Fujifilm X-E2 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans II CMOS Sensor
  • Phase Detection and EXR Processor II
  • 3.0" 1,040K-dot, color LCD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Continuous Shooting up to 7fps
  • Full HD Movies at 60fps
  • RAW
  • Manual modes
  • EV dial
  • Li-Ion Battery rated at 350 shots
  • Release Date: 2013-11-15
  • Final Grade: 92 4.6 Star Rating: Recommended

4.6 Star Rating: Recommended
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Fujifilm X-E2
16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans II CMOS Sensor; Phase Detection and EXR Processor II; 3.0" 1,040K-dot, color LCD; Wi-Fi; Continuous Shooting up to 7fps; Full HD Movies at 60fps; RAW; Manual modes; EV dial; Li-Ion Battery rated at 350 shots
By Digital Admin, Last updated on: 9/11/2014

Fujifilm's X line is an excellent collection of high resolution mirrorless models. Their November 2013 model, the X-E2, emphasizes speed, particularly a snappy .08 second autofocus. Fujifilm claims the new processor doubles the processing speed over the previous model as well, plus the continuous mode will snap seven images a second. The key in the success to the X line is their large APS-C sensors that are designed to eliminate the need for the optical low pass filter, resulting in more detailed shots. All of these features are wrapped up in a classic, retro-looking design. Introduced at $1,000 for the body only and $1,400 for the kit, the price may be daunting for most. The previous model, the X-E1, is still an excellent option and the price has been cut with the introduction of the new model. Fujifilm also has a new other models with a similar, excellent sensor, but lacking in a few other features for lower prices, like the X-M1 and X-A1.

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Fujifilm Reviews

Being among the first creators of the compact camera, Fujifilm is one of the world's most significant imaging and photographic companies. Fujifilm launched the DS-1P in 1988, gaining credit for the first real digital camera widely available.

Most of their latest advanced cameras use an X-Trans sensor, which eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter by reducing moire with the arrangement of pixel units instead. Eliminating the optical low pass filter means there's less between the lens and the sensor, which translates into better resolution and detail.

Fujifilm digital cameras are famous for their natural image color, wide dynamic range, low noise and high sensitivity. It's hard to go wrong with a Fujifilm X mirrorless camera. Models like the X-M1 have an affordable price, yet sacrifice the right features in order to reach that price. Models like the X-T1, on the other hand, are packed full of the latest, greatest features on the market.

Fujifilm is about more than mirrorless though, offering several fixed lens cameras that are good options as well. Their super zoom cameras are usually a pretty good bet. They also offer a waterproof XP line, but they're more of a budget camera than a best-in-class option.

Fujifilm has also recently joined the retro camera craze, giving many of their models a retro film look with all the features of digital. Many of their models follow this trend, but there's a few that stick with a more digital look.

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