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.
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.
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
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
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
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...