Fuji X-E1

Doug has fallen in love with Fujifilm’s little X-E1 and her younger sister, the new X-E2. But Frederick digs deeper and gets Doug to explain the real strengths and weaknesses of this unique camera system.

About the Fuji X-E1

Sporting a 16MP sensor using Fuji’s X-Trans technology, the X-E1 continues the company’s history of refinements by truly listening to its customers. At only US$800 for the body and US$1,000 with a good kit lens, the camera is a strong competitor in the APS-C mirrorless market.

Doug also tested the X-E1 with five X-mount lenses including the Zeiss Touit 35mm f/1.8 and 12mm f/2.8. Excellent, but are they worth the extra cost as compared to their closest Fujinon equivalents? The answers are in the show!

Doug Kaye’s Sample Images

Don’t miss Doug’s comprehensive written review.

Gear for this episode provided by Borrowlenses.com

  • This is very cool, and all that, but the XE-1 is kind of history, as the XE-2 is now out and pretty much replaces the XE-1. I bought one and would love to tell you more, but Lightroom does not yet support the XE-2 RAW file format!

  • Frederick and Doug,
    I just want to thank both of you for taking your time to do these shows making a buying decision quit a bit easer. With everyones time so precious the service you all are providing is priceless.
    Thank You,

  • I found this a very good review and some good questions by Fred. I have an XE – 1 and love it and found the image quality better then my Canon 60D and at ISOs above 800 the Fuji makes my faithful old Canon look embarrassing.

    The only issue I have with my XE is the hand grip is tiny and I’d love a bit more of a grip bump to hold the thing. I find an add on grip at $80 or more ridiculous.

    Apart from that – I’m looking to get the new XE-2 or maybe the update XPro when it comes. Keep up the great reviews gents.

  • I’m shooting with the a7 now, Rishi O. We’ll have it on a future episode of All About the Gear for sure.

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