Fujifilm X-E2S

Fujifilm X-E2S front

Fujifilm X-E2S overview

Fujifilm X-E2S is FujiFilm's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera first launched on January of 2016. It comes with a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS X-TRANS II APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4896 x 3264.

FujiFilm launched this camera as a way to improve the earlier Fujifilm X-E2 (Read Full Comparison) and then launched the fresher Fujifilm X-E3 (Read Full Comparison) to improve this camera.

The X-E2S ranks at #25 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all-around #176 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to check out our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your customized criteria.

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Fujifilm X-E2S family

The Fujifilm X-E2S comes with a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can look at all older and the latest models as well as important specifications.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Fujifilm-X-E4 front thumbnailFujifilm X-E4
X-E2S vs X-E4
26MPAPS-C20.0 fps2021
Fujifilm-X-S10 front thumbnailFujifilm X-S10
X-E2S vs X-S10
26MPAPS-C20.0 fps2020
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Fujifilm-X-T200 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T200
X-E2S vs X-T200
24MPAPS-C8.0 fps2020
Fujifilm-X-Pro3 front thumbnailFujifilm X-Pro3
X-E2S vs X-Pro3
26MPAPS-C20.0 fps2019
Fujifilm-X-A7 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A7
X-E2S vs X-A7
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2019
Fujifilm-X-T30 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T30
X-E2S vs X-T30
26MPAPS-C20.0 fps2019
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Fujifilm-X-T100 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T100
X-E2S vs X-T100
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2018
Fujifilm-X-A5 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A5
X-E2S vs X-A5
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2018
Fujifilm-X-E3 front thumbnailFujifilm X-E3
X-E2S vs X-E3
24MPAPS-C14.0 fps2017
Fujifilm-X-T20 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T20
X-E2S vs X-T20
24MPAPS-C14.0 fps2017
Fujifilm-X-A10 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A10
X-E2S vs X-A10
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2016
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Fujifilm-X-A3 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A3
X-E2S vs X-A3
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2016
Fujifilm-X-Pro2 front thumbnailFujifilm X-Pro2
X-E2S vs X-Pro2
24MPAPS-C8.0 fps2016
Fujifilm-X-E2S front thumbnailFujifilm X-E2S16MPAPS-C7.0 fps2016
Fujifilm-X-T10 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T10
X-E2S vs X-T10
16MPAPS-C8.0 fps2015
Fujifilm-X-A2 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A2
X-E2S vs X-A2
16MPAPS-C5.6 fps2015
Fujifilm-X-E2 front thumbnailFujifilm X-E2
X-E2S vs X-E2
16MPAPS-C7.0 fps2014
Fujifilm-X-A1 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A1
X-E2S vs X-A1
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
Fujifilm-X-M1 front thumbnailFujifilm X-M1
X-E2S vs X-M1
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
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Fujifilm-X-E1 front thumbnailFujifilm X-E1
X-E2S vs X-E1
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
Fujifilm-X-Pro1 front thumbnailFujifilm X-Pro1
X-E2S vs X-Pro1
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2012

Fujifilm X-E2S Pros and Cons

Below is a list of pluses and minuses of the Fujifilm X-E2S based on criterias that are typically viewed as necessary in a camera.

comes with HDMI socket
comes with microphone socket
doesnt have low pass filter
flash built-in
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes face detect focusing
includes tracking focus
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
MP count good (16MP)
nice clear screen (1,040 thousand dots)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
screen is a good size (3 inches)
supports phase detect AF
you can focus manually
display is not selfie friendly
does not have headphone socket
lack of image stabilization
screen is fixed
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Fujifilm X-E2S Sensor details

The Fujifilm X-E2S is run by the EXR Processor II processor chip. The sensor spec on the Fujifilm X-E2S 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 boasts 16MP and gives a native ISO range of 200 to 6400. This ISO can also be extended electronically to 100 to 51200. RAW format is saved therefore you have wider margin for error.

FujiFilm decided to skip the low pass filter with the Fujifilm X-E2S. This could result in more clear pictures but can create moire under certain circumstances.

The graphic below displays the X-E2S's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The X-E2S sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is displayed in green.

Fujifilm X-E2S sensor size Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos

To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X-E2S dimensions

Fujifilm X-E2S is 0.77 pounds (350g / 12.35 oz) and features external size of 129mm x 75mm x 37mm (5.1" x 3.0" x 1.5"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 323g and the Fujifilm X-E2S is on par as compared with its competitors.

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The following is a pic of the Fujifilm X-E2S with a soda to help you have a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm X-E2S dimensions scale

The top view here will show you the button arrangement on the X-E2S.

Fujifilm X-E2S topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X-E2S Lens specs

The X-E2S fits the Fujifilm X mount and has 55 lenses available in the market. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the X-E2S.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Fujifilm-XF-100-400mm-F4.5-5.6-R-LM-OIS-WR lensFujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR100-400mmf/4.5-5.6 1375g
Fujifilm-XF-35mm-F2-R-WR lensFujifilm XF 35mm F2 R WR35mmf/2 170g
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Venus-Laowa-9mm-F2.8-Zero-D-Fujifilm-X lensVenus Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D9mmf/2.8215g
Samyang-MF-85mm-F1.4-Mk2-X lensSamyang MF 85mm F1.4 Mk285mmf/1.4548g
Samyang-16mm-f2.0-ED-AS-UMC-CS-Fujifilm-X lensSamyang 16mm f2.0 ED AS UMC CS16mmf/2.0 583g
Lensbaby-Velvet-56-Fujifilm-X lensLensbaby Velvet 5656mmf/1.6 400g
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Fujifilm-XC-35mm-F2 lensFujifilm XC 35mm F235mmf/2130g
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Fujifilm X-E2S Connectivity

The X-E2S has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to send pictures and oftentimes alter camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.

Certain applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external monitor. Most cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB socket.

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Fujifilm X-E2S Video specs

The maximum video resolution on the Fujifilm X-E2S is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution gives a great balance in quality and file sizes but FULL HD won't leave you with much room to downsample. Although the camera includes a microphone socket, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone socket which means you will not have the option to monitor your sound levels.

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Fujifilm X-E2S Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing in the Fujifilm X-E2S so you need to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.

Fujifilm X-E2S Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X-E2S comes with a 3 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.

Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.

Fujifilm X-E2S screen and viewfinder Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business

The View Finder specifications regarding Fujifilm X-E2S are below:

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

Viewfinders are rather handy in bright outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.

Fujifilm X-E2S Shutter specs

Fujifilm X-E2S has the ability to shoot continuously at 7.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Fujifilm X-E2S Flash and Hot shoe specs

Fujifilm X-E2S includes both inbuilt flash and external flash ability. The max flash sync speed is 1/180s.

Fujifilm X-E2S Autofocus specs

Fujifilm X-E2S includes both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & exact in comparison with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detect which can be valuable for people photography.

The AF system comes with 77 focus points to select from. It also comes with Tracking AF for subjects on the move. Fujifilm X-E2S has manual focusing if required in low light scenarios or you need to have more exact control on focusing.

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Fujifilm X-E2S Battery life

The battery (NP-W126) in the Fujifilm X-E2S is fashioned to last for 350 images with respect to the CIPA measurements which is about average when compared to its competitors. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 337. Samsung NX mini has got the highest possible (650) battery life in this class of cameras.

Here is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with the strongest battery life:

Fujifilm X-E2S for specific styles of photography

The following chart provides a overview of the Fujifilm X-E2S for specific styles of photography. To look at more, browse to the specific section below.

Fujifilm X-E2S Portrait photography information

The Fujifilm X-E2S receives a rating of 77 which is exceptional, and means the camera is a brilliant option to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support and capability to work with external lighting.

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focusing manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats

Fujifilm X-E2S Street photography highlights

Coming in at a above average points total of 67, the Fujifilm X-E2S is a fine option to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of image quality and portability.

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nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization

Sports photography with Fujifilm X-E2S

A very good sports photography points tally of 71 indicates the Fujifilm X-E2S is a good option for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have great tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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resolution is good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
features tracking autofocus
sensor has phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization

Travel photography with Fujifilm X-E2S

Portability is pretty critical in buying a travel camera. Overall, the Fujifilm X-E2S gets a above average 73 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent pick to take on your vacations.

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MP count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen isn't selfie friendly

Fujifilm X-E2S Landscape photography factors

In case you're looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm X-E2S with it's wonderful rating of 77 for a landscape camera is a brilliant pick within the current marketplace.

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focusing manually
change lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
nice screen size (3")
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
no anti-alias filter
supports RAW formats
does not have image stabilization

Fujifilm X-E2S Vlogging features

A camera for vlogging ought to posses a articulating display, mic input and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Fujifilm X-E2S is not really appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a subpar score of 35.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
includes face detection focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes external microphone support
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization

Fujifilm X-E2S Alternatives

If you are interested in alternatives to the X-E2S, below is a list of the highest rated cameras which fall within the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The graph below gives you an overview of the X-E2S vs it's highest scoring rivals shown previously.

Following are additional cameras you might consider as alternatives. To read through a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm X-E2S
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Processor Chip
EXR Processor II
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
23.6 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4896 x 3264
RAW data
Maximum native ISO
Maximum boosted ISO
Lowest native ISO
Lowest boosted ISO
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points
Lens support
Fujifilm X
Total lenses
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inches
Display resolution
1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution
2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
30 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate
7.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
7.00 m (@ ISO 200)
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain, Commander
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum 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 data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
350g (0.77 lbs)
129 x 75 x 37mm (5.1" x 3.0" x 1.5")
Battery life
350 images
Battery type
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
Card slots
Cost at launch