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.
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.
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. The focussing sound of the lens instills no confidence and the lens cap on the 35 f1.4 lens is loose. The lens matches the fit and feel of the body: cheap. Do not drop this thing. Good bye camera.
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.
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.
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...
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. But if your subject doesn't ever move and you can be slow and deliberate in your work - you will love this camera.
Excerpt: I purchased this nice looking camera thinking that I found the best camera ever. Well I was wrong!!! The EVE skips when you pan the camera left or right and the video stinks. Who wants to watch a video that is constantly trying to focus? Move the camera it has to focus. All I can say about this camera is great IQ, poor focusing on stills and video. Sent it back.