Fujifilm X-E1

 
Fujifilm X-E1 front
 
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Raise to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 350g - 129 x 75 x 38mm
  • Introduced February 2013
  • Successor is Fujifilm X-E2
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
85
Imaging
60
Features
55
Overall
58

Fujifilm X-E1 summary

Fujifilm X-E1 is FujiFilm's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera originally announced on February of 2013. The camera has a 16MP, CMOS X-TRANS I APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4896 x 3264.

FujiFilm brought out the updated Fujifilm X-E2 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to update this model.

The Fujifilm X-E1 is ranked #67 out of 111 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & over all #317 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. You should test our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your custom requirements.

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Below is a diagram of different factors used in the rating system.

Fujifilm X-E1 history

The Fujifilm X-E1 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the detailed range underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
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Fujifilm X-E1 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of positives and negatives of the Fujifilm X-E1 based on features which are oftentimes considered useful in a digital camera.

above average minimum ISO (100)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
does have HDMI socket
does have mic socket
flash built-in
has manual focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
screen size is good (2.8 inch)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
swap lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
doesn't have headphone socket
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
does not have image stabilization
does not posses selfie friendly screen
max fps low (6.0 fps)
screen has low resolution (460 k dots)
screen is fixed
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Fujifilm X-E1 Sensor specifications

The Fujifilm X-E1 houses the EXR Pro chip. The sensor measurement on the Fujifilm X-E1 is 23.6mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 368 mm² sensor can capture 4896 x 3264 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS X-TRANS I sensor has 16 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. This ISO can be expanded digitally to a high of 25600. RAW photos are saved which means that the user has wider margin for error.

The image underneath illustrates the Fujifilm X-E1's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm X-E1 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is displayed in green.

Fujifilm X-E1 sensor size 400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X-E1 dimensions

Fujifilm X-E1 weighs in at 0.77 lbs (350g or 12.35 ounces) & the volume of the camera is 129mm x 75mm x 38mm (5.1" x 3.0" x 1.5"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 325g and the Fujifilm X-E1 is very much the same in comparison with its rivals.

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Underneath is a image of the Fujifilm X-E1 next to a soda to help you to get a sense of its scale.

Fujifilm X-E1 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the Fujifilm X-E1.

Fujifilm X-E1 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X-E1 Lens specifications

The Fujifilm X-E1 uses the Fujifilm X mount and has 55 lenses currently available. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the Fujifilm X-E1.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Rokinon-85mm-F1.8-X lensRokinon 85mm F1.885mmf/1.8344g
Venus-Laowa-9mm-F2.8-Zero-D-Fujifilm-X lensVenus Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D9mmf/2.8215g
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Samyang-12mm-f2.0-NCS-CS-Fujifilm-X lensSamyang 12mm f2.0 NCS CS12mmf/2.0 260g
Fujifilm-XF-18mm-F2-R lensFujifilm XF 18mm F2 R18mmf/2.0 116g
Zeiss-Touit-2.850M-Fujifilm-X lensZeiss Touit 2.850M50mmf/2.8 290g
Fujifilm-XF-10-24mm-F4-R-OIS-WR lensFujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR10-24mmf/4.0 385g
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Fujifilm-XC-16-50mm-F3.5-5.6-OIS lensFujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS16-50mmf/3.5-5.6 195g
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Fujifilm X-E1 Connectivity

The Fujifilm X-E1 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer files and usually adjust settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.

Many applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external display. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.

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Fujifilm X-E1 Video specifications

The max video quality on the Fujifilm X-E1 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance for video quality versus file sizes but 1080p isn't going to give you any room to crop. Although the camera offers a mic jack, it is unfortunately missing a headphone jack which means that you won't be able to keep an eye on your audio levels.

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Fujifilm X-E1 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing for the Fujifilm X-E1 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.

Fujifilm X-E1 Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X-E1 has a 2.8" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 460k dots.

Please note that the screen has no touch support.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Fujifilm X-E1 are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.62x

Viewfinders can be rather helpful for sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.

Fujifilm X-E1 Shutter specifications

Fujifilm X-E1 continuous shooting rate is 6.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.

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Fujifilm X-E1 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Fujifilm X-E1 features both in-built flash together with external flash support. The maximum flash sync is 1/180 seconds.

Fujifilm X-E1 Autofocus specifications

Fujifilm X-E1 features just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and precise in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.

Fujifilm X-E1 boasts manual focus when needed for low light occasions or you want more accurate control on focus.

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Fujifilm X-E1 Battery life

The battery pack (W126) for the Fujifilm X-E1 is made to last for 350 photographs according to the CIPA measurements which is comparable with it's rivals. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 338. Samsung NX mini has the maximum (650) battery life for this type of cameras.

Underneath is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras which have the best battery life:

Fujifilm X-E1 for different kinds of photography

The following chart gives a rundown of the Fujifilm X-E1 for different kinds of photography. To look at more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Portrait photography with Fujifilm X-E1

The Fujifilm X-E1 gets a points tally of 76 which is awesome, meaning that it is a fantastic fit for portraits. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos together with the option to work with external lighting.

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manual focus
resolution is good (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats

Fujifilm X-E1 Street photography factors

Getting a above average points total of 67, the Fujifilm X-E1 is a good option to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization

Fujifilm X-E1 as a Sports photography camera

A decent sports photography points tally of 50 indicates the Fujifilm X-E1 is relatively adequate for shooting sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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megapixel count decent (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
slow continuous shooting (6.0 fps)
no image stabilization
does not have phase detect auto focus

Fujifilm X-E1 Travel photography highlights

Weight is really crucial when selecting a camera for travel. All round, the Fujifilm X-E1 gets a nice 66 as a travelling camera which is a respectable option to take on your journeys.

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good megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
lack of Timelapse recording
does not have a selfie friendly display

Fujifilm X-E1 Landscape photography factors

For anybody planning to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Fujifilm X-E1 and it's nice grade of 70 as a landscape camera is a good pick among its rivals.

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manual focus
change lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen size is good (2.8")
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
no Time Lapse recording

Fujifilm X-E1 Vlogging highlights

A camera for vlogging really should have a articulating display, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm X-E1 is simply not very good for vlogging as it receives a bad score of 33.

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video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
has microphone port
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization

Fujifilm X-E1 Alternatives

If you are interested in alternatives to the Fujifilm X-E1, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall into the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The line chart followed below provides you a bird's eye view of the Fujifilm X-E1 versus it's top ranked competitors listed previously.

There are a bunch of cameras you may take into account as alternate options. To browse through a extensive comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
FujiFilm
Model
Fujifilm X-E1
Type
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Introduced
2013-02-28
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS X-TRANS I
Processor
EXR Pro
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor dimensions
23.6 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area
368.2mm²
Sensor resolution
16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4896 x 3264
RAW data
Maximum native ISO
6400
Maximum enhanced ISO
25600
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross focus points
0
Lens
Lens mounting type
Fujifilm X
Available lenses
54
Crop factor
1.5
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
2.8 inch
Screen resolution
460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
2,360k dots
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
0.62x
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
30s
Max shutter speed
1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate
6.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize
1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24 fps)
Maximum video resolution
1920x1080
Video data format
H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
350g (0.77 lbs)
Dimensions
129 x 75 x 38mm (5.1" x 3.0" x 1.5")
Other
Battery life
350 photographs
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Battery model
W126
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
Single
Cost at release
$600