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Fujifilm X-E1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 721 reviews of Fujifilm X-E1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the lens and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and shutter. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm X-E1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fujifilm X-E1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Fujifilm X-E1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the usability and price are overall positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated. Opinions about the flash and exposure are mixed, and many are critical about the low light performance.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Fujifilm X-E1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 user reviews of Fujifilm X-E1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and image quality are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the energy efficiency. There are some mixed opinions about the shutter.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, design

energy

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Fujifilm X-E1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Fujifilm X-E1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the image quality and design. The lens and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the battery.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Fujifilm X-E1 ( With 18-55mm Lens, Silver)

 

Well, it didn't take terribly intense testing to find the downsides: performance and video quality. That said, it delivers roughly the same stellar image quality as its little brother the X-M1 , in a cooler, far more photographer-friendly design.

The Fujifilm X-E1 delivers excellent photo quality in an attractively designed body with a streamlined shooting layout.

While not bad, performance lags in its class, and the video quality disappoints.

It's not a general-purpose recommendable camera thanks to subpar video and slightly sluggish performance, but for photo-quality-first photographers who want the analog-ish shooting experience, the Fujifilm X-E1 rules in its price range.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Fujifilm's X-E1 delivers great photos for manual-focused photographers

 

For photo-quality-first photographers who want the analog-ish shooting experience, the Fujifilm X-E1 rules in its price range.

The ; delivers excellent photo quality in an attractively designed body with a streamlined shooting layout.

While not bad, performance lags in its class, and the video quality disappoints.

It's not a general-purpose recommendable camera thanks to subpar video and slightly sluggish performance, but for photo-quality-first photographers who want the analog-ish shooting experience, the Fujifilm X-E1 rules in its price range.

Aug, 2013

GOLD AWARD!

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Fujifilm X-E1

 

Note that because of the similarities between the X-E1 and X-Pro 1 in many of its key systems and specifications, some of the material in this review is adapted from previously-published content on the X-Pro 1.

Unique camera design makes you want to take pictures ; Excellent JPEGs, little need to shoot raw most of the time ; Reliable metering and AWB systems, good color (with choice of 'film modes') ; Dials for exposure controls allow for easy check of...

Built-in level isn't always as accurate as we'd like ; Relatively slow AF makes photographing children more difficult ; Framerates in continuous shooting mode aren't completely consistent ; Camera disables RAW shooting without warning in some...

The Fujifilm X-E1 is a fine camera, and a pleasure to use. Fujifilm's recent improvements to focusing, both manual and automatic, make a real difference to performance, the built-in EVF is excellent, and the enthusiast-friendly ergonomics are...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Fujifilm X-E1

 

The Fujifilm X-E1 is a solid mirrorless camera with an innovative image sensor, but it doesn't quite have the chops to unseat the Olympus OM-D E-M5 as our Editors' Choice.

Excellent high ISO images. 4.6fps shooting. Sharp kit lens. OLED EVF. Top-notch control layout. Built-in flash. Cool retro design.

Fixed rear LCD. Noticeable shutter lag. Video support is limited to 24p.

The camera doesn't have any whiz-bang features like Wi-Fi or weather-sealing. All of Samsung's current NX cameras, as well as the Sony NEX-5R and NEX-6 have built-in Wi-Fi so you can share photos online with ease. You do have the option of adding an...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Fujifilm X-E1 Review

 

A true rangefinder model for the true enthusiast, the Fuji X-E1 provides the control and quality that someone with good photographic knowledge will love. Its lofty price tag and lack of auto shooting modes will limit its target audience. Read more in...

Plenty of dials for fast control when shooting ; Incredibly quality throughout the entire standard ISO range ; 10 available X-mount lenses and an adapter for M-mount lenses ; Excellent Low-Light performance ; Large, bright and vivid LCD screen ; OLED...

Shooting performance lacks a little when compared to the performance of the rest of the camera ; No Auto or Scene shooting modes ; No dedicated video recording button ; Lofty Price Tag ; Choppy video playback with low quality audio

A true rangefinder model for the true enthusiast, the Fuji X-E1 provides the control and quality that someone with good photographic knowledge will love. Its lofty price tag and lack of auto shooting modes will limit its target audience. Read more in our

Apr, 2013

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Fujifilm X-E1 Review

 

The Fujifilm X-E1 is a new compact system camera featuring a retro design that bears more than a passing resemblance to its big brother, the X-Pro1. At the heart of the X-E1 is the same 16.3 megapixel APS-C sized “X-Trans” CMOS sensor, which has a...

Smaller, lighter and significantly cheaper than the X-Pro1, whilst offering the same outstanding and image quality and impeccable handling, there's certainly an awful lot to like about the new Fujifilm X-E1. The main sacrifice is the removal of the...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Fujifilm X-E1

 

Significantly less expensive than Fuji's flagship CSC, but with many of the same features, Really excellent image quality overall, JPEGs are very clean, with very conservative sharpening. (Who needs RAWs?), Lots of resolution and detail from 16.3MP...

Significantly less expensive than Fuji's flagship CSC, but with many of the same features, Really excellent image quality overall, JPEGs are very clean, with very conservative sharpening. (Who needs RAWs?), Lots of resolution and detail from 16.3MP...

The Fuji X-E1 may be the baby brother to Fuji's flagship X-Pro1, but in many ways is its equal. Most importantly, the two cameras share the same impressive 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, which produces image quality superior to most...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : George Schaub (shutterbug.com)

Fujifilm X-E1: Lab Test Results & Comments

 

The X-E1 is the second mirrorless system camera made by Fujifilm. In contrast to the X-Pro1, it has an electronic viewfinder with ultrahigh resolution (2.3 million RGB dots) instead of the X-Pro1's hybrid viewfinder (combination of optical viewfinder...

Very sharp images ; Nice colors ; Classic camera design ; Comfortable handling ; High-resolution EVF (2.3 million RGB dots) ; Full HD video recording

Missing swivel monitor ; Small LCD screen on the back with low res

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Chuong Nguyen (gottabemobile.com)

Fuji X-E1 Review: A Retro Camera That Inspires

 

The Fuji X-E1 is a retro-inspired camera that borrows its good looks from rangefinder designs such as those from Leica. And not only does the X-E1 look good, it also has the imaging power to deliver some stunningly good images, a vast assortment of...

With smartphones coming with better cameras, the point-and-shoot market may have largely been cannibalized, but discerning users are now turning their attention to compact systems that offer a degree of portability and the flexibility of optical zoom,...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Fujifilm X-E1 Review

 

The X-E1 is one hell of a camera, leaving a few quirks aside. It is a mirrorless that can actually function as a substitute to the bulky DSLR for many users. If you're in the market for a DSLR, or want a camera system that will give you great images,...

Compact body compared to a DSLR, Excellent image quality even at high ISO, Well-placed dials that make accessing settings really quick

AF is a hit or miss at times, Lack of any sort of controls in video recording mode

Apr, 2013

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