New M.Angeloni (riflessifotografici) review! X-E1 vs X-PRO1


Fujifilm X-E1 – Fujinon XR 35mm f/1.4 R – 4 sec, f/16, Iso 200

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A few days ago I posted the review of the X-PRO1, X-100 and X-10 of riflessifotografici. I have to say that I liked them a lot. So this time I waited for the X-E1 review. And now it’s here, it’s online. (translated version)

Angeloni begins so: You want to know how the image quality of the X-E1 is? You wanna know about the RAW-conversion with adobe? The autofocus? Writing speed? Well, same as X-PRO1, so stop reading, and good bye!

So I continued to read! ;)

Massimiliano Angeloni tested the new X-E1 with the 35mm lens and the 18-55mm zoom lens. And regarding the 18-55 lens, don’t expect over-hasty conclusions, that’s not his style, as you know. He wants to go deep inside the qualities of this lens. Therefore we still have to wait for a study in greater depth of this lens. So be patient, read this (translated) review and wait for more.

Also here the main question is: X-E1 or X-PRO1? Is the smaller size really a PRO of this camera? The smaller size of the body required to rearrange for example the picture review button and the focus-assist light. No problem with the picture review button, but the new position of the focus-assist light isn’t the best. Of course it depends on how you hold your camera, but it’s quite easy to cover this important light with the middle finger of your right hand.

It’s not just a matter of size, of weight, EVF or OVF. It’s a different philosophy. The question is, what kind of photographer you are! So, there is no better or worse choice between X-PRO1 or X-E1. It depends on you. Do you need a compact package [with the future 27mm f2.8 pancake-type lens on Fuji’s road-map] that takes advantage of the potential of the 16 MP X-Trans sensor? Do you need a flash, or the OVF? A small or a (maybe?) more solid camera? It’s up to you.

So, read the review and let’s wait for the 18-55mm review! I’ll keep you up to date.

X-E1 in stock status check: ebay US / ebay Noth America / ebay Europe / Amazon US / Amazon GER / Amazon UK / Adorama /B&H / WexPhotgraphic

Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 35 f/1.4 R a f/1.4



  • x

    no black Friday love for fuji =(

  • MJr

    Easy to say it’s up to me, but the x-pro1 price is not favorable even with the discount, personally i don’t even consider it an option. Especially with the relatively low price of the 18-55/2.8-4 when bought together, it’s just too good to pass on. Not only is the X-Pro1 more expensive, a separate 18-55 (or other) would be too. Rather put both those savings in one of the Zeiss Primes that will be available next year ! At least it should shave the tip of the suspected near-$1000 price-tag. :)

  • Jake

    Another great review from a photographer with great images.

    • scott

      Still cheeper then a Canon 7D with a L lens! Fuji’s are a bargain for what your getting!!!!

      • MJr

        Well yes the X-E1 is, but the X-Pro1 less so, that’s what i’m saying. :)
        Either way these two (and the x100) imo, are our only options as a relatively affordable high-end street camera. Tried SLRs as street, it’s horrible, tried m4/3, horrible, and NEX .. don’t even get me started. ;)

  • Well, I finally got a chance to use the X-E1 yesterday.
    For me personally, the X-Pro1 remains a no-brainer, especially with the drop in price (I bought mine second-hand, btw).
    The X-E1’s EVF is good, but it’s just no good enough for my taste. I still feel like staring point blank at my LCD screen.
    As the camera shop owner said to me, in the end it all boils down to your own liking of EVFs.
    As for me, when EVFs evolve to the point that they’re indistinguishable from OVFs, we’ll talk… meanwhile, I’ll gladly stay with my X-Pro1.

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