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The Fuji X-E1 Digital Camera is the second mirrorless compact system camera to join the remarkable X-Series and has many of the advanced features as the high-end Fuji X-Pro1. The Fuji X-E1 includes a built-in neat pop-up flash in a smaller body and yet still houses the same powerful 16MP X-Trans CMOS sensor and EXR Pro image processor as the X-Pro1. The X-E1 with classic retro X-series design offers an intuitive control layout and interface in a body that’s elegant, easy portable and lightweight. Choose the view to suit your style of shooting as the X-E1 is equipped with a bright, detailed 2.36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder (with 100% coverage) and a 2.8" 460k dot LCD screen. What's more, the X-E1 achieves extra quick response times so you’ll never miss a shot. Other features include the ability to use an electronic shutter release cable via the USB port, full HD 1080p movie recording, a microphone socket, a hot shoe mount, 6fps high speed shooting, full manual control, and a wide ISO range of 100-25,600. More
September 2012 - Visiting the Fuji stand at Photokina was a real treat, with lots of visually interesting displays of their cameras against smart black backgrounds. I loved the way Fuji really showed off what their X-series of cameras is capable of, by displaying the work of several photographers in a range of formats. Read more... »
June 2013 - Fujifilm’s X-M1 arrives bearing a number of similarities to the existing X-E1, such as its 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS sensor and X-series lens mount, but there have been quite a few changes in order to make the model more compact and up to date. We’ve sifted through the spec sheet to see exactly what’s changed. Read more... »
Fujifilm is pleased to announce another firmware update for the Fuji X-E1 (Ver. 2.10), designed to improve performance and enhance the users operability and functionality.
For more information on the update and how to download, please visit Fuji's website.
X-Trans CMOS Sensor – Extra high quality image capture
The X-E1's sensor is the same high-performance 16 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS found in the X Series flagship X-Pro1 model. Featuring Fujifilm's unique colour filter array with its highly random pixel arrangement, the X-Trans CMOS sensor eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter, which is used in conventional systems to inhibit moiré at the expense of resolution. The innovative array lets the X-Trans CMOS sensor capture unfiltered light from the lens and produce unprecedented resolution. The uniquely random arrangement of the colour filter array is also highly effective in enhancing noise separation in high-sensitivity photography. Another advantage of the large APS-C sensor is the ability to create a beautiful “bokeh”effect – the aesthetic out-of-focus effect created when shooting with a shallow depth of field.
High-definition and high-luminance 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder
By combining its class-leading OLED electronic viewfinder with FUJIFILM's advanced optical technology, the X-E1 offers a bright, extra-wide, field of vision which can be seen at a glance. Adopting an optical structure of two glass lenses and a double aspheric lens, the viewfinder provides a comfortable and natural view of the entire scene with an Horizontal apparent field of view of 25°. FUJIFILM’s optical engineers have achieved a distortion-free view with astounding edge-to-edge clarity and maintained an excellent field of vision even if the photographer’s eye position shifts. The X-E1 offers a diopter correction dial that enables users to adjust the strength of the viewfinder in accordance with their eyesight. The dial is located on the side of the viewfinder and can be adjusted from -4m-1 - +2m-1 (dtp). With a resolution of approx. 2.36 million dots and 100% coverage, the X-E1 display panel provides a superbly detailed image to perfectly frame and focus your shots. The rich colours of OLED technology and the high contrast ratio of 1:5000*1, provide exposure, white balance and film simulation settings with high fidelity, and let you see exactly what you are doing.
Classical design for intuitive operation
Made in Japan, the X-E1 exudes a class and quality that can be seen from each of its components. The top and front covers are made from die-cast magnesium for a rigid, yet delicate design. And at roughly the same size as the FUJIFILM X100, the X-E1 is refreshingly compact and lightweight.
Quick response times
The X-E1 achieves extra quick response times comparable with those of DSLR cameras, ensuring you never miss a shot.
Full HD Movies with cinema-like image quality
Shoot Full HD movies (1920 x 1080) at 24fps, the same frame rate used for cinema films. In addition to using Monochrome or other Film Simulation modes to enhance your artistic expression, you can take full advantage of the combination of X-E1's large sensor and bright XF lenses to capture movies with a large and beautiful defocused “bokeh” background. Connect stereo microphones (commercially sold) to the microphone connector to record audio with enhanced clarity and presence.
6fps High Speed Continuous Shooting
Shoot up to 6 frames per second with high-speed continuous shooting. Capture a series of exposures of moving subjects and other challenging photographic scenes and later select the best shot.
Just sweep the camera across the scene, and the X-E1 captures multiple images and seamlessly stitches them together to form a single panoramic photo. Even when enlarged to an A3-size print, there is virtually no loss of resolution. Holding the camera horizontally or vertically, Motion Panorama lets you shoot the scene with an “M” or “L” angle of view.
Q (Quick Menu) Button
Skip directly to frequently used shooting menus by pressing the Q (Quick Menu) button. ISO sensitivity setting, White Balance, Film Simulation and other frequently used shooting settings are displayed in a list. Just use the 4-way controller to select the item, and the command dial to change settings, for speedy operation while shooting.
In-camera RAW Converter
The built-in RAW data converter lets you view results in the field without first transferring the data to a PC. This easy-to-use feature not only takes into account exposure compensation, white balance and other in-camera image quality settings, but also lets you apply Film Simulation modes in the converter mode.
ISO100-25600 Sensitivity Setting Range
Expand the normal sensitivity range from ISO200-6400 to ISO100, 12800 or even ISO25600. In dynamic lighting conditions, you can now set a sensitivity ceiling within the range of ISO400-6400 and keep the camera on ISO Auto.
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Fuji XE-1 c/w 18-55 Lens
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Fuji X-E1 Black Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens:
I am a regular DLS user with a Nikon D300 along with numerous M4/3 cameras and a Nikon J1 so speed is very definitely the name of the game in terms of focussing.I was a little concerned reading some reports of the focussing speed on the XE-1 but loved the look of the retro design. When it virtually halved in price when the XE-2 came out, plus a free lens from Fuji the purchase became a no brainer.And what a decision. Yes the focussing is sometimes slow and hard to acquire, yes you have to work harder to get the items into focus but having done so, the picture quality produced is nothing short of superb. I begun photography back in the 80's when all major controls had a dial - the Fuji harks back to that era. A shutter speed dial, an aperture ring, an exposure compensation dial - only an ISO dial missing but the function button serves this purpose.It all works together to give a superb user experience. How good the XE-2 and XT-1 would be I dread to think.If you are undecided - don't be. You will never regret purchasing this camera. Plus, it is a thing of absolute beauty to boot.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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superb image quality, lovely look and build, great colours imo not worth paying the extra for the xpro or xe2 better to wait for a better upgrade,not that you'd need to.sometimes hunts to focus indoors its only problem
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Fuji X-E1 Black Digital Camera with 18-5
A really good camera and lens for travel. Very lightweight. I normally use the Nikon D800 which is unbeatable but this Fuji is so much lighter. In fact I largely bought it because of Easyjet's less generous cabin bag allowance. There's no way I'd let my kit go in the hold !The Fuji is amazing for it's size and weight.There's lots of manual control and the electronic viewfinder is very good.Auto focus is very very accurate but is isn't the fastest. I found by pre-focusing on a spot it works very well for fast moving subjects. The frame rate is really fast and beats almost all DSLRs.It does tend to underexpose but you do get it see this in in viewfinder - so easy to adjust exposure.Also it does take some getting used to. For example auto ISO only works in certain modes. The shutter speed dial only covers certain speeds but you can then "fine tune" with the camera controls to get intermediate speeds.Personally I wish the clock could have a 24hr option as it is either am or pm.The 18-55 lens is very high quality for it's size. Perhaps slightly more zoom each end would be nice but it would heavier I suppose.Overall a great camera and lens. One I'll use a lot.
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Back to the basic
About Me Casual user, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
This little mirrorless camera make me fall in love with photography again. Its not quite suitable to compare with DSLR as the whole experience is very different. Retro style, dial control, it gives you something more like Leica experience where you need to slow down, think, shoot and enjoy the outcome. Its very unique and stylish camera for both amateur and professional user.And for get about the slow AF bluff, pairing it with the 18-55 lens and its more than adequate for every day use.
Waited for a camera like this.
By Bob the Photographer
About Me Professional
I got this camera several weeks ago thinking that I would use it simply as a light weight travel camera. The results when processed through a good ACR like Capture One Pro will give results that are stunning. Fuji has produced a beautiful little camera that harks back to the old days when a Leica rangefinder was something to aspire to owning. Straight out of the box it felt right and the images have the kind of quality that film used to have. I love it and it is never to far from my hand.
Complements my full frame DSLR admirably
Image quality compares vey well with my Canon 5dmk2, I was amazed at the low noise characteristics, even at 1600iso, much better that the 5dmk2, but not quite as sharp as my 5dmk2, but very acceptable in the 16x20 images that I normally produce. I was reluctant to carry my heavy 5d kit around everywhere I go, but with the Fuji X-E1 it is a pleasure. Build quality is very good, & now that Adobe Lightroom & ACR supports the Fuji RAW format, processing images is painless. In saying that I have found that the JPG's straight from the camera are terrific, & will need virtually no adjustments 90% of the time, straight from the camera. I also like the flexibility of the Fuij film simulation modes that emulate Fuji film stock.If you can afford it... thoroughly recommended.
Really satisfying camera, superb quality
from Rural North Wales
Forty-five years of experience and it comes to this, and I love it! I enjoy it much more than my DSLR, it's a camera that slows you down and makes you think. Wouldn't be good for sports/action, but then I don't do that, and I wouldn't recommend it if you want a 'point and shoot': you need to understand aperture, shutter speed, ISO and the relationship between them. But for everything else, the quality is beyond compare. The out-of-camera JPEGs are so good that you begin to seriously question the need for RAW for most cases. The 'kit lens' zoom is probably the best on the market but I have added a couple of other Fuji primes, plus I have used some Nikon-fit lenses with a low-cost adapter. All works well. Landscape, macro, stunning portraits - the most fun I've had from a camera in years.By the way, a big plus is Fuji's regular firmware updates which make a real difference and actually add features.
A camera that you want to keep using
excellent image quality evf and handling, video appears to be an afterthought no direct access button and evf affected by strong side lighting but still a very good camera to use.As with all mirror less cameras not very good with fast moving objects
About Me Semi-Pro
I use this camera for travel and Street reportage. I was initially attracted to its retro styling and handling, which reminded me of the old SLR Film cameras. I used to find focusing was so much quicker on the SLR's than on modern DSLRs. What a rare diamond to find a mirrorless camera that shoots in RAW, which is the only medium I shoot in with my DSLRs and handles like the great SLRs.I gave it a real road testing in all conditions bar underwater photography :) and I was amazed at the amazing quality of pin sharp pictures, low noise levels even at really high ISO settings, which easily matches any top end DSLR's. Simply stunning results.Now I can shoot top quality images iwithout having to lug around 4kg of camera and lens around my neck. Brilliant!!!I love the retro styling with the black and chrome finish, but I opted for the all black to remain a little more inconspicuous on street photography and reporting.The only negative point is the price, but for the result of such quality it is worth paying the extra for all the Pros this camera delivers.I just hope that Fuji will produce faster lenses other than the 38mm f1.4 and also longer focal length to the equivalent of say 400mm
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By Marky With
The Fuji x-e1 is an outstanding camera. The camera is well built and feels solid in the hand. The pictures this camera takes cannot be faulted. The white balance is always spot on in auto and the exposure meter is not fooled by tricky lighting conditions. The controls are a joy to use assuming the user has an understanding of PSAM. The camera is quiet in operation making it great for street or more discreet photography. Autofocus while not lightning fast, is always accurate and pictures are sharp. The only minor issue with the camera is that the evf has some lag while panning although I have not found this to be a problem in use. Overall I would highly recommend this camera and at present it is getting a lot more use than my dslr.
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