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Fujifilm X-E1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 719 reviews of Fujifilm X-E1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the lens and image quality are overall positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and shutter, while there are some mixed reviews about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm X-E1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fujifilm X-E1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Fujifilm X-E1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the usability and price are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated. The flash and exposure get mixed views, and some have doubts about the low light performance.

lens, performance, portability, price, usability

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Fujifilm X-E1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 user reviews of Fujifilm X-E1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated, but there are some negative reviews about the energy efficiency. There are some mixed reviews about the shutter.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, design

energy

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Fujifilm X-E1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Fujifilm X-E1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The lens and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery.

price, portability, lens, design, image quality

battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Phil Hall (trustedreviews.com)

Fujifilm X-E1

 

The X-E1 takes the X-Pro1 blueprint and makes it smaller and more affordable.

Stunning image quality ; Premium finish and design ; Excellent electronic viewfinder ; No-nonsense handling

AF performance could still be better ; Rear screen not up to standard of rivals

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Fujifilm X-E1 review

 

Meet the Fujifilm X-E1, the brand's second-gen retro-styled compact system camera

Retro styling ; Less daunting than the X-Pro1 ; Lovely image results

A pricey step up ; Screen isn't angle adjustable ; AF could be quicker

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Fujifilm X-E1

 

The Fujifilm X-E1 is a compact system camera (CSC) unlike any of the competition out there - that's clear from taking just one glance at this well-oiled, retro-designed machine. The Fujifilm X-E1 is a modern-day classic, but not in the mainstream...

Image quality is excellent, build quality is superb, retro style works a treat, high resolution electronic viewfinder, 18-55mm lens has bright aperture range and is well built

Autofocus not as swift as competition, close focus limitations, exposure comp dial can be knocked easily, 18-55mm lens positions rotational rings close together, small LCD screen, so-so battery life

The Fujifilm X-E1 is a modern-day classic, but not in the mainstream sense. It's like a cult movie - it will perfectly fit the niche for some, why others will think it's mad.

Nov, 2012

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Fuji X-E1 review

 

A smaller and sleeker Fuji X-Pro1... what's not to like?

Improved autofocus ; Retro design ; Lots of dials ; Fantastic EVF

Not a touchscreen ; Can't shoot raw in all situations ; Hidden video mode

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Fujifilm X-E1 review

 

When Fujifilm announced the X-E1, I wrote: "A cheaper, smaller, and faster version of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 with only a few compromises? I expect it will take some intense testing to figure out where the downside is, but for now I'm trying mightily to...

The Fujifilm X-E1 delivers excellent photo quality in an attractively designed body with a streamlined shooting layout.

While not bad, performance lags in its class, and the video quality disappoints.

It's not a general-purpose recommendable camera thanks to subpar video and slightly sluggish performance, but for photo-quality-first photographers who want the analog-ish shooting experience, the Fujifilm X-E1 rules in its price range.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Fujifilm X-E1 review

 

Currently, the X-E1 costs £450 less than the street price of the X-Pro1, and is available with the superb 18-55mm lens (priced separately at £600) for the same price as the body-only X-Pro1. Considering the similarities between the two, the X-E1 is a...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : photoxels (photoxels.com)

Fujifilm X-E1 Review with XF55-200mm and XF27mm

 

Just Posted! Fujifilm X-E1 Review The Fujifilm X-E1 inherits the DNA of the X-PRO1 with image quality that rivals and even bests that obtained from some enthusiast and top-end DSLRs. It swaps the H…

The

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Fujifilm X-E1 review

 

Second generation compact system camera retains retro appeal of first at more affordable price

Smaller, lighter and slightly cheaper version of flagship X-Pro1, gorgeously retro styling, some lovely DSLR-like effects and results achievable with the 18-55mm kit zoom provided, good option for the semi pro photographer wanting a less intrusive...

More plastic-y elements to certain aspects of the build this time around, even though it commands a premium price tag, plus auto focus could be quicker still, particularly when adjusting framing during video recording

Price and lack of present support may be a barrier to some, but styling and image quality certainly seduce.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Fujifilm X-E1 review

 

While it may appear to be simply a stripped down, more affordable X-Pro1 to tempt more people into Fujifilm's CSC family, that would be doing the X-E1 a great disservice. Similar in size to the X100, and combined with a similar premium finish that won...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Fujifilm X-E1 Review

 

was launched earlier this year. The X-E1 is a more compact model, with an electronic viewfinder instead of the optical/electronic hybrid in the X-Pro1, and sees the introduction of a new 18-55mm lens with optical image stabilisation. The Fujifilm X-E1...

Brighter than normal kit lens (f2.8 - f/4), Impressive noise performance up to ISO6400, Impressive colour reproduction, Great build quality and handling, Film simulation modes, High resolution EVF, Good panoramics

Indoor white balance could be better, Expensive lenses / price of kit, Kit lens could be wider, Exposure compensation dial easy to knock

Nov, 2012

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