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Fujifilm X-E2 review

January 30, 2014

Overall Rating:

4

Fujifilm X-E2


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£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- Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video

While some people would no doubt prefer a hybrid viewfinder like the ones found on the X-Pro1 and X100S, it’s hard to nitpick the X-E2’s OLED EVF. It provides bright colours, impressive resolution and is anything but tunnel-like. What’s most impressive, though, is the faster 50fps refresh rate that offers a much smoother viewing performance when moving the camera.

Just as the viewfinder performs better, so does the screen. The trade-off for smaller buttons is a larger 3in display – a wise move – and the 1.04-million-dot resolution makes it comparable with many rivals’ screens. The display provides a crisp and sharp image, and the way it’s designed to sit so flush to the body at the rear is welcome.

The X-E2 can shoot full HD 1080p (1920×1080-pixel) video at frame rates of 60fps or 30fps with a high bit rate of 36Mbps. The X-E2’s continuous AF provides near-silent autofocus performance from the kit lens, resulting in clean audio footage.

  • 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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