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Fujifilm-finepix-x-e1.33709839
9.4 out of 10

Fujifilm FINEPIX X-E1

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Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FINEPIX X-E1

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Overall 6
6.0

Nice camera with flaws

Jimmy 70.3, Adorama
20 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I wanted to use this for trips instead of my 5D3. Got a great deal from Adorama. The camera and lens are solid. Grip is small for me, however. After using it for a few days I had to return it for a few reasons: focusing speed is very slow. Some of the pictures are simply out of focus for no good reasons!<br /><br />I have seen so many positive comments about this camera but it was clearly not for my style of shooting.
  • Pros: Small / Compact
  • Cons: Short Battery Life, Slow shutter speed
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Overall 6
6.0

Useful accessory

Tai-Stik, Adorama
13 May 2014
  • 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 without having to take it off all the time. Still worthwhile for Fuji X owners.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

David Strachan, DP Review
5 December 2013
Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Vikas M Gore, DP Review
5 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I recently bought an X-E1 just before leaving for home . I did not have time to try it out but examining it on the flight home I have to say I had some regrets. The build quality of the camera is not good. It's OK and nothing falling apart or anything but it feels like a cheaper variety of plastic. Having taken a few shots though it does seem as though image quality compensates for the build quality.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Camera Except for the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)

Burcu, Amazon
17 September 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Great, but I returned it. Here's why...

orlanky10, B&H Photo
3 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The X-E1 is a great camera. It took very nice photos, just not as sharp as I expected given all the amazing IQ reviews (it's also very slow, slower than you'd expect). Obviously the retro look is beautiful and operating the camera is pretty easy, it just did not have the IQ I was looking for, perhaps I should've gotten the 35mm F/1.4 lens instead.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Makes Photography Fun
  • Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, Lcd Low Res, Ok image quality
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Overall 6
6.0

Almost kept it.

Ry, B&H Photo
24 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I got this camera thinking it would be great for fun little shoots. Its a great camera but the AF is painfully slow. Sharp images and great color but if you need speed its not the camera.
  • Pros: Image, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Af, Short Battery Life
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Overall 6
6.0

Fujifilm X-E1 too quirky for me

Michael Green, Adorama
20 July 2013
  • Excerpt: First off, I want to say how much I wanted to love this camera. I own a Nikon D90 and was planning a trip to Europe, and was deciding between a Nikon D7100 or the XE-1 -- the trade off being size versus overall quality and versatility. I opted for the XE-1 because I figured size would be important for my traveling experience.
  • Pros: Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Slow to focus
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Overall 6
6.0

I loved/hated it

Santa 39, B&H Photo
12 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I primarily shoot portraits both in studio with strobes and in the field with and without supplemental lights. My style is to catch people in motion or mid expression and with active body language. I currently use a Nikon D700 and loved it but I recently injured my back and now need a lighter Camera/lens combination.
  • Pros: Compact And Light Weight, Easy to Use, Excellent lens, Good in Low Light, Great Color And White Bal, Great Resolution, Small / Compact, Terrific Controls
  • Cons: Jittery View Finder, Lag / Shutter Delay, No Face Recognition, Short Battery Life
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Camera, but I'm not convinced, OM-D wins

Uncle J, Amazon
10 July 2013
  • 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. After shooting with it for about a week, I decided to send it back and continue to shoot with my OM-D, it just did not convince me as an good alternative, here is why: First let me talk about what I thought was really great about...
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