Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2 front

Fujifilm X-E2 overview

Fujifilm X-E2 is FujiFilm's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera initially released on March of 2014. It houses a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS X-TRANS II APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4896 x 3264.

FujiFilm launched this camera in an effort to upgrade the older Fujifilm X-E1 (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards introduced the newer Fujifilm X-E2S (Read Full Comparison) in order to upgrade this model.

The Fujifilm X-E2 stands at #40 out of 117 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & all around #249 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. You can check our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your customized criteria.

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Here is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm X-E2 family

The Fujifilm X-E2 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the complete range underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
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Fujifilm X-E2 Pros and Cons

Below is a list of advantages and drawbacks of the Fujifilm X-E2 based on aspects which are often seen as important in a camera.

built-in flash
exports RAW files
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has external microphone socket
has HDMI socket
has manual focus
has phase detect autofocus
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
provides face detection autofocus
provides tracking autofocus
screen has good resolution (1,040 thousand dots)
screen size is good (3 inches)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have headphone socket
does not have image stabilization
fixed screen
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Fujifilm X-E2 Sensor specifications

The Fujifilm X-E2 is powered by the EXR Processor II chip. The sensor dimension in the Fujifilm X-E2 is 23.6mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 368 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4896 x 3264 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS X-TRANS II sensor has 16 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 200 - 6400. RAW files are supported which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath shows the Fujifilm X-E2's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The Fujifilm X-E2 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is pointed out in green.

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To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X-E2 dimensions

Fujifilm X-E2 weighs around 0.77 pounds (350 grams / 12.35 oz) & has external size of 129mm x 75mm x 37mm (5.1" x 3.0" x 1.5"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 329 grams so the Fujifilm X-E2 is very similar in comparison with its rivals.

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Here is a shot of the Fujifilm X-E2 alongside a soft drink to help you get a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm X-E2 dimensions scale

The top view under will show the button layout on the Fujifilm X-E2.

Fujifilm X-E2 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X-E2 Lens specifications

The Fujifilm X-E2 fits the Fujifilm X mount and has 72 lenses available for sale. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the Fujifilm X-E2.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Sigma-56mm-F1.4-DC-DN-C-X-Mount lensSigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C56mmf/1.4 280g
Fujifilm-XF-55-200mm-F3.5-4.8-R-LM-OIS lensFujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS55-200mmf/3.5-4.8 580g
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Fujifilm-XF-35mm-F1.4-R lensFujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R35mmf/1.4 187g
Fujifilm-XF-10-24mm-F4-R-OIS lensFujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS10-24mmf/4.0 410g
Sigma-30mm-F1.4-DC-DN-C-X-Mount lensSigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN C30mmf/1.4 265g
Fujifilm-XF-8-16mm-F2.8-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR8-16mmf/2.8805g
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Fujifilm-XC-35mm-F2 lensFujifilm XC 35mm F235mmf/2130g
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Fujifilm X-E2 Connectivity

The Fujifilm X-E2 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and in some cases alter settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.

Many applications even stream a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB socket.

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Fujifilm X-E2 Video specifications

The highest video resolution in the Fujifilm X-E2 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution delivers a great balance for quality versus file sizes but FULL HD won't leave you with any room to downsample. While the camera has a microphone jack, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone jack which means that you won't have the ability to keep an eye on your audio levels.

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Fujifilm X-E2 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing on the Fujifilm X-E2 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.

Fujifilm X-E2 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X-E2 is equipped with a 3 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.

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The View Finder specs for Fujifilm X-E2 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100%
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.62x

For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders are particularly valuable.

Fujifilm X-E2 Shutter specifications

Fujifilm X-E2 has the ability to shoot continuously at 7.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Fujifilm X-E2 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Fujifilm X-E2 has both integrated flash together with external flash ability. The maximum flash sync is 1/180s.

Fujifilm X-E2 Autofocusing specifications

Fujifilm X-E2 has both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & exact in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which can be useful for taking photos of people.

The AF system supports 49 focus points to select from. It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for moving subjects. Fujifilm X-E2 includes manual focus when required for low light scenarios or you require more precise control on focus.

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Fujifilm X-E2 Battery life

The battery power (W126) on the Fujifilm X-E2 is fashioned to last for 350 photos with respect to the CIPA specifications making it about average when compared to it's competitors. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 343. Fujifilm X-S20 comes with the highest (750) battery life for this group of cameras.

Below is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras having the strongest battery life:

Fujifilm X-E2 for varying types of photography

The following graph presents a overview of the Fujifilm X-E2 for varying types of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

Fujifilm X-E2 Portrait photography features

The Fujifilm X-E2 has a rating of 74 which is nice, and means the camera is a very decent choice to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor size, RAW support plus the flexibility to utilize external lighting.

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manual focus
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with face detect autofocus
delivers RAW formats

Fujifilm X-E2 as a Street photography camera

Coming in at a nice score of 66, the Fujifilm X-E2 is a good pick for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization

Fujifilm X-E2 Sports photography factors

A nice sports photography score of 69 suggests the Fujifilm X-E2 is a very decent option for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have good tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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MP count good (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
has phase detect auto focus
no image stabilization

Fujifilm X-E2 Travel photography details

Weight is super important in picking a travel camera. All round, the Fujifilm X-E2 gets a above average 72 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable choice to buy for your travels.

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sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
built-in flash
does not feature selfie friendly screen

Landscape photography with Fujifilm X-E2

When you are looking to choose a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm X-E2 and it's nice rating of 74 as a landscape camera is a fine option among it's competitors.

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you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
MP count good (16MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no image stabilization

Fujifilm X-E2 as a Vlogging camera

A vlogging camera ought to posses a articulating screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Fujifilm X-E2 is just not very good for vlogging as it delivers a bad score of 34.

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features face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with external mic support
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization

Fujifilm X-E2 Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the Fujifilm X-E2, below is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall within the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The graph here shows you an overview of the Fujifilm X-E2 vs it's highest rated competitors suggested earlier.

Following are several cameras you may look into as alternate options. To read a complete comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Fujifilm X-E2
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
EXR Processor II
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
23.6 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4896 x 3264
RAW pictures
Maximum native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points
Lens mount
Fujifilm X
Number of lenses
Crop factor
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
3 inches
Display resolution
1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Display tech
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder resolution
2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
30 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
7.00 m (@ ISO 200)
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize
1/180 secs
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p)
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
350 gr (0.77 lb)
129 x 75 x 37mm (5.1" x 3.0" x 1.5")
Battery life
350 photos
Battery type
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
Card slots
Price at launch