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 – Autofocus

While the 49-point AF arrangement sounds impressive, it’s no different to the X-E1 in that the coverage doesn’t meet the edge of the frame. That said, it’s useful having the option to alter the size of the AF point using the control dial at the rear.

In single AF mode, the X-E2 locks onto targets more accurately than the X-E1, although its speed doesn’t match that of the Light Speed system in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 and DMC-GM1. Another positive to take from the X-E2 is a more sprightly continuous AF performance, with no restriction to using it only in multi AF mode: it is now possible to use it in area AF mode too.

Without a touchscreen to tap in order to move the AF point over the target, you must hit the AF button that has been repositioned from beside the screen to the D-pad, which isn’t ideal for on-the-spot captures or moving subjects.

  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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