image courtesy: focus numerique
1) Same sensor (apart from the phase detection pixels on the X-E2) but different results? I’ve read some reviews that said that the ISO performance of the X-E2 is a little better than on the X-E1. Now focus-numerique posted its ISO comparison here (translation). We could expect better JPEG’s, given the newer and powerful EXR II processor on the X-E2. But download the RAW files at focus-numerique and let yourself go to some pixel peeping!
“Overall in 6400, the images are still usable, which is remarkable for a APS-C sensor. At this ISO, Fujifilm with its X-E2 dominates the competition. Pushing a little more sensitivity, the images are degraded, but again, the X-Trans sensor coupled to the processor works miracles and easily outperforms other APS-C models.”
2) “My Fuji X-E2 – Just Perfect!” at markhilliardatelier here: “Yesterday I took it out to shoot shrimp boats in North Carolina and have to tell you that the camera just blew me away. It is such a major upgrade over the X-E1 that I cannot believe that they came from the same company!”
3) boxedlight first shots with the X-E2 here: “Do I prefer the X-E2 to my X-Pro 1? Absolutely!”
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