Excerpt: The Fujifilm X-E2 slots nicely into the polished end of mid range interchangeable lens cameras. It features the new X-Trans CMOS II sensor with a 16.3 megapixel capture that produces amazingly sharp images with great clarity. It is surprisingly light for a powerful, classically designed camera that oozes retro appeal and comes with built in Wi-Fi to transfer your images.
Conclusion: We’re fans of the X-series, even with the flaws noted here. Colors and white balance are very accurate, with a richness, tone, and depth that are quite impressive. Fujifilm wants a premium price for its better models and we can’t begrudge the company for doing so. We wish it were less expensive, so that we could add it to our list of favorites. Even so, we can recommend the X-E2 for the discriminating photographer.
Pros: High-quality stills, Very responsive, Outstanding EVF
Cons: Bit of learning curve, Fixed-position LCD not touch capable, Uneven exposures in some movie clips
Fujifilm X-E2 Review: A near-perfect camera that chooses function over frills
24 April 2014
Summary: Fujifilm X-E2 is an impressive camera and we have very little to complain about. It offers excellent image quality, great build, wonderful handling thanks to the ergonomics and placement of dials and buttons, fast AF performance and so on. The wireless image transfer is another plus point and its implementation is quite user-friendly.
Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens review
10 March 2014
Excerpt: I love a good bowl of cereal. It gives me the opportunity to put my favorite beverage, milk, into it. I also love my digital photography. I’ve been shooting with a Canon 5D Mark III full-frame camera for the last year and a half and I have to tell you, it’s a beauty. Takes shots that are out of this world. It goes everywhere with me. And therein lies the problem.
Pros: Easy access to full manual controls, Excellent IQ in Auto modes, Kit lens is top-quality with excellent glass and solid build, 1.5X APS-C X-Trans sensor provides razor-sharp images, EVF viewfinder gives you access to horizon level and histogram as well as 100% coverage of image, Wide variety of film simulation modes will spark your creativity
Cons: Expensive...but the Canon 70D, which has a slightly smaller sensor, is also in this price range, Best XF-mount lenses not available yet (but coming soon), Tripod mount hole off-center and QR plates will block access to the battery/memory card door, Dials easy to knock out of place while taking the camera in and out of a camera bag
Summary: The Fujifilm X-E2 is the first second-generation camera from the company. It doesn't come with more pixels on the sensor, but what it does do is pack phase detection in there. The AF has significantly improved and the button layout has slightly changed, which we're not too fond of anyway. The video is still lacking (significantly), but the imaging performance is just stellar.
Pros: Very fast and accurate AF, Images up to ISO 6400 are very clean, Surprisingly wide dynamic range
Cons: Quick menu button a little cumbersome to reach, No manual control in video
Summary: The X-E2 is a highly capable enthusiast-focused camera capable of producing excellent images. Direct control dials and plenty of customization make for an engaging shooting experience, and its output is impressive. Wi-Fi and in-camera raw conversion make it easy to share images. It's only the lackluster video that disappoints.
Pros: Classic camera appearance and layout makes you want to take pictures, Excellent JPEGs with good color, little need to use raw most of the time, Reliable metering and AWB systems, Impressive image quality at all ISO settings - good resolution and low noise, DR modes make it easy to use camera's impressive dynamic range, Wi-Fi is handy and reasonably well-implemented, In-camera Raw conversion lets you make the best of the camera's JPEG engine, Built-in flash with genera...
Cons: Disappointing movie quality, JPEGs appear to over-process skin tones at high ISO, Interaction of ISO and DR modes potentially confusing, Q-menu prioritizes obscure settings at the expense of arguably more useful ones, Face Detection mode poorly integrated and not very successful, No wireless flash control option, Flash exposure compensation setting awkward to access (requires trip into menus), Built-in level isn't always as accurate as we'd like, Camera disables Raw s...