84
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

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."

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Model
Body only

Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Other)
Resolution (effective)
16.3 megapixels
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
None
Memory card
SD

General

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Other) (yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
16.3 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
None
ISO modes
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600

Flash

Flash
yes (External (shoe))

Shooting

Focus
Autofocus, Manual (AF assist lamp)

Imaging

Auto-bracketing
yes
Bulb mode
yes
Color space
sRGB
Exposure modes
Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Program, Macro, Automatic
Exposure compensation
yes
Histogram
yes
Scene selection
no
White balance modes
Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy, Halogen, Incandescent / tungsten, Fluorescent, Color temp

Other features

Location support
no
PictBridge support
yes
Red-eye removal
yes
Remote control
yes
Self-timer
yes
Speaker
no
Tripod mount
yes
Voice notes
no

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD, Rangefinder (yes) (no)

Storage

Memory card
SD (SDXC, SDHC)

Image formats

Image formats
JPEG, RAW
Image aspect ratios
3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Video recording
yes (h.264 / AVC)

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro port) (Mini-USB port)
WiFi
no
Video output
yes

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Model
with 18-55mm lens

Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Other)
Resolution (effective)
16.3 megapixels
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
None
Memory card
SD

General

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Other) (yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
16.3 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
None
ISO modes
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600

Flash

Flash
yes (External (shoe))

Shooting

Focus
Autofocus, Manual (AF assist lamp)

Imaging

Auto-bracketing
yes
Bulb mode
yes
Color space
sRGB
Exposure modes
Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Program, Macro, Automatic
Exposure compensation
yes
Histogram
yes
Scene selection
no
White balance modes
Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy, Halogen, Incandescent / tungsten, Fluorescent, Color temp

Other features

Location support
no
PictBridge support
yes
Red-eye removal
yes
Remote control
yes
Self-timer
yes
Speaker
no
Tripod mount
yes
Voice notes
no

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD, Rangefinder (yes) (no)

Storage

Memory card
SD (SDXC, SDHC)

Image formats

Image formats
JPEG, RAW
Image aspect ratios
3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Video recording
yes (h.264 / AVC)

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro port) (Mini-USB port)
WiFi
no
Video output
yes

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
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