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!
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.
Excerpt: This camera makes me want to take it out and shot. It has made photography fun for me again. I got so tired and turned off by carrying my D7100 that at some point I never took it with me anymore. This little guy is light and fun. Not only does it look great, the sensor captures great detail. I keep it set to auto ISO and shoot in aperture priority with beautiful images at ISO 6400. I really enjoy the electronic viewfinder.
Excerpt: I really like the retro look and lightweight feel. It's really fun to shoot manually but putting it back into auto is a little slow. I shoot at least 300 pictures raw without any battery loss.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: Photographically, this camera works the same as my FujiFilm point-and-shoot that I've had for years, and cost three times as much. I absolutely LOVE the ergonomics and bought it because hauling around my full-frame Canon and L-Series lenses around all the time gets to be cumbersome. The dials are intuitive and remind me of working with my original Pentax 35mm film camera.
Excerpt: I got this to supplement my DSLR and have a good image quality, well designed, cool lighter/smaller camera for travelling. I found the battery life better than expected if you turn off the back display if you're going to be shooting for a while. It won't be my first choice for fast action shots but if you will be composing before you shoot, this camera is fantastic. It really performs in low light well, too. Finally, it looks really cool.
Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I bought this camera looking for a lighter alternative to my Canon DSLR for hiking, backpacking and general travel photography. We did a week+ trip to the Rocky Mountains, and I put it through all the paces camping and backpacking. I've also used it for some portraiture work and flower photography. My overall impression: Love it!
Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good Firmware Upgrades, Great Lenses From Fuji, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact