Review: Fujifilm X-E1 â€” A Retro-Style Compact Mirrorless Camera
11 November 2013
Conclusion: The Fujifilm X-E1 is a truly compact mirrorless camera, and is quite a looker. However its vanity comes at the cost of its usability. It takes quite a while to get the hang of, and is unreliable at times. Low light shots are disappointing. The camera with an X-Trans CMOS (APS-C equivalent) sensor, and 18-55mm kit is priced at Rs 67,000 (Rs 55,500 for body only), and the one with the 35mm lens is worth Rs 63,160.
Pros: APS-C sized sensor; Well built; Supports 1080p video recording @24fps; Delightful 35mm f/1.4 lens.
Cons: Steep learning curve; Too many controls on different dials; Processing algorithms don't work well; Expensive.
Summary: The launch of Fujifilm X-E1 has given the brand a taste of success after a long time period. This compact system camera is known for its high performance, quality output and not so affordable price range. A solid mirror-less camera, X-E1 comes as a good deal for avid photographers. • Improved auto-focus • Stylish and retro design • Excellent high ISO images • Top-notch controls • Stunning image quality • No touchscreen • Fixed rear LCD • Build quality not up to the mark...
Pros: Improved auto-focus , Stylish and retro design , Excellent high ISO images , Top-notch controls , Stunning image quality
Cons: No touchscreen , Fixed rear LCD , Build quality not up to the mark , AF performance could have been better