Fujifilm X-E2

Released October, 2013
  • 16.7 MP
  • APS-C 23.6 x 15.6 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
The X-E2 delivers the excellent photo quality I've come to expect from the APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor, as well as the video problems.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
9.4 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Fujifilm X-E2

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Fujifilm X-E2
n.d.
Sony A7
n.d.
OM-D E-M5
n.d.
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth, DxOMark Dynamic range and 1 more

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Fujifilm X-E2
9.8
Sony A7
10.0
OM-D E-M5
8.4
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Fujifilm X-E2
10.0
Sony A7
10.0
OM-D E-M5
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Fujifilm X-E2
9.2
Sony A7
9.2
OM-D E-M5
9.4
Reviews from dpreview.com, reviews.cnet.com and imaging-resource.com

9.4

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Fujifilm X-E2
9.4
Sony A7
9.4
OM-D E-M5
9.4

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Fujifilm X-E2

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Fujifilm X-E2
7 fps
Alpha A6000
11 fps
Sony A7
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Fujifilm X-E2
350 photos
OM-D E-M5
500 photos
Alpha A6000
420 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Fujifilm X-E2


8.0

8.0
But JPEGs are quite usable at full size up through ISO 3200 and possibly ISO 6400 depending upon scene content and lighting.

Overall

8.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Lens

If you have the higher-end lenses, you choose between manual or automatic aperture modes by flipping a switch on the lens.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
You can't control ISO or shutter speed in movie mode, though you can still set aperture beforehand.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
On the right side sit the four-way navigation buttons, one of which is dedicated to macro mode and the second to the now-relocated AF-area selector button, plus menu/OK in the center.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Focus

While the camera gets bonus points for the EVF, tilting flash, and focus peaking, the rest of the feature set is pretty average and the lackluster Wi-Fi barely moves the needle.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
Typical continuous-shooting speed (in fps) (Longer bars indicate better performance).
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
Continuous-shooting performance is a bit trickier.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Sensor

That said, it does help for adjusting exposure; at the default Standard (Provia) film simulation color setting, low-light images tend to come out a lot darker and more contrasty in the JPEGs than in the raws.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
In continuous-low mode with autofocus the buffer can accommodate about 14 raw shots before slowing, though it varies, at 2.7fps.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
Sensors without OLPFs are notorious for this in video, but Fujifilm's seem worse than normal.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Viewfinder

It also has a larger, higher-resolution LCD, a digital split-image viewfinder display from the X100S, and a more streamlined design and control layout.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
Both the EVF and LCD are really nice: bright, contrasty, and saturated.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
I don't really like the new digital split-image viewfinder - focus peaking seems far easier - though that's a personal quirk; I could never get the hang of the split-image focusing in film cameras, either.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Screen

But the LCD doesn't tilt and can be quite difficult to view in direct sunlight.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
The quick-control screen still could use some customizability, but it's at least straightforward to use.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
You'll find the review, drive, metering, and a second programmable function button down the left side of the LCD; the function button defaults to white balance.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 16.7 MP
Resolution 4720 x 3536
Size APS-C
Area 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 22.1 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Hybrid detection
Focus points 49
Supports continuous Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Electronic
Coverage 100%
Magnification 2.5x
Viewfinder size 1.64x
Display type OLED
Display resolution 2 k dots

performance

Max continuous shooting 7 fps
Battery life 350 photos
Continuous shooting 7 fps, JPEG

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p No
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack Proprietary
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 129 x 74.9 x 37.2 mm
Thickness 37.2 mm
Weight 350 g
Is weather sealed No

features

Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Automatic panorama Yes
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None
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