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Fujifilm X-E2 review

January 30, 2014

Overall Rating:

4

Fujifilm X-E2


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Price as Reviewed:

£769.00

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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

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.

  • Video: Full HD (1920x1080) 60p/30p
  • External mic: Built-in 2.5mm input
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • White Balance: Auto, fine shade, fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), fluorescent light (cool white), incandescent light, underwater, custom, colour temperature selection
  • Shutter Type: Focal-plane shutter
  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Viewfinder Type: Electronic 2.36-million-dot OLED colour viewfinder
  • Output Size: 4896x3264 pixels
  • LCD: 3in, 1.04-million-dot LCD
  • AF Points: 49
  • White Balance Bracket: No
  • Max Flash Sync: 1/180sec
  • Sensor: 16.3-million-pixel, APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • Focal Length Mag: 1.5x
  • Exposure Modes: PASM
  • Weight: 350g (with battery and memory card)
  • File Format: Raw (RAF) JPEG, raw + JPEG
  • Power: Rechargeable Li-Ion NP-W126 battery
  • Shutter Speeds: 30-1/4000sec, plus bulb
  • Drive Mode: Single, continuous (3 or 7fps), self-timer
  • Colour Space: sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Compression: Large, medium and small
  • Exposure Comp: ±3EV in 1/3EV steps
  • RRP: £799.99 (body only)
  • Lens Mount: Fujifilm X mount
  • ISO: 200-6400, extendable to ISO 100-25,600
  • Focusing Modes: Single and continuous AF, MF
  • DoF Preview: Yes
  • Dimensions: 129 x 74.9 x 37.2mm
  • Metering System: 256-zone TTL metering system
  • Connectivity / Interface: HDMI mini, USB 2.0, 2.5mm microphone connector, Wi-Fi
  • Tested as: Enthusiast CSC
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