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 – Our verdict

The Fujifilm X-E2 is very well equipped for the enthusiast photographer at whom it is targeted and, in many ways, it’s the camera we wish the X-E1 had been. Fujifilm has addressed the concerns many had with the earlier model, like the ageing 2.8in. 460,000-dot screen and the autofocus accuracy in low light. Although the newly developed AF algorithm has improved things, it hasn’t dramatically changed the lock-on speed, which remains slower than its Olympus and Panasonic CSC rivals.

Once familiar with the ins and outs of the X-E2’s operation, the solid build quality, superb handling and excellent button placement add up to offer one of the best user experiences there is. Most importantly, there’s no compromise in image quality, with the standard of results and detail rendered making it an excellent substitute for a more unwieldy APS-C-format DSLR. The X-E2 is, to put it simply, a stunning camera that’s up there as one of the most attractive on the market and is an absolute pleasure to use.

  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.