Fujifilm X-E2S review

March 29, 2016

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Fujifilm X-E2S

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Price as Reviewed:

£549.00 (Body Only)

The X-E2S promises to go one better than the X-E2. Michael Topham looks at how if differs to the original and reveals why X-E2 users have reason to be thankful

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Fujifilm X-E2S review – Introduction

At a glance:

  • 16.3-million-pixel, APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • ISO 200-6,400 (raw), 100-51,200 (JPEG)
  • 7fps continuous shooting
  • 3in, 1.04-million-dot tilt LCD touchscreen
  • 0.5in, 2.36 million dot viewfinder
  • 1/32,000sec max shutter speed (electronic shutter)

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The arrival of the X-E2S into Fujifilm’s X-series has been somewhat overshadowed of late by the release of the manufacturer’s X-Pro2. Having extensively tested Fujifilm’s flagship model, it’s time to shift our focus in the direction of the Fujifilm X-E2S – a camera that much like the discontinued X-E2 seems well equipped for enthusiasts who’d like a retro-style rangefinder design. The ‘S’ in its name signals we’re looking at a modest update rather than a radial overhaul of the X-E2. Nevertheless there appears to be sufficient differences to warrant a closer inspection.

  • Sensor: 16.3-million-pixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II
  • Output size: 4896x3264 pixels
  • Lens mount: Fujifilm X-mount
  • Shutter speeds: 30-1/4000sec (1-1/32000sec electronic shutter)
  • ISO: 200-6,400 (extendable to ISO 100-51,200)
  • Exposure compensation: +3EV in 1/3EV steps
  • Drive mode: 7fps continuous shooting
  • LCD: 3in LCD with 1.04 million dots
  • Viewfinder: 0.5in with 2.36 million dots
  • Video: Full HD (1920x1080) @60/50/30/25/24p
  • Memory card: SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I)
  • Power: NP-W126 (up to 350 shots)
  • Dimensions: 129x74.9x37.2mm
  • Weight: 350g (with battery and card)

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