Review by Noraisyah Aziz
Tired of traveling around with your big chunk DSLR everywhere? Did you suffer from shoulder or back pain because of that? Well, you might want to check this camera out. The Fujifilm X-E2 is a new compact system camera that offers a number of significant improvements over its predecessor. How so? Read on to find out and learn if it could become your traveling buddy.
Nowadays, vintage looks has already becoming a ‘thing’. So, for those who are into retro style, you’re going to love the X-E2 as it features a classic body design that will remind you of film cameras. Apart from that, it exhibits a meshing of both analogue exposure controls along with intelligent automated technologies. Due to its miniature size, you can also bring this camera almost everywhere without thinking about the weight. In short, it’s a fun photo-taking device to use and you can carry it all day any body aches occurring after.
Performance wise, X-E2 is not that bad. Do bear in mind that the menu layout may take a little getting used to but once you’re on board, it feels natural. One thing I like is the amount of customisation that is available, where a single press of the ‘Q’ button on the rear will open up a grid of adjustable options. Simply use the rear thumbwheel to cycle through them. It also features digital filters for you to boost your creativity.
Battery life for the X-E2 appears to be good as it lasted the day with my random photo-snapping. This is even when the shutter re-adjusts every time it refocuses. What I don’t fancy is having the camera go through the re-focusing process between shots when the shutter is half pressed. It slows down the shot times whenever I am in hurry for that magical moment.
Sharing is Caring
On a side note, the X-E2 includes a WiFi button that lets you transfer high quality photos or movies to smartphones, tablets and computers for easy sharing on social media sites. It’s not something that I will go crazy for but why not. Basically, all you have to do is to download the free dedicated ‘FUJIFILM Camera Application’, connect it to your smart device, and start sharing.
Dimensions (HxWxD): 129 x 74.9 x 37.2mm
Weight: 350g (body only)
Sensor: 16.3 MP CMOS
Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card
Autofocus: Hybrid CMOS AF
– Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*2, RAW (RAF format), RAW + JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
– Movie: Movie File Format: MOV, H.264
– Audio: Linear PCM Stereo
Lens Mount: FUJIFILM X mount
Sensitivity: AUTO (Control available up to ISO6400), Equivalent to ISO 200 – 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity), Extended output sensitivity: Equivalent to ISO 100, 12800 and 25600
Exposure Control: TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average
LCD Monitor: 3.0in, aspect ratio 3:2, Approx. 1,040K-dot, Colour LCD monitor
Advanced Filter: Toy camera / Miniature / Pop Colour / High-key / Low-key / Dynamic tone / Soft focus / Partial Colour (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)
Wireless: IEEE 802.11b / g / n
Verdict: It’s not perfect but it’s good!
Total Score: 8/10