Summary: I have been a Canon (5DMKII) user for many years. I liked the idea of the X-Trans sensor and the retro rangefinder styling of this camera and have been looking for a smaller camera with great image quality. This camera feels well built and Fujifilm paid a lot of attention to detail. I love the manual controls of this camera. You feel more connected to the camera. The image quality of this camera is fantastic. The weight and size make it ideal for traveling.
Summary: As a former Leica shooter (I moved to Nikon when I decided to go digital and the Leica M offering was a horror), I can't say enough good things about the X-E1. Since purchasing it last year, my Nikon gear gets less and less use. High ISO performance for an APS-C sensor camera is nothing short of amazing. I can now shoot at ISO 1600 (when needed) and not have to deal with gobs of "noise". My Nikon D300 gets pretty noisy by ISO 800.
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
Perfect camera for JPEG shooters, a little more demanding for RAW.
A. C. Yelmo, Amazon
22 August 2014
Summary: It is a nice camera, but the poor third party RAW support does not allow to get the best from it. AF speed is not as bad as I would have expected with the latest firmware updates. Mine had a hot pixel that becomes very apparent in the live-view and the EVF in low light situations. The paint on the aperture ring is wearing out a little bit, but I'm fine with that, as it does not affect performance or image quality. The lens is superb, way better than any lens kit around.
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
Excerpt: This camera was bought for the Fuji film simulation modes and to have light mirrorless type camera. I use It with metabones Nikon g adaptor to use all my Nikon lenses! It is eay to operate in completely manual mode. I love the ability to increase the focus magnifier with a push of the small wheel on the camera's back. Great jpegs!