Summary: From being the quirkiest and the buggiest system on the market just a couple of years ago, Fuji’s products have been transforming to a solid choice for many photographers – all thanks to Fuji’s commitment to the mount and willingness to fix reported problems by its fast-growing fan base.
Excerpt: The Fujifilm X-E2 is a compact system camera with a “retro” design that offers 16MP resolution. Compared to its forerunner, the X-E1, changes include an electronic viewfinder with extremely high resolution.
Conclusion: The X-E2 is the best interchangeable-lens Fuji X camera if you're on a budget; the X-T1 is more for people who like to look tough with a little camera. The X-E2 is a fraction the price of a Canon 5D Mark III or Nikon D810 , so if you already have a 5D Mark II or D800 , you might want to get an X-E2...
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.
Summary: The 16-megapixel Fuji X-E2 is the middle child in Fujifilm’s “X” family of MILC models, but it’s more than a just cosmetic update of the X-E1. The X-E1 was very popular with enthusiasts, but its relatively high price ($1399.00 with kit zoom) somewhat limited its appeal — especially considering its...
Pros: Excellent image quality, Fast maximum aperture kit zoom, Very good ergonomics, Very low noise levels
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.
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 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens review
10 March 2014
Conclusion: I loved this camera. Adored it. Took many, many photos with it. Why do I speak in the past tense? I bought the Fuji X-T1 a few months ago and in every way it’s better. The guy I just sold it to is very happy with it.
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 f...
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 th...
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.
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 im...
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 flas...
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.
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