Bjrn SWE: "We have to applaud Fujifilm for being so open about its lens release schedule, and helping potential customers to gauge whether the X system is likely to meet their needs in the foreseeable future."
Oh yes, that's great. The big question is why other companies in this business don't do the same? Canon introduced their M-system with only 2 or 3 lenses I believe, and no roadmap. Does that make you confident that Canon are dedicated to this and are you willing to invest in their new system?
D Roberts I use Buff Cybersync/Cybercommander triggers on my X-E1 and X100S in the studio with NO problems. You only need the Wein IR transmitter for X100S x-sync speeds at 1000/sec or faster, due to radio signal latency from a conventional trigger.
ConanFuji: Pics.. or it didn't happen.
yeah like you...
chillgreg: Would have preferred a Ren Kockwell story. But then again, he's a fool every month...
"Ren Kockwell" lol nice
Im still waiting for Yabokkie to not get the joke, to respond and trash this with his technie-nerd gibberish, as he does with al things Olympus...
Biowizard: Good Spoof ... only one problem ... I would LOVE an OM-compatible Full-Frame digital Olympus model!
me too. I still have my 24 F2, 50 1.4, and 100 F2, and 135 F2.8. All magnificent.
wow an Olympus for all the Yabokkies out there :P
Insertable iso cartridges? wtf?
hmm I live in a prison neighborhood, wonder if he shot mine? Fine series!
Gold award? Really?
LOL love the we need autofocus comments, they crack me up. If you need A/F for a 12mm wide angle, then you should probably not be in photography LOL
timblk: This is the bottom line;If the manufacturers/suppliers such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji etc, will stop dropping their pants for the big boys and treat the little "brick & mortar" the same this will not be happening, of course they will deny that they do such things. I have worked in the photographic retail business and has seen invoices that were by mistake send to us and it clearly showed lower prices and or special terms and perks. This same scenario happened with circuit city, they kept shipping to them with special prices and perks, and owed the suppliers millions, how stupid are they, meanwhile the small guy could not be late with a few dollars, otherwise they would get 100's of calls to collect such. Now we all pay for this. Also, it is the fault of local photographers that want to go to the local store and feel & stroke the equipment and then mail order it!!!SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS and they will be around to help you, stop making excuses.
Got so tired of repackaged crap from Amazon i bought my X100s from my local retailer. Yeah i paid tax but then i know i got a NEW IN BOX camera and helped my local retailer. Win/ win.
wwhat no Yabokkie trashing this as well? Did the rising sun finally set?
All the bitch slapping going down lol
Paul JM: I own and love the XE1, so probably not quite enough here for me to upgrade now. For those commenting about sport shoot, ffs, this is just not the camera. Dont even bother trying
My one disappointment remains the video mode. Some here dont use it at all and dont care, but in a highly competitive market, Fuji just cant ignore it. I have all but replaced using my 5dmk2 now for travel and walk around and use the XE1 instead, but particularly when travelling I love to shoot video and the compression on the Xe1 is just hopeless. The video looks pixelated and is no where near the quality of video from the 5d mk2 or even from the Oly OMD.
No one is going to buy this camera primarily for its video function. No one would therefore expect to have extensive manual override on video mode, but for goodness sake use a compression that allows us to capture something of value
kewlguy: For such an extensive review, why hasn't DPR tried other RAW converters for Fuji? Clearly ACR is the worst of all for processing X-Trans files including X20/X10. There are Iridient Developer, C1 Pro, PhotoNinja, and others. Of course, from the review I could see DPR loves OOC JPG too much.
Wow guess i got lectured. And i have a GX1 i will happily sell you.
SF Photo Gal: Not that I care really, but curious how the X-E2 gets a score of 80 and Gold, yet the GX7 received a 78 and Silver; the GX7 was criticized for having only a 2 axis IBIS and none for video, yet the X-E2 doesn't have IBIS at all; GX7 has a tilting touch screen and the X-E2 is fixed and no touch feature; GX7 has far superior video and seems the IQ is about the same, and they seem to be in the same "class" so what's up with that?
Yea dang that big factor
TorsteinH: Strange, but to me the files, both RAW and JPG looks like they have a heavy noise reduction done. Faces looks like they are made of plastic! The loss of detail is obvious compared to Nikon 7100 or Olympus OMD E-M5. (Just select RAW and compare the files here at DPR) So how this camera can get a high score for image quality is hard to understand.
My X-E1 RAF files look superb in Aperture. So do my X100S with the same sensor/processor as X-E2.
@sf photo gal the GX7 IQ cannot even come close to X-Sys.
Hmm a one percentage point improvement over the X-E1's score... I wonder what that's a result of? Wi-Fi? Tilitable screen?
Provia_fan: I agree with so many of you. That's exactly what Bresson, Winogrand, Gilden, Eggleston used to say. They packed their cameras and went home saying "Poor phase detection, no face detection and no touchable screen, no HDR mode, EVF too small and too big....can't shoot!" Because they depended on all these things, that's how they built their careers. :P
I'll just spray them with my White Lighting 3200 and sports reflector :)