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conclusion:We like it

84 April 3rd 2014 10:18 am

With only minor improvements over its predecessor X-E1 the Fuji X-E2 isn't a must-upgrade for current owners -- but it's still a good camera for those who just love taking photos. Unsurprisingly, the X-E2 has the classic styling associated with Fuji cameras and Pocket-Lint calls it "an awesome looking, retro-style physique." Photography Blog complimented the control layout as well, saying what really "excels is its handling." This all results in an engaging photo experience that allows you to snap photos of "excellent" quality, according to CNET. Unfortunately, the X-E2 isn't the greatest for capturing video, but that doesn't make it a bad camera; it just means it's not a catchall. If you're looking for something that makes your photo capturing experience fun and engaging while still delivering top notch quality, look no further than the X-E2.

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    8.6
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Macworld Jun 2, 2014

The X-E2 is a camera that will please the avid photographer, with its throwback-yet-modern design and stellar image quality.

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8.0
CNET Nov 26, 2013

It delivers great images and is still fun to shoot with, but the Fujifilm X-E2 isn't a no-brainer upgrade over the X-E1 and other cameras outfeature it.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Jan 13, 2014

If you’re after a camera that successfully marries the old school of thought with the new in a visually striking package then there's a lot to love in the Fujifilm X-E2. For those low-mid ISO sensitivities its image quality that's the real sell.

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9.0
TechRadar Dec 9, 2013

The X-E2 isn't designed to appeal to novice photographers, but many enthusiasts will love it. The key features are within easy reach, there's an excellent viewfinder and the images are also superb – especially the raw files.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Feb 19, 2014

The X-E2 doesn't succeed in every area, failing to match competing models in terms of AF speed and Wi-fi performance. However, if you're looking for a retro rangefinder-type CSC that delivers in terms of design and image quality, the X-E2 is a pleasure to use and one of the best on the market.

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Photography Blog Nov 18, 2013

The new Fujifilm X-E2 offers more features, better handling and importantly faster performance than its predecessor, which we already loved, making it our favourite X-series camera and one of the best compact system cameras around.

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Engadget Oct 18, 2013

The X-E2 is a direct upgrade to the X-E1 that brings the company's 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II to a mid-tier interchangeable lens design, giving welcome boosts to both the image quality and autofocusing speed.

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CNET Oct 17, 2013

The good news is that for the X-E2 the company has addressed almost all the important issues the X-E1 had ... the company streamlined the design and layout of the controls a bit. It also gains Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Pocket-Lint Oct 18, 2013

We'd still like a more capacitive battery on board, and that exposure compensation dial still isn't immune from being knocked, but otherwise everything is a step forward. Big thumbs up then.

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TechRadar Oct 18, 2013

Along with many photographers, we liked the X-E1. It offers the same image quality as the superb X-Pro1 in a smaller body and has what we consider the more useful of the two viewfinders - the electronic finder, which has been improved so that it's better in low light.

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TrustedReviews Oct 18, 2013

On the whole, you have to be impressed with the X-E2. Although the X-E1 is a fantastic camera, it wasn’t perfect and there was certainly room for improvement in the second-generation model.

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ePHOTOzine Oct 18, 2013

Both the new screen, and the high resolution electronic viewfinder look very good when you are using the camera, and the built in eye-detection sensor means the camera will automatically switch to the electronic viewfinder when it held up to your eye.

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Photography Blog Oct 18, 2013

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-E2 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-E2.

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