Fujifilm X-E1 Mirrorless Camera Review

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The Fujifilm X-E1 is the second compact, interchangeable lens (mirrorless) camera from Fujifilm. It shares most of the same features and specs as the significantly more expensive X-Pro1, including Fujifilm’s famed X-Trans CMOS sensor. The main difference between the two cameras is the X-E1 has an electronic viewfinder (EVF) instead of the X-Pro1’s hybrid viewfinder, which combines an optical viewfinder and EVF. Aside from that, it’s very hard to tell the two cameras apart. They have the same image quality, the same controls and the same basic performance. I tested the X-E1 with the Fujifilm’s first X-mount zoom lens, the Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS. I shot a bit of everything with the X-E1, from street photography to backcountry skiing, in all kinds of lighting conditions, and quite enjoyed my time with it. Check out my Fujifilm X-E1 video review below and read the rest of the review for more details on my experience with the camera.

Fujifilm X-E1 With XF 18-55mm Zoom Lens - Front & Back

 Review Intro |  Video |  Camera Experience |  Image Quality |  Conclusion

Fujifilm X-E1 Intro Video:

Price: $1399 with XF 18-55mm zoom lens

Fujifilm X-E1 Camera Pros

  • Excellent X-Trans APS-C sensor
  • Great electronic viewfinder
  • Best 18-55mm zoom lens ever
  • Fast, 6 FPS high-speed burst
  • Built-in HDR (Dynamic Range) works great
  • Nice built-in panorama mode
  • Bounce-able pop-up flash

Fujifilm X-E1 Cons

  • No advanced auto or scene modes for beginners
  • Auto focus performance is sub-par – especially in low light
  • No focus peaking
  • Lens options are limited
  • Bigger than other comparable mirrorless cameras
  • Expensive

Fujifilm X-E1 Key Features and Specs:

  • Same 16-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor as the X-Pro1
  • 1920 x 1080 full HD video
  • 2.36-million-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF)
  • 2.8-inch 460k-dot LCD display
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 25600
  • P,A,S,M shooting modes
  • Film simulation mode
  • Magnesium front and back covers
  • 6 FPS burst
  • Built-in pop-up flash
  • Flash hot shoe

 Review Intro |  Video |  Camera Experience |  Image Quality |  Conclusion

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About the author: Photo-John

Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of PhotographyREVIEW.com and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

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  • Greg McCary says:

    That is a great review John. A couple of things from reading up on it. There is a firmware upgrade that adds focus peaking and when shooting fully manual the EVF doesn’t reflect exposure changes so you have to use the meter.

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