With 60 improvements and refinements over the X-E1, is the Fujifilm X-E2 everything an enthusiast looks for from a retro-style system camera? Find out by reading the Fujifilm X-E2 review

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Fujifilm X-E2 review – White balance and colour

Image: A selection of monochrome film-simulation modes can be quickly accessed via the X-E2’s main menu

There’s a choice of ten white-balance settings. While many users will leave the white balance set to auto, you can expect the X-E2 to deliver consistent tones that are natural to the scene and well saturated. I experienced no issues with colour indoors or out, with the final result not appearing too warm or too cool.

For those who would like to enhance image colours, there are nine film-simulation modes to experiment with, including Provia, Velvia and Astia. You may also want to try out the mono settings, including the monochrome+R filter that effectively enhances contrast and darkens skies considerably.

  1. 1. Fujifilm X-E2 at a glance:
  2. 2. Fujifilm X-E2 review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Fujifilm X-E2 review - Metering and dynamic range
  4. 4. Fujifilm X-E2 review - Autofocus
  5. 5. Fujifilm X-E2 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  6. 6. Fujifilm X-E2 review - White balance and colour
  7. 7. Fujifilm X-E2 review- Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  8. 8. Fujifilm X-E2 review - Our verdict
  9. 9. Hands-on review
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  • entoman

    Very impressed with build quality and general handling. Fixed screen is a disappointment, let’s hope they bring out an X-E3 with an articulated screen. The view through the EVF is incredible good, large, bright, very clear readouts, and no “tearing” effect. Tried the 60mm macro and it locked onto focus very accurately, even in poor light, but the lens doesn’t feature internal focussing, so it takes literally about 3 seconds to rack out to closest focus, so absolutely hopeless for its intended purpose i.e. insect photography. Panasonic GX7 with 45mm macro was much better in this respect, but didn’t feel as well made, and had a lousy EVF with “tearing” effect.