wanted a light, carry-everywhere camera to complement my Nikon D800E—something more capable if less portable...Read complete review

I held off for quite a while before taking the plunge into the mirrorless market. But I wanted a light, carry-everywhere camera to complement my Nikon D800E—something more capable if less portable than a pocketable point-and-shoot—and it appeared from the reviews that the X E2 was a good fit for my purposes.

It was the right choice. While the X-E2's low light performance and resolution are obviously no match for the D800E's, it competes well in several other respects. I'm delighted with the X-E2's colors and general image crispness: subjects in most lighting situations look adquately punchy without much enhancement in post-processing. Adobe Lightroom handles the FujiFilm raw files well, although I find I often get a somewhat better initial conversion if I use Iridient Developer for the demosaicing before turning over the rest of the processing to Lightroom. (I've never bothered to install the bundled Fujifilm software.

Some notes on specific attributes:

COLOR: As noted above, I'm really pleased with the out-of-the-box colors of the X-E2. I don't know whether to ascribe that to Fuji's unorthodox sensor, some attribute of the firmware, or the quality of the kit lens (the only lens I've used to date)—probably all three. (I've attached a sample image of some flowers—and, yes, the colors really were that saturated in the subject.) I work with raw files and haven't used the in-camera JPEG processing sufficiently to have formed an opinion, although several published reviewers seem delighted with it.

NOISE: Not bad, although it's certainly noticeable at or above ISO 800 when the image is viewed at 1:1. I've shot at ISO 3200 and been satisfied with the results, but that involves accepting some noise. Lightroom's noise-reduction algorithms, which are remarkably effective on the D800E's raw files, don't seem able to work the same magic on those of the X-E2.

RESOLUTION: The nominal 16 Mpx resolution is a good match for the APS-C sensor size. There is no anti-aliasing filter, which contributes to the general sense of sharpness in the X-E2's images. I have not experienced any problems with moiré.

HANDLING: It's a small camera and, while the manual controls seem logically placed, I find myself fussing with them more often than I'd like. Every now and then the camera gets into a funny state for a reason I can't account for but which I attribute to my fat-fingered fumbling. Presumably my technique will improve with practice. The built-in grip is somewhat skimpy, although arguably consistent with the X-E2's diminuitive form-factor. The camera feels almost weightless when suspended from a good third-party shoulder strap.

LENS: The bundled 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 zoom is fast for a kit lens, and commendably sharp at all apertures. I see little vignetting in my sample at the wide end. The quality of the bokeh is superb, and at 55mm the lens works well for portraits as long as there is there is adequate separation between the subject and the background. Unfortunately, there are no aperture markings on the lens barrel, so if you mostly shoot in aperture priority you need to use the viewfinder or the LCD monitor to change the setting. The image stabilization seems to work well; I haven't seen much motion blur even though I don't have a particularly steady hand.

AUTOFOCUS: The X-E2's autofocus may not be as fast as that of the current generation of DSLRs, but I've found it to be sufficiently responsive that I haven't missed many shots because it was hunting. Because the kit lens is optically so good, I often shoot wide open, and I've found the combination of phase-detect and contrast-detect focus technology to be quite precise. (In moderately-lit environments, it's apparently not possible to determine which focus mechanism will be engaged.)

VIEWFINDER AND REAR LCD: The electronic viewfinder is a bit dim when working outdoors. The eyepiece is comfortable for eyeglass-wearers, but I usually find it necessary to remove my sunglasses to get a bright enough image. It's irritating that there is no way to use the rear LCD solely as a playback device: i.e., for it to remain dark when shooting without also disabling it for chimping; this would be a good target for a future firmware patch.

FIRMWARE: Speaking of firmware, I'm encouraged that Fuji has been reasonably aggressive in updating the firmware in its X-series cameras—not only to fix bugs but to introduce new functionality. Hopefully that will continue.

The X-E2 provided me with precisely the combination of portability and image quality I was looking for, and has substantially exceeded my expectations in one very important respect: I find I'm carrying it in situations where in the past I wouldn't have bothered even to drop a point-and-shoot into my pocket, much less lug a DSLR around with me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

wonderful IQ and fairly quick

most people do not use a rangefinder camera to shoot sports but with Fujifilm saying how fast the autofocus is I tried it out shooting some indoor amateur ice hockey and some rugby...Read complete review

most people do not use a rangefinder camera to shoot sports but with Fujifilm saying how fast the autofocus is I tried it out shooting some indoor amateur ice hockey and some rugby ...I had a bit of a problem shooting the hockey with the 55-200...I had to bump the ISO up to 6400 and while I have used the ISO 5000 in night street shooting with good results...I was not able to achieve that with the hockey images...they came out too grainy. On the other hand I also used the Zeis 32 1.8 to shoot the hockey and got some nice results...I had the lens on 2.8 the whole time and Iwas able to get quite a few keepers...as for the rugby...it was a cloudy day and I shot ISO 1600 shutter speed 1/1600 and the 55-200 did remarkably well...lots of keepers.occasionally it hunted but most of the time it locked focus quickly...the technique I used I learned from a SI photographer...focus...a burst of 3 frames...refocus and repeat...this method works very well for this camera in my experience...and the image quality is spectacular...I have a Nikon d300 and the X-E2 blows the Nikon images out of the water...heck my Olympus E-PM2 does the same to the Nikon d300...the one thing I wish the fuji had is a silent shutter like my Nikon 1 V1 ...I tried a little street photography with the X-E2 and while the shutter is not super loud it is loud enough to draw attention...even in places that have some street noise...technology has come a long way...I would consider a sony a7 but that shutter is way toooo loud for me and my style...if you do not need a quiet shutter I would suggest for just a little bit more get the a7...one more thing...the 55-200 lens is very big for a mirrorless camera...and heavy...with the Zeiss 32 1.8 it is very light. So overall it is a nice camera...but the issues I have with it will make me look for something else...if only the GX7 had the same image quality

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5.0

excellent camera

By cpjRVA

from Richmond, VA

About Me Pro Photographer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel

Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

this is a wonderful camera. i use a canon 6d and 7d mark ii with a variety of L-series lenses for my professional work. i was tired of lugging around all of my gear for just every day shots, especially of my kids. up until now i'd been using my iPhone camera for every day use. it's a good camera but lacks a lot of control. i looked at a variety of different camera bodies when looking for something mirrorless. i went from way low end to super high end. at first i kept trying to compare the various models to what my DSLR can and can't do. i also wanted something that would support my current L-series lenses. but i had to keep reminding myself that i wasn't looking for something to replace my DSLR or even use along side of. once i got over that mental roadblock in my head, it became a much easier choice! for me, the price, functionality, ease of use and look of the x-e2 are what won me over. it reminds me of my grandpa's old minolta that i learned on over 20 years ago (but not nearly as heavy). this camera goes with me every where now and i've captured some amazing photos that rival what i get with my canons.the jpg's that this captures are amazing too. on several occasions i've just used those instead of the RAW files because they are so good. that too was something i had to mentally get over. because this is an everyday camera for non-professional work, i realized that i just didn't need to spend all of my time editing when the jpg's look so good right out of the camera.there are a few layout things that i'm still getting used to, but nothing that i would quality as bad design. my fat hands/fingers still occasionally hit the "macro" button when shooting, but this is becoming less and less the more i use the camera. the aperture ring on the lens is a little looser than i'd like, but i have yet to run into problems where it inadvertently gets set to another setting as others have described. for me, this is the perfect camera for what i was looking for. that may or may not be the case depending on your personal use. but after several weeks of use, i'd say quality wise, this is very close to what you'd get with a much more expensive setup. i haven't tried any of the other lenses out other than what came with the camera. i've been very pleased with it, but am hopeful to simply things even more by getting the 23mm prime lens so that there are even fewer considerations when shooting.

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5.0

Great Look and Feel

By CAT

from Albuquerque NM

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Battery Life
  • Great Resolution
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Macro Photography
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

    Fun fun fun

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    5.0

    awesome!

    By zheng

    from san francisco ca

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

    Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

    this is a best mirrorless camera, solid made by Japan and the picture also very sharp, and it is very easy to use.
    It is light wight better for travel.
    I'm happy with my choice!

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    5.0

    Impressive build quality, a winner!

    By Doug Cranmer

    from Phoenix | US

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Electr Viewfinder
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

    The Fuji X E2 is very well built. Upon picking up the unit, I was struck by the quality of the fit and finish of the camera body. The main body of the camera has a solid, metal feel pretty much throughout. The camera fits nicely in your hand without feeling small or awkward to hold. I opted for the black which has a very minimalist look.I was moving to the Fuji after about ten years of Nikon bodies from the D80 through the D3 for professional interiors photography. The Fuji didn't feel like a step-down in terms of the camera being a substantial piece of equipment. The JPEGS from the Fuji (with the 18-55 lens) are stunning right out of the camera. The RAW files are nice and have good manipulability in terms of pulling additional detail in highlights/shadows but the JPEGS are so good without adjustment that I've switched to just shooting the JPEGS.The film simulations available with the JPEGS are very consistent with the film being emulated. The live-view being available in the electronic viewfinder (EVF) is a very nice feature that gives an experienced shooter quick, easy-to-understand feedback. The kit lens build quality is tremendous. The lens body and XF connector are all-metal construction. Compared to even my most expensive Nikkor lenses, the Fuji lens feel like an upgrade. In terms of functionality, the focusing and aperture rings are very, very silky feeling in adjustment during use without feeling loose. The lens output is very crisp and doesn't have the soft output that sometimes is expected from kit lenses.Overall, an investment that I'm very happy with and am sure that I will find great utility out of for years to come. That said, the Fuji X interchangeable lens cameras will please anyone comfortable with a good understanding on using a camera in full-manual mode. These Fuji X cameras probably aren't a good fit for a person very new to photography or one who isn't yet confident in how aperture, shutter-speed, ISO and exposure compensation interact/affect one another.

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    5.0

    Love this camera

    By Pat

    from Michigan

    Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

    This camera was a bit hard to understand. But can not say enough about
    How great this camera takes photos. Clarity is fantastic, so is color.
    Glad I bought it.

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    5.0

    newbie likes camera

    By Sparks

    from Silicon Valley

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Macro Photography
    • Travel

    Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

    It's been enjoyable taking photos with it. I am still learning about all the functions. It has made taking pics fun again -being able to manually control the functions to my hearts contentment. I like the manual peak focusing and the ability to change the highlighted colors too in this manual mode. The kit lens did not disappoint me. The macro function is a plus for me. The high resolution EVF and back screen is a real plus.

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    5.0

    Look no further

    By Nycphoto

    from NYC

    Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

    After using Nikon for the past 8 years, I finally gave in and bought the E-X2 after reading the outstanding reviews. I ordered online, and after taking it into B&H to learn more about it hands-on, I quickly realized this camera is just as the reviews said- AMAZING. great functionality, especially in low lighting, great for making large prints, easy to use and light to carry. I have mine on me at all times and don't think I'll need to look for another camera for a long time.

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    5.0

    Film quality to a DSLR

    By Anna

    from Anna, Toronto Ontario

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel

    Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

    I have a professional DSLR but find it hard to travel with all my gear on vacation so I was looking for that perfect travel camera that still gives me the option to use my lenses if I felt like it and to be small enough so that I can hang it on my shoulder all day long.
    One of the best and most fun option that found about it is the option to have a double exposure and see the result right away.
    Another option is the film simulation look option that I thought was very close to the actual film.

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    5.0

    Great Camera!!

    By FilmFirst

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel

      Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

      I took it out to Ireland to do a study of the people there. The images are clean and extremely sharp. The one thing that I had a problem with was when holding the camera sometimes I would hit the marco button. It was more my fault than the camera's. Overall, Great great camera! very glad I bought it.

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      4.0

      Great street photography camera

      By Matt K

      from New York, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      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
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

      Bought this camera to replace my DSLR because I got tired of lugging it around all the time. What a great decision! This thing is small, light and has fantastic image quality.

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      5.0

      A street photographer's must-have.

      By CS

      from NYC

      Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

      Brilliant Fujicolor combined with brilliant lenses. Quick, compact. It will quickly be your best friend and every day go-to choice for solid photographs. Easy to use, easy to carry, I love this camera. And B&H Camera makes the experience even better.

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      4.0

      great feel!

      By MatthewWF

      from New Yorrk, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

        I spent maybe an hour in B&H talking to a few different specialists(and photographer customers) before deciding on this camera. I love the camera- it feels great in your hands and, as someone who used to love shooting film, has a view finder which gives me that nostalgic feeling. The camera is light enough to carry around and has a lot less bulk than the standard DSLRs that everyone seems to have these days. There are way more features than most people will ever use but at least the screens appeared easier to navigate than the X100s. I had gone back and forth between the XE-2 and X100S for about 2 days, but finally decided that I really needed the option to zoom in when i take photos. Note: i am not a professional photographer. I did take a few classes in college and always had an interest in photo as an art. I mainly shoot when I travel and I tend to love photographing architecture, color, and faces. One Con so far after a month: I am having trouble shooting at a high enough speed to capture things from moving vehicles. I may just need to learn the camera better.

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        5.0

        EXCELLENT Camera!

        By The Documentorian

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

          The only problem I have with this rig is getting my head around the fact that it produces better quality pictures than my Nikon D7000 or D7100. I know that's somewhat of an opinion. But the fact remains that the images are sharper around the edges (when zoomed in on the screen), colors are more naturally vibrant even when set to standard setting let alone velvia options. All that being said, the camera operates differential then any Nikon or Canon I've owned in my 56 years of life. But to me, it's just a learning curve - just like when I switched from Canon to Nikon about 15 years ago. Additional note - I oddly enough find myself using the LCD screen (rear of camera) more than I ever would've guessed. I was so used to an eye piece in SLR's and DSLR's that I 'd planned on utilizing the eye piece on this cam. But for slightly less imperative shooting, this LCD comes in handy and is pretty darn true to life or at least true to what you'd see in the eye piece. If you're even thinking about trying this camera out, DO IT! I did it with the back burner thinking that B & H has such a great return policy if I ever needed, I could send it back. But not only am I keeping this, I'm ordering up a second one with additional lenses and a few other accessories as well. I think I now concur that mirrorless cameras just MIGHT be the way of the future. I dunno - we'll see :).

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          4.0

          FujiFilm X-E2 Mirrorless System Camera

          By Harley4

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 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 with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

          Bought this camera for it's sensor size and compact, lightweight design. Having been an owner of a couple of Fuji Pro S series cameras, as well as other Fuji Professional imaging equipment, I have always found their products to be very well designed and constructed with some of the best materials. This camera is no different. Materials, workmanship and electronics are top-notch, the EVF has very little lag as does the shutter release response time. The EVF is also very bright, with plenty of useful information. IS works especially well given the size and weight of the camera and lens. Images are crisp, sharp, and color is nothing short of stunning. Bought an adapter and use my Nikon G series lenses on the camera, and they work very well. Only down sides, the SD card cage is poorly located and a bit of a pain to insert or remove the card and the AF-L/ AE-L buttons get in the way, so the thumb grip helps as well as the soft shutter release. If not for this, I would have given the camera a 5 star rating. B&H came through on delivery and accessories. An exceptional value.

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          5.0

          Exceeded My Expectations

          By Chris

          from Rockville, MD

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good in Low Light
          • Great colors
          • Outstanding Kit Lens
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Carry-everywhere Camera
            • Travel

            Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

            I held off for quite a while before taking the plunge into the mirrorless market. But I wanted a light, carry-everywhere camera to complement my Nikon D800E—something more capable if less portable than a pocketable point-and-shoot—and it appeared from the reviews that the X E2 was a good fit for my purposes.

            It was the right choice. While the X-E2's low light performance and resolution are obviously no match for the D800E's, it competes well in several other respects. I'm delighted with the X-E2's colors and general image crispness: subjects in most lighting situations look adquately punchy without much enhancement in post-processing. Adobe Lightroom handles the FujiFilm raw files well, although I find I often get a somewhat better initial conversion if I use Iridient Developer for the demosaicing before turning over the rest of the processing to Lightroom. (I've never bothered to install the bundled Fujifilm software.

            Some notes on specific attributes:

            COLOR: As noted above, I'm really pleased with the out-of-the-box colors of the X-E2. I don't know whether to ascribe that to Fuji's unorthodox sensor, some attribute of the firmware, or the quality of the kit lens (the only lens I've used to date)—probably all three. (I've attached a sample image of some flowers—and, yes, the colors really were that saturated in the subject.) I work with raw files and haven't used the in-camera JPEG processing sufficiently to have formed an opinion, although several published reviewers seem delighted with it.

            NOISE: Not bad, although it's certainly noticeable at or above ISO 800 when the image is viewed at 1:1. I've shot at ISO 3200 and been satisfied with the results, but that involves accepting some noise. Lightroom's noise-reduction algorithms, which are remarkably effective on the D800E's raw files, don't seem able to work the same magic on those of the X-E2.

            RESOLUTION: The nominal 16 Mpx resolution is a good match for the APS-C sensor size. There is no anti-aliasing filter, which contributes to the general sense of sharpness in the X-E2's images. I have not experienced any problems with moiré.

            HANDLING: It's a small camera and, while the manual controls seem logically placed, I find myself fussing with them more often than I'd like. Every now and then the camera gets into a funny state for a reason I can't account for but which I attribute to my fat-fingered fumbling. Presumably my technique will improve with practice. The built-in grip is somewhat skimpy, although arguably consistent with the X-E2's diminuitive form-factor. The camera feels almost weightless when suspended from a good third-party shoulder strap.

            LENS: The bundled 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 zoom is fast for a kit lens, and commendably sharp at all apertures. I see little vignetting in my sample at the wide end. The quality of the bokeh is superb, and at 55mm the lens works well for portraits as long as there is there is adequate separation between the subject and the background. Unfortunately, there are no aperture markings on the lens barrel, so if you mostly shoot in aperture priority you need to use the viewfinder or the LCD monitor to change the setting. The image stabilization seems to work well; I haven't seen much motion blur even though I don't have a particularly steady hand.

            AUTOFOCUS: The X-E2's autofocus may not be as fast as that of the current generation of DSLRs, but I've found it to be sufficiently responsive that I haven't missed many shots because it was hunting. Because the kit lens is optically so good, I often shoot wide open, and I've found the combination of phase-detect and contrast-detect focus technology to be quite precise. (In moderately-lit environments, it's apparently not possible to determine which focus mechanism will be engaged.)

            VIEWFINDER AND REAR LCD: The electronic viewfinder is a bit dim when working outdoors. The eyepiece is comfortable for eyeglass-wearers, but I usually find it necessary to remove my sunglasses to get a bright enough image. It's irritating that there is no way to use the rear LCD solely as a playback device: i.e., for it to remain dark when shooting without also disabling it for chimping; this would be a good target for a future firmware patch.

            FIRMWARE: Speaking of firmware, I'm encouraged that Fuji has been reasonably aggressive in updating the firmware in its X-series cameras—not only to fix bugs but to introduce new functionality. Hopefully that will continue.

            The X-E2 provided me with precisely the combination of portability and image quality I was looking for, and has substantially exceeded my expectations in one very important respect: I find I'm carrying it in situations where in the past I wouldn't have bothered even to drop a point-and-shoot into my pocket, much less lug a DSLR around with me.

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            5.0

            Easy, easy, easy

            By Carol

            from Illinois

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

              I bought the X-E2 as a way back to photography. I haven't used a "real" camera in a long time, so I was nervous. So nervous I read the user's manual twice (!) before using the camera. I didn't need to be nervous after all--using this camera is natural and comfortable. It's user-friendly, and everything is logical. I need versatility because I take outdoor shots but also want the ease of taking shots of my energetic and lightning-quick grandchildren. It has the versatility I need and I can control as much or as little as I wish. It's lightweight but incredibly sturdy. I'm more than satisfied. I'm now lusting after lenses...

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              3.0

              Very disaapoint

              By XYZPixel

              from Melbourne, FL

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Bad quality

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Travel

              Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

              The camera is good but there is a dent on the rear glass of 18-55 kit lens!!I contacted FujiUSA and they don't care about this (because they ask customers to contact them first, but obviously its just a JOKE), TERRIBLE!!Bad quality control!!

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Fantastic Camera

              By JeffP

              from Miami,Fl

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                I was debating to purchase the XE1 or XE2. Biggest differences are WiFi,Better AF,Better EVF and larger/sharper LCD, Better low light performance,Better video,More customizable,Easier and more accurate manual focus, 3 different colors for focus peaking plus more. I think the few hundred dollar difference is easily worth all these improvements. The 18-55mm is an excellent mid range zoom lens. Build quality is top notch. Zoom, focus and aperture rings are all well dampened and accurate. I also shoot Nikon D7100 and the files from the XE2 are just as good in most cases and other times they are better than the D7100. The X Trans sensor is the key to the brilliance of the XE2. White balance and metered exposure are excellent.Almost every picture is perfectly exposed. Sometimes the WB is off depending on the lights but overall I can't complain.You can shoot at ISO 3200 all day if need be.Almost no noise and lots of detail.Built in flash is excellent. Also perfect exposures every time. The flash can also be used to trigger speedlights like Nikon SB900. Best thing about the Fuji system is how easy it is to customize the camera and it begs you to be more creative.If you want a camera to give you that extra X factor this is the camera for you.One final note, The XE2 is incredible for shooting Black & White. Super clean and so many ways to get the style you visualize.

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                5.0

                Absolutely Stunning Images with X-E2

                By SKHDS

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

                  Bought this camera kit for my trip to Japan. Learning curve was not too steep even though this is my first mirrorless camera. Have used Nikon dSLR for over 15 years and this X-E2 is the first new camera in 5 years. I can say that the images produced by this camera through the X-Trans CMOS II and EXR processor II are just absolutely crisp, contrasty and sharp. The camera itself is light and the accompanying lens is just the right weight also. Videos shot in HD at 60 fps were also great and images were sharp. The only downside in this camera is focusing on moving objects - it's just not as fast as dSLRs, so I had a few blurred images. If you're shooting landscape or portrait primarily, then this camera can be your best tool to capture those images with just stunning results. I shot totally in the Velvia film mode during my trip and the pictures just turned out great. It's a little pricey for a midlevel mirrorless camera, but I don't regret getting this. Fujifilm lenses are well-made, have a nice feel when you hold them, and made of metal with superb lens coating. The camera itself is a very cool retro-looking camera - just about everyone I met thought I was using an old film camera. I previously ordered the X-M1 for about half the price of the X-E2, but the lack of a viewfinder in X-M1 made me switch to the X-E2. The viewfinder is to me an absolute must if you're shooting in bright sunlight - the image on the LCD screen is just washed out even after setting the contrast to a higher setting. Overall, I'm very impressed with this camera and the 18-55 XF lens that came with it. I'll be getting an ultra wide angle lens in the near future to capture even more stunning landscape images.

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                  5.0

                  Back to photographic basics.

                  By Bachphoto

                  from Racine WI

                  Comments about X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

                  Most fun than I've had since going digital, absolutely brings the photographer back into the photographic experience.

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