Good try and it is a nice G series addition. But it does not seem innovative nor inspiring enough to keep up with the competition in my opinion. Also why not just integrate the EVF to the body?
An optional EVF that occupies the hot shoe and costs $299? The new SONY and Fuji are more appealing. But I am sure the canon fans will like it.
Robertisha: I had an x-e2 before selling and getting me 5d mark 3. It was really fantastic camera Loved the colors I was getting. But the auto focus and the horrible battery life was the main reason I couldn't keep it. But overall it's fantastic camera ..fuji makes good stuff. But it's hard to go back to those small cameras. Once you use 5d mark 3 and 135 f2 it's game over hahaha. Happy Sunday everyone. And remember tools don't matter. It's just in our head specially in mine lol
I would say it depends what you shoot and what you need. I used many Canon best lenses and cameras and now I sold all my beloved Canon L and FF but keep the Fuji's X
For many professional jobs such as event, action, wild life, studio, Fuji's offers might not be the best choice (although still workable in most cases) at this point in my opinion . FF systems such as canon 5DIII and the L lenses are still the most reliable and logical choice.
But the Fuji system is a great and more portable tool for travel, street, environmental portraits, non fast moving kids or subjects, even in some weddings (such as day time outdoor or venue with great lighting).
I have a lot of fun with the Fuji X gears... comparable to (if not more fun than) the canon bodies and all the expensive L glasses.
Zoron: no IBIS? about time Fuji....before it is too tale
That's exactly why I predict (in my humble opinion) more current SONY mirrorless users would consider to try Fuji if Fuji offered IBIS in XT1 ... because SONY still doesn't have it in its mirrorless bodies up to this point ( correct me if I am wrong about this).
As I am getting older, I feel the same and do wish Fuji to have the IBIS. This is one of the most amazing features I got from Minolta, SONY and Olympus when I used their bodies. All lenses fixed and zoom, new and old, Fuji or third party would be all stabilized. Also one of the best way to keep the lens cost a little lower and keep it lighter as no stabilization parts/design needed in the lenses. If lenses already have optical stabilization , one can just turn off the IBIS to avoid system confusion or conflict. Thus building stabilized lenses doesn't mean the manufacturers have to rule out the possibility of making IBIS.
It seems Fuji got an almost perfect camera this time , the XT1. But adding IBIS would make it one more step closer to real perfect. I am sure people who are using Olympus and some SONY will really need to give Fuji a serious consideration should this really happens.
OMG.. Please take my money too Fuji. This camera is mine! You just won my heart again!
Anyone tried Capture One. To me that's a real engine for Xtrans sensor
This is a very nice series from Tamrac. It looks nice and very functinoal. Paddings are well made and it has plenty of compartments. Personally I owned evolution 8 and I like it a lot. It feels comfortable but you will feel the pressure on your shoulders after carrying it for a long day. The tripod holder strap however was lost after the first trip.
I sold the bag and got thinktank street walker pro harddrive later. Very happy with that bag as well.
In my humble opinion... this is a disappointed answer to the mirrorless segment if this what canon is trying to achieve.
atone2: Definately not as good as the original X100. What are you doing Fuji??
Look at her eyes, her face, her hair... horrible rendering...
What´s going on here? I really don´t like the X-trans approach...
So far for what I see in the set, I don't see the image quality is really standing out yet. I think the sensor can resolve more details but I just dont see that. Dynamic range is great but it is expected if you are Xpro-1 or X-e1 user. Colorwise this set is a little too pale and flat. It could be because the subject choice and shooting conditions. A little disappointed here.
I can find many better options than this if I decide to spend over $1000 for a larger senosr compact size camera. Don't get the point of having this.
zos xavius: This review seems to be stacked in fuji's favor, though I realize it may be unintentional. I do read some of these reviews pretty thoroughly and this was one of them. A few things of note. Since they are lying and overstating iso, it would be valid to compare these sensors at true iso value. I'm guessing 3200 is more like 2000. That's a pretty big difference. 6400 is probably more like 3200 on the other cameras and I'm thinking it might not look so much better if all things were equal here. Also the foreground part of the studio shot is much closer in the xe-1 shot. Was the 35 used vs 50s on the k-01 and nex-7? It is either different focal lengths and perspective or the studio shot was moved at some point. My point is that it makes many of the detail parts of the shot look better because they are taking up more of the frame. I think it is is intriguing but its hard to make apples to apples comparisons when things are different. I'm always interested in noise and resolution first.
Hi NIxda, No offense but dId you test it yourself? I own a XE1 and and I compare it with my 60D. The difference is NOT significant. I did not do any scientific or lab test. But I am quite sure it's not what you are suggesting.
joe6pack: "By our tests, the X-E1's measured sensitivities are about 1/3 to 1/2 stop lower than marked" - isn't that cheating?
No it's not. You may search the the internet and forums for this topic. You should be able to find more opinions and information. And I tested that with my 60D.. Nothing scientic but the differences are not significant.
WilliamJ: Too bad this little gem does not include an IBIS. It would be a killer as a lot of lenses already avaible could then become usable. Is IBIS incompatible with the X-Trans CMOS sensor ? Could be...
Agree. But hopefully it will introduce OIS to some of the up coming fixed lenses.
Mike Sandman: I don't understand why a sensor that does not have a Bayer array and therefore does not need an anti-aliasing filter generates raw files that are less than sharp. I though the whole point of Fuji's sensor was to improve resolution (which is connected to sharpness, at least in my mind).
Is there less of a link between perceived sharpness and resolution than I think?
Perhaps someone who's able to provide a technical explanation would weigh in here??
If you are looking for the best performing raw converter tool for the fuji X, I vote for Capture One. The udpated Adobe tools are very good too.
Joed700: I'm surprised by how this camera received the Gold Award! I was planning on getting this camera but the fact that it requires occasionally reboots changed my mind. I would think that issue like this should had been resolved before Fujifilm starting charging its customers $1,000 for a beta version of their product. Let's hope a firmware update will follow soon.
Never need to reboot my X-E1. Where did you read the complaints? I follow the fuji X-series forums, news, reviews frequently but this has never been reported as a common problem. Point me to the source ...Or did someone just make up something?
PicOne: Does DPR have any Left-eyed shooters (like me) and perhaps comment on how well the EVF works with its current placement on the camera's back? Is the VF border removable and/or replaceable (if 3rd party vendor sells) with eg. another brand VF cup?
No stablization for fixed lenses is a deal breaker. EVF isn't bad at all.