UDPATE: Better pics of the X-E2

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Hi,

here are some better pics of the X-E2. They come from a new source! Thanks a lot for sharing. Stay tuned for more at facebook and twitter.

Notice that in the new images the AE-L button is above the AF-L button. The original X-E2 should have the AF-L button above.

Check out the LCD-comparison and the comments also in my previous post here.

cheers
Patrick

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X-E2 leaked image: wider screen, Fn2 button and new position for the Q button

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And here it is: the look behind the X-E2. It seems to confirm what trusted sources told me: a new position for the Q button and a Fn2 button!

Thanks a lot to the anonymous source who shared it with Fujirumors.

A trusted source just confirmed that this image is not a fake.

And now spread the word via facebook and twitter

cheers and thanks for the pics Dr. Photo rumour and also to MJr who compared the screens of the X-E1 and X-E2. “Turns out the screen is not ‘bigger’, just wider. Buttons on the left a bit smaller. I liked how the 4:3 screen left room for info under 3:2 images. This way it all has to be overlay … which doesn’t look very good imho. But oh well, the image is nice and big. At least it’s not like 16:9 like some m4/3 with black bars on the sides! and info half over the image half not, now that is horrible !

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How Fuji could save the X-M1

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Mastering the X-PRO1 and X-E1:

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Fujifilm X-A1

USA: AmazonUSeBay / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / DigitalRev EUROPE: AmazonUK (via DR) DigitalRev / eBay

Fujifilm X-M1

USA: AmazonUS (save $72 on the silver version + kit lens) / BHphoto / Adorama / PicturelineeBay ($70 price drop) / DigitalRev EUROPE: eBay / DigitalRev / AmazonDE (via DR) / wexcamerasDE / AmazonUK (via DR) / PCHstore

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by Rico Pfirstinger

Talk to Rico (open forum for questions & feedback)Rico’s Flickr sets – X-A1 sample images set – X-M1 sample images set –  X-M1 vs. X-A1 shooutout set (private Flickr set, MUST use this link!)Original X-A1 & X-M1 shootout RAW files for download – Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro1 reading samples (65 free pages) – Order my NEW book: Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1

It’s been almost a week, but my  X-A1/X-M1 shootout is still fueling controversy, even more so since my samples now also include comparisons with different external RAW converters: Lightroom, Photo Ninja and Iridient Developer. Feel free to download the original RAW files here and play with them with the converter of your choice. Or have a look at the Flickr set by clicking here.

The 200 Dollar Question

A popular discussion point in forums and blogs is the significant price difference between the X-A1 and X-M1, given that both cameras are pretty much identical and offer the same firmware. Granted, the JPEG engines of both cameras are calibrated differently in order to suit the perceived needs of either entry-level (A1) or mid-level (M1) photographers. However, there’s no difference regarding features and controls. Nor everybody seems to understand that. For about 200 dollars more, many (potential) users apparently expect more than just an X-Trans sensor CFA.

In my opinion, Fuji could quickly add (or rather bring back) a few useful firmware features to enhance X-M1’s value and usability for the mid-level customers Fuji is targeting, and also for advanced photographers who want to use the X-M1 as their second X-Trans body. Here’s what I have in mind:

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First image of the X-E2 and additional specs of the X-E2/XQ1? (anonymous source)

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Take it with a grain of salt, as it has been sent to me by an anonymous source:

This could be the first image of the X-E2. [UPDATE: to see the rear side of the X-E2 click here]

I’d love to see an image also of the back/top of the camera, as trusted sources told me that there will be some changes there, as the new position of the Q button.

The anonymous source also sent me some specs. Here is his list:

X-E2

16mega pix
3 inch screen
Lens modulation optimizer
0.08 sec autofocus speed
Exr II

XQ1

4 optical zoom
12 mega pix
12800 Max I so
F1.8-4.9
0.06 sec AF

I’ve already shared the image/specs with my trusted sources and if I’ll post an update if I can confirm or not this rumor.

cheers
Patrick

You can contact me via email at fujirumor@gmail.com, facebook, twitter and also completely anonymously via rumor box.

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Iridient Developer now with X-A1 support + Rico’s shootout update X-A1 vs X-M1

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Version 2.3 of Iridient Developer is available now! Brian told me that the latest version of his software:

“includes support for the Fujifilm X-A1 and also adds support for automatic chromatic aberration corrections based on RAW image information for almost all recent Fujifilm cameras (all the X-Trans models plus many others like the XF1, X10, F900EXR, HS50EXR, HS35EXR, SL1000, etc). This release fixes a Fuji related bug with DNG image converted from some of the EXR sensor models. Most all of the recent Fujifilm models now have all RAW lens corrections (distortion, chromatic aberration and vignetting) enabled by default.”

The new version can be downloaded here.

The full release notes for this and all previous version are available here.

X-A1 vs X-M1 Shootout update

Rico didn’t lose any time and already updated his X-A1 vs X-M1 Shootout with the latest version of Iridient. Check it out on Flickr here. Feel free to leave a comment about what some call “the best X-Trans converter software” up to date.

cheers
Patrick

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