Hands on first impressions of the Fujifilm X-E2

Matt Bennett

Fujfilm has launched the X-E2, a new premium CSC with high speed performance. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the new X-E2, and here are our first thoughts.

Fujifilm X-E2 hands on
Fujifilm X-E2 hands on

Fujifilm has announced the X-E2.

  • The camera has an attractive retro design with a nice textured finished
  • It is quite chunky and heavy, despite also feeling a little plasticky, but it is comfortable to hold thanks to the grip on the front
  • The aperture ring on the lens and shutter speed and exposure compensation dials on the top of the camera make changing your settings very quick and easy
  • The Q button is also very useful for adjusting important settings
  • Film Simulation Mode, 8 Advanced Filters and Multiple Exposure Mode should be great fun for producing creative shots
  • The RAW development function allows you to convert  RAW image into JPEGs in the camera, saving you a bit of post-processing time
  • The optical viewfinder will make framing shots in bright sunlight a breeze
  • Fuji have made some great new improvements since the X-E1, such as a larger and high resolution LCD screen, faster autofocus and an exposure comp dial that goes to + and – 3 instead of 2.

We can’t wait to test:

  • The autofocus. It is claimed to be the world’s fastest at 0.08sec
  • Manual focusing. Digital Split Image and Focus Peak Highlight should help achieve sharp results when focusing manually
  • The image quality. It has the same sensor as the X100S, but does it deliver?
  • The low-light performance. How will it handle high ISOs?

Look out for a full in-depth review of the Fujifilm X-E2 in a future issue of Digital Photographer magazine!

Fujfilm X-E2 hands on
Fujfilm X-E2 hands on
Fujfilm X-E2 hands on
Fujfilm X-E2 hands on
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