X-E1 vs X-E2 (from a MFT user perspective)

Started May 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
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thxbb12 Senior Member • Posts: 1,960
X-E1 vs X-E2 (from a MFT user perspective)

I currently own an Olympus E-M1 which I'm very happy with. However, I often wish for more DOF control when shooting portraits. Consequently, I'm very tempted to purchase an E1 + 56mm f/1.2 for portrait use as it's still cheaper than buying the Pana/Leica 42.5 f/1.2 in MFT land.

I'm currently having a hard look at Fuji since the crazy drop in price of the X-E1 body (almost half the price of the X-E2 in Switzerland).

My understanding is that the E1 is now quite close to the E2 since the latest firmware release. Now, how do they compare regarding the following points?

  • Operating speed
  • Single AF speed
  • AF accuracy
  • EVF
  • EVF lag
  • "Automatic focus on the closest eye" feature (if it even exists)

AF accuracy is probably the most important point as far as I'm concerned. I also use the face detection quite a bit when shooting portraits of a single subject. The Olympus implementation works very very well (it can focus on the closest eye). The X-T1 also features such an implementation, but it's way over my budget.

Thank you in advance for your input.

 thxbb12's gear list:thxbb12's gear list
Fujifilm X-T1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 +11 more
Fujifilm X-E1 Fujifilm X-E2 Fujifilm X-T1 Olympus E-M1
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