Fujifilm X-E1 and Fuji XP1

by Enche Tjin on August 24, 2012

Fujifilm will announce new cameras soon. It is Fujifilm X-E1 and XP1. X-E1 will compelement Fujifilm X-PRO1. X-E1 does not has hybrid viewfinder. Instead, it has electronic viewfinder. Enthusiasts might be a bit disappointed. But electronic viewfinder technology is getting better and more accurate. Fuji X-E1 still has traditional rangefinder camera design. It looks like Leica.

I think the elmination of hybrid viewfinder is to save cost. Today, Fuji XPRO-1 is selling at $1699 which is quite high for this type of camera. If it is selling for under $1500, it will be more attractive to the enthusiasts market.

With Fuji X-E1, Fuji is also preparing the system first zoom lens: 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS. So far, all other fuji X lenses are fixed focal lenght lens.

Fuji will also announce a new advanced compact, Fuji X-P1 or X-F1. This compact will compete with Canon S100 or Nikon P310 as pocketable compact cameras.

Spec:

  • Same 16MP sensor as in the X-Pro1 (with max ISO of 25,600)
  • 6 fps
  • Light magnesium body
  • Improved AF speed
  • Price: bellow $1000
  • To be released before Christmas
  • Same video recording capabilities as the X-Pro1
  • Mic input
  • EVF only (not hybrid as the X-Pro1)
  • Two colors: black and silver
  • Pull 25 ISO to simulate Velvia in JPEG mode

Check out the full specs of X-E1 here and XF1 here

Fuji-XE1

Fuji XE1

Fuji X E-1 silver with 18-55mm f/2.8-4 zoom lens

Fuji X E-1 silver with 18-55mm f/2.8-4 zoom lens

Fuji 18-55mm lens

Fuji 18-55mm lens

fuji-xp1

Fuji XP1

Fuji XP1 back

Fuji XP1 back

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