Fujifilm X-E1 Review

4.5
November 12, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Model FUJIFILM X-E1
Effective Pixels 16.3 million pixels
Sensor type 23.6 mm x 15.6 mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS with primary color filter
Sensor Cleaning system
Ultra Sonic Vibration
Storage media
  • SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC (UHS-I) memory card*1
File format
still image
JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*2,
RAW (RAF format), RAW+JPEG
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
movie
H.264(MOV) with stereo sound
Number of recorded pixels
Still image
L : (3:2) 4896 x 3264 / (16:9) 4896 x 2760 / (1:1) 3264 x 3264
M : (3:2) 3456 x 2304 / (16:9) 3456 x 1944 / (1:1) 2304 x 2304
S : (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664
<Motion Panorama>
L Vertical: 7680 x 2160 Horizontal: 7680 x 1440
M Vertical: 5120 x 2160 Horizontal: 5120 x 1440
Sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 200 - 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
AUTO mode: AUTO (400) / AUTO (800) / AUTO (1600) / AUTO (3200) / AUTO(6400)
Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100, 12800 and 25600
Lens mount
FUJIFILM X mount
Compatible lens
  • FUJINON LENS XF18mmF2 R
  • FUJINON LENS XF35mmF1.4 R
  • FUJINON LENS XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
  • FUJINON LENS XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • FUJINON LENS XF14mmF2.8 R
Exposure control TTL 256-zones metering, Multi / Spot / Average
Exposure mode Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manualexposure
Exposure compensation -2.0 EV - +2.0 EV, increment with 1/3 EV step
Image stabilisation Lens shift type (when OIS type lens is set)
Face detection Yes
Shutter control Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter speed (P mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/4000 sec.,
(All other modes) 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
Bulb (max. 60 min.)
Time 1/2 to 30 sec.
Synchronized Shutter speed for flash : 1/180 sec or slower
* 1/180 sec can be automatically set at some shooting condition on P mode or A mode.
Continuous shooting Max 6 / 3 fps selectable
Auto bracketing AE Bracketing (±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV, ±1 EV)
Film Simulation Bracketing (Any 3 type of film simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%, 200%, 400%)
ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV, ±1 EV)
Focus
Mode
Single AF / Continuous AF / MF Distance Indicator
Type
TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available
AF frame selection
Area (EVF / LCD: 49 areas with 7 x 7) / Multi
* changeable size of AF frame: among 5 type
White balance Automatic scene recognition
Custom, Color temperature selection (K)
Preset
Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater
Film Simulation mode 10 type (PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA)
Dynamic range setting AUTO (100-400%), 100%, 200%, 400%
Self timer Approx. 10 sec. / 2 sec. Delay
Flash Manual pop-up flash (Auto flash)
Guide number: approx 7 (ISO200 · m)
Flash modes
Red-eye removal OFF
Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro. Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander
Red-eye removal ON
Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro. Red-eye Reduction & Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander
Hot shoe Yes (dedicated TTL Flash compatible)
Viewfinder
0.5-in., approx.2,360,000-dot OLED color viewfinder
Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area: approx. 100%
Eye point:
approx. 23 mm
Diopter adjustment:
-4m-1 to +2m-1
Built-in eye sensor
LCD monitor 2.8-in, approx. 460,000-dot, TFT color LCD monitor (Approx. 100% coverage)
Movie recording 1920 x 1080 pixels / 1280 x 720 pixels  (24 frames / sec.) with stereo sound.
Individual movies cannot exceed 29 minutes in length.
Photography functions Select custom setting, Motion panorama, Color space, Color (Saturation), sharpness, Dynamic range, Film simulation, Gradation, Auto red-eye removal (by face detection function), Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Preview depth of focus, Focus check, Electronic level, Multiple exposure, Fn button setting (RAW, Movie, etc)
Playback functions RAW conversion, Image rotate, Red-eye reduction, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, image search, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Mark for upload, Protect, Crop, Resize, Panorama, Favorites
Other functions PictBridge, Exif Print, Language selection, Time difference, Quick start mode, Silent mode
Terminal
Video output
-
Digital interface
USB 2.0 High-Speed
HDMI output
HDMI Mini connector
Microphone/shutter release input
ø2.5mm, stereo mini connector
Power supply NP-W126 Li-ion battery (included)
Dimensions 129 (W) mm x 74.9(H) mm x 38.3(D) mm / 5.1 in.(W) x 2.9 in. (H) x 1.5 in. (D)
(Minimum depth: 30.9 mm/ 1.2 in.)
Weight Approx. 350g / 12.3 oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 300 g / 10.6 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
Operating temperature 0°C - 40°C
Operating humidity 10% - 80% (no condensation)
Battery life approx 350 frames (When XF35mmF1.4 R is set)
Start-up time Approx 0.5 sec, when QUICK START mode set to ON
Approx 1.0 sec, when QUICK START mode set to OFF
  • * evaluated by FUJIFILM method
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-W126
Battery charger BC-W126
Shoulder strap
USB cable
Body cap
Metal strap clip
Protective cover
Clip attaching tool
CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter etc.*3)
Owner's manual
Optional accessories Li-ion battery NP-W126
Battery charger BC-W126
Shoe Mount Flash EF-20, EF-42, EF-X20
Interchangeable lens FUJINON LENS XF18mmF2 R
Interchangeable lens FUJINON LENS XF35mmF1.4 R
Interchangeable lens FUJINON LENS XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
Interchangeable lens FUJINON LENS XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Interchangeable lens FUJINON LENS XF14mmF2.8 R
M Mount adapter
Protector Filter PRF-58 58mmø
Protector Filter PRF-52 52mmø
Protector Filter PRF-39 39mmø
Remote release RR-80
Hand Grip HG-XE1
Leather Case BLC-XE1
 
  • *1 Please see the Fujifilm website to check memory card compatibility.
  • *2 Exif 2.3 is a digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.
  • *3 OS compatibility
    Viewer software: Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS X 10.5-10.6
    RAW File Converter: Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS X 10.5-10.7

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