bauerman: Looks like a nice pat on the back to Fuji for camera design from Panasonic...to me.
Ok, it looks like a camera from 2004 few have ever heard of. The article is meant to communicate to a wide audience.
matty_boy: the x100 baffles me, admittedly the electronic shutter is not a bad addition but not an essential one, this is incremental at best. The preamble says about Fujis 'continuous improvement' but id say this is much more about re-hashing the same camera and trying to squeeze money out of an old camera. The DNA is the same but the price has gone up. If you look at the market now, you can pick up a canon EOS-M with 22mm f/2.0 lens for about £250, the system has few lenses but the x100 just has one, so when in direct comparison its not a consideration (although it does put the canon in a more favourable light) it has the same sensor as the canon 7D, so excellent DNA itself. For all intents and purposes its the same package as the x100 minus the vanity 'retro' exterior, with very marginal differences in capability. At £999 for the x100s i know which id buy and it doesn't have a Fuji badge on it...
Well, the price of the Canon pretty much tells you what the market thinks of it.
The Squire: If you need high capacity, resilient, high performance file storage... Don't work on a laptop. Buy a workstation and kit it out properly. It'll cost you less, give you more options, and perform better. Forget about expensive, compromised, external disk drives for anything but off-site backup.
Well, my experience with G4 Mac towers certainly supports this. Zero problems over decades with a noisy, hot box full of as many drives I could cram in them. iMac's introduced me to the joys of externals. More to go wrong. I keep 2 power supplies and 1 enclosure as spares at all times.
Other than once when I decided to save money and buy some refurb'd Seagates, never any issues with the hdd's. Just the enclosures.
Daniel Yong: This is what Scott Kelby thinks of Drobohttp://scottkelby.com/2012/im-done-with-drobo/
And this is what he's using now...http://scottkelby.com/2012/my-life-after-drobo/
I have/had about 20 years with OWC. 11 tb of data, probably 20 enclosures over the years. Once they switched to the Elite AL Pro series Sam referred to I've had nothing but one failure after another. None were power brick issues, the electronics failed. I'm currently having nothing but problems with 2 different OWC USB3 portables being improperly ejected or not recognized by my MBA. I borrowed a Seagate and a Lacie portable, no issues at all. So its not the OS.
I'm now looking for an alternative supplier.
GlobalGuyUSA: If you train an animal to push a shutter button -- is it any different from pushing a remote shutter button yourself? He created the "studio" in nature, worked hard for the opportunity, he chose the camera settings, he chose the photo, he edited it significantly, he processed it professionally, he presented, and it was his gear. He did AT LEAST 50% of the art work. More, IMO.
If a dog walks on a wet painting -- does the painter not get credit?
Unfortunately, that's not copyright law. Nor does it follow Slater's account of what happened back then.
I dunno know. Who trained you, was it your camera the first time? Did you develop your first shot?
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?
The Davinator: 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.