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Fujifilm X-E1 16.3 MP Compact System Digital Camera with 2.8-Inch LCD and 18-55mm Lens (Silver) (OLD MODEL) Details and Reviews
260 of 280 people found the following review helpful.
Move over, Leica
By Sky Blue
I have been a fan of Leica M7 with 50 mm Summilux for a decade. I have used a few digital cameras but nothing could replace my M7. My biggest discontent with digital cameras have been white balance and contrast — no matter which camera I tried, I could never quite get the same perfect white balance and the natural and yet strong and beautiful contrast of film camera photography, especially those of M7 with Summilux. Digital photos almost always had the washed-out colors and weired color bias. I hesitated to invest in M9 because I did not believe, for right or wrong, it could quite deliver what M7 had delivered. Leica had never been known to be a pioneer in digital photography. I also tried the first digital Leica called Digilux some 9 years ago, which was a joke. Convenience means little if the quality is lacking; I would rather have 10 photos that I like than 100 photos that I do not like. So despite the efforts and costs of processing needed for a film camera, I kept on using my Leica M7.
Enter Fuji X-e1. After taking some photos, I blew them on my 60-inch PDP. Perfect. Perfect at ISO 4000. And what a contrast. Wow. As far as I know, this is as close to a film photo feel as a digital photo could get: white balance is impeccable, skin tones perfect, strong contrast, colors that sing, and no grains at ISO 4000! Hallelujah.
Another thing about this camera: JPG files are excellent. I hate keeping RAW files. They are big files taking up so much space and post processing is such a pain to me. With this camera, you can simply forget about shooting in RAW. JPGs are just as nice. Even after reducing the file size to a mere 40 KB for emailing purposes, your photo retains the color and beauty.
The EVF is awesome. OLED screen is so bright and beautiful that you may never want to go back to the LCD on the back to focus, although there is some lag in dark because of low refresh rate. The lag would matter more in manual focus but also in auto focus, because you cannot capture the moment properly. Auto sensor option will turn off the LCD if the EVF senses your eye is nearby, and vice versa saving the battery. This camera is also packed with nice features that you actually use such as horizontal line indicator on the EVF — it tells you whether your composition is perfectly horizontal. Another useful feature is something called “color-mode bracketing” along with the usual other bracketing options. First, you can use a few very nice color modes with this camera, and, second, with a single click, you can produce multiple photos captured in different color modes. My favorite is the Velvia mode — for those who remember the ISO 50 film with thick colors to be used with a projector, yes, this resembles its colors quite a bit. Mind you, they are not for some special effects — they are still passable as “regular” photos because the difference is well within the boundaries of mainstream photos and the skin tones do not appear weird even in this mode; they are just a bit more vibrant and strong, that’s all.
There is much to like about digital photography in general but also much to dislike. I like its compact size, convenience, ability to transfer files and view across different media, immediacy in viewing the result and ease of use. But I dislike the lens barrel that comes out with noise each time you turn it on. I dislike the menu buttons with labyrinthine structures. I dislike the touch buttons. Most of all, I don’t like the color renditions and tricky white balance. This Fuji X-e1 has cured all or at least most such woes, while retaining the traditional forte of digital cameras and keeping its size well below that of a DSLR. Bravo. Now I am afraid my M7 may end up being a thing of the past, finally, although I will never part with it. A Leica is a Leica after all, but perhaps I will never buy a M9 as I feel I have found a worthy substitute at a fraction of the price.
As for me, I considered this one among the following contenders: Sony RX1 and RX100. I crossed out Lumix lines because somehow I could never be satisfied with its white balance. RX100 is very nice for its price and I consider it an ultimate P&S, but I do not like the lens barrel that comes out each time I turn it on. Also its sensor size is a bit too small for my liking. However, it is a great little camera to get and I may well get it someday for its extreme portability and HD video capability alone. As for RX1, although I love its full-frame sensor, having a fixed, not-that-fast (2.0), non-changeable 35 mm lens is the deal killer for me, along with having no internal EVF or OVF. For that kind of price, Sony should really have done better. If you are considering RX100, RX1 or even NEX 7, do yourself a favor and make sure you test X-e1 before making up your mind. Just demoing it through the LCD at the back of the camera is not enough. If your dealer allows it, bring your own SD card, take shots on it with all the aforementioned cameras, blow the pictures on your own computer at home while paying particular attention to the color qualities.
[UPDATE] As for the lens, so far I have only used the kit lens (18-55mm). I have not used manual focusing yet, so I cannot comment on it. This lens is quite light-weight and simply superb. Auto-focus is not the fastest but fast enough and accurate. You can make a shallow depth of field at 2.8 and the resulting bokeh is quite nice. This may not be the fastest lens (ie lowest F stop is 2.8) but certainly fast enough and since you can make perfect photos at ISO 4000, I think this lens is a lot more useful than the well-rated 35 mm 1.4, which I have never used but may buy some day.
[UPDATE 2] The flash did not work. Since it was the first time I tried, I guess it did not work from the beginning. I was thinking of returning the unit, but when I called Fuji service center, the person suggested me to “RESET” the unit from the menu button. I did, and it worked. I asked him if this was a well-known issue, and the person told that it was and Fuji was working on it. I asked again if this was something I have to do from time to time (ie resetting), and the person told me that so far it seemed to work fine with the first reset but they were not sure. So if you buy a unit, make sure you test the flash. If it does not work, reset the unit. Fuji is working on the fix. I was thinking of reducing a star from my rating, but since it is working fine for now after reset, I am leaving as is. But if Fuji does not come with a permanent fix or if this happens again, I will reduce a star.
[UPDATE 3] I found out why the flash did not work. It had nothing to do with bugs or defects. Manner mode was on and that was why. When the manner mode is on, not only all sounds are muted but also flash and focus light are all disabled. Perfect for taking photos at classical concerts. (If you just want the sound off without disabling the flash or light, there is a sound option menu as well including complete off.) That explains why it worked when I reset the camera — the manner mode is turned off at reset. Funny, even the experienced Fuji service man did not know this — he told me they were “working on it.” It shows this is such a new model — so new that even the front field folks have not figured out all about it, I guess.
[UPDATE 4] Manual focusing a moving object through EVF in low light even when magnified is tricky. It does not give you a focus confirmation. I comparison-tested manual and auto, and there was always a discrepancy which makes me not to trust my eyes. Also the kit-lens’ manual focusing feel is not superb, although certainly much better than that of X100. So I think this should be mostly used as an auto-focus camera when you use the kit lens. Make sure you push the “enlarge” button to help focus manually — a big difference. By the way, you can always push AE-L/AF-L button to bring the object into immediate auto focus even when the camera is in manual focus mode, which I find very useful. You can also set this button’s function AE fix only or AF fix only or both AE fix and AF fix in the menu settings.
[UPDATE 5] I think one firmware upgrade feature this camera desperately needs is Minimum Shutter Speed setting. Without this, Auto ISO is only half effective, along with aperture priority mode. Currently when set at auto-ISO and in the aperture priority mode, this camera is giving me a shutter speed close to the focal length, which, in the case of the kit lens, is 30 mm and hence 1/30th. This is obviously no good when shooting a moving object, which makes me adjust the ISO value up manually, rendering the auto-ISO not that useful. Fuji, please update and implement this firmware feature in a near future. Otherwise, people would simply have to shoot in speed priority mode mostly.
[UPDATE 6] I ordered Fuji M-mount adapter to use the body with my 50 mm Summilux. Now there are a few cheaper choices you have such as Kipon but the reason I ordered an official Fuji was because I read that it is the only one that shows all the information as Fuji lenses do. There are three things you need to be aware of. First, certain Leica lenses do not work with this adapter so you need to read about which ones work and which ones do not. Second, it does not show the F-stop information anywhere on the viewfinder (even though it takes photos with the F-stop you set on the lens) — it shows “F0 (zero)” all the time. Less of a problem in the aperture priority mode since you know it anyway (since you are setting the aperture), but in the speed priority mode, there is no way of knowing the aperture. Third, the results are OK but certainly not any better than the kit lens. There is no Leica magic — well-focused pictures look almost identical to those produced by the kit lens. So two conclusions: (i) I am not so sure about the advantage of buying a much more expensive official Fuji adapter; and (ii) your chief reason for buying the adapter must be to expand your photographic options and not to improve IQ. IQ will be largely the same even with the supposedly superior and certainly more expensive Leica glass.
[Update 7] I ordered Kipon adapter for Contax G2 lenses. For those who are not familiar, Contax long ago sold a film rangefinder called G2 with three Carl Zeiss lenses in the bundle: Biogon 2.8/28mm, Planar 2/45mm, Sonnar 2.8/90mm. Those lenses were beautifully crafted, sharp as a tack, and represented supreme value then (you may still find them at eBay). I once used and loved this Contax G2 extensively along with my Leica M7, but it has been sleeping in my closet in recent years. To get to the point, those Carl Zeiss lenses worked like charm on the X-e1 body. Sharp, sharp all they way. Particularly amazing was 90mm Sonnar’s portrait performance under low light (with the crop factor of this body, it becomes a 135mm mild zoom). Wow! I could see my son’s peach fuzz on face in a shot taken from quite some distance. On the X-e1 body (I cannot stress this qualification enough), I actually prefer Carl Zeiss glasses to the Leica glass. It is a match made in heaven, and you owe it to yourself to get an adapter to try those lenses if you happen to have them like me. I never thought I would be resurrecting those almost antique lenses from the film era in this digital age, not out of curiosity but for real field usage! One caveat: the Biogon 2.8/28mm could not be attached to this camera with the Kipon adapter — it could not be locked and would not focus. I am not sure if there is any adapter you could use for Biogon 2.8/28mm available in the market.
[Update 8] I tried a “duel” among the three lenses again: Summilux 50/1.4, Sonnar 90/2.8, and the Fujinon Kit. I shot my bookshelf full of books on a tripod position (around 50 shots each) and tried to see differences. Because of the differences in magnification, Sonnar actually shot from a further distance. Again, the differences were minor but there was a clear winner to my eyes: Sonnar. Color renditions were very similar. But the Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH, although sharp in the center at every aperture, was softer and blurrier on the sides at the same F stop with Sonnar. Sonnar was tack sharp around all edges. I did not notice this when I mounted Summilux on my M7 body. That is why I said I do not particularly prefer Summilux at least on X-e1 body. Fujinon was not as sharp as Sonnar, but entirely acceptable and consistently good.
But since the results were so similar, I urge people to buy different lenses only to obtain different F stops or angles and not to obtain better IQ. I see it this way: if you already have a Summilux, you may want to buy a cheap adapter ring, but if you do not have one, forget it. At over $4,000, it is not worth the price at least on this body.
It is great to hear Zeiss is coming out with auto-focus for X-mount (see the comment by Midnight Coyote below), but I fear the price! Manual focusing with Sonnar is actually quite fun, and there is one great advantage with manual focusing: once focused, you can shoot subsequent shots actually faster than an auto-focus and this is a great advantage in extreme low-light conditions in which the auto-focus hesitates and struggles for each shot.
52 of 61 people found the following review helpful.
if it feels like film, shoots like film and looks like film…its digital?
long story short…i shot with manual film cameras in the late 90’s (im 34) just when the high and mighty, beastly, ugly laser canon torpedo-like gargantuan digital SLR’s began to overtake the photography market…
I stopped shooting when film and developing materials became a financial burden…
the feel of dSLR’s makes me feel like i’m going to blast anything and everything that comes into view when looking through it’s viewfinder…i didn’t care about the end result…the equipment (dSLR’s) is EXTREMELY un-inspiring…for me.
If you’ve missed the feel of what a camera should feel like and act like…MANUAL CONTROLS!
aperture ring, shutter speed dial!!!! YES! Then this is for you!
who cares if it’s slower than most in it’s class and above and below…
art…takes time, understanding….it’s a process…it’s meditative….for me…
i don’t know…so many people getting their first photography chops through dSLR’s and the ease of use and the instant gratification…work less, produce more attitude…really know nothing about what camera felt like and did…
my good friend (NIKON D800 user) argued and fought with me tooth and nail when he said that the shutter speed dial on my X-E1 was the ISO…had no idea what a shutter speed dial was…never shot film a day in his life…been shooting for 7yrs weddings and all…
Listen…if you shot with film and want that physical feeling AND results…this is for you..
if you like to look like a pro and like all that technical BS with very little work and effort…NOT FOR YOU!
Thank you Fuji…after a nearly 15yr hiatus from shooting and photography…you have given me my love back…i’m a shooting again, learning again…
this is a beautiful camera inside and out…it makes you work…and that’s what i love about it…
remember when you had a 35exp roll of film and had maybe 2exp that you really loved and actually printed and put up on your wall or gave as a gift or sold…that’s special…
instead of having 500 photos of the same thing and figure out which you like best, you now have a select few to choose from and they are usually GEMS!
This is a great Camera…shooting is Inspiring and fun again!!!!!! for me…
this is not for everyone…then again…not everyone that owns a camera is a photographer either…
if you know anything about photography, film, cameras….this is a great camera.
been reading a lot of the recent reviews and complaints about poor auto focus…
it’s clear that MANY MANY users are taking AMAZING photos with these cameras…no complaints about auto focus on my part nor other users…i think most of us that LOVE this camera know and love to shoot, i think we do the work and not let the camera do all the work for us. It took me about a month to learn how to use it and will continue to learn every time i pick it up…
like i said…all these photographers that get their first chops with dSLR’s…not film. this is for people that love and enjoy photography…NOT for people who like to just take excellent pictures.
so, if you have patience, love photography, willing to learn, understand and grow…don’t let all the autofocus remarks scare you…sure, you’ll miss shots…but it’s not really about quantity of keepers, but about the absolute amazing, unique film quality of just a few…when you nail a shot…YOU REALLY NAIL IT!
lots of people complaining because they don’t know how to use the camera…
i’m not a ‘photographer’ nor do i strive to be one…or a professional one…i just really love photography and the inspiration that consumes me when i look at it and pick it up and hold it in my hands…hope to get all my photos processed from nepal…i missed a lot of shots, but…that’s because i’m not that good yet…but the ones i got are pretty mind blowing…will update with a link to some of what i took soon!
do your research…see what people are putting out there…don’t listen to all the bad advice…visit all the blogs…start at scoop.it/t/fuji-x-pro1
This French war photographer didnt give up his whole dSLR kit for nothing…enough said.
google eric bouvet
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful.
By Suresh Subramaniam
My search for the ‘perfect’ camera ended with the X-E1.
It all started when I saw a glowing review of X100S in a post by Zack Arias. He was very excited about it. I found many other reviews for x100s all over the internet, and all of them said how fantastic the camera was. Comments like ‘best camera in the world’, ‘wow’, ‘fantastic colors’, ‘what a camera’ appeared in practically every review. The number of superlatives used were unprecendented and I could find only a few negative but tolerant remarks mainly on the AF speed. Many reviews were from well established photographers. I got very curious. What is this camera, which is igniting such a following? Could Fuji be ‘salting’ the reviews and paying famous photographers to give a positive review? But then, can they influence so many of them? Seemed unlikely. I went to Amazon, my favourite place for trusted and unbiased reviews and again found raving reviews. I was hooked.
But the price $1,299 intimated me. Was a fixed lens camera, how ever good, worth that kind of money? My budget is scarce and I have a T3i/24-105 L for my work. If I sell my Canon gear will it fetch me enough to buy the x100s? And most importantly, can the x100s do everthing my current gear can do? All the talk about ‘zoom with your feet and you will become a better photographer’ is fine, but in reality when you are shooting for clients, there is little time to waste. I decided to reserch the Fuji X product line and see if there are other alternatives.
I found the X-E2. This seemed to be God sent because it was similar to the x100s but with interchangable lenses. But at that time it cost $1,400, $100 more than the x100s. It put me off and I decided to wait. Then Fuji announced the X-T1 and after a week, the price of X-E2 dropped to $1,300 and it became the same as x100s (whose price refused to drop even after a year). Now X-E2 looked more attractive and I resumed my research. Again found many glowing reviews about the X-E2 (but not as glowing as those of x100s) and made up my mind to get it as soon as possible.
While I was deciding from which store to buy it, the price of X-E1 dropped to $799. This was getting more interesting and I compared the X-E2 with X-E1. Generally everyone agreed that X-E2 was a better camera in terms of AF speed and some other less critical fixes, but it was not a major upgrade from X-E1 (which is in my estimate is around 95% the same as X-E2 after the firmware upgrades). In that case, why not go for a X-E1 and save $500? Honestly, I was tempted also by the X-M1 which is much cheaper but gave it up because it did not have a view finder. Digging deeper I found that many people found the IQ of X-E1 more ‘natural’ than the IQ of X-E2. The noise reduction in X-E2 seemed to be very aggressive which made skin tones look like one of Madame Tussad’s creations. I pored over the comparisons in dpreview.com and found that the reivews were correct. There was a tendency for X-E2 and X-T1 to smooth skin a little too aggressively for higher ISOs. I ordered the X-E1. I know I am maybe two geneations behind the latest Fuji cameras but I trust my instincts and don’t think I will disappointed. Also, now perhaps I may not have to sell of my Canon gear (which I dearly love) to pay for the X-E1.
Reached home from work at about 6 pm and found the package waiting for me at the front door. Excited, I took it in and opened it.
After removing the packing, Adorama documents and their gifts, I found the black box containing the camera and the lens. I had built up so much anticipation over a period of time for this camera that I found my breath quickening when I opened the box. My first impression was one of disappointment. The camera looked a little worn out, dull and lifeless. The matt black covering of the body reminded me of my father’s Rollie. My wife saw me looking at it and asked me if I had ordered a used camera. As I stared at it, I realized that it was not dull but understated. There was a quiet shine to the silver and the black and it looked dignified. This camera was built for someone who was mellow, cultured and sophisticated. The lens was all black and had a luxurious finish to it. I removed the covers and fixed the lens to the camera. Later when I left it on the dining table, it blended into the background and I realized that this effect was deliberate (I read somewhere that Fuji spent a lot of time deciding the colors and the finish) and this camera was not for the flashy photographer who liked to show off his equipment but for a sedate one who wanted to unobtrusively take good pictures without being obvious.
I switched on the camera and looked through the view finder. The view was very contrasty and bright. I did not like it too much but I dont think there is an option to tone it down, other than reduce the brightness. But then I realized it was in keeping with the general philosophy of the camera. Nondescript on the outside and bright and efficient on the inside. There is some WYSIWYG in the screen and it does approximately reflect the exposure of the scene. The screens dims and brightens when you place the focus frame on different parts of the scene. This is one of my primary reasons for buying a camera belonging to this genre. In my T3i, I have to guess how the final scene will turn out and frequently have to adjust after taking the picture and examining it on the screen. In the X-E1 (and similar cameras) you can actually see how the scene will look like before releasing the shutter. This is a great aid to composition.
I pointed it at things around the house and took some pictures. AF was slow and there was a distict shutter lag.The EVF could not keep up with the scene when I panned. But no surprises. The shutter seemed to make a grating noise and I was a little worried. I researched it later and found that my camera was not different. I was used to the crisp Canon shutter sound and found this one a little different. I attached the camera to my laptop and viewed the pictures. I was shocked. All were blurry and out of focus. Where was the much touted Fuji sharpness? I examined the camera settings and found that the ISO was 200 and shutter speed was 1/15. Relieved I realized that the blur was due to camera shake and not the camera’s fault. I set it to Auto ISO of 6400 and shot some more. This time pictures were much better and sharp. But AF was slow and shaky. When I set the Auto ISO, I noticed that the options for setting the Minimum Shutter speed and Default were missing, and and realized that the firmware was not the latest. I went online and updated the body and lens firmware. Updating was pretty simple. Just copy the file to your memory card, insert the card into the camera and run update. Takes about a minute.
Again shot some photos and now it was much much better. Quicker response, better AF performance and seems altogether a different camera. I decided to test the skin tone rendition. I asked my wife to pose for a few photos. Since I started photography 4 years back, I have never been able to render my wife’s and daughter’s complexions exactly (or more importantly as they liked it). Hours in Photoshop, adjusting CMYK and white balance did help a little but I could never match the tone and complextion exactly. The skin looked either yellow or blue or too red. This has been a constant source of complaint from my wife, so much that she nowadays refuses to let me photograph her. I downloaded the photos from Fuji and showed it to her. ‘What did you do this time?’ she asked, ‘this is exactly what I look like’. I could have told her that I had done nothing and these are the OOC jpegs from the camera, but why waste a good opportunity? I gave her a discourse on white balance and how I had used Photoshop to fine tune the photos. It seemed to impress her and she said ‘At least you have got it correctly now’. What ever this camera cannot do, I am keeping it for this one great feature. Perfect white balance and skin tones, approved by my wife.
The color accuracy is remarkable. I have not used any other digital camera whose color rendering is so close to the actual. Almost felt like a film camera. The noise reduction is set to 0 but I hardly see any noise even at ISO 6400 unless I enlarge to 100%. The low light performance is so good that the camera can practically see in the dark. I no longer need be afraid of high ISOs.
Overall I am not used to the handling as yet. My T3I was much bigger and I had put on the Snug It case over the camera which gave it a soft feel and was very comfortable in the hand. Compared to that I felt a lot of sharp edges on the X-E1. The thing is small. Unless you have handled a SLR for 4 years and suddenly handle one of these, you dont realize how small. It felt like a toy and the in the beginning I was unconciously handling it gingerly, perhaps in the fear of breaking it. But then I had opted for the Fuji because I had wanted a smaller and lighter camera, so cannot fault its size. The camera is not delicate but the size makes you feel it is, and it take some getting used to. The shutter button is not comfortable and lacks a nice feel and tactile feedback when you half press and then shoot. I decided to buy a third party soft release button. The On/Off switch is thin and sharp. Should be bigger and more comfortable to use. The dials are excellent and smooth. The flash is well concealed and adequate. The connector cover inadvertently flips open if you brush you hand against it.
The button placement is very convenient. I really liked the AF and AE button on the left side. With the AE button I can quickly change the metering mode to suit the scene and the look I want.I dont know if I will use the AF button much to change the focus point because I am primarily a lock focus-recompose-shoot kind of photographer. But it will be interesting to use.
The lens is very well made and solid. Beautiful lens, as good as my Canon 24-105. Smooth zoom and manual focus. The aperture ring clicks satisfactorily. The lens cap is atrociously bad and seems cheap. So does the lens hood. I wonder why Fuji compromised on these two items when they had built the camera and lens so well. The camera strap is inadequate and thin. Another compromise. When handling the camera, I found that there was no comfortable position to place the thumb without accidently changing the Command dial or the Selector switches. Due to this the grip on the camera is precarious at best and my recommendation is to wear it around the neck or hand to avoid dropping it accidently. I think I will buy one of those Thumb Grips. The screen is a print magnet and needs a screen protector.
Another disappointment is the Exposure brackting. I shoot HDR sometimes and +1 and -1 is not sufficient. I need at least +2 and – 2. I guess I will have use the Exposure compensation and adjust according to the scene or shoot 2 sets of images after setting different exposure compensation values.
Used it for a few days now. The battery life is very bad. Yesterday when I had taken it out for a street photography run, half way through it ran out of juice. I did not have a spare on me and I had to return home unfulfilled. I later found out that you can increase the battery life by
1. Shutting off the LCD and using only EVF. In this mode, I wish the camera has a feature where by the EVF comes on only when you lift the camera to your eye. This would further save some power.
2. Switch off the Quick Start mode.
3. Reduce the auto switch off time.
4. Reduce EVF brighness to minimum.
5. Diasable the image review option after every photo. You can always press the review button to review your shot if needed.
Also, the Lithium batteries would take 4 ot 5 full re-cycles to acheive full power.
But it is perfect for street photography. When I try to use my Canon for shooting on the street, more than once I have been stopped by stares and even a few angry comments. But, when I used the Fuji, the camera is so small and looks so harmless, that nobody pays any attention and one person with dogs even invited me to take his photograph.
I tried the camera in various conditions indoors and outdoors
1. Color are very accurate. It depends on the film simulation you choose but very accurate.
2. The auto exposure is perfect. In very contrastly scenes too, it somehow is able to reduce highlights blow out and also bring out some details in dark shadows. Of course, it does have 3 levels of DR settings which would further help in reducing contrast. But, higher DRs increase the noise. The highlight mode and shadow mode settings further help in bringing out details in shadow and highlights.
3. The number of customization possibilities are incredible. T3i does not have the facility to save custom settings and I found this feature very useful to quickly change the setting depending on the scene. Combined with the film simulations, the flexibility of the settings lets you set it exactly as you need.
I have not used Silkypix as yet but I downloaded an opensource RAW convertor called Lightzone. Works well.
Altogether, as many people have said earlier and which I had then swallowed with a grain of salt, the camera is a joy to use. It’s like driving a sports car or using a precision instrument. The satisfaction from using it comes from its predictability. You can predict how the final picture will come out. This, I think, is the X-E1s greatest strength.
Features of this product
- 16.3MP APS-C “X-Trans” CMOS sensor
- 6 frames per second continuous shooting
- Contrast detect AF
- ISO 200-6400, expandable up to 25,600
- 1080 HD video
- 2.8 inch LCD with 460,000 dots
- Electronic viewfinder with 2,360,000 dots
- Raw and Raw + JPEG shooting
- Pop-up flash with hotshoe
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