Fujifilm X-E1

The X-E1 is Fujfilm's second mirrorless camera using the proprietary Fujifilm X mount. It is essentially a lower-end, somewhat physically smaller version of the X-Pro1, leaving off the hybrid viewfinder.

fujifilmxe1front
  • Sensor: 16.3mp CMOS sensor, 23.6x15.6 (1.5x crop), non-Bayer color filtration, no AA filter
  • Mount: Fujifilm X
  • Images: 4896x3264 JPEG or RAF raw, panorama mode, 6 fps max
  • Video:  1080P/24, 720P/24, h.264 MOV with stereo sound
  • Shutter: mechanical 30 sec (1/4 second Program mode) to 1/4,000 sec, bulb to 60 min
  • Exposure: matrix, center-weighted, spot metering, -2 to +2EV exposure compensation, 7 white balance settings (plus Auto, Kelvin, and Custom), ISO 200-6400 (plus extended 100, 12,800, 25,600)
  • Focus: 49-point contrast detect, single area, multi-area, tracking, manual focus override
  • Display: 2.8" 480k dot fixed LCD, 2.36m dot EVF viewfinder (0.37x magnification) 
  • Flash: built-in pop-up flash, hot shoe, 1/180 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote: threaded cable release
  • Other Notable Features: microphone input, bracketing, film simulation, expanded dynamic range shooting, Leica M-mount lens support (via optional adapter)
  • Cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Battery: NP-W126
  • Size: 5.1 x 3 x 1.5" (129 x 75 x 38) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 12.4 ounces (350g)
  • Colors: Black, or Black with Silver top
  • Price: US$1000 body only
  • Made in Japan
  • Announced: September 5, 2012 (available November 2012)
  • Current Firmware: 2.20 (February 20, 2014)

Notes: In terms of image quality and virtually every performance specification, the same as the X-Pro1. The X-Pro1 is a larger camera body and has an optical/electronic hybrid viewfinder; the X-E1 has a small built-in flash the X-Pro1 doesn't have. The difference in price is enough that most people would pick the X-E1 over the X-Pro1, as the price differential isn't really justified by the features/performance. Like the X-Pro1, the X-E1 isn't really the camera of choice for someone who needs to shoot video and stills in the same body. The video format choices are highly limited, and the performance doesn't match that of some other mirrorless cameras.

Thom's comments about announcement of this camera

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