Summary: I can't speak highly enough about this fuji camera. The image quality is truly stunning for a dx sensor camera. Coming from a Nikon D600 I thought I would give my real world impressions. The pros: image quality is breath taking similar 3d quality look with the outstanding fuji glass. The size is just right, allowing you to grab images without looking "professional". The colors are really nice on the portrait side of things.
Summary: Amazing quality camera and lens. This is my go to for most everything but sports. I shot a really important job in low light at 6,400 iso and the images are shockingly good. The electronic finder is a revelation and the handling is excellent. Like the Q menu a lot and wish Nikon would do something like that in the pro dslrs. The 18-55 lens is on all the time for travel and around town.
Summary: As a longtime Nikon and Minolta (in the film days, I'm 56)shooter, I needed a smaller carry-around camera to use on a daily basis. I purchased a Fuji X100 last year, and intrigued by the fantastic picture quality of the X100, I started to look at the XE-1. Almost hit the button on the XE-1, but I really didn't need another camera, and the price at the time was high. I came across a steal for a Nikon V1 with the 10-30 for $250 refurbed.
Pros: Great images even under low light. Intuitive controls, Redefines (in a good way) what a kit zoom lens is. It's not a point and shoot, but it is an amazingly fun camera. I was looking for something smaller and easier to handle that my FF DSLR, but I didn't want to give up much in image quality. This is the answer. There may be a new model coming out soon, which is why you're starting to see some price drops. It's not perfect, but if it doesn't say Leica, this is the ne...
Cons: The EVF is a little laggy so sports or other action type shots are not going to be this cam's forte.
Summary: The camera is no quite "compact" but it's much smaller than most DSLRs. I like the retro styling, the light weight, the manual controls, and the very high image quality. I don't like that the minimum shutter speed for automatic ISO is not adjustable, but this isn't a huge deal. I use my Fuji X-E1 for taking photographs while traveling. The camera is a little more plastic than I like, but is built well. It met my expectations.
Summary: I am very happy with this camera. Being a full-time working photographer, I am used to large and bulky SLR cameras. However, I wanted a light and compact alternative that I could always have with me to capture my child's everyday life (as I found myself unable to carry my Nikon D800 with me at all times). I bought the X-E1 with the 35mm f/1.4 lens. The image quality is excellent.
Summary: fun little camera to use great image quality auto focus faster than I expected not near the quality as my mark iii but not nearly the size will probably add the 55-200 and a wide angle at some point. I would recommend this camera for ... well I guest for photography.
Summary: I sold my Canon 50D and bought this camera to go with my 7D. I have had this camera a month and I have used it for Drag Racing, flat track motorcycle racing p, car shows, and just everyday shooting. I think it is does a wonderful job. With the update the focus is good, not my 7D but good. I am glad I bought it. Now I'm looking to get the 55-200mm lens.