Summary: I bought this slightly used. It was near mint. The most important thing is to update the firmware ASAP- this ensures it is compatible the various lenses, improves the operation of auto focus etc. The pluses: The quality of the images is superior to other APS-C 16mp camera bodies - not quite in the same league as my Nikon D7100 but close. Light weight and modest size. Handling. The controls laid out extremely well though certainly different from most DLSRs.
Excerpt: I'd give the X-E1 5 stars if it were not for the fact that it is too easy to turn it on. Thus, I constantly bump the switch and end up draining the battery quicker. As to use, this is now my go-to camera. My Canon 5D bodies spend most of the time in the bag. This camera is lighter, and in many cases takes better images. I will note, I've heard a lot of complaints about the x-trans sensor.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, High Dynamic Range, Large Clear LCD, Light weight, Small / Compact
With the firmware update the focusing issue a lot of ...
26 February 2015
Summary: With the firmware update the focusing issue a lot of people talk about is fixed. I sold my Canon Mark III and bought this camera for the size, ease of use, and quality. Yes, the canon is a bit sharper and quicker, but the convenience of this alone makes it worthwhile for me.
Summary: very well made, yet still somehow lighter than I expect. Operation is similar to trditional film RF cameras, which ia what I love. Maybe I should get a pro1 instead. But for the price, it is good enough.
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