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Oct 18, 2013 10:08 |  #1

Fuji has announced an update to their enthusiast interchangeable lens camera system, the X-E2:

http://www.dpreview.co​m ...2-midrange-mirrorless-ilcexternal link

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The X-E2 is superficially very similar to the X-E1, with the same basic body design and control layout; at a quick glance it's almost impossible to tell them apart. It keeps the same top-plate layout, including analogue shutter speed and exposure compensation dials, and has the same 2.36M dot OLED electronic viewfinder. The rear of the camera is still covered in buttons in much the same places as the X-E1, but their functions have been rearranged.

The headline updates are the sensor and processor: the X-E2 sports the same X-Trans CMOS II sensor as we first saw in the X100S, which includes on-chip phase detection elements for autofocus, and in concert with the EXR Processor II allows Fujifilm to claim the 'world's fastest autofocus' (although inevitably with caveats). There's also a much nicer rear screen: a 3", 1.04M dot 3:2 aspect ratio unit, and a whole host of further tweaks and improvements. The net result is a camera that retains all the best bits of its predecessor, but has also been improved many respects.

Been thinking of picking up an X-E1 with the 35mm lens. The improved AF on the X-E2 may be enough to get me to consider the new model.


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Oct 18, 2013 10:35 |  #2

Its sort of funny how Fuji made it a point to say that they have the world's fastest AF now at 0.08 sec.
http://www.fujifilm.co​m ..._cameras/x/fujifilm​_x_e2/external link

It is indirectly pointing out the flaw of the X-E1.

If the AF system does improve - then this will be a beast.




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Oct 18, 2013 10:42 as a reply to PFoto's post |  #3

For me AF speed is a bit of a deal breaker. It's one of the reasons I've avoided getting a mirrorless camera as a walkaround or back up camera. I have a G15, which is pretty good in the AF department, but still annoying compared to an SLR. If the X-E2 was a noticeable improvement over something like the G15 in terms of AF speed one may find its way under my christmas tree this year. The image quality on the the fujis is really outstanding, so I'm very tempted.


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Oct 18, 2013 14:13 |  #4

Yup - The images from x100s is very good. Just not sure how good this X-E2 will be. I'll definitely wait until I see some reviews first.




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Oct 20, 2013 10:59 |  #5

The auto focus on the X100s I tried out was snappy. The EX-2 is supposed to be the same as the X100s as far as that goes. If the EVF on the XE-2 has no lag then it should be a nice camera. They have some nice lenses for these cameras now.


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Oct 20, 2013 16:10 |  #6

Slowly becoming a Fuji fan. My X-E2 is on order, and should be a blast with my 35 1.4.


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Oct 21, 2013 07:18 |  #7

Hmm X-Pro1 or X-E2...? >:]


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Oct 21, 2013 09:20 |  #8

v35skyline wrote in post #16386913external link
Hmm X-Pro1 or X-E2...? >:]

Probably X-Pro II. Give it six months.


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Oct 22, 2013 21:09 |  #9

X100s's AF is super fast in good light and fast in lower night. XE1 with the most updated firmware also improved AF speed A LOT!


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Oct 23, 2013 05:28 |  #10

X-Pro1 AF is great also after the latest update - love MF focus peaking too. With the 35mm it's a fantastic little every day carry "P&S" for me (my back hurts at the thought of all the times I've dragged out a 1-series with an 85L attached).

XE-2 looks nice but I'd miss the OVF.


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Oct 25, 2013 02:09 |  #11

The specs look great, but I wasn't a fan of the build quality, and that sounds like it's unchanged.

Also, Fuji has been releasing bodies left, right and centre while dragging their heels on lenses (56 still not out, 10-24 still not out, etc)...which was the reason I went Olympus...a fancy processor and rearranged buttons are nice, but if I can't get the lenses I want in front of that sensor, I'm not going to buy into the system.


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Oct 25, 2013 17:31 |  #12

mplezia wrote in post #16380519external link
Fuji has announced an update to their enthusiast interchangeable lens camera system, the X-E2:

http://www.dpreview.co​m ...2-midrange-mirrorless-ilcexternal link

Been thinking of picking up an X-E1 with the 35mm lens. The improved AF on the X-E2 may be enough to get me to consider the new model.

I am thinking of getting one, xe2, same sensor as the x100s, with the ability to change lenses, and the af should be great




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Oct 25, 2013 21:31 |  #13

I'm still waiting for news of an X30. My X10 has been the most enjoyable camera I've ever owned, but the X20 wasn't enough of upgrade to justify the cost.




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Nov 08, 2013 13:01 |  #14

The X-E2 is the camera system I currently realllllly want. I love my X100 to death, definitely my favorite camera so far. But sometimes you just need a zoom. I hoped the Canon EOS M would do it but I am unsatisfied with the IQ compared to my X100. Plus the lack of flash on the M makes it a little bit less useful.


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Nov 10, 2013 19:01 |  #15

Lien wrote in post #16435176external link
The X-E2 is the camera system I currently realllllly want. I love my X100 to death, definitely my favorite camera so far. But sometimes you just need a zoom. I hoped the Canon EOS M would do it but I am unsatisfied with the IQ compared to my X100. Plus the lack of flash on the M makes it a little bit less useful.

And one option that is the most important, the viewfinder.
Canon soes not have any, if I recall.
Boooooooo, viva Fuji

I can't wait to try it......
I was thinking X100s, but its always fun to have a few lens.At least the option,




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