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.
Great Camera Except for the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
17 September 2013
Summary: The number of my stars has nothing to do with the quality of images produced by this camera - those deserve nothing short of 5 stars. My 3 stars is the result of a very subjective review but still wanted to note it as there may be some others like me here. I have been using different Canon DSLRs over the last 9 years. I have upgraded to Canon 5D Mark II couple years ago and I could not be happier.
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.
Summary: First off, I LOVE this camera!!!!!!!!! So why 3 stars? because I cannot recommend it to most people. I HIGHLY recommend this to experienced photographers. However the look, the feel, the incredible high ISO performance, all top notch. The focus is just sad compared to other cameras. If you want to buy this for sports, weddings, wildlife or chasing kids around(which is a bad decision due to the lack of telephoto lenses) you will be very disappointed.
Summary: In short, this camera has a lot going for it, but it's not for me. I really wanted to like it and use it, but it didn't make sense for what I do. It may be good for you. I compared it to a D800... the XE1 performs remarkably well in comparison.. especially at high ISO settings its amazing that such a small camera can deliver such great images.
Excerpt: Fuji need to urgently find a fix for the focusing problems. It is a serious problem that has not been eliminated with the latest firmware update. Could do with a lock on the exposure compensation dial.
Gut aber nicht gut genug, Schlechter Elektr. Sucher
Martin Hierse, Amazon
18 October 2013
Summary: Hatte die Fuji X-E1 bestellt um meine Sony NEX-7 evtl. zu ersetzen. Die zwei Hauptgründe warum das nicht funktioniert hat sind folgende: 1. Der Elektronische Sucher: Bei der Fuji ist der Sucher im Vergleich zur Sony NEX-7 wesentlich langsamer beim Bildaufbau. Bedeutet dass beim Blick durch den Sucher bei normalen Kamerabewegungen das angezeigte Bild deutlich "nachzieht". 2.