X-E1 reviewed in Feb 2013 Popular Photography Magazine

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Tom Schum
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X-E1 reviewed in Feb 2013 Popular Photography Magazine
Jan 14, 2013

The review is in the February 2013 print issue, not available on their website for a while I assume.  I have a subscription via the Barnes&Noble Nook Reader.

Here are a few quotes from this review:

From the conclusion: "If pricing has made you hesitant to enter Fujifilm's X-Series, the X-E1 might be just the thing to draw you in."

EVF glitches: "It's wonderfully crisp, bright, and gives you a good preview of the effects of setting changes.  Its refresh rate could be quicker - you'll notice a bit of stuttering on fast pans - and we wish it didn't black out during bursts, but it's among the best electronic finders out there."

Noise:  "When it comes to noise, the X-E1 is a tad noisier than the X-Pro1 from ISO 400 and up.  At ISO 200 the new camera proved ever-so-slightly cleaner…keeps noise to acceptable levels up to ISO 1600."

The test results chart shows moderate noise at ISO 1600 and unacceptable noise at ISO 3200 and up.

Resolution:  "…diagonal resolving power outstripped horizontal and vertical measures, with all three averaging 2370 lines at ISO 200."

Relative to their review of the X-Pro1 in June 2012 "…Fujifilm has gotten better at reproducing accurate color with the unique color filter array on its X-trans sensor."

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