Fujifil X-E1 review at Pop Photo: "If pricing has made you hesitant to enter Fujifilm’s X-Series, the X-E1 might be just the thing to draw you in."

Fujifil X-E1 review at Pop Photo: "If pricing has made you hesitant to enter Fujifilm’s X-Series, the X-E1 might be just the thing to draw you in."
Fujifil X-E1 review at Pop Photo: "If pricing has made you hesitant to enter Fujifilm’s X-Series, the X-E1 might be just the thing to draw you in."

Philip Ryan tests the camera together with the XF 18-55mm kit lens:

"The Fujifilm X-E1 is a great addition to the company’s line of premium ILCs. Rangefinder diehards might miss the optical finder provided in the X-Pro1, but given that this isn’t a true rangefinder, we were perfectly okay with the X-E1’s EVF. It’s wonderfully crisp, bright, and gives you a good preview of the effects of setting changes. Its refresh rate could be quicker—you’ll notice a bit of stuttering on fast pans—and we wish it didn’t black out during bursts, but it’s among the best electronic finders out there. We’d say Sony’s OLED finders are the only ones that are appreciably better.

If pricing has made you hesitant to enter Fujifilm’s X-Series, the X-E1 might be just the thing to draw you in. And if you’re just looking for a really nice rangefinder-style ILC, you should give the X-E1 a try. We think you’ll like it."

"In our test of the X-Pro1, we noted that manual focusing was less than optimal due to the sluggish rate of adjustment when you turn the focusing ring. Fujifilm has not only made the focusing ring more responsive, but made the action progressive—the faster you turn the ring, the faster the focus changes. So now you can get from one end of the focusing scale to the other with one quick turn. With a little practice, we found the manual focusing quite pleasing. The X-E1’s autofocus is also faster than the X-Pro1’s, but it remains middle-of-the-road for ILCs. Not a problem—just not amazing."

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