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Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

The Fujifilm X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera in silver has a traditional form factor, a magnesium alloy body, and entirely cutting-edge digital technology throughout. X-E1 is equipped with Fujifilm’s 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor and the EXR Processor Pro image processor, both developed by the company.

The APS-C-sized X-Trans sensor employs a proprietary color filter pixel array that eliminates the need for a low pass filter while also reducing moiré and false colors. This results in exceptionally true-to-life color images, low noise, and high resolution that are unattainable with other sensors that use optical low-pass filters. Its high-performance EXR processor is particularly noticeable in terms of auto-focus rates.

Fuji has developed a one-of-a-kind lens mount specifically for the X-series cameras. With a 10-pin data bus, the lens can rapidly transmit information to the camera body through the lens mount, allowing the photographer to spend more time shooting and less time making changes.

Due to the thinness of the reinforced mount (just 2.5mm in thickness), the X-E1 has a low profile and a small profile. By virtue of the small flange and broad opening of the X-mount, the lens elements are brought as close to the sensor as possible, resulting in great resolution even at the sensor’s edges and corners.

In addition to an incredibly high resolution 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder with a built-in diopter for eye-level composition, the camera also features a 2.8″ 460K dot rear LCD panel for creation and playback. An aspheric double lens element provides accurate replication of focus, exposure, white balance, and film simulation effects.

The EVF has a high contrast ratio of 1:5000 and a high contrast ratio of 1:5000. Water and stain resistance is provided by a unique anti-reflective coating on the LCD display, which minimizes glare while looking in direct sunlight and is also water and stain-resistant.

With enhanced contrast detection, the X-E1 can autofocus in less than 0.1 seconds and can shoot continuously at up to 6 frames per second, allowing you to record fast-moving scenes for use in news stories or just to send to Grandma for her birthday. For a faster camera start-up time (as little as 0.5 seconds), QuickStart Mode is available to ensure that you never miss a moment of action.

Speaking of grandma, she will like the videos you can make with the X-video E1’s capacity, which you can find out more about here. Take videos in Full HD 1080p and record them in stereo sound for videos that can be viewed on an HDTV or directly on an LCD display. Additionally, a connection for an external microphone is included to allow for the professional-quality recording of sound.

According to Fujifilm’s goal, image quality is at the center of all they do, and the X-E1 contributes to that by offering both JPG and RAW file shooting with in-camera RAW processing, TTL 256 Zones exposure control, and ISO sensitivity ranges from 100 to 25,600.

Furthermore, Fujifilm, in keeping with their own tradition, provides something that no other digital camera manufacturer does: Film Simulation Modes. You may program your X-E1 to make photographs that mimic the tone and color properties of legendary Fujifilm films such as Velvia and PROVIA, among others. If you want rich vivid colors, for example, use Velvia; if you want silky textures and lovely skin tones, use ASTIA; and if you want silky textures and beautiful skin tones, use Velvia.

The X-iconic E1’s look is more than simply a question of personal preference. The manual aperture ring, the exposure and shutter speed dials, and the electronic viewfinder all prioritize photography, allow for swift operation, and transport us back to a time when the camera was the only thing that mattered.

APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor with 16.3 Megapixel

The color filter array of the innovative X-Trans CMOS sensor attacks moiré at its source, eliminating it completely. Aperiodicity (randomness) is increased in the array arrangement, which reduces the generation of moiré and false colors.

This eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter in the lens, allowing for full “unfiltered” lens performance to be captured by the X-Trans CMOS sensor, which is a breakthrough in imaging technology. The EXR Processor Pro is aided by an integrated co-processor, which allows for faster and more precise image processing performance than previously possible.

X Mounting

Take advantage of the mirrorless design by including a short 17.7 mm flange back distance, a wider opening, and a deeper mounting of the lens. This allows for the reduction of the back focus distance to the absolute smallest amount possible while maintaining a high resolution that extends to the image edge areas. When a FUJINON XF lens is installed, all lens information is transferred to the body in real-time, resulting in a smooth, responsive instrument that is easy to operate.

OLED Viewfinder with 2.36 million dots of resolution

A 0.5-inch electronic viewfinder with a built-in diopter allows for crystal clear, high-resolution eye-level composition while using the camera. Because of the 23mm eye-point and the soft resin covering on the eyepiece, users who wear glasses will not be required to remove their spectacles.

A built-in eye sensor detects the presence of an eye and immediately activates the viewfinder, and a 25° field of view allows the user to see the whole scene quickly and effortlessly, even while shooting in low light. Two glass elements and one double aspheric element combine to provide a display that is equivalent to that of an optical viewfinder, with great contrast and accurate reproduction of focus, exposure, and white balance.

2.8″ 460K Dot LCD Monitor with a resolution of 460K dots


Two glass elements and one double aspheric element combine to provide a display that is equivalent to that of an optical viewfinder, with great contrast and accurate reproduction of focus, exposure, and white balance.
Make images and videos on this LCD with a unique anti-reflective covering that decreases glare and is resistant to stains, fingerprints, and water, and compose and replay your movies on this LCD.

Video in full HD 1080p with stereo sound is available.

Full HD videos may be used to capture the action (1920 x 1080). In addition to shooting in full automatic mode, you may also shoot in aperture priority mode (AE). With the bright XF lenses, you may also take videos with a gorgeous defocused “bokeh” backdrop by taking full use of the lens’ brightness.

Later, you can connect straight to your TV using an HDMI cable, allowing you to share your movies on the big screen with stereo audio, all with the convenience of a plug-and-play connection.

Focal Plane Shutter

The X-E1 is equipped with a focal plane shutter, which is located directly in front of the sensor and allows the camera to capture images at incredibly rapid shutter speeds thanks to its design.
Modes for Film Simulation
Color and tonal attributes of well-known films may be reproduced by the X-E1, including the natural appearance of PROVIA, the dynamic tonality and saturated colors of Velvia, and the silky smooth appearance and lovely skin tones of ASTIA.

The Film Simulation mode makes it simple to reproduce the expressive color quality of Fujifilm photo film technology’s long heritage of photographic film technology. Provia, Velvia, ASTIA, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std., Monochrome, Monochrome+Ye Filter (Ye+R Filter), Monochrome+G Filter, and Sepia are the ten film simulation modes available: PROVIA, Velvia, ASTIA, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std.

QuickStart Mode

QuickStart Mode allows you to power up your camera and be ready to shoot in as little as 0.5 seconds, depending on your camera. It’s never a good idea to miss a shot because you were prepared but your camera was not. QuickStart feature is off and the camera will start in roughly 1.0 seconds when the switch is switched off.

Bracketing on the fly

Auto Bracketing is a technique for ensuring that you receive the optimally exposed photo by taking three continuous shots at slightly varied exposure settings in succession. AE Bracketing (+-1/3EV, +-2/3EV, +1EV), Film Simulation Bracketing (Any three types of film simulation are possible), Dynamic Range Bracketing (100 percent, 200 percent, 400 percent), and ISO Sensitivity Bracketing (+-1/3EV, +-2/3EV, +1EV) are all options for Auto Bracketing in Lightroom.

Capture in both JPEG and RAW formats

Shoot in JPG or RAW and make use of the in-camera processing of the RAW data to create stunning images. By utilizing the built-in RAW data converter, you may see findings in the field without having to transmit the data to your computer first.

When used in the converter mode, this simple function not only takes into consideration exposure correction, white balance, and other in-camera picture quality settings, but it also allows you to apply Film Simulation modes.

Autofocus with High-Speed Contrast

Contrast detection has been improved as a result of the high-speed X-Trans CMOS sensor and newly developed EXR Processor Pro, and the X-E1 can autofocus in as little as 0.1 seconds. Continuous high-speed shooting at up to 6 frames per second allows you to capture fast-moving subjects and never miss a shot of the action.

The autofocus system is TTL contrast AF with an AF assist illuminator when one is available. Area Frame with 49 areas and Multi Frame with 5 frame types are available in the AF Frame menu.
Built-in flash and hot shoe mounting are included.

This camera has an integrated pop-up flash, as well as a hot shoe attachment and TTL (Through the Lens) flash synchronization. Flashes have a synchronization speed of 1/180th of a second or slower.

Multiple Exposure

The X-E1 is capable of simulating the Multiple Exposure Film Technique (MEFT). Simply choose Multiple Exposure mode and snap your first image using either the EVF or the LCD panel, depending on your preference.

Following that, you may frame and take the second exposure while still looking at the first photograph. It is possible to precisely place and focuses the second shot, allowing you to not only preview how the completed Multiple Exposure image would appear but to explore other creative photographic options as well.

Both the Drive Button and the Q Button are used.

The Drive button, which is conveniently situated on the back of the camera, allows you to easily switch from a variety of pre-set settings, such as HD video, bracketing, continuous shooting, and panoramas, to the actual shooting mode.

Quickly go to frequently used shooting menus by using the Q (Quick Button) button on your keyboard. An alphabetical of widely used shooting settings includes the ISO sensitivity setting, White Balance, Film Simulation, and other commonly used options. When filming, use the 4-way controller to choose the object and the command dial to alter settings for quick operation while the camera is rolling.

The Functions of Photography

Select Custom Setting, Motion Panorama, Color Space, Color (saturation), Sharpness, Dynamic Range, Film Simulation, Gradation, Silent Mode, Auto Red-eye Removal, Framing Guideline, Frame Number Memory, Histogram Display, Depth of Focus Preview, Focus Check, Electronic Level, Multiple Exposures, PictBridge, Exif Print, Time Difference, Fn Button Setting, and more from the drop-down menus (RAW, Movie, etc.)

Functions for Playback

RAW conversion, Image Rotation, Red-eye Reduction, Photobook Assist, Erase selected frames, Image Search, Multi-frame playback (with tiny thumbnail), Slide show, Mark for upload, Protect, Crop, Resize, Panorama, and Favorites are some of the features included in the software.

Other Functions

  • PictBridge, Exif Print, Language Selection, Time Difference, Quick Start Mode, and Silent Mode are some of the features available.
  • Microphones connected to the outside world
  • When capturing video, a 2.5 mm input jack may be used to attach an external microphone to produce stereo sound. The same socket may also be used to connect a cable for a remote shutter release.
  • Resolutions for Motion Panoramas
  • Panorama in Motion: Large: Vertical resolution is 7680 x 2160, horizontal resolution is 7680 x 1440. Medium resolution: Vertical 5120 x 2160 pixels, horizontal 5120 x 1440 pixels
  • Body Made of Magnesium Alloy
  • The magnesium alloy body not only has a classic appearance, but it is also quite durable. Design elements like as on-body controls and dials harken back to the heyday of 35mm photography, which was the inspiration for the X-E1.

Fujifilm X-E1 Specs

Price
MSRP$1,399.95 with 18-55mm lens, $999.95 body only
Body typeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution4896 x 3264
Other resolutions4896 x 2760,3264 x 3264, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 2304 × 230, 2496 x 1664, 2496 x 1408 , 1664 × 1664
Image ratio w:h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorEXR Pro
ISOAuto (400), Auto (800), Auto (1600), Auto (3200), 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400 (100, 12800, 25600 with boost)
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
Boosted ISO (maximum)25600
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSingleContinuousLive View
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Lens mountFujifilm X
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size2.8″
Screen dots460,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT color LCD monitor
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject/scene modesNo
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
External flashYes (via hot-shoe EF-X20, EF-20, EF-42)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain
Continuous drive6.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modesMultiAverageSpot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing(at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24 fps)
FormatH.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini connector)
Remote controlYes ( Optional RR-80)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NP-W126 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)350
Weight (inc. batteries)350 g (0.77 lb / 12.35 oz)
Dimensions129 x 75 x 38 mm (5.08 x 2.95 x 1.5″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSNone

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