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FujifilmX-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver)
 
4.5

(based on 57 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great resolution (46)
  • Compact (42)
  • Easy to use (41)
  • Good in low light (39)
  • Large clear LCD (20)

Cons

  • Short battery life (8)
  • Lag / shutter delay (6)
  • Poor in low light (3)
  • Slow autofocus (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (41)
  • Family photos (37)
  • Low light (31)
  • Macro photography (17)
  • Weddings (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (25), Pro photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (11), Casual photographer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

fun but maybe not for everyone

I purchased this camera as a fun easy carry camera for snapshots and found art shots. I am a professional and my primary camera is a Mamiya 645AFD w/Leaf Aptus back so there...Read complete review

I purchased this camera as a fun easy carry camera for snapshots and found art shots. I am a professional and my primary camera is a Mamiya 645AFD w/Leaf Aptus back so there is no pretending that the X-E1 is going to be my first string on a job But... It isn't bad!

I got the 35 f1.4 lens with it. So far I like everything about it except the speed of autofocus and the lack of RAW file support. While the X-E1 may not be a full sized full powered DSLR in the near instant focus it hits the mark far better than my Nikon D2x ever did. The D2x often would spin back and forth never choosing anything to focus on. The X-E1 may not focus as fast but it finds a target on the first pass.

The lack of support for RAW is a big issue for a lot of folks that have a set-in-stone routines for file processing. None of the major image application will properly process the Fuji X-Trans sensors files - even though that new sensor is one of the best thing about this little guy. But don't fret they are working on it I'm sure. (That's not anything I've read officially...)

For now the on-board processing is good. However, I do like the power of RAW and for that Fuji provides software (Silkypix) with the camera . It processes the files X-Trans RAW files great. It's just very alien from Adobe Camera RAW that I've always used and will add another step in my RAW file workflow.

I gave the camera a "four" because it isn't the perfect camera. Then again, I have yet to find a perfect camera.

Hope this helps.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tried and returned

I was looking for a hiking/travel replacement for the big DSLR.

Yes, this camera can take incredible images. However, I like to shoot things on the fly, and the...Read complete review

I was looking for a hiking/travel replacement for the big DSLR.

Yes, this camera can take incredible images. However, I like to shoot things on the fly, and the auto focus was just not responsive enough for me. The manual focus is useless unless you have PLENTY of time to work with. The body was not as sturdy as I had hoped, felt somewhat toy like.
The auto ISO feature only works up to certain high ISO, especially if shooting in RAW. Video shouldnt have even been included. Im pretty sure an iphone would do a better job.

Pluses... It is light and fun to carry. The images are great and the lenses do a nice job, although they also felt toy-ish.

Not the camera for me, back to the big DSLR.
Granted im used to working with a DSLR and too stuck on the quickness and ease of use that a more expensive and heavier camera has to offer, and shouldnt expect the same type of performance out of a compact APS-C. However I still feel like the overall cost of the body and multiple lenses is too much for the performance that this camera can achieve.
If, however, you are in the market for this type of camera, I suggest looking at the Sony NEX-7 over this model.

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4.0

Great Camer

By Austin H.

from Irvine, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • 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
  • Macro Photography

Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver):

I really like the retro look and lightweight feel. It's really fun to shoot manually but putting it back into auto is a little slow. I shoot at least 300 pictures raw without any battery loss.

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3.0

Not what I expected...

By Matt Blasing

from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver):

        Photographically, this camera works the same as my FujiFilm point-and-shoot that I've had for years, and cost three times as much. I absolutely LOVE the ergonomics and bought it because hauling around my full-frame Canon and L-Series lenses around all the time gets to be cumbersome. The dials are intuitive and remind me of working with my original Pentax 35mm film camera. However, the photo quality is around average, and VERY noisy, even during daytime shooting at ISO 200. I love everything about this camera other than the photo quality it produces, and even when using it with an f/1.4 lens, the images are nowhere near tack-sharp. Although I had high hopes for it, I returned it within a week.

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        4.0

        What a great photo tool

        By JEStanek

        from Pottstown, PA

        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay

        Best Uses

        • Architectural
        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel

        Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver):

        I got this to supplement my DSLR and have a good image quality, well designed, cool lighter/smaller camera for travelling. I found the battery life better than expected if you turn off the back display if you're going to be shooting for a while.

        It won't be my first choice for fast action shots but if you will be composing before you shoot, this camera is fantastic. It really performs in low light well, too.

        Finally, it looks really cool.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Just what I was looking for

        By Holly

        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Battery Life
        • Good Firmware Upgrades
        • Great Lenses From Fuji
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Focusing Can Be Slow

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Hiking Photography
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Street Photography
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver):

        I bought this camera looking for a lighter alternative to my Canon DSLR for hiking, backpacking and general travel photography. We did a week+ trip to the Rocky Mountains, and I put it through all the paces camping and backpacking. I've also used it for some portraiture work and flower photography. My overall impression: Love it!

        The negatives:
        - autofocus is wonky in low light
        - autofocus sometimes misses all together in bright light (usually a second try gets it right) - can be slow compared to my Canon AF lenses
        - The included strap feels cheap
        - no third party Fuji X mount lenses (I see they are coming soon)
        - the firmware upgrade process was not clearly explained in the box. It took some Googling to figure it out. (basically, download the latest upgrade to a memory card, take the lens off, put the memory card in and turn on the camera while holding the "back" button to access upgrade menu.)
        - battery life is reported to be short. Haven't noticed it so far, but I do have two back up batteries anyway.

        The positives:
        - light weight! (even with the 18-55 lens) - heavier than a point and shoot but much lighter and smaller than any DSLR
        - unbelievably good image quality with the kit lens
        - I can handhold at very slow shutter speeds (1/20 of a second) and get tack sharp images of still subjects (blew. me. away.)
        - images are essentially noiseless to high film speeds (no discernable noise at 1000 and below!)
        - Did I mention the amazing quality of the 18-55 kit lens? I had to break my habit of sharpening, and bumping contrast and exposure in post. Daylight JPEGS are 85% perfect right out of the camera. A little cropping and I'm good to go!
        - Layout of controls just make sense. Love, love, love the physical dials. It took me less than 24 hours to develop intuitive use of this camera.
        - The rangefinder styling is simply amazing. People comment on this camera.
        - The way I shoot with this camera reminds me of shooting with my first SLR - It makes me want to shoot. It can do all the work for me, but I so enjoy going full manual (or aperture priority)
        - manual focus (legacy lenses or kit lens) is MUCH easier with Focus Peaking (white shimmer around the edges that are in focus) and the ability to quickly zoom in to check focus. Note: this model did not originally come with Focus Peaking, but Fuji included in in a firmware upgrade. Bonus! Thanks Fuji!
        -The film simulation shooting modes are usually gimmicky and I avoid them, preferring to do my processing on the more power CPU of my computer. However, with this camera, I find myself adoring the black and white films (there are 4). Just kicked my creativity up a notch.
        - I can use my Canon flash (in manual mode)
        - I can use my Canon remote release (plugged into the mic jack!)
        - I can use all of my legacy lenses with the appropriate adapters (so far have tried M42 and Pentax K mount. FD lens is coming soon)
        - hand feel is improved with a flash hotshot mounted thumb grip (these can be expensive or cheap. My cheap one is teal colored and awesome!)

        I used this camera for a family photoshoot this week (brought my Canon along just in case). The photos are amazing. If I figure out how to work this thing with my studio lights, I might just sell my DSLR and use the money to buy a Fuji long telephoto lens. Right now (2.5 weeks into owning it), there is little I can see that it can't do. It's simply an amazing camera, especially for the price. (The XE2 has some significant upgrades, but I sure don't miss them for half the price!)

        (I've read reviews saying this isn't a camera for beginners, but I think I would disagree. It seems to me this would be a great camera for beginners because the knobs and controls are all so directly related to the concept you are adjusting (aperture, film speed, exposure compensation, shutter speed). When you physically turn the aperture dial on the lens, you can see in the viewfinder or LCD the effect. Same with film speed, shutter speed etc. If you want it to do it all for you, you can set them all to auto. I would recommend this camera to experienced shooters and beginners alike. There is a learning curve, but If you get a DSLR and don't bother learning what the effect of shutter speed is on your photos, then why bother?)

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        5.0

        Good Quality and Delivery

        By Theprodigious

        from Milan, Italy

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Resolution
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver):

          Good Quality and Delivery and helpful customer care

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Tried the Rest, Now Have the Best!

          By StevenG

          from Totowa, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black):

            After going the DSLR route with Canon and Nikon I switched to Sony Mirrorless cameras. The Nex 6 and then the a6000. While very good, I was introduced to the Fuji. It's image quality is hands down better than any cropped sensor camera I have seen. Plus, it takes me back to my film era days when you had to "think" about how to take your photos and everything wasn't done for you. Maybe that is not what you want, but when I look back at how this 57 year old shooter takes photos, I never use the gizmos and gadgets that are on most of today's cameras. All I can say is I Love this Fuji!

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            5.0

            great camera

            By cabecita

            from San Juan, PR

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver):

              steady and light weight. Great for our vacation trip

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great Pictures from a Small Package

              By OldBiker

              from Brandon, Vermont

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Poor in Low Light
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Macro Photography
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black):

              Currently use this camera with the 18-55 lens for general photograpy. In the future hope to add a longer lens.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great Retro camera

              By JodyH

              from West Chester, PA

              Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver):

              This camera was bought for the Fuji film simulation modes and to have light mirrorless type camera. I use It with metabones Nikon g adaptor to use all my Nikon lenses! It is eay to operate in completely manual mode. I love the ability to increase the focus magnifier with a push of the small wheel on the camera's back. Great jpegs!

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              4.0

              Fuji XE1 Mirrorless

              By SolarRay

              from Princeton, NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel

              Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver):

              Fuji XE1 Mirrorless 16M sensor performs very well even in low light. I tested it with kit lens 18-50, 55-200, and Nikon 50mm f 1.4. The images are sharp and the color are beautiful.

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              5.0

              Excellant camera

              By basic photographer

              from Forsyth, NC

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              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
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black):

                basic photography, takes great RAW and Jpeg images, full control over settings.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent Camera

                By Larry C.

                from Delaware (USA)

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Battery Life
                • Great Resolution

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light

                  Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black):

                  I am very pleased with the images produced by this camera so far. I would recommend the firmware upgrades for both the camera and kit lens before you start to use it. Fuji has done a very good job keeping this camera up to date for the enthusiast.

                  I've purchased an adapter to use some of my Minolta Rokkor legacy lenses, and the results have been very good. This increases the overall versatility of the camera if you enjoy a more hands on approach to your photography.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Just Dandy

                  By Old Nikon Guy

                  from Washington State

                  Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver):

                  I have read some peoples' reviews out there that don't like this camera because it doesn't focus fast enough for them. Maybe if I was chasing squirrels, kids, or ambulances it may not be, but I am not. I learned this craft on a Nikon F, manual everything; so big deal. I'm 66 years old and don't always want to lug around a bag that weighs as much as a Volkswagen. This FUJI with a couple of fast prime lenses is a sweet, capable combo. I am loving it.

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                  4.0

                  No regrets

                  By RGH

                  from Upstate NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Resolution

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel

                    Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black):

                    Great size, nice controls. The EVF is bright and clear, works fine with my glasses.Takes a little getting used to the settings and choices, but no big deal.The IQ and dynamic range are both exceptional.This camera is better quality than I expected and so far so good.

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                    4.0

                    killed my dslr

                    By 16Rounds

                    from San Francisco

                    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Inexpensive
                    • Sharp images
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Focusing

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black):

                      I am the editor and a writer for a magazine. I often take photos to illustrate my own articles. I sometimes also shoot photos in a studio for the magazine's cover graphic/shot. I own a Canon 5DM3 and have been very happy with it. Recently I purchased Fuji's X-E1 because I found it cumbersome to travel with a large dslr camera and its giant lenses. I really did not expect this small camera, X-E1, to produce such high quality images. It certainly does not match my 5DM3, but it is pretty darn close. I love the way it renders colors. I love how sharp the images are. I love how small and portable this camera is. I am surprised how it performs in low light. Honestly, now I hardly ever use my 5DM3; I use it only for video production. For all photo needs, I now exclusively use X-E1.

                      It is true that is a bit slow with grabbing focus, but that was improved with the latest software updates. It still, of course, can not match Canon's 5DM3, but considering the price difference, I can totally live with it. I came to love this camera.

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                      5.0

                      GREAT CAMERA!!

                      By 7dcms

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      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
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver):

                        Light to travel great images...

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 10
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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Almost There...

                        By Merp

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Battery Life
                        • Great Resolution
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Lag / Shutter Delay
                        • No Viewfinder
                        • Poor in Low Light

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black):

                        I carry the camera with me every day, for street shooting and casual time in the park or at a bar with friends.

                        It's easy to carry, pretty easy to use (I used to Canon DSLR for years, but decided to try mirrorless), and the lenses seem great.

                        However, I find myself having to update the firmware what seems to be once month. This has helped autofocus, but it's still not there -- especially in low light.

                        Soon, I hope, but it has really reduced my comfort in grabbing the camera for shooting -- I often just resort to my phone.

                        As someone who loves a viewfinder, I do have to say, the EVF is tough to get used to, as well. I have no idea how it ranks compared to other EVFs, but it's a little weird getting used to.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 5
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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good things come in small packages!

                        By Chris

                        from Chicago

                        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Not good for action shots

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver):

                        I bought this camera for a lightweight alternative to my heavy Dslr's for travel. My back and shoulders were in major pain. I thought I would use this camera for street photography and while on long hikes . I did not expect the wonderful picture quality. This camera is a joy to use. I love it. It comes with me everywhere. I bought the 35mm lens and am also happy with it. I bought the adapter and I am pleased to be able to use my Nikon lens also. With a few adjustments my flex 5 pocketwizards work also with my sb 900. Life is Good!

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Slow AF, great color and sharpness

                        By Kolen

                        from Berkeley, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Slow AF

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Travel

                        Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver):

                        It's a great joy to use this camera. The EVF is great. Film styles are great. The out of camera JPEG is excellent. I usually edit all my photos before sharing, but the JPEG from this camera is so great that I can trust it before doing editing and share. I compared it to Olympus' and both have great Auto white balance and color. The picture style from Fujifilm's are arguably better because of its film style (Fujifilm made film).
                        The only thing I don't like is the AF. This is a deal breaker for me. Olympus' has super fast AF. So I prefer AF more. For X-E1's AF performance, I'd rather be MF than AF (that's exactly what I'm doing on Olympus' too when I use Voigtlander 25/0.95). It's a shame. If the AF is better (need not be lightning fast but at least reliable and responsive) it would be the only camera ever needed. (Well it's lens collection is amazing, considering it is only recently launched).

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 10
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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Ideal for me

                        By Stunix

                        from Bay Area, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Not Real Fast

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black):

                        I bought the X-E1 to replace an SLR which I used mostly for travel photos. I wanted something smaller and lighter, but which would still operate more like a camera than a smartphone. I also wanted to be able to operate everything without resorting to reading glasses.

                        So far I'm especially pleased with the X-E1 controls. They allow setting and seeing all of the essential functions without using the menus, and the camera is refreshingly free of annoying automatic modes. I can concentrate on the picture without being distracted by the camera. I'm also pleased that the build quality seems commensurate with the cost.

                        Compared to SLRs, the X-E1 is somewhat smaller and lighter than the smallest, considerably smaller and lighter than most. Since it's also quieter it ends up being far less conspicuous. The EVF is not as clear as an SLR finder, but it's clear enough and covers 100% of the frame. The EVF exhibits noticeable lag under some conditions and the autofocus isn't real quick. I don't think the X-E1 would be the best choice for rapidly moving subjects, but it's fast enough for me. The lens selection is more like that of a rangefinder, without the long telephotos, shift lenses, etc. available for some SLRs. However Fuji offers a good range from ultra wide to medium telephoto, including a few zooms, a few high speed lenses, and one macro. If you really need something more exotic you can find adapters to fit most rangefinder and SLR lenses.

                        Compared to the other Fuji X cameras, the X-E1 is smaller, lighter, and costs less than the X-Pro1, but lacks the optical finder. The X-M1 is smaller and cheaper still, but lacks even the EVF and has a more novice oriented control layout. The X-100S has the compact dimensions and great controls of the X-E1, the optical finder and EVF of the X-Pro1, and a fast, compact, semi-wide built-in lens. Alas, the lens cannot be removed and the accessory 0.8X wide converter does little to improve the situation. However I believe the X100S is a great small camera by itself, and would make an excellent second body for anyone willing to purchase and carry a complete X system.

                        Compared to the Sony NEX-6 and NEX-7, the X-E1 is not quite as small but provides more traditional controls. FWIW most of the independent reviews rate Fuji's lenses superior to Sony's. Lens quality is important to me because I expect to acquire a few lenses and to keep them through several generations of improving sensors.

                        Compared to the Olympus OM-D and Panasonic G5/G6, the X-E1 is similar in size but uses a larger APS-C sensor and has a higher resolution EVF. The OM-D incorporates weather resistance and in-body stabilization, but at a price. The Micro 4/3 system includes a good number and variety of lenses, but not all are top quality.

                        Overall the X-E1 has met or exceeded all of my expectations, and for my purposes it's worthy of 5 stars. Others should consider its limitations with respect to their own needs, and should handle it to determine whether its controls work for their own style.

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