Fujifilm X-E1 Review

 
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Model Name: Fujifilm X-E1 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor: Fujifilm X-E2
X-E1 vs X-E2
General
Model Number: X-E1
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $1399.95
Street Price: $480.79
Date Available: 2012-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 24.2 oz (687 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.1 x 2.9 x 1.5 in.
(129 x 75 x 38 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Fujifilm
Effective Megapixels: 16.3
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 368.16mm2 (23.60mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.82 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: X-Trans
Anti Aliasing Filter: Not needed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4896 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
4896 x 2760 (13.5 MP, Other),
3264 x 3264 (10.7 MP, 1:1),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
2496 x 1664 (4.2 MP, 3:2),
2496 x 1408 (3.5 MP, Other),
1664 x 1664 (2.8 MP, 1:1),
7680 x 2160 (16.6 MP, Other),
7680 x 1440 (11.1 MP, Other),
5120 x 2160 (11.1 MP, Other),
5120 x 1440 (7.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3), .RAF RAW (ISO 200-6400), RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24p)
1280x720 (24p)
Movie File Format: MOV (H.264) with linear PCM stereo sound
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Fujifilm X
Lens: Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS; 14 elements in 10 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses and 1 extra low dispersion element
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 84 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/4 (tele) - f/22
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Area (EVF / LCD: 49 areas in 7 x 7 grid), Multi; Changeable size of AF frame; Single AF, Continuous AF, MF Distance Indicator
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF
Viewfinder Type: EVF: 0.5" 2.36M-dot OLED with 100% coverage, 23mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.8
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 200
ISO Settings: 200-6400, Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100, 12800 and 25600; AUTO(400), AUTO(800), AUTO(1600), AUTO(3200), AUTO(6400)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom, Color Temperature (K)
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL 256-zones metering: Multi, Spot, Average
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Film Simulation: 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%; Motion Panorama; Multiple Exposure
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
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
Flash Guide Number: 5.0 m / 16.2 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN=7m (ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: .RAF RAW (ISO 200-6400), RAW + JPEG
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Movie File Format: MOV (H.264) with linear PCM stereo sound
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired remote or threaded cable release
Connections (extended): Mini (Type C) HDMI, 2.5mm Stereo Microphone/Remote Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.92
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.97
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.93
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 16
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.6
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 12
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 11
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.44
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.240
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.58
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.054
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF shutter lag, Wide-area AF mode = 0.523s
Startup Time: 2.4
Play -> Record Time: 0.6
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 4.2
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-W126
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-W126 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 350
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Fujifilm CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter, etc.)
OS Compatibility: Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS X 10.5+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in two-tone black and silver, or solid black.

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