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

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (48)
  • Great resolution (44)
  • Good in low light (40)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Large clear LCD (33)

Cons

  • Short battery life (13)
  • Lag / shutter delay (6)

Best Uses

  • Travel (48)
  • Low light (35)
  • Family photos (31)
  • Weddings (20)
  • Macro photography (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (26), Semi-pro photographer (17), Pro photographer (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (51), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than sliced bread. WAY BETTER.

Background:
Semi-pro photographer for 8 years ("semi" because it's not my full time gig - advertising industry). Have owned this camera for about a month.

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Background:
Semi-pro photographer for 8 years ("semi" because it's not my full time gig - advertising industry). Have owned this camera for about a month.

Pros:
- Great glass available - currently have the 14mm 2.8 & 18-55. Impressive results from the 14mm with no barrel distortion. Totally pro glass to choose from.

- Image size/quality - 16mp is the perfect size for me. RAW files are not too big (who's printing billboards anyway... I shoot the photo I want and am not personally into cropping images). Dynamic Range is stunning - better than anything I've seen form APS-C sensor SLRs. Sharpness is also beyond expectations. The sensor is likely the best of it's size in the world right now.

- Wireless communication with your mobile device has been the biggest feature I never knew I needed. Photos no longer sit on the SD card or get forgotten about if I want to share them immediately.

- Menu system - I also own the X-10 and like the menus and customizability better on this than on any of the 5 SLR bodies I've owned in the past.

- ISO Performance makes me giddy - clean photos at 3200 and more than usable at 6400. Yea.

- Fuji seems to have a close relationship with it's camera owners and really listen to them... expect to get firmware updates that really make a difference.

Cons:
- The top and bottom metal body feel cheap (the bottom is half plastic also -
find a nice half case). don't know why they didn't keep up with the build quality of the X-10/20/100(s) for this body.

- Requires a more intentional approach to how you shoot. For best results, this camera is for the person who sees a frame and can make the camera capture it... not for the wedding photog who is trigger happy on the "auto". (This is also a "Con" for me and I feel like it makes photography a creative expression for me again).

- Video mode still needs work (Don't buy this "right now" if you want to do pro video work). This could change after firmware updates, but it's questionable.

- Battery life (if you expect SLR results from the battery just get an extra one)

- Fuji doesn't have a f2.8 telephoto zoom (this might be a deal breaker for some). You should not expect the 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 to perform Canon or Nikon 70-200mm f2.8... f4.8 ≠ f2.8

Conclusion:
Unlike every SLR I've owned which are most satisfying when I first get them and become less attractive as time goes on, this camera seems like it will work in reverse (even though it's still new). Those with realistic expectations of what they are buying will be pleased from day one... and the smile will only grows larger from there.

This camera is for the individual who can not compromise on quality and wants to "explore photography" and what's possible. It encourages new growth creatively. I value the simplicity and design ethos.

People will always complain about how something else is better or has a bigger sensor (cough* and cost more). Ignore those reviews.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very disaapoint

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...Read complete review

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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5.0

Exceeded My Expectations

By Chris

from Rockville, MD

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good in Low Light
  • Great colors
  • Outstanding
  • 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.I'm more than satisfied with the 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 about 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 moire.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

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    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

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      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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      5.0

      Fantastic Camera

      By JeffP

      from Miami,Fl

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      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

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        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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          5.0

          It Just Keeps Growing On Me!

          By Miataman

          from Minnetonka, MN

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Film Simulations
          • Great Resolution
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet And Inconspicuous
          • Quiet Operation
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Poor instruction manual
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Street Photography
          • Travel

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

          As a long-term user of Canon DSLRs (10D, 30D, 40D 7D, 6D), I was looking for a better solution to two specific needs. The first is a smaller and less intrusive camera for street photography, and second a smaller, lighter camera for travel and walk-around use, those times where photography wasn't the sole goal of the moment. I'm happy to say that Fujifilm's x-E2 really fills this need, and it does so without shortchanging quality. After nearly four weeks of using the x-E2, I'm growing even more confident that my decision to purchase this camera was correct. The 18-55mm Fujinon zoom lens is well built with smooth turning zoom, aperature and manual focusing, very good stabilization, though no doubt I will be adding some aditional Fuji glass. It does take some time to learn Fuji's operating conventions (how the controls operate), and it is fair to say that Fuji could do a better job with their instruction manual and that, I feel, would lower the frustration I experienced while trying to master the camera's operational quirks. It helps to be persistant as the payoff is worth it. Do purchase an extra battery. Absolutely love the Fuji film simulation for Velvia, Provia, and Astia and that I can modify the tone curve for black and white highlights and shadows before making the exposure!

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          5.0

          Just what I wanted

          By RWMJ

          from New Haven, CT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Great size
          • 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 (Black):

            I have a Nikon D7100 and D90 and wanted something smaller and lighter and less obtrusive. The XE2 body is very trim and light and though the well reviewed 18-55 mm lens protrudes a bit from the body the system is a great combination of lightweight quality and versatility. I plan to use it for travel and social/street photography.

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            5.0

            Better Value Than X-T1

            By LoCo Bob

            from Louisville, CO

            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

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay

            Best Uses

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

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

            This is in addition to a previous review I think I wrote. I now own 2 X-E2s, having sold my x-Pro 1. Recently, I rented the X-T1 to see what the fuss was about vs. this camera. To be honest, I didn't see it. Yes, the X-T1 has a bigger viewfinder and a tiltable screen. Neither are truly game changers - not for $ more, especially when you consider that the sensor and processing software is exactly the same. Yes, the X-T1 has additional dials on top, bht the X-E2 software does the same job as quickly. Saw no difference in output IQ, which is what really counts. The only feature I now wish this camera had was the ability to remove the card from the side, as in the X-T1. Still, for me, this camera is the better value.

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            5.0

            I miss my Contax G-2

            By Chad

            from Annapolis

            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • 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 bought this camera and a Metabones adapter ring to bring my Contax G-2 lenses into the digital world. Once on the camera it works well. The camera has focus magnification and two different focus assists. I still miss autofocus so I also bought the Fuji 18-55, 55-200,14 and 35.

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            5.0

            I'm lovin' it

            By Hank

            from Champaign, IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Great Zoom
            • 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 (Silver):

            I switch from a DSLR (Canon 40D) to this mirror less. I've had it about 3 weeks and am loving it. After warming up with some family events I took the camera on a trip to Memphis and New Orleans. I'm loving the image quality, the handling of the camera, and that my back no longer hurts from hauling gear around all day.

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            5.0

            Amazing quality light & small

            By Susra

            from New york

            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

            • Lag / Shutter Delay

            Best Uses

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

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

            I've used this camera for events & personal work. I love the quality at high res. So light it hardly feels like I worked for hours. So far I haven't had a problem I would like a fast zoom at some point.

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            5.0

            WOW!

            By Travis

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Exceptional Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Logical Controls Layout
            • Much Improved Auto-focus
            • Small / Compact
            • Wi-fi

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Concert Photography
            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

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

            After 3 weeks of use:

            I have been following the Fujifilm line of mirroless cameras since they launched the X-Pro1 ~3 years ago or so and been in the market for something small and powerful.

            As they've continued improving and building upon this line I've been more and more interested in it but nothing has really caught me as exactly what I was looking for mainly because I thought Fuji was going to announce an X-Pro 2 in January. When this didn't happen, I decided to start looking back on the other releases.

            I had looked into the X-E1 before but wasn't completely sold on it in terms of speed, image quality, etc. That all changed when they released the X-E2 in November. I had read the reviews, seen the images, heard the critics. I knew this was the camera I wanted. Couple that with the 35mm f/1.4 and you have a amazing piece of gear that can go everywhere with you!

            I shoot with a Canon 5D MkIII as well, so I had high expectations for this camera. An hour after I had it out of the box I took it to a concert at the Troubadour in Los Angeles for a fairly challenging test run. Low light, moving subjects, quickly changing light to test the auto-focus. All the things I needed to push this thing to its limits. Saying this camera exceeded my expectations would be a huge understatement! It performed extremely well and the image quality is impeccable. In terms of concert photography, I literally shot better photos then the person I knew who was there covering the show with a press pass and their full size unit. Honestly, at high ISO I believe the image quality was even better than my MkIII. The noise reduction technology on this latest sensor from Fuji is practically second to none. I love it!

            I really like the positioning and ergonomics of the dials, settings. I have everything I need to shoot and adjust accordingly within seconds. Even the autofocus area selector is super quick to adjust.

            Having the Drive controls to swith to burst is really quick too. And the burst is super snappy (again, great for concert/action photos).

            Another great and well thought out placement feature is the AF and AE locks, very convenient and useful.

            Also like the "master" full stop shutter dial on top but having the ability to do 1/3 stop adjustments (up to 2/3 up or down) with the shutter dial on the back is very nice.

            I haven't had to costomize any of the Fn keys yet as I think the default settings are pretty logical.

            The only place it doesn't stand a chance is in the auto-focus speed although it is still snappy. There's not many bodies out there than can hold a candle to the MkIII in that department.

            Also worth mentioning is the fact that this camera is small (probably close to 1/3 the size of my MkIII) but it's not TOO SMALL or lightweight. It's still sturdy and weighty so you feel like you/re holding a quality camera and still makes it easy to keep steady.

            Last but definitely not least. A feature I didn't think I was even going to use very much but now LOVE is the Wi-Fi to smart device app transfer. The first time I used it I had no idea what i was doing but had it up and working within 2 minutes while I was in the middle of the concert. Download the app on your iPhone and open it, select "wireless communication" from the menu (if you're in preview mode on the camera it defaults to this selection when you hit menu which is very quick and convenient), now push connect on the app and BOOM! You have two options "recieve" and "review". Recieve will allow you to control the transfers from the camera and review will allow you to do a batch selection and transfer controlled from the phone. Shoot a top quality photo at a concert, two seconds later you post said photo to Instagram. No more iPhone quality photos! Keep in mind to use this feature you need to shoot RAW+Jpeg as it won't work with just RAW.

            With all the amazing things, there were a few cons that I'm not crazy about but they definitely are a small price to pay for everything else.

            CONS:
            1. When you choose to only use the EVF for shooting and turn off the LCD (to conserve battery life), EVERYTHING goes to EVF. I would think that when you review your images, it should always show in the LCD but it doesn't. This is weird and something that Fuji should fix. There were no options in the settings to change this.

            2. Another "viewer" thing, is it doesn't show you the number of photos on your card when you're reviewing them. Just the actual numbers of the file. As oppose to if i was on my canon it would say somthing like 3/105 (viewing the 3rd photo of 105 total) or whatever. Small potatos but i did notice this.

            3. Battery life is a little short but, the batteries are tiny and can easily fit in a memory card carrying case or just throw an extra in your back pocket. They charge really quick too.

            That's my review of this amazing camera. It far exceeded anything I thought it would. It hasn't left my side since the day I got it. I also got the kit lens which is nice as well but I pretty much stick with the 35. I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase. I initially thought it would replace a couple uses that I don't like lugging my MkIII around for but to my surprise, this thing will be replacing the MkIII for many things across the board.

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            5.0

            Love this camera

            By Manny

            from Milford CT

            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Great Skin Tone
            • Sharp Lenses
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              With the Fuji lenses, I get very sharp, great looking pictures. Even in auto mode, exposure and white balance are just about spot on, something I can't say for my big DSLR that cost about twice as much. Other than cropping I've found I now do very little, if any, tweaking in Photoshop. The E2 is not only a handsome camera, but so much easier to carry around and keep handy compared to the DSLR. Having been a long time film user, I haven't been really sold on digital until I got the E2.

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              5.0

              Rangefinder Style MILC

              By Pio in Pikeville

              from Pikeville, KY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Feels Like My Contax G2
              • Good Battery Life
              • Great Resolution
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hdri Adventure
                • Travel

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

                I bought this to complement my Canon EOS 5D in preparation for a coming trip. I love and miss my Contax G2 system, but this is digital and has a more extensive set of capabilities.I started playing with it with two exercises in mind: HDRI and Macro.Usually in HDRI, I use Manual setting and fix the aperture but vary the exposures using the shutter speed while keeping a lower ISO. This XE-2 has a very convenient Exposure Compensation dial with +/-3EV. However, the User Manual states that this Exposure Compensation works only on certain modes! Undocumented: its does not work on Manual mode, but it works on Aperture Priority mode. I learned that after one afternoon of shooting about 400 frames, thinking I was shooting sets of 12 exposures from +4 to -4EV. I guess I was not so clever. Thank goodness it's digital and not film.I bought the Fuji XF 60mm macro lens, and I shall be playing with it more. It will not replace the Canon system, but I would wish for Fuji to make extension tubes and/or create a specialty lens like the Canon MP-e65, which has 1X-5X macro capability.Next, I shall play with the XF 55-200mm zoom lens. I am still debating about buying the XF 14mm or the Zeiss Touit 12mm. I have always used Zeiss lenses on the defunct Rolleiflex and Contax systems, until I switched to Canon.

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                5.0

                I absolutely love this camera.

                By Fuji Lover

                from Brooklyn, NY

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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

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

                  This camera is just a joy to use - it is so light to carry around and something about the images captured with it have an air of magic about it. It is my favorite camera I've ever used and it's quality parallels any Canon or Nikon in my opinion. It's handled any situation I've thrown at it like a champ. Love it love it love it!

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                  5.0

                  Dazzled!

                  By MotoYogi

                  from Tennessee

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Travel

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

                    I've had the camera for just a couple of weeks now. I'm dazzled by it. It does seem, as others suggest, to impress more and more. The ISO performance of this camera is very impressive, not to mention the image quality. In just a very short time, I've grown to love this camera more than I thought I would. Highly recommended. I have the 35mm and the 18-55mm lenses. For a "kit" lens, the 18-55 is stunningly good.

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                    4.0

                    Great Lightweight Camera

                    By Steve

                    from Brunswick, GA

                    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Resolution
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • No Two Stop Auto Bracketi

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    I was looking for a small camera to compliment my Nikon FX gear. I had a Sony Nex 7 and then an Olympus em5 and I like this camera much better than either of those. The Sony was cumbersome to use and had terrible lens selection and the 4/3 format is too small for me. I tend to print large and do some cropping so the Olympus didn't fit the bill. So I thought I would try the X e2 and I have had this camera for about two weeks and really love it. It's easy and fun to use. I debated on buying the XT-1, but bought this one mainly because I like the style better. I rented both this camera and the X100S to try. I liked both, but opted for this one as I wanted the flexibility to change lenses. I have the 18-55, the 27mm and the 55-200. All perform to my satisfaction. and if the XT-1 proves to be significantly better for some reason I can always sell and change, but at this point I don't see it. My two complaints (hence the 4 stars) are that on occasion the auto white balance seems a little off and needs to be adjusted in Ligtroom. Secondly, I do quite a bit of HDR and it doesn't have two stop auto bracketing. I have been using the exposure compensation dial on top when I want HDR. However, that fact does not deter my overall satisfaction with the camera and if Fuji gets enough complaints they may do a software change.

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                    5.0

                    Fujifilm just gets better and better

                    By Danielle

                    from Hawaii

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Design
                    • Great Resolution
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Responsive
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

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

                      I am a previous X100, X100s, and X-E1 owner. I absolutely loved the X100s but the lenses that Fuji have been dishing out make me want to get an interchangeable camera. The X-E1 just didn't get the job done for me. It was slow and not very responsive making it hard to enjoy.
                      I've had the X-E2 for 3 months now and I'm loving it. It's responsive and improved in every way from the older version. The bigger LCD screen is a welcomed change as well as the EVF. Everything feels fresh and it is seriously a joy to use. I use this camera for long exposures, landscapes, hiking, and street photography. I will also be using it as my main body for a wedding in april. It's also the best travel camera in my opinion. If you're a fan of the Fuji X bodies, this is a serious contender.

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                      5.0

                      Great camera

                      By Happy Photographer

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Resolution
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Street Photography
                        • Travel

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

                        I wanted to replace my Nikon D90 with something lighter for travel and street photography. I narrowed it down to the Olympus OMD EM5 and this. The kit lens that comes with the Fuji is what convinced me. This is the lens that I need 90% of the time for the type of shooting I do, and it is a great fast lens.

                        This camera is lighter and smaller than the D90 and has great image quality.

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