Fujifilm X-E1 review at the Phoblographer: Do yourself a favor and go pick one of these up for yourself right now!

Christian Rudman reviewed the camera with the Fujinon 18-55mm kit lens. Unfortunately no full-sized image samples are provided with the review.

"This camera is yet another worthy installment in the X-Series of cameras that Fujifilm is producing. While my personal favorite remains the X-Pro1 for its innovative hybrid viewfinder combined with the interchangeable lens mount, this camera I hold in high regards and appreciate the cost savings of $700 (before they started discounting the X-Pro1). However, if you are pairing this camera with a legacy lens that would be focused manually and using the EVF, I would much prefer the X-E1 over the X-Pro1 for its much improved EVF. The pop-up flash is a nice touch, especially since the articulating arm allows you to bounce the flash vertically (I mentioned this in the First Impressions article on this camera).

I do think this camera has a place in every Fuji enthusiast’s bag, as well as anyone interested in using beautiful old legacy lenses like Leica M-Mounts and Zeiss lenses with mirrorless cameras that are significantly less expensive than the M9 and its brethren. If I had the spare change I would have one of these in my personal collection right now. Since I don’t have the moolah for that, I ended up having to send it back to Fuji with a heavy heart. Do yourself a favor and go pick one of these up for yourself right now!"

Pros

Lighter and smaller than the X-Pro1 but still ergonomic and devilishly sexy
Vastly Improved EVF over the X-Pro1
Pop-up intelligent flash! I know this camera really shines with an external flash, but in a pinch this is a really big asset

Cons

Not the greatest EVF in its class
AF is not the best in its class
Not a major update over the slightly older X-Pro1, but it does save you some bucks because of that.

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