The New Fujifilm X-E1 X-Series Camera


POST UPDATED WITH NEW SPECIFICATIONS (SEE **UPDATED**) – 6TH SEPTEMBER 2012The new fuji xe1 with pop up flash

Fujifilm are always pushing the boundaries when it comes to extreme developments within the imaging industry. Over the past decade Fujifilm released a number of exciting developments within professional photography arena.

The incredible Fujifilm S3 is still a camera that brings back great memories for professional wedding and studio photographers. I believe we are seeing another revolution in imaging with the ever-increasing family of  X-Series cameras.

The recent X-100 camera has been highly successful for the iconic brand due to the manual design and impressive image quality. The X-100 camera has been out now for almost two years (announced 19th September 2010) so it really is no surprise that Fujifilm will be continuing the X-Series legacy with a new line of X series cameras. The X-E1 is one of those cameras soon to be announced by Fujifilm.

I have had a look at what the Fujifilm X-E1 may offer and I can speculate the following specifications.

Pictured below is Japanese made X-E1 which boasts the new XF 18-55mm lens with Super EBC coating.

The new Fujifilm X-E1 with 18-55 XF Lens

14 Megapixels **UPDATED** 16 Megapixels

APS-C size sensor

Electronic Viewfinder – 460,000 Screen Dots **AMENDED** ** This should be screen resolution **

3.0″ LCD Screen

Diopter adjustment

Full HD Movie Recording

Electronic hot shoe to suit the Fujifilm EF-X20, EF42 and EF20 flash units.

Screw in shutter release for long exposures

7 White Balance Presets

RAW file format

Autofocus Modes – Contrast Detect (sensor), Centre, Continuous, Live View, Multi area and Single

HDMI output

USB 2.0

Exposure Compensation Dial +2, +1, 0, -1, -2

ISO Control Auto, 100-6400 (expandable to 12800) **UPDATED** (expandable to 25600)

Film Simulation Mode

Built in pop up flash (I would imagine this would be rated to 7-12 metres)

XF Lens Mount

AF/AE Lock

Still, Continuous and Manual Autofocus Modes

Bulb Shutter

3.0″ LCD Screen **UPDATED** (2.8″ LCD Screen)

SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot

NP-95 battery or NP-50  (Battery Life around 250 – 270 photos) **UPDATED** (Battery NP-W126 – Battery Life around 350 photos)

Level Assist and guide lines as a display mode

Customizable Function Button

Quick Mode – Where the user will be able to change the majority of camera settings without accessing the menu system.

AF Selection Mode

Silver or Black design

I would imagine the camera would be nice to hold as it looks to be a similar size to Fujifilm X-100. However the camera does look a bit smaller than the Fujifilm X-Pro 1.

The XF lens pin configuration system on the X-E1 is the same on the X-Pro 1 – hence my conclusion for the 6 different focus modes.

Fujifilm X-E1 Front without lens

the new fuji xe1 back

the new fuji xe1 top view

I’m sure this camera will be affordable for the pro-enthusiast. I can imagine the price to be around AU$1499.00 including the XF 18-55mm lens  (AU$999 Body only?) . This of course is purely speculation as the camera hasn’t been officially announced by Fujifilm. If you want to read more about the X-Series camera system be sure to check out my review on the Fujifilm X-Pro 1.

Until next time – Happy Shooting!

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9 comments on “The New Fujifilm X-E1 X-Series Camera

  1. Mondrak says:

    Looks like the old Kodak instamatic in it’s box faux leather style.

  2. Børge says:

    “Electronic Viewfinder – 460,000 Screen Dots”

    I think you are way off here. That would make it one of the worst EVF’s on any camera, and considering that this camera only has an EVF it would be slaughtered by the media if it only had a 460k dot EVF. The X-Pro1 has a 1.44 million dot EVF in comparison, and the Nex-7 has a 2.4 million dot EVF.

    I also anticipate that the X-E1 will have the X-Trans sensor technology that was introduced with the X-Pro1.

    I am guessing that the X-E1 will share the same sensor as the X200 which will be announced at the same time as well. Fujifilm might even use the same sensor across the board (the X-Pro1 sensor) to save costs and to really push the X-Trans technology out to the market.

    • All very valid comments Børge. I think you are correct in saying the viewfinder of the X-E1 is too low. I was purely speculating and trying to differentiate the difference between price points on the X-Pro 1 and the X-E1.

      Now that you mention it I would believe the quality of the viewfinder may be higher…however I am not holding my breath….time will tell I suppose. Thanks for commenting though. I really appreciate your input into the conversation.

      • I have further looked into this Børge and I made a mistake. Sorry. I have clearly labeled the spec incorrectly. It should have been screen resolution not viewfinder resolution. You can see the amended text clearly in the post.

  3. Pure bullshit. You dont know shit about the specs for this camera, you hit whore.

  4. Ishkabibble, I think I am quite qualified to speculate on this cameras specifications as I have been within the imaging industry now for over 12 years. I have shot on a wide variety of cameras including, Canon, Leica, Nikon, Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, Ricoh, Samsung and many more.

    I have owned the Fujifilm X100 and I currently shoot with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and Canon EOS 1D MK IV and I believe I am entitiled to my fair say on what the Fujifilm X-E1 camera may feature.

    I am going to leave your comment on this feed as it will show the world who you really are…just the sort of person who surfs the web leaving horrible comments that don’t engage in the general conversation. So to you I await your bickering predicable reply…..

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