Here’s the Fuji Guys in a Super Secret (at least, before September 6th 2012) Video going over the selling points of the new Fuji X-E1, the little brother to their flagship mirrorless camera, the X-Pro1 – and comparing it to the competition.   Namely, the Sony NEX 7 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5, two other high quality and extremely popular mirrorless cameras in the same price range. We’re really excited about the X-E1, which borrows a lot of technology from it’s big brother, the X-Pro1 – which we LOVE –  and the X-E1 shares a LOT of that camera’s features, including [More]
Warrick Williams of FujiFilm Australia discusses some of the features of the new FujiFilm X-E1 Compact System Camera. Take Warrick’s comments for what they are. He does, after all, work for Fuji – so he’s only going to talk about the positive stuff. That being said though, there’s a lot of positive stuff to talk about with the X-E1. It’s the little brother of Fuji’s flagship CSC, the X-Pro1, and shares a LOT of that camera’s features, including the sensor and processor, only in a smaller body and with a smaller pricetag. Like the X-Pro1, the new X-E1 also sports [More]
Kai and the gang from DigitalRevTV are back at it, this time with a hands-on review of the new Fujifilm X-E1.  Kai puts the camera through it’s paces while goofing around with a guy in a Super Mario suit.  The X-E1 looks to be an impressive offering from Fuji, incorporating many of the same features as the X-Pro1, but at a much lower price.  The X-E1 lacks it’s bigger brother’s hybrid viewfinder (an optical / electronic viewfinder combo), but it does pick up a mic input.  From what we’ve seen, the biggest weakness of the X-E1 is in autofocus speed, [More]
From 4/3 Rumors – The Phoblographer pits the Fuji X-Pro 1 against the Olympus OM-D E-M5 to see which camera has the fastest autofocus speed. The Fuji just got a new firmware upgrade that has greatly enhanced it’s AF speed, but is that enough to keep up with the blazing fast speed of the OMD? Watch and see… The X-Pro 1 and the OM-D E-M5 are two of our absolute favorite mirrorless cameras, and both of them produce STUNNING QUALITY IMAGES that rival (and even surpass) just about any DSLR out there. You really can’t go wrong with either system, [More]
Serial Photo Ninjas Giulio Sciorio of SmallCameraBigPicture.com and Frederick Van Johnson of ThisWeekInPhoto.com talk about Giulio’s move from Big Bulky DSLR cameras to the smaller but still highly sophisticated mirrorless systems he now uses. Watch as these two pros talk about BIG CHANGES in Photography, cool new technology and how smaller cameras are creating a whole new breed of street photographers. Check out Giulio’s Favorite Cameras below:
FUJIFILM launches a second X Series interchangeable-lens camera, with image quality comparable to 35mm full frame D-SLR sensors, the FUJIFILM X-E1 Key features list: • 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor • EXR Processor Pro • FUJIFILM X mount (For Fujinon XF lenses) • Extra high resolution 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder • 2.8-inch (460K dot) LCD (High contrast, High Brightness and Wide viewing angle) • Built-in pop-up Flash (hotshoe attachment also available for external flash) • ISO 200 — 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600 (range of ISO400-6400 when using ISO Auto) • 0.05 sec Shutter time lag [More]
Listen to professional photographer Toshimitsu Takahashi talk about street photography using the Fujifilm X-E1 Learn more about the X-E1 fuji.co.uk We’re VERY excited about this latest offering from the gang over at Fuji, as it features the same sensor and processor as the X-Pro1, which we LOVE, but in a little smaller (and less expensive) body. It uses the same X Mount lenses as the X-Pro1, but does not have it’s bigger brother’s hybrid viewfinder. The X-E1 DOES however, add a mic input. We hope that the X-E1 takes it’s performance in video mode up a notch over the X-Pro, [More]
MirrorlessReviews pits the Olympus OM-D E-M5 against the SONY NEX 7 in a head to head comparison. Part I focuses on handling, size, build quality, screens and EVF. In our opinion, to get the most out of the OMD, from a handling standpoint anyway, you really need to check out the battery grip. It adds a substantial amount to the grip surface as well as the battery life. The E-M5 and NEX 7 are two of the big boys in the mirrorless camera arena, along with the Fuji X-Pro 1 and the 2 year old (but pro and indie video [More]
Vlad from The Verge discusses the Wi-Fi revolution in digital imaging. No doubt about it, digital imaging is not only trending towards smaller, less expensive but highly sophisticated mirrorless camera systems, it’s also moving towards wireless integration for your camera. This years Photokina Exposition in Cologne, Germany was flooded with new cameras featuring Wi-Fi capabilities from industry giants such SONY, Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung, Canon and Nikon. In fact, the only company NOT to feature a Wi-Fi enabled camera was Leica. Imagine the ability to remotely control your camera using your smart phone or tablet, to instantly upload images to the [More]
The Fuji Guys preview the Fuji XF1, fixed lens compact digital camera, which was displayed at Photokina 2012. The XF1 is available in Black, Brown or Red (see below):
DigitalCameraWorld reviews Photokina 2012 and talks about the top cameras they found at the event, many of which are mirrorless – from entry level to high end offerings. DCW writes: With a mass of new cameras released this year, Ali Jennings takes a look at ten camera highlights from Photokina 2012. These include the Sony RX1, Fuji X-E1, Canon EOS 6D, Panasonic GH3, Pentax K-5 IIs, Olympus E-PL5, Nikon D600, Leica M, Samsung Galaxy and the Hasselblad Lunar. Here are some of the latest mirrorless cameras that were on display at Photokina 2012:
Which? takes a look at the Fuji X-E1, the smaller and more affordable option to the Fuji X-Pro1. The X-E1 uses the same sensor as the X-Pro1 (which is renowned for high Image Quality) and it also sports a microphone input. We think this is going to be one popular camera! Those interested in the X-E1 often compare it with the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Both of these cameras offer high IQ and are in a similar price range.
Matt from PhotoNewsReviews.com compares the new Fuji X-E1 with it’s big brother, the X-Pro1. Matt says “This little beast looks really great. I may just get one for myself! The same styling of the X Pro 1, same sensor and many of the same features, in a smaller body – plus a microphone input jack.” We agree with Matt. Since the X-E1 has the same image sensor as the X-Pro1 (which is renowned for it’s high Image Quality) in a more compact body, plus the addition of the mic input jack, we feel that this is going to be one [More]
Matt from PhotoNewsReviews takes a look at full res samples from the Fuji X-E1 to evaluate it’s ISO performance up to 25,600. Matt’s conclusion… “I am really impressed!” Check out the Fuji X-E1 in different styles, with or without lenses below:
The Fuji X-E1 is the brand’s second interchangeable lens X series camera, which promises to deliver the same excellent image quality as the top-of-the-line X Pro 1. Boasting the same 16 million pixel APS-C X Trans CMOS sensor as the X Pro1, the body of the camera is slightly smaller and sleeker than its older brother. In this video Amy Davies takes a first look at what Fuji’s latest camera has to offer.
When Greg from The Fuji Guys turned his back, The Camera Store‘s Chris Niccolls was able to sneak a peak at the upcoming Fuji X-E1 Mirrorless camera. See what Fuji has to offer with this exciting new camera.
The Fuji guys from Fujifilm compare the two Mirror-less interchangeable lens Cameras, the XE-1 and X Pro1
Two of the photo industry’s most respected educators chat about how, when, why DSLRs will be replaced by mirrorless cameras in the near future.  When do you switch over? Why would you? Are these guys nuts? Frederick Van Johnson from thisweekinphoto.com and Will Crockett from discovermirrorless.com are both pro shooters and top photo educators… and they have recorded a recent conversation on the topic that you get to hop in on. Check below to see some of our favorite mirrorless cameras in varying price ranges… Amazon.com Widgets
Chris Niccolls from The Camera Store had the chance to spend an evening shooting with the new Fuji X-Pro1. Check out the features, lens options, and hybrid viewfinder while seeing video and low light images from this amazing new camera. Special thanks to Fuji Canada Shot by Jordan Drake Filmed on the Panasonic AF100
Next week, CNET Asia heads off to Photokina 2012 (September 18-23), which is the world’s largest photography-related trade fair. Held in Cologne, Germany, at Koelnmesse (Cologne Trade Fair or Cologne Exhibition Centre), the biennial exhibition will play host to hundreds of digital and analog imaging companies, which includes all the major camera vendors. Over 180,000 guests are expected to attend from over 160 countries. This year may not be the most exciting in terms of camera technologies, but there are quite a few major trends we’re beginning to spot based on products that have already been announced and other products [More]
What is mirrorless imaging? With the flood of new mirrorless cameras entering market and in anticipation of Photokina next week in Cologne, Germany (and all the new cameras, lenses and gear that will be unveiled there), we felt it would be a good idea to post this video from Will Crockett, GeekBeat’s photo tech specialist, to show you what mirrorless digital photography can do for you. Will is one of our favorite photo experts. We love his no-nonsense reviews and his obvious passion for photography and video production that comes through in each and every video he makes (which is [More]
Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com discusses what he sees as a shift in the Pro and Enthusiast Photography World. Are DSLRs on the way out in favor of smaller and less expensive yet highly sophisticated mirrorless camera systems with BIG Image Quality and HD Video Capability? Will writes… We have been nice and busy here working on a few really inspiring consulting projects with the “new breed” of camera systems. We are mezmorized by their small size+low cost+BIG image quality. Dunno if you have noticed, but the mirrorless (aka Compact System Cameras) are making impact with consumers and starting to get [More]
A form factor comparison of the Fuji FinePix X100 vs Olympus PEN EP-3 versus Sony NEX C3 digital camera. A little additional info: All these cameras will take GREAT PHOTOS, with a slight (VERY slight) advantage possibly going to the SONY, who are renowned for their sensor quality. In video applications, however, that same sensor becomes SONY’s downfall, as they are notorious for overheating issues. You can still take HD quality video with the SONY, but expect to only get a few minutes (5-15 typically, depending on temperature conditions) at a time. All of these cameras also have a 29 [More]
ALL Handheld video! Steve Huff with a sampling of video quality from the Olympus OM-D camera. Nothing artistic but most of this is in low light areas. Some at ISO 1600. Lenses used were the 12mm f/2 and 45mm f/1.8. The 5-Axis IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) is AMAZING and worked so well. The good news? No shake, no wobbling and no Jello effect! At the end, Steve does a side by side comparison with video from the Fuji X-Pro 1, and the Olympus easily overtook the Fuji in regards to Video.