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Fujifilm X-E2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and usability are overall positive. The image quality and lens also get good feedback, but the battery and video get critical comments. The size and shutter get mixed views.

performance, lens, image quality, usability, design

value for money, video, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Fujifilm X-E2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 58 reviews)

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Fujifilm X-E2


The X-E2 is the mid-range model in Fujifilm's X system of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, sitting between the relatively affordable X-M1 and X-A1 twins, and the unashamedly high-end X-Pro1 and X-T1. It's an update of the X-E1, which we liked a...

Classic camera appearance and layout makes you want to take pictures ; Excellent JPEGs with good color, little need to use raw most of the time ; Reliable metering and AWB systems ; Impressive image quality at all ISO settings - good resolution and low...

Disappointing movie quality ; JPEGs appear to over-process skin tones at high ISO ; Interaction of ISO and DR modes potentially confusing ; Q-menu prioritizes obscure settings at the expense of arguably more useful ones ; Face Detection mode poorly...

The X-E2 is a highly capable enthusiast-focused camera capable of producing excellent images. Direct control dials and plenty of customization make for an engaging shooting experience, and its output is impressive. Wi-Fi and in-camera Raw conversion...

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Fujifilm X-E2 (with 18-55mm XF Lens, Silver)


With the X-E2, Fujifilm has addressed almost all the important issues I had with the X-E1 . The incorporation of the X-Trans CMOS II (used in the X100S and X-M1 ) provides phase-detection autofocus, and in conjunction with the updated EXR II image...

The Fujifilm X-E2 delivers the same excellent photo quality as the X-E1, with a more streamlined design and slightly better performance.

It's still not terribly fast, especially for action, and the feature set remains relatively average. Plus you really don't want to use it for shooting video unless you're very careful about frame rates.

It delivers great images and is still fun to shoot with, but the Fujifilm X-E2 isn't a no-brainer upgrade over the X-E1 and other cameras outfeature it.

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Fujifilm X-E2 Preview


Fujifilm has announced its latest Interchangeable Lens Camera, the X-E2. The camera's 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II image sensor has been specifically designed "to control moiré and false color generation by using an original color filter array...


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"Fujifilm X-E2 is astounding."


Fujifilm X-E2 is astounding. The new Fujifilm X-E2 offers more features, better handling and importantly faster performance than its predecessor, which we already loved, making it our favourite X-series camera and one of the best compact system cameras...

Speed is one of the key improvements.


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Fujifilm X-E2 review


As companies clamour to deliver the best possible camera solutions, sometimes all it takes is a little bit of polish and effort on a manufacturer's behalf to buff out the apparent spec sheet blemishes of an older model to deliver a winning ticket. And...

Image quality leads the way, retro design, decent screen and viewfinder, solid build quality, lenses with hands-on aperture controls, improves upon predecessor with success

So-so battery life, autofocus not flawless, continuous autofocus is slow, still too easy to knock exposure compensation dial

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Fujifilm X-E2 review


Sumptuous design, gorgeous photos - a true photographer's camera

Prices will vary, though, and for many people the X-E2 will hit exactly the right spot with its superb viewfinder and manual exposure controls but without all the bells and whistles – and high price – of the X-T1. It's more expensive than similarly...

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Fujifilm X-E2


Fujifilm's second-gen CSC is even more accomplished than the first

Fantastic image quality ; Impressive kit lens ; Solid build and premium finish

Wi-Fi features half-baked ; No touchscreen

The X-E2 ships with an 18-55mm f/2.8-4 kit lens that’s one of the best on the market, with the fast f/2.8 maximum aperture available between 18-20mm as well as featuring Fujifilm’s OIS stabilisation system.

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This 16.3 megapixel mirrorless interchangeable lens camera has an APS-C size sensor with the low-pass filter removed to improve sharpness. There is a 75mm LCD which is non-swivelling and a high resolution eye-level electronic viewfinder. The camera is...

Image quality is excellent, right up to ISO6400. The high ISO, low light performance is brilliant, so even though it has an inbuilt flash it will hardly ever be needed. The kit lens is mechanically and optically outstanding

The fixed LCD is a disappointment. Swivelling LCDs are so useful that omitting one at this price is regrettable. And the SD memory card cannot be accessed when the camera is on a tripod which again is unusual for a high class camera

Our pal N, a fastidious photographer whose work includes photographing concerts, is buying the X-E2. He is a Nikon man from way back but is prepared to get into a new system, even though there are only a few lenses and they are expensive, because of...

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Fujifilm X-E2


An update to the X-E1 camera with the same basic body design but a refined control layout, faster image processor, improved monitor and built-in Wi-Fi.

Image quality from the review camera was every bit as good as we obtained from the X-E1, confirming that Fujifilm's second-generation X-Trans CMOS sensor can deliver excellent image quality. The new EXR Processor II, also a second-generation product...

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Hands on: Fujifilm X-E2 out in Singapore


Building upon the success of the X-E1, the Japanese imaging company has upped the ante once again by improving on its latest offering - the X-E2.


Product Specifications


Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No


PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:23.6 x 15.6 MM


Bayonet Compatibility:Fujifilm X


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Face Detection Mode:Face Detection