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.
Summary: My first impression of this camera was that it felt cheaply constructed, too light and too plasticky. Compare this to the Panasonic GF1 or its newer version or the Pentax K5 SLR, which I also have and there is no comparison. The Fuji feels like a cheap light weight toy.
Excerpt: The grip definitely adds ergonomics to the shooting experience and keeps the camera secure in your hand. If you're out shooting, it's definitely worth it. My only wish was that the body had the grip built in, so you could add a nice leather half case to it or be able to change batteries/memory cards...
Summary: I got this camera on an impulse after reading a very good review by another user here on Amazon. I own an OM-D EM5, which I love, but have been very curious about this Fujifilm camera, who some folks compare directly to Leica-type of quality.
Wonderful camera, perfect size, excellent image quality, SLOW focus which makes it useless for me...
Jay Tunkel "Jay", Amazon
4 July 2013
Summary: This is a great landscape camera. Wonderfully sharp, colorful, dazzling images. Reasonably decent user interface that didn't take too long to learn. HOWEVER, the focus is miserably slow and useless for photographing kids - which is a major use for me... I had to return it.
Summary: First off, I LOVE this camera!!!!!!!!! So why 3 stars? because I cannot recommend it to most people. I HIGHLY recommend this to experienced photographers. However the look, the feel, the incredible high ISO performance, all top notch. The focus is just sad compared to other cameras.
Summary: In short, this camera has a lot going for it, but it's not for me. I really wanted to like it and use it, but it didn't make sense for what I do. It may be good for you. I compared it to a D800... the XE1 performs remarkably well in comparison..
Good Camera with WICKED lens but Autofocus is just awful, buy with caution
4 June 2014
Summary: I love this camera and the photos it takes are wonderful. Best part is the AMAZING lens it comes with, which is almost as much as this kit when bought alone and thus makes the camera very very cheap. The AF is terrible though. Read about it online and believe what you read.