Body Elements

The X-E2 is based around the 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor previously used in the X100S, which sits behind Fujifilm's XF lens mount.

You can also use Leica M lenses via Fujifilm's own adapter, and a huge range of other manual focus optics using third-party adapters.
The top-plate shutter speed dial is slightly tweaked compared to the X-E1's. It adds a '180x' flash sync position, and has a larger gap to the A (Auto) position.

Speeds from 1/4 to 30 seconds are accessed from the T position, and set using either the left and right keys of the 4-way controller, or the rear control dial.
The rear dial is perfectly placed for operation by your right thumb, and can be used to change settings in concert with the various buttons.

In manual focus mode, a 'long' click of the dial cycles through focus assist modes - digital split image, focus peaking, or standard. Clicking it enters magnified view, and you can select between 4x and 6x magnification by spinning the dial.
The shutter button is threaded to accept an old-fashioned mechanical cable release.
The X-E2 has an autofocus assist lamp above the handgrip to aid focusing in dark conditions. This can, naturally, be turned off in the menu if you prefer.

It can also be disabled, along with the flash and operational sounds, by pressing down the 'DISP' button for 2 seconds to enter 'Silent' mode.
The tiny little flash unit pops-up out of the top plate, and is activated by pressing a small button next to the viewfinder eyepiece. It has a guide number of just 7m at ISO200.
As on many cameras of this type, you can pull the flash back so it's pointing upwards and bounce it from a ceiling for more attractive lighting. It's not an 'official' feature, so it's at your own risk.
There's also a standard hot-shoe for connection of an external flash, including Fujifilm's dedicated models (EF-X20, EF-20, and EF-42).

The two small holes in front of it are the stereo microphones for movie recording.
The front of the camera has Fujifilm's now-standard focus mode switch - M for manual, C for continuous AF, and S for single-shot AF. On the X-E2, it's very close to the lens mount.
The X-E2's connectors are under a hinged flap on the left side of the camera. From top to bottom there's a (smaller-than-usual) 2.5mm socket for an external stereo microphone, HDMI connector for playing back video, and a micro USB socket.

The latter accepts Fujifilm's RR-90 remote release, while the mic socket can be used with many Canon- or Pentax-compatible remote releases. But if you want to use a plug-in mic, you'll probably need a 2.5mm - 3.5mm adapter.
The X-E2 uses Fujifilm's standard NP-W126 battery, like the X-E1 and X-Pro1. This 7.2V, 8.7Wh battery holds enough juice to give 350 shots in standard CIPA tests using either the LCD or EVF - the same as the X-E1.

The SD card slots in alongside the battery under the same door.
The tripod socket is right next to the base compartment door, so you have no chance of changing battery or card with the camera on a tripod.