A wedding shot with the X-E2 here at Kevin Mullins website: “Focusing: Snappy. That’s the word I’m going to use. Compared to the X-Pro1 and the X-E1 the camera focuses very quickly in my opinion. […] There is something I’m sad to see lost though, which is the View Mode button. I really use that a lot and I’m hopeful that can be added as a Fn button toggle in a future firmware update.”
Uk citizen can already enjoy shooting with the X-E2. Stores as wexUK has it already in stock. Therefore soundimagplus is already able to test the X-E2, and he seems to be pretty impressed by the latest release of Fuji.
“Well it might have been argued that the E-M1 has faster AF and a better screen and EVF. However from my initial time with the X-E2 those arguments might be dissipating somewhat. The X-E2 AF is certainly an improvement over the X-E1. Much snappier. It is in fact now pretty quick. As quick as the Olympus? Well I have no way of knowing but its fast enough for me.”
Soundimageplus is also very happy with the EVF. “In fact the best I’ve ever used in very dark conditions.”
Then there is the spectacular High-ISO performance of the X-Trans sensor “that allows me to shoot beautifully clean images up to ISO 800, with all that implies for fast shutter speeds and narrow apertures“, the outstanding image quality. It lacks of a body IS and tilting screen (the E-M1 has them) but is it enough to justify the £500 you have to pay more for the Olympus E-M1?
Of course, also this camera has some CONS as: “battery life, fiddly processing, gaps in the lens range being three of them.”
Last but not least, Fuji’s Kaizen philosophy:
“[…] they do concentrate on what is useful for photographers and image quality above all else. […] However, the recent massive update to the X100, a camera they don’t make anymore, shows a real commitment to their customer base, which is both unusual and refreshing. […] I can’t think of any company that’s offered such a comprehensive upgrade to a discontinued camera.”
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