abi170845: No leaf shutter, No high speed flash synch like the x100s. Pass.
Could you please point out one single interchangeable lens camera with a leaf shutter. You're going to take a pass on the entire category.
xectis: Up to the end of the 70's most manufactures had a sense of purpose, passion, some honesty, integrity and sprinkle of innocence and that meant in general products lasted because they were well made and most if not all eggs were put on one basket (sort of speak). After that it was downhill. They simply caught on he idea that more in less time equalled much more $$$£££€€€ and quality control was almost forgotten.
What the camera and whatever other industry does now is they cleverly and meticulously make a product with 'bits missing' so that we the sheep can complain about it (wish it had this, wish it had that). So, they then create a 'follow up' in a mere matter of months fooling us into thinking they did it because of us. And the beat goes on and on.
Do you really think they didn't/don't have the technology and or the know-how to make the almost if not perfect camera? Of course they dam well know!
Do we want the perfect camera? Sure, the power-ball is in our court: Stop buying!
Your conspiracy thoughts are valid if you can accept an xe2 equivalent camera could have been made available 5 years ago.
wyldberi: What's with the staff here at DPReview that they can't find time to review a significant new camera that was released nearly 5 months ago? From the comments posted here, there's obviously a strong interest in such a review.
For those that need a lot of hand holding, this is an issue. I'd like to believe most of us are easily capable of evaluating an update to an already solid camera by simply reading the forums. I'm not sure I'd do much more than a quick intro to the changes and move on.
Miwok: Traveling compagnion?Why would I buy an Fuji XE2 when I can find a Sony NEX-6 for half of the price. I like traveling with a backpack in some not so safe countries, and don't want to paranoid about getting rob of $2k of gear (X-E2 + a couple of glass)
Why would I buy an NEX6 when I can find a fixed lens compact at less than half the price? I like traveling with a backpack in some not so safe countries, and don't want to paranoid about getting robbed.
Caleido: I'm quite impressed to see it's actually cleaner at high ISO than my D600 full frame.Unsurprisingly, the 24MP D600 clearly outshines the X-E2 at base ISO in sharpness and detail.
I do wonder how a Fuji full frame sensor would perform.
Probably as good as using another raw converter with the APS camera.
Sounds like my initial experience with an NEX-7 I returned after 3 weeks. Poor implementation of the evf switching and raw only. I admire the size but the camera has to be fun to use as well.
The lens line does absolutely nothing for me. For Alpha lenses, a big turnoff.
Good, no interest here.
Elaka Farmor: or a FF X200 with 5 axis stabilization :-)
Yes, specs are important. Must have 5-axis stabilization. On what would certainly be a fixed wide lens camera.
noiseky: How much does this camera cost in US dollars?
Dave Luttmann: Looks good!
@Francis, yes, but adding a thumb rest takes care of this and offers a lot more secure hold and ease of operation. For me it made a big improvement (xe1 and x100).
mugupo: still 16 megal pixel?
Its a question of how much additional time you want to spend on post. LR can get there, you just have to spend a bit more time with it. Or, buy plenty of other apps that provide initial renders that require very little to no additional work.
I voted for the latter.
This update cost me around $600. My X100 went from the "sell and buy the XF14" shelf to the "keep and buy the XF14" drawer. Nice update Fuji. Thanks.
Tan68: For the people that like to respond with a sarcastic 'don't look at the article' if you don't like it, I actually don't look at articles in the Connect panel if I don't like them. However, I clicked through a link in the 'Latest News' panel on DPR.
The link was not in the Connect panel. I don't think the Connect panel has a link to this article.
If they want to mix Connect news with DPR news, a little icon indicating which is which would be appreciated. I can develop the habit of checking the link location before clicking. But the icon would be nice.
Since the panel is on DPR, I also expected the article to be about editing applications. This article is not. Many of these things would be called plug-ins in the world of image editing. These things just don't require a host.
I don't imagine DPR will take any steps to more clearly identify their content. Afterall, they 'made me look' and got a click.
@Simon. Thanks. Took a bit to find the filter but no Connect articles is now my default.
There's a place for Connect but I'm pleased DPR let's me decide if I want to be in that place.
makofoto: The test should include the jpeg, because some folks say that the Fujifilm jpegs are so good it really isn't necessary to shoot raw. Perhaps compared to what was available up to now. THIS one looks excellent!
I have not used PN. However, when I used LR I went with the jpeg's more than half the time. Since going back to Aperture, I don't even bother looking at the jpeg's and should probably start shooting raw only.
I think much of the fanfare over Fuji's jpeg's was the result of LR's raw renders. They simply took too much work to get the same results as the jpeg. With Aperture, I get a render as good or better than the jpeg and perhaps a small adjustment here or there and I'm done.
Graham Hill: Wow, this lens is soft. What is the point??
@CFynn, that's being quite polite.
Hmmm, seems 3 years ago I had the last iteration of a Nikon (d)slr in 35 years of shooting Nikon. Then along came an X100. Then along came a D800. The latter is gone. Along with all other dslr kit other than a couple of old Nikkors I could not part with.
All hardware oriented. Which suggests even the writer of this article does little to nothing with iPhone photography.
Apples photo suite is a complete mess. Aperture, as nice as it is, needs a feature update and a major speed improvement. Platform dependent apps like iPhoto iOS. Platform dependent products like iCloud Journals. A complete organizational mess. Take two shots back to back and send them to PhotoStream, one shows up at the end and the other a month back. The sort order in most of the iOS apps is a mystery.
If you want to improve the mobile photography experience, you might start with a far more open system. You might want to follow with the ability to CONSISTENTLY sort photos in some sort of logical order, with the user's ability to change sorting. Perhaps provide a raw module developers could use to provide reliable raw exports. Now, we can buy 1/2 dozen storage devices and are lucky if any of them can export raw images. Yes, I know, mobile photographers need to understand a desktop or laptop is required as things stand now, and have stood since the advent of iOS.
I'm trying to be a good Apple user. For 3 years I've been using an iPad for travel photography. It's not fun anymore. Perhaps its time you folks understood mobile photography rather than the 101th rendition of a Facebook experience.
P.S. My 4 year old loves the new graphics.
Just because a product/camera shows up on DPR, everyone jumps to the assumption it will be used to take pictures. The intended audience for this product just carries them around on a Leica strap.
There's money to be made here, a lighted red dot retrofit kit.
RichRMA: What is it that makes this more expensive to build than a good 60" plasma or LED TV?
And a far higher pitch. Like comparing making Ford's to Ferrari's.
Fletch50mm: Yup - evil Google... Since they've acquired Nik Software they've made the mobile Snapseed available to a much wider audience for free!!! and discontinued a desktop app that was inferior to to it's competitors and didn't have much usage...
Usage or downloads. The former is not available, the latter tells you nothing.