Fujifilm X-E1 Review

Announced Sep 6, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 2.8 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview conclusion

The Fujifilm X-E1 is a fine camera, and a pleasure to use. Fujifilm's recent improvements to focusing, both manual and automatic, make a real difference to performance, the built-in EVF is excellent, and the enthusiast-friendly ergonomics are addictive. The only serious issue is the camera's video mode, which is sub-par, compared to the competition.

Good for

Any application requiring critical image quality - the X-E1 turns out excellent pictures.

Not so good for

Movie mode and fast action shooting, where the camera's limitations do get in the way of results.

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