Summary: I have been a Canon (5DMKII) user for many years. I liked the idea of the X-Trans sensor and the retro rangefinder styling of this camera and have been looking for a smaller camera with great image quality. This camera feels well built and Fujifilm paid a lot of attention to detail. I love the manual controls of this camera. You feel more connected to the camera. The image quality of this camera is fantastic. The weight and size make it ideal for traveling.
Excerpt: I bought the E1 because I noticed I was using a tiny point and shoot camera and hardly my Nikon D700 with my many nice Nikkor and Zeiss lenses. The D700 is so much bigger than my old Nikon FM2 and F2 bodies, but the P&S is just not enough camera for my styles of photography.The E1 fits the bill nicely, and my joy in photography is back. I don't regret choosing the E1 vs. the E2 to get a better price - with the firmware update the autofocus is great.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
The processing time following continuous shooting seems better than reviews show
Mitchell S., Amazon
20 September 2014
Summary: For the price (about $350 after a $150 instant rebate that also applied to the 18 mm lens ordered with it) the xe1 has performed above expectation. But be sure to update firmware when you get it to use all features up to date. Only slightly larger than the x100s, the xe1 is really only lacking the optical viewfinder, which I thought I'd want but ended up not using because live exposure preview is very helpful and only available on the EVF or screen.
Summary: As a former Leica shooter (I moved to Nikon when I decided to go digital and the Leica M offering was a horror), I can't say enough good things about the X-E1. Since purchasing it last year, my Nikon gear gets less and less use. High ISO performance for an APS-C sensor camera is nothing short of amazing. I can now shoot at ISO 1600 (when needed) and not have to deal with gobs of "noise". My Nikon D300 gets pretty noisy by ISO 800.
Summary: Awesome ergonomics and aesthetically beautiful and well built. Of course, and as always, the Fuji colors are the very best! I was going to get the xe2 for the additional tilt screen and wifi transfer, but instead I opted for a second camera body - the Fuji m1 (which has the tilt screen and wifi). In total I paid $800 for both bodies and the xc 16-50mm lens!...brand new at that!
Summary: Excellent. I'm very happy. Takes great portraits. But not a lot of features. I got mine used for a decent price. I would not buy again. Go Olympus OMD or PEN. I own many of those and love them all. But I wanted an APS-C mirror-less at a cheap price. For some reason I can't get the bright vivid colors others get - my FUJI usually gives me ordinary colors, a touch above boring. But not the awesome colors FUJI is know for.
this camera is AMAZING. it's got all the film controls right where ...
15 September 2014
Summary: this camera is AMAZING. it's got all the film controls right where you need it. things it is not: 1)a pro pro camrea. the AF/processing isn't lighting quick like a dSLR so dont use it to shoot weddings 2)firmware is a bit slow. see above #1 but this is an awesome camera to carry around for dSLR people. it loks like a film camera so you won't be jumped either. highly recommend if you can blow the money on it for a creative camera.
Excerpt: I did a lot of research before selecting this camera among the various mirrorless options - the Sony NEX/Alpha series being the runner up. I chose the Fujifilm X-E1 because I liked the blend of manual controls and on-screen menus and the ease of toggling between the two. After comparing images on line, I also found that I preferred Fujifilm's color rendering and the multiple film emulations that it offers. I prefer a more filmic look with more natural colors.
Pros: Easily Navigable Menus, Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Intuitive Controls, Intuitive Contros, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I bought this (used) to use as a daily use camera instead of carrying my D800 everywhere. I picked up the 35mm f/1.4 lens because I wanted something faster than the kit lens. I absolutely love it. Granted it can't compete with a monster like the D800, but it is nice having something that I can just grab and not worry about damaging a $ rig. I wish it was a little faster, but I think its a rockin little camera.