Summary: Update: Yes, it is true- the exposure compensation dial is way too easy to nudge loose, but there are plenty of reminders in the viewfinder and on screen and if you glance carefully at the camera dial. The rubber viewfinder surrounds are a pocket dust magnet. For video, disable the autofocus by flicking the next to lens switch to 'M.' This bypasses the jumpy AF during video. This is almost how I imagined a digital camera ought to be after film cameras became extinct.
Summary: I bought this slightly used. It was near mint. The most important thing is to update the firmware ASAP- this ensures it is compatible the various lenses, improves the operation of auto focus etc. The pluses: The quality of the images is superior to other APS-C 16mp camera bodies - not quite in the same league as my Nikon D7100 but close. Light weight and modest size. Handling. The controls laid out extremely well though certainly different from most DLSRs.
Excerpt: I'd give the X-E1 5 stars if it were not for the fact that it is too easy to turn it on. Thus, I constantly bump the switch and end up draining the battery quicker. As to use, this is now my go-to camera. My Canon 5D bodies spend most of the time in the bag. This camera is lighter, and in many cases takes better images. I will note, I've heard a lot of complaints about the x-trans sensor.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, High Dynamic Range, Large Clear LCD, Light weight, Small / Compact
Excerpt: As a photojournalist I do a lot of traveling with my cameras, and I wanted a camera that is inconspicuous but produces the quality of photos that I need. This is it. I can pull the images right off of the camera and they are ready for publication. What more could you ask from a camera?
Summary: Love this camera. I only use adapted manual lenses so I have no issues with autofocus. Colors are great. Resolution is great. Features are great. This is my most used camera. I take it almost everywhere I go.
With the firmware update the focusing issue a lot of ...
26 February 2015
Summary: With the firmware update the focusing issue a lot of people talk about is fixed. I sold my Canon Mark III and bought this camera for the size, ease of use, and quality. Yes, the canon is a bit sharper and quicker, but the convenience of this alone makes it worthwhile for me.