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Camera Menus

The X-E1 gets slightly updated menus compared to the X-Pro1, but the overall appearance is about the same. When the camera is set to Movie mode, the former is replaced by a minimalist Movie menu.

Shooting menu

The shooting menu plays host to the camera's photographic settings, arranged logically across 5 tabs. Many of the most-used of these options - ISO, image processing options, etc - are easily accessible via the Q menu.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Shooting Menu Tab 1
ISO  • L (100)
 • 200
 • 250
 • 320
 • 400
 • 500
 • 640
 • 800
 • 1000
 • 1250
 • 1600
 • 2000
 • 2500
 • 3200
 • 4000
 • 5000
 • 6400
 • H (12800)
 • H (25600)
 • Auto (400)
 • Auto (800)
 • Auto (1600)
 • Auto (3200)
 • Auto (6400)
L (100), H (12800) and H (25600) are unavailable and grayed-out when shooting raw.

The various Auto settings specify the highest ISO that will be used in brackets, with ISO 200 always being the minimum
(i.e. Auto (800) will use ISO 200 - 800)

Auto (6,400) is new compared to the X-Pro1
Image size  • L 3:2
 • L 16:9
 • L 1:1
 • M 3:2
 • M 16:9
 • M 1:1
 • S 3:2
 • S 16:9
 • 3 1:1
 - 4896 x 3264 (16M)
 - 4896 x 2760 (14M)
 - 3264 x 3264 (11M)
 - 3456 x 2304 (8M)
 - 3456 x 1944 (7M)
 - 2304 x 2304 (5M)
 - 2496 x 1664 (4M)
 - 2496 x 1408 (4M)
 - 1664 x 1664 (4M)
Image Quality  • Fine
 • Normal
 • Fine + RAW
 • Normal + RAW
 • RAW
ISO bracketing, film simulation bracketing and DR bracketing drive modes can override this setting and prevent the camera from recording RAW files.
RAW is always 3:2 aspect ratio.
Dynamic Range  • Auto
 • DR100 100%
 • DR200 200%
 • DR400 400%
DR200 provides one stop additional highlight range with a minimum ISO of 400; DR400 provides two stops additional highlight range with a minimum ISO of 800
Film Simulation  • Provia / Standard
 • Velvia / Vivid
 • Astia / Soft
 • Pro Neg Hi
 • Pro Neg Std
 • Monochrome
 • Monochrome + Yellow filter
 • Monochrome + Red filter
 • Monochrome + Green filter
 • Sepia
Mimics the looks of various Fuji slide and print films, or black and white film shot using monochromatic filters
Film Simulation Bkt  • Film 1
 • Film 2
 • Film 3
Select each from the range of Film Simulation options
Self Timer  • 2 sec
 • 10 sec
 • Off
Sets the self-timer with a 2 sec or 10 sec delay
Shooting Menu Tab 2
White Balance  • Auto
 • Custom
 • Kelvin
 • Fine
 • Shade
 • Fluorescent Light-1
 • Fluorescent Light-2
 • Fluorescent Light-3
 • Incandescent
 • Underwater
Each setting can be individually adjusted +/- 9 steps red/cyan and blue/yellow
- 10000 - 2500K
Color  • (+2) High
 • (+1) Medium High
 • (0) Mid
 • (-1) Medium Low
 • (-2) Low
Adjusts color saturation
Sharpness  • (+2) Hard
 • (+1) Medium Hard
 • (0) Standard
 • (-1) Medium Soft
 • (-2) Soft
Adjusts JPEG sharpening level
Highlight tone  • (+2) Hard
 • (+1) Medium Hard
 • (0) Standard
 • (-1) Medium Soft
 • (-2) Soft
Controls the contrast specifically in the highlight region (above middle gray)
Shadow tone  • (+2) Hard
 • (+1) Medium Hard
 • (0) Standard
 • (-1) Medium Soft
 • (-2) Soft
Controls the contrast specifically in the shadow region (below middle gray)
Noise reduction  • (+2) High
 • (+1) Medium High
 • (0) Standard
 • (-1) Medium Low
 • (-2) Low
Adjusts noise reduction, has most effect when using high ISOs
Long exposure NR  • On
 • Off
Reduces noise with long exposures (T and B settings)
Shooting Menu Tab 3
Select Custom Setting  • Custom 1
 • Custom 2
 • Custom 3
 • Custom 4
 • Custom 5
 • Custom 6
 • Custom 7
Recall saved custom settings (see below)
Edit/Save Custom Setting  • Custom 1
Save current settings
ISO
Dynamic Range
Film Simulation
White balance
Color
Sharpness
Highlight tone
Shadow tone
Noise reduction
 • Custom 2
 • Custom 3
 • Custom 4
 • Custom 5
 • Custom 6
 • Custom 7
Saves custom parameter sets for future recall. The same range of options is available for all 3 custom sets.

You can save current ISO, DR and image processing settings into a Custom set, and modify each parameter from within this menu at any time. No other parameters are saved (e.g. button customization or file size/format).

Custom sets 2 - 7 offer the same options as Custom 1.
Fn Button  • Multiple Exposure
 • Preview depth of field
 • ISO
 • Self-Timer
 • Image size
 • Image quality
 • Dynamic range
 • Film simulation
 • White Balance
 • AF mode
 • Select custom setting
 • Movie
 • RAW
Select one of these functions for quick access from the top-plate Fn button.

This sub-menu can be accessed by pressing and holding the Fn button for 1 second.
Disp. Custom Setting  • Framing Guideline
 • Electronic Level
 • AF distance indicator
 • MF distance indicator
 • Histogram
 • Aperture / S-speed / ISO
 • Exp. Compensation
 • Photometry
 • Flash
 • White balance
 • Film Simulation
 • Dynamic Range
 • Frames remaining
 • Image size / quality
 • Battery level
Allows configuration of the information that will be shown on the LCD and in the viewfinder in detailed display mode.
Framing guideline  • Grid 9
 • Grid 24
 • HD framing
 - displays 'rule of thirds' grid
 - displays '6 x 4' grid
 - displays guidelines for 16:9 shooting
Mount adaptor Setting  • Lens 1 (21mm)
Distortion correction*
Color shading correction*
Peripheral illumination corr.*
 • Lens 2 (24mm)
Distortion correction*
Color shading correction*
Peripheral illumination corr.*
 • Lens 3 (28mm)
Distortion correction*
Color shading correction*
Peripheral illumination corr.*
 • Lens 4 (35mm)
Distortion correction*
Color shading correction*
Peripheral illumination corr.*
 • Lens 5
Focal length setting
0 - 999mm (50mm default)
Distortion correction*
Color shading correction*
Peripheral illumination corr.*
 • Lens 6
Focal length setting
0 - 999mm (75mm default)
Distortion correction*
Color shading correction*
Peripheral illumination corr.*
Allows selection of focal length for non-native lenses. Lenses 1-4 have fixed values, lenses 5 and 6 can be freely customized.

* The various lens correction options (for distortion, color shading and vignetting) are only available when using Fujifilm's own adapter for Leica M mount lenses.
Shoot without lens  • On
 • Off
Set to 'On' to allow use of non-native lenses via adapters
Shooting Menu Tab 4
Multiple Exposure
 • On
 • Off
Once turned on, multiple exposure stays active until disabled again in the menu.
AF Mode  • Multi
 • Area
 - Auto selects AF point
 - Manually select AF point
AF Illuminator  • On
 • Off
Turns autofocus illuminator lamp on and off
AE/AF-Lock Mode  • AE and AF on when pressing
 • AE and AF on/off switch
AF-Lock button will activate autofocus even in manual focus mode.
AE/AF-Lock Button  • AE lock only
 • AF lock only
 • AE/AF lock
Select whether AEL button controls autoexposure, autofocus or both.
Autorotate PB  • On
 • Off
Auto-rotates portrait format images during playback.
IS Mode  • Continuous
 • Shooting only
Selects between continuous stabilization, which helps show how much stabilization is applied, and continuous, which is likely to be more effective
Shooting Menu Tab 5
Flash Mode  • Auto
 • Forced
 • Slow Synchro
 • 2nd curtain sync
 • Commander
Sets mode for external flash.

Red-eye reduction is available in all flash-on modes via the 'Red Eye Removal' menu option (below).
Flash compensation  • +2/3
 • +1/3
 • +/- 0
 • -1/3
 • -2/3
Adjusts the output of external flash unit
Red Eye Removal  • On
 • Off
Enables pre-flash for red-eye reduction
Save Org Image  • On
 • Off
Retains original image when removing red-eye in JPEG processing.

Movie Mode Shooting Menu

The Shooting Menu becomes much shorter when the drive mode is set to Movie, due to the X-E1's limited video options. One point worth knowing is that the Display Custom Setting option here is entirely independent of that for stills, i.e. you can choose to display different shooting information for each.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Movie Mode  • Full HD 1920 24fps
 • HD 1280 24fps
Select movie resolution
Film Simulation  • Provia / Standard
 • Velvia / Vivid
 • Astia / Soft
 • Pro Neg Hi
 • Pro Neg Std
 • Monochrome
 • Monochrome + Yellow filter
 • Monochrome + Red filter
 • Monochrome + Green filter
 • Sepia
Mimics the looks of various Fuji slide and print films, or mono film shot using color filters
White Balance  • Auto
 • Kelvin
 • Fine
 • Shade
 • Fluorescent Light-1
 • Fluorescent Light-2
 • Fluorescent Light-3
 • Incandescent
 • Underwater
Each setting can be individually adjusted +/- 9 steps red/cyan and blue/yellow

Kelvin setting covers 10000 - 2500K

Note that Custom white balance is unavailable for movie shooting
Mic Level Adjustment  • 4
 • 3
 • 2
 • 1
Four mic levels are adjusted with the up and down arrows

VU levels appear on the right of the screen
Mic/Remote Release  • Mic
 • Remote
Switches purpose of 2.5mm port between microphone and remote
Disp. Custom Setting  • Framing Guideline
 • Electronic Level
 • Histogram
 • Exp. Compensation
 • White balance
 • Film Simulation
 • Battery level
- EVF/LCD preferences are set and stored separately for movie and stills modes
Dual IS Mode  • Continuous (1) Option is grayed out and not selectable, as only continuous IS is available in Movie mode

Set-up menu

A number of the most useful Set-up menu settings can be accessed from the external controls (such as Silent Mode and LCD brightness), meaning you won't need to delve in very often except to format your SD card or initiate sensor cleaning.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Set-up Menu Tab 1
Date/Time  • Set
 • Cancel
Set date / time and display format
Time Difference  • Home
 • Local
Sets time zone difference when away on a trip
Lang  (Choose language) Choice of 35 languages
Reset  • OK
 • Cancel
Resets camera to default settings
Silent Mode  • On
 • Off
Turns on and off the flash, all operational sounds, and the AF illuminator
Frame No  • Continuous
 • Renew
Defines file-naming convention on changing/reformatting SD card
Focus ring  • Clockwise
 • Counterclockwise
Defines operational direction of focus-by-wire manual focus ring
Set-up Menu Tab 2
LCD Brightness  • 11 levels, -5 to +5  
Quick start mode  • On
 • Off
Reduces time taken for camera to turn on from 2.2 sec to 0.7 sec.
Auto Power Off  • 5 min
 • 2 min
 • 30 sec
 • Off
Sets the 'idle time' before the camera will turn itself off - shorter settings conserve battery life
Operation Vol  • Level 3
 • Level 2
 • Level 1
 • Off
Volume control for operational sounds (AF confirm, self-timer and menu operation beeps)
Image Disp  • Continuous
 • 3 sec
 • 1.5 sec
 • Off
Sets the length of time for review image to be displayed after shooting
Sensor Cleaning  • OK
 • When switched on
On
Off

 • When switched off
On
Off
- Cleans sensor immediately
Color Space  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
Sets color space of JPEG files
Set-up Menu Tab 3
Guidance Display  • On
 • Off
Choose whether to display tool tips
Focus scale units  • Meters
 • Feet
Select units for focus distance/DOF scale shown in the viewfinder
Background Color  • Silver
 • Gold
 • Blue
 • White
 • Yellow
 • Green
Changes color scheme of menus
Format  • OK
 • Cancel
Formats SD card

Playback menu

The X-E1's playback menu contains most of the same items as the X-Pro1's. Most importantly in-camera RAW conversion is now top of the list, which partly makes up for the loss of the RAW button, with other useful playback functions (protection, multi-frame erase, etc.) available off the first page. Facebook and You Tube addicts shouldn't be disappointed though, as 'Mark for upload to' tags can still be set. Phew.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Playback Menu Tab 1
Raw conversion (Enters raw conversion mode) See 'Playback displays'
Erase  • Back
 • Frame
 • Selected frames
 • All frames
'Selected frames' option allows easy deletion of multiple frames
Crop  • Select frame for cropping Crops images
Resize  • M
 • S
 • 640
Resizes image files in-camera for sharing
Protect  • Frame
 • Set all
 • Reset all
Protects images from accidental deletion
Image rotate  • Select image for rotation Manually rotate images
Red-eye removal  • Select frame for processing Processes images to remove 'red-eye' effects
Playback Menu Tab 2
Slide show  • Normal, face detect
 • Normal
 • Fade-in, face detect
 • Fade-in
 • Multiple
Allows playback of images as sideshow over HDMI, with various options
Photobook assist (Enters Photobook Assist sub-menu) Allows you to select images and build photobooks
Mark for upload to  • YouTube
 • Facebook
 • Reset all
In concert with supplied software, sets images for upload to social media sites
Image search  • By date
select date
 • By face
all image
closeup
couple
group
 • By favorites
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
No stars
 • By type of data
still
movie
continuous
RAW
 • By upload mark
YouTube
Facebook
Allows you to view pictures by date taken, or search using other criteria (including the number of faces found in the image)
Print order (DPOF)  • With date
 • Without date
 • Reset all
Marks images for printing
Disp aspect  • 4:3
 • 16:9
For displaying images with the camera connected to a TV
Playback Vol  • 0-10 Sets volume for movie playback
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kreislauf

why was the X-E1 picture taken with a 35mm lens while MFT had the 50mm mounted and FF like A99 or 6D had 85mm???

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Menneisyys

The 35mm F1.4 and the 60mm F2.4 Macro (the only two normal / short tele primes at the time of writing) are about equally sharp at f/5.6 and f/8 (see http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1487/cat/105 and http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1486/cat/105 ). In addition, the 35mm doesn't exhibit much field curvature, unlike, say, the latter-released 27mm/f2.8 pancake (more info on this problem: http://www.photozone.de/fuji_x/855-fuji27f28?start=1 )

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Menneisyys

(cont'd)

Finally, now that the absolutely stellar (see http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1674/cat/105 ) Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R is out, non-macro people able to shell out the double the price generally prefer it to the old 60mm F2.4. (Of course, this may not have been a point in choosing the 35mm over the 60mm back then. Nevertheless, we are pretty lucky to have a studio shot demoing the field curvature / sharpness of prolly the most popular Fuji X prime, and not that of one that has since been overshadowed by a newly released one.)

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pscharles

continuing my post . . .

I understand why Fujifilm designed the lens rings with those slim grooves for stylistic reasons, but I find myself frequently turning the wrong one because they all feel the same. I'll get used to it, but a rubber ring on the zoom would help. Also, the zoom ring is stiff and those little grooves are slippery. Rubber would help the grip.

I would suggest turning off the image display as the default is 1.5 seconds. The image display clogs up the EVF for 1.5 seconds making it impractical to follow action. It's in the menu under setup screen 2.

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pscharles

Had mine a short while, purchased in part due to this review.

A couple things worth mentioning in terms of this review. The exposure compensation dial on my camera has a very firm detent so there's no chance of an inadvertent movement of the dial. I've loaded body firmware 2.0 and 18-55mm lens firmware 3.0. According to Fujifilm, these updates are supposed to address a number of issues, including the slower focusing. I find the camera/lens focus speed to be quite good with this update in place.

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lbpix

Had my xe-1 2 weeks now and I'm blown away by the quality of the images taken with the kit zoom lens. The images could easily be printed at about 50" and are in practice comparable to my D800. AMAZING!
In use too I love it. The EVF whilst not as clear as an SLR viewfinder, tells me all I need to know and enables me to see all the menus without putting on reading specs. I use it exclusively in EVF mode. It is light and handles superbly. The image stabilisation seems incredible- so far, as good as the D800 shots from a tripod! If you're in doubt, go and buy one.

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Deardorff

Can the back screen be turned off completely so only the electronic viewfinder is used for composing and shooting?

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vratnik
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newtonseye

when you say ":but powering off usually cleared the error." can you expand a bit on that. Was there a different fix at another time?

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Deardorff

What about shutter lag? Any appreciable delay from the time one pushes the button til the shutter actually releases?

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