X-E2: Is it enough of an upgrade for you?

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dotborg Veteran Member • Posts: 8,250
X-E2: Is it enough of an upgrade for you?
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So far the rumors seem to be pretty lackluster.

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TThorne Senior Member • Posts: 3,013
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dotborg wrote:

So far the rumors seem to be pretty lackluster.

I'd love to see more exposure bracketing options. Minimum SS in auto ISO as well since it seems they will NEVER do it on the XE1/XP1. Those would make a difference to me. Of course I would be all over a bayer option, but I don't think we will see that for a while.

I am not really sure the split image focusing will be too valuable. We may see the multi color peaking rolled out on the XE2 before they implement it via FW on the older models. That would make a difference.

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Keit ll Senior Member • Posts: 3,677
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The problem with rumours is that it is difficult to know whether they are true or not , I'm going to wait & see.

TThorne
TThorne Senior Member • Posts: 3,013
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Keit ll wrote:

The problem with rumours is that it is difficult to know whether they are true or not , I'm going to wait & see.

Can't argue with that.

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Beat Traveller Contributing Member • Posts: 744
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Lord knows I'm still getting to grips with functions on the X-E1, I don't really need much more. Maybe four years down the track if it comes with weather sealing and a physical ISO dial, I'll consider it.

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Stephen787 Regular Member • Posts: 489
Re: X-E2: Is it enough of an upgrade for you?

dotborg wrote:

So far the rumors seem to be pretty lackluster.

No, i would buy it if it is much better spec, but with this spec i will not. i was waiting for months for the spec of the next generation. Very disappointing. They are targeting mostly on lower end, yes there is still high end optics coming, but look at all their recent cameras and low end lenses. For every 2 low end product, 1 high end.

Try to go to shop after release and buy their higher end lenses, see how long you have to wait.

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barba Regular Member • Posts: 108
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Maybe. So far it's just rumors. I'll see next week when it's released and what the critics + users say about it. If they are positive I'll head to the store and try it. If I like it then, I'll buy it.

Pär

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57LowRider Senior Member • Posts: 3,748
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Looks like a couple of guys have done a 6-minute review of it with the camera blurred out. Looks like Fuji legal jumped in, 'cos the video has evaporated. Interesting. Might be a marketing ploy.

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Rod McD Veteran Member • Posts: 3,846
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Since I held off buying an XE1 when the XM came out and rumors started about the XE2, I'm certainly very interested to see the XE2.

I'm still a DSLR user interested in smaller kit for landscape, travel and hiking, and I'm not invested in any mirror-less lenses yet.  So, I'll be looking at all the new cameras and lenses very carefully -  the advent of mirror-less FF from Sony also looks interesting, if expensive.

Hopefully we'll be wiser within a week or so.......

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biza43 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,029
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The keyword here is "rumour"... even if the XE-2 comes up to be the nicest camera in the world, I will not trade my XE-1. Why? The XE-1 does all I need.

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marco1974 Senior Member • Posts: 1,590
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TThorne wrote:

dotborg wrote:

So far the rumors seem to be pretty lackluster.

I'd love to see more exposure bracketing options.

I personally don't care about that. I've never used bracketing (or HDR) with any camera.

Minimum SS in auto ISO as well since it seems they will NEVER do it on the XE1/XP1.

Now, THIS would be useful to me too (still hope the bring it to the XE1 with a new firmware, though)

Those would make a difference to me. Of course I would be all over a bayer option, but I don't think we will see that for a while.

Bayer is inferior to X-trans for me, as it either requires an AA filter (less detail) or causes moiré (ugly as hell to me). YMMV

I am not really sure the split image focusing will be too valuable.

Not sure either. I like peaking more.

We may see the multi color peaking rolled out on the XE2 before they implement it via FW on the older models. That would make a difference.

Possibly, not sure. I find funky colours distracting. White has worked nicely for me till now.

M.

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marco1974 Senior Member • Posts: 1,590
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Rod McD wrote:

I'm still a DSLR user interested in smaller kit for landscape, travel and hiking, and I'm not invested in any mirror-less lenses yet.

That runs a bit counter to your interest in "smaller kit", as adapted DSLR lenses are typically bulkier than native XF ones...

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1drey Senior Member • Posts: 1,408
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I need following changes:

- wider bracketing range (at least +/-2Ev, better 3Ev with adjustable step);
- better EVF, not catching external light on the bright sun;
- AF-AE lock button moved to the different location, where it is not pressed accidentally so easily.

Tiltable read display would be nice, but I can live without it.

Control over wifi...

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Rod McD Veteran Member • Posts: 3,846
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marco1974 wrote:

Rod McD wrote:

I'm still a DSLR user interested in smaller kit for landscape, travel and hiking, and I'm not invested in any mirror-less lenses yet.

That runs a bit counter to your interest in "smaller kit", as adapted DSLR lenses are typically bulkier than native XF ones...

I didn't mention adapted DSLR lenses, I just described what I'm currently using (which happens to be mostly small primes).  I'd probably buy the 18-55 for travel if I do buy an XE2.  I may use adapted DSLR glass as well.

FWIW,  primes up to about 100mm are often about the same size as mirror-less lenses and some are smaller.  There are huge numbers of primes out there (MF and AF) that have filter sizes of 46, 49 & 52mm - hardly large.  I acknowledge that fast zooms and longer teles for DSLRs are larger but I don't plan to use them on a mirror-less camera - I'll keep my DSLR for that.  To me, and for me, large and fast zoom lenses seem to defeat the purpose of going mirror-less, but it's absolutely each to his own.

Rod

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masterofdeception Regular Member • Posts: 267
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I think I'll wait for the X-E3.  At this rate, it should be out early next year I'd guess!

ryan2007 Forum Pro • Posts: 12,001
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If the video improvements are true with manual control where you can control shutter, aperture independently and if the way it focuses is better then it will be good.

I would like a fully articulated OLED AND more external flash options.

They need an accessory grip like really right stuffs that give you access to the battery and card.  I can not imagine not using my RRS grip it is that nice. At the same time it would be nice if the camera had a better feel in the hands off the bat.

Toccata47 Senior Member • Posts: 2,784
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Condemning vaporware is about as productive as praising it. With several new releases in the last year Fuji has the market well covered. It doesn't make sense for fuji to erode the brand with an incremental upgrade.

dotborg wrote:

So far the rumors seem to be pretty lackluster.

RhysM Senior Member • Posts: 2,211
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57LowRider wrote:

Looks like a couple of guys have done a 6-minute review of it with the camera blurred out. Looks like Fuji legal jumped in, 'cos the video has evaporated. Interesting. Might be a marketing ploy.

I saw the video and one thing they really stressed was the low light capability of the camera, now considering the fact that we know how the X100s/X-E1/X- Pro perform, then for them to be so vocal about how good this new camera is leads me to think there may be something new in terms of sensor technology or image processing that exceeds what's currently available.

If this is the case and the X-E2 focusses more quickly with the new AF system from the X100s then i may possibly be tempted depending on what i can sell me X-E1 for...

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I love that not only every model of camera introduced is disappointing, now even the rumors of new cameras are disappointing.

This place is impossible to please.

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jwc54321 Junior Member • Posts: 26
Re: X-E2: Is it enough of an upgrade for you?

From the rumors, it looks like more of an update than an upgrade. It's probably going to be called X-E1s, mirroring X100's cycle, and because the XE-1 hasn't been out for long.

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