Fujifilm X-E1 with 18-55mm XF Lens reviews and prices: Compact system camera

36 customer reviews

+ This digital camera scores high on image quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 36 reviews.
Fujifilm X-E1 with 18-55mm XF Lens: 16.3 MP (Megapixels), SD storage, No image stabiliser digital Compact system camera. See full product description

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Gary, Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
evf wonderful. Lens 1st class. Controls on top plate are great, no need to scroll thru menus.
Bad points:
Lens cap is dreadful, cannot tell if it is on safely.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Aug 2013

ramón, Almería Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very good image quality.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Jun 2013

Julia, Huddersfield Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use. Size.
Bad points:
Some of buttons can be caught during use. Lens cap bit fragile, would be better to be connected to camera.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Aug 2013

Adam, Antibes Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
QI, poids
Bad points:
batterie
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 May 2013

William, Wast Calder Experienced amateur

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Excellent build quality.
Bad points:
Not sure about the metering, images very dark. disappointed. This was to replace DSLR's but sadly had to return as not up to them.
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 5.0
Features 5.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Aug 2014

Laurence, Petersfield Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Image quality and range of lenses available
Bad points:
Fixed viewing screen
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Apr 2014

Richard, Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Amazing image quality, fantastic tactile controls, a surprisingly good EVF and most importantly, just incredible fun to use.
Bad points:
Not much, especially once you've updated the firmware.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Feb 2014

Product Features

Camera Type Compact system
Screen size (Inches) 2.8
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SDXC
Media format SD
Media format SDHC
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Weight (g) 350
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2012-10-04
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: Fujifilm X-E1 Kit with 18-55mm lens

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Manufacturer's Description

The Fujifilm X-E1 is a retro-styled addition to their Compact System Camera range. It uses a fantastically detailed image sensor to deliver truly fine quality and has professional imaging features that allow you control exposure, focus, colour balance, sensitivity and much more besides.

Intuitive Design and Construction
Situated on the lightweight and robust Magnesium top plate, are numbered dials for aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation so you can easily set these parameters just like on a traditional film camera, even when the power is switched off. It is also possible to adjust settings while looking through the viewfinder and you can use custom features, either by pressing the Drive button for access to the most often used functions, or assigning modes to the Fn button for custom setup. There is even a Q (quick) menu shortcut button.

Large 16 Megapixel with Unique Array
The X-Trans CMOS (APS-C size) sensor is the same sensor found in Fujifilm’s top X-Pro1 model. It uses a unique colour filter array which gives a highly random pixel arrangement and so eliminates the need for a moiré filter which can inhibit resolution. Basically pixels are in a 6×6 repeating pattern rather than 2×2 repeating pattern. The random nature of the colour filter array also makes noise reduction far more efficient and finally the larger sensor size allows for shallow depth of field effects and therefore pleasing bokeh.

High Sensitivity and Fast Operation
Using the extended ISO range, ISO sensitivity can be set anywhere between ISO 100 and ISO 25,600. Fast camera operation includes a 0.5sec startup time from Sleep Mode, a tiny 0.05sec shutter lag and 0.1sec Autofocus. For action sequences you can shoot continuously at 6 frames per second.

Focus Options
As well as having single and continuous autofocus, the 49-point AF sensor features a user-movable AF frame which can be put wherever you like in the image frame. Manual Focusing is aided by distance and depth-of-field readout information.

Film Simulation
Fujifilm slide and negative camera films are well known for their unique and beautiful characters, giving subtle differences between emulsions. For that reason, Fujifilm have simulated the colour balance of their most popular films on this camera. These include Velvia for vivid saturation, PRO Neg.Std, PRO Neg.Hi, Provia for a neutral balance, and Astia for gentle colourings ideal for portraits. There are also monochrome (with R/G/Ye filters) and Sepia simulation modes.

Full HD Movies
Full HD movies can be recorded with stereo sound at 24 frames per second, just like cinematic film. You can adjust microphone levels or even use the Mic input to attach an external stereo microphone. Again there are Provia, Velvia and Monochrome simulation modes as well as adjustment of White Balance.

Superb Electronic Viewfinder
The XE-1 includes a high luminance 2.36 million-dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with extra wide apparent horizontal field of vision of 25°, dioptric adjustment and 100% Field of View. Contrast ratio as great as 1:5000 for a superb, lifelike view. As an alternative there is a large 2.8” LCD monitor on which to frame your images. Viewing aids include an Electronic Horizon, Framing Guidelines and there is Scroll-free Menu Navigation.

Bracketing Modes
As you often don’t get a second chance at a photo opportunity, it’s best to cover all bases, as any pro will confirm. The X-E1 can bracket for the following:
Auto Exposure (1/3, 2/3, 1EV steps)
ISO Sensitivity (1/3, 2/3, 1EV steps)
Dynamic Range (light-to-shade ratio) – (100%, 200%, 400%)
Film Simulation Modes

There is also an AE/AF Lock Button which can lock both on a setting or can be used to individually set AE Lock only or AF Lock only.

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