Fuji X-E1: Gorgeous...

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  1. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
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  2. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    These new-generation Fujis (X100 forward) really give me angst. If the auto-focus issues of the X-Pro are taken care of, this will be hard to resist. But either my Pentax DSLR kit or my micro four-thirds kit would have to go.
     
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  3. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Full English translation here:

    It's Official - Fuji X Forum

    Press release (translation from Chinese):

    Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. (President: Goosen Shigetaka) honor announced a new X-E1, Fujifilm year paragraph interchangeable lens digital camera. Keeping up with the pace of the market has been acclaimed X-Pro1, X-E1 uses the same X-Pro1 Fujifilm's exclusive X-Trans CMOS sensor, high-specification organic EL electronic viewfinder, with built-in flash compact body and X-mount compatible Fujinon XF series lens product line. In addition, Fujifilm will this fall XF series lens group to expand from three to five, and will be extended to 10 in 2013 years, in order to better adapt to the needs of different customers.

    Has a more portable body size, ultra-fast focusing speed of up to 0.1 seconds, combined with newly developed F2.8 large aperture zoom lens with optical image stabilization, X-E1 is the new X-Series product line stunning for. In order to cater to the needs of the market in November this year, X-E1 will be two different appearance color available in silver and black, destined to become the focus of the market when the X-E1 excellent performance and classic design.

    Classic design brings intuitive control experience

    No matter from which parts Made in Japan, are sufficient to show its high quality. The top cover and front cover die-cast from magnesium alloy, the X-E1 has a tough exquisite designs. X-E1 Dimensions and X100 are similar, but the X-E1 uses a more compact and lightweight design, weighing only approximately 350g * 1. Plus additional rubber handle design, fitted XF series lens, you will get a very comfortable grip and operation feel.

    Fujifilm engineers in the research and development of X-E1, the importance attached to the product's ease of use in the future. Like other X-series cameras, the the turntable side on the top panel texture design, so that users have a more relaxed and smooth operation feel. You can adjust the aperture ring on the lens with the left hand with his right hand on the top panel to quickly and easily achieve adjust the shutter speed and exposure compensation, and in this process, you do not have the eye leave the viewfinder framing to diversify on the attention. You can also the shooting function definition to the Fn (Function) button, at any time convenient to call.

    X-E1 will have two different color's appearance. Which black is not significant publicity, be able to match with any of your clothing is ideal for shooting documentary style photos. Silver is relatively avant-garde, suitable for show cool and the excellent quality of the X-E1.


    Although there is a compact and lightweight design, X-E1 still has excellent battery life, shoot about 350 photos in a single charge * 2, so you do not have to worry about your creative impact because of low battery. In addition, X-E1 equipped with a built-in flash equivalent flash index 7 * 3, high precision TTL flash system will bring you excellent indoor macro shooting.

    2.36 million pixel high-resolution, high-brightness organic EL electronic viewfinder

    Different from the X-Pro1 multiple hybrid viewfinder, X-E1 brand new 2.36 million-pixel electronic viewfinder organic EL is currently on the market a new pixel electronic viewfinder. Natural, bright, easy-to-view viewfinder has a viewing angle of 25 °, allowing users to quickly and easily complete the composition viewfinder. The image on the organic EL panel through a unique lens structure (including two glass lenses and a double-sided aspherical lens) projection to the eyes of the photographer, to bring you high quality comparable to the optical viewfinder framing effect.

    The Fuji organic EL electronic viewfinder

    Fujifilm X series and many other products on the unique optical viewfinder technology, in order to enhance the comfort and ease of use of the user watch the shooting data, when the image is rendered, the new organic EL panel will bring you clear any The angles are not graphic display distortion. From the position of your eyes and the surrounding environment, even when the LCD is difficult to show the bright sunlight and special occasions, new viewfinder will bring excellent viewfinder composition shooting experience.

    Subsection organic EL panel has a rich color gamut performance and ultra-high contrast ratio of up to 1:5000 * 5 in the focus, exposure, white balance, and film simulation effects, will bring you extremely excellent reproduction . Different distances of about 23mm and the eyepiece on the application of a special soft resin, even if the user wears glasses also do not need to take off his glasses premise excellent visual effects. In addition, you can also get a clearer display effect through the diopter adjustment dial.

    Exclusive Fujifilm APS-C size X-Trans CMOS sensor for superior color reproduction and image resolution

    FUJIFILM X-E1 equipped with FUJIFILM X-Pro1 exactly the same 16.3 million pixel APS-C size X-Trans CMOS sensor. Its unique color filter array can not use the optical low-pass filter to reduce moiré and false color generated. The direct benefits of this design is the ability to very substantially increase the resolution of the digital camera, it is possible to bring you a more clear and bright perfect shooting.

    Conventional color filter array using the arrangement of the 2x2 pixel unit, bring the greatest adverse impact in the highly ordered arrangement is moiré and pseudo color is often generated. Usually in the digital camera industry, the installation of a low-pass filter between the color filter and lens to effectively solve the problem of moiré and false color. However, the use of the low-pass filter, on the other hand will lead to a sharp decline in image resolution. As a veteran film maker Fujifilm X-Trans CMOS sensor design, using a unique similar to traditional silver halide film color filter array design the 6X6 pixel unit structure looks messy, and this state-of-the-art The disordered arrangement designed to fundamentally eliminate moiré and false color generated, so that the removal of the low-pass filter ripe. Finally, X-Trans CMOS sensor in the resolution of the sensor has been the greatest degree of improvement in the removal of the low-pass filter design. You may even be able to enlarge the image to 2700mm X 1800mm size no problem.

    Unique color filter array design is also excellent in the photo noise control high sensitivity. In addition, in the role of the large size of the APS-C sensor, the user is able to get a clear prospect of a very beautiful bokeh effect, bokeh shallow depth of field shooting.

    X-E1 equipped with a high-speed, high-precision "EXR processor PRO" image processing engine, to bring you high-speed shooting responses. The acquisition of complex X-Trans CMOS sensor signal high-speed real-time image processing without any delay, to ensure that your next creation.

    New tailor-made for the X-E1 Fujinon XF 18-55 F2.8-4 R LM OIS lens, only 0.1 seconds to bring you the ultra-high-speed focusing performance

    The the XF18-55mm lens in the newly released high-end linear motor with CMOS sensor read-out of high-speed signals as well as the newly developed EXR image processor the Pro perfect combination to bring you the speed and accuracy of autofocus qualitative leap. Only 0.1 seconds, the fastest high-speed precise focus using contrast detection AF mode X-E1 will I bring.

    Another masterpiece as the field of optical design, the new XF-18-55mm lens with 10 groups of 14 all-glass structure design, which contains three aspherical lens and an anomalous dispersion lens, using a 7-blade circular aperture design. The zoom lens focal lengths covering the most commonly used 18mm wide-angle to 55mm telephoto * focal lengths, able to adapt to different occasions photography needs.

    F2.8-F4 aperture, large aperture to bring you the perfect low light photographic effects, including beautiful bokeh effect. Compact lens design, making it more lightweight and easy to carry. The state-of-the-art optical and mechanical design is a strong guarantee to keep the lens compact despite its F2.8 large aperture, the size of this lens is only 65.0mmX70.4mm. Like other XF series lens, the new lens uses the same design of the aperture ring, allowing users to a high degree of concentration in the shoot ease with his left hand to carry out the adjustment of the aperture size. The lens OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) system to prevent the image jitter, image stabilization performance equivalent to 4 shutter speed correction effect will always ensure that you get clear and not blurry photos.

    The Fuji X bayonet native will maximize the performance of the lens

    Fujifilm X-mount system has a very short 17.7mm flange distance, and maximize the performance advantages of digital camera mirror.

    Wider opening design allows the lens deep enough to insert them to the camera body about 7.5mm, followed by lens focal length shortened, and thus make the lens compact and lightweight design easier. The shortening also reduces the occurrence of the edges of the image resolution to reduce the phenomenon of the back focus.

    X bayonet in a 10-contact design, the more high-speed and efficient communication between the lens and body, which include auto-focus, aperture and other lens mobile data, high-speed communications.

    The Fujifilm original M bayonet adapter ring the huge group M-mount lenses, X-E1 can be used to greatly expand your photography fun.

    A variety of shooting modes faithful reproduction of the traditional professional film color

    X-E1 is also equipped with Fujifilm's unique Film Simulation mode, digital camera reproduction is similar to the traditional professional film is so unique color and flavor. Including the reproduction of nature bright colors, ultra-high saturation and prominent red and green tones of Velvia mode, reproduce the soft, fine, smooth skin tones ASTIA mode and more emphasis on natural color reproduction PROVIA mode. The new film simulation mode also includes two professional color negative effects, including shades more smooth PRO Neg.Std in and suitable for indoor portraits sharpness PRO Neg.Hi. Single-tone mode also has three types of filter effects and show nostalgic old photo style sepia mode. The film simulation bracketing function allows you to get three completely different film simulation effects in a single exposure at the same time.

    In the era of film cameras, multiple exposures is the only one by for leaflets film by two exposure images superimposed photography. Advanced digital image processing technology, X-E1 is also able to simulate this technology to select multiple exposure mode, shooting photos, and then EVF or LCD display, you can directly view the first exposure effect has been completed and accurate superposition of the second shot, overlay effect to get creative scene.

    Full HD video capabilities

    Not only can you shoot Full HD (1920X1080) 24fps speed movie. In addition, you can also be applied to the film simulation mode video shoot them, thanks to the large-size image sensor and the large aperture lens for X-E1, your movie will also have a very nice bokeh effect.

    Through a microphone connected to the fuselage Φ2.5mm caliber microphone / remote shutter line interface, you can be more clear and loud sound of the recording. The interface is particularly suitable for the lens motor sound worried fuselage operation tones will be recorded into the video.

    (1) including the battery box memory card, not including the lens
    (2) equipped XF35mmF1.4 R lens
    (3) ISO200? M
    (4) FUJIFILM survey; August 2012
    (5) Varies dependent on image quality setting depends on the different image quality settings
    (6) Equivalent 35mm format: 27mm to 84mm 35mm equivalent: 27mm to 84mm

    FUJIFILM X-E1 Key Features at a glance:
    - 16.3 million effective pixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor
    - EXR image processor PRO
    - FUJIFILM X mount (for Fujinon XF Series Lens)
    - Ultra-high resolution 23.6 megapixel organic EL viewfinder
    - 2.8 inch (460,000 pixels) LCD display (high contrast, high brightness and wide viewing angle)
    - Built-in pop-up flash (with hot shoe, which can be accessed outside the flash)
    - ISO 200 - 6400, expandable to ISO 100, 12800,25600 (ISO Auto is available ranges from ISO400-6400)
    - 0.05 seconds shutter lag
    - Q (quick) button Quick menu settings
    - Built-in RAW conversion
    - Film simulation mode (Velvia, Astia, Provia, Monochrome, Sepia, PRO Neg Std & PRO Neg Hi)
    - Creative shooting functions include multiple exposure and panorama mode
    - Auto Bracketing (AE / ISO / DR & FS)
    - Full HD camera function
    - Microphone / shutter line interface (Φ2.5mm)
    - Single charge can take about 350 photos
     
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  4. theconejo

    theconejo Mu-43 Rookie

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  5. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    Ron
    I have an X100 and love it, so I was tempted by the X-Pro1. Decided it was too expensive and didn't (yet) have the lenses I needed.

    This X-E1 body looks great, and not so expensive, but the lenses cost (much) more than m43.

    Good competition, though ...

    OM-D E-M5, Samyang 7.5, O9-18, P20, O40-150, O45, Fuji X100, Hadley small: enthusiastic beginner!
     
  6. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Fuji is getting their design right. I loved the X100, then came X-Pro1 and now this. Couple of years down the line (can't afford to buy one now), it'd be difficult for me to overlook Fuji as a system.
     
  7. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    I currently have no camera so, hmmmm. Anybody want a few primes? We'll see what the price is tomorrow :)
     
  8. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    18-55 f/2.8-4 kit zoom. The trio of stellar primes. The beautiful retro looks, plus a high end Sony viewfinder.

    Dang.
     
  9. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    Preview is up on DPR. It is a very tempting camera, but I can't see myself going there from the E-M5, as I expect it would be a pretty far from cost neutral move and I don't think I can justify the diminishing returns (any more than I already have).

    I don't see any mention of price. I'm thinking the over/under for a kit with the 18-55 is $2000. The lens is listed at $700 on Amazon.
     
  10. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    Quite a slow progress even in Sony time scale. :biggrin: Interesting release nevertheless.
     
  11. kwalsh

    kwalsh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    While nothing really tempts me with these cameras I am glad to see them in the marketplace. Fuji appears to be going to the "high-end" side of things with their offerings and I think that is a good thing for mirrorless in general. The Nikon and Canon offerings are mostly junk. Fuji is starting off with a slew of primes and quality bodies with few compromises. Kudos to them!

    Ken
     
  12. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    $1399 body + kit zoom
    $999 body only
    (prices from digidirect and adorama. Not sure if these prices are set in stone though)


    ....pretty competitive in my book.


    Throw in a lens roadmap that if realized in the indicated time frame and you have a pretty stunning system emerging.

    Interested to say the least !
     
  13. Bhupinder2002

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  14. nianys

    nianys Mu-43 Regular

    If it had Focus Peaking it'd be the PERFECT camera (perfect size, perfect lenses, no dummy modes, just the essential, and perfectly awesome Fuji sharpness, colors, and jpegs). Pretty good price, too. Now where is my focus peaking !!!??
     
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  15. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Marla
    You will have to wait . Now my GX1 affair wont last longer. My wife and daughter shocked me with an OMD as father's day gift and I have to let GX1 go. I will add NEx 5N to my collection once GX1 sells.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  16. RSilva

    RSilva Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 24, 2011
    Portugal
    The X-E1 is what the pen should have been 2 years ago. The OM-D is a nice camera but it looks like a slr and people feel more uncomfortable when somebody points to them such a camera.
    Anyway, I´m still waiting for a 24x36mm mirrorless camera until then, I will keep using my Contax G.
     
  17. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    well, i'll be it's new dad in a few months :cool:
     
  18. nianys

    nianys Mu-43 Regular


    Well that's a nice gift !!!
    Good luck with the UI (just kidding, I know you had Oly bodies before).
    I got my 5N two days ago... it's gonna give your OMD a lethal run for its money ;)
    Ah, the sweet added bokeh of APS-C....
     
  19. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
  20. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Yep.
    Think back to the prices of both the E-P2 & E-P3 when they were initially released :smile:

    You and I think alike - I also have a Contax G1 :cool::2thumbs: