With the X-E1 Fuji brings its retro-rangefinder style to a new interchangeable-lens system, and, as Photography Blog puts it, succeeds in "offering the same outstanding image quality and impeccable handling" as Fuji's more expensive X-Pro 1. Gizmodo concurs, saying "Fuji might mimic retro rangefinders, but the results looks damn good, so it's hard to complain." However, Gizmodo also points out that this is a camera that is best for "purist photographers who want high image quality over versatility," and that "this isn't a camera for video, for in-camera effects, wi-fi, or scene modes," given its "mediocre autofocus, crappy video mode, and weird RAW noise patterns." But if you're prepared to do a little work, you'll be rewarded with images that Photography Blog calls "fantastic."
How It Stacks Up
Fujifilm's GFX 50S pairs a huge sensor with a DSLR-like body
The new medium-format mirrorless camera shows a lot of promise.
Fujifilm's GFX 50S medium-format mirrorless camera costs $6,500
That massive 51.4-megapixel sensor can be yours next month.