Picture of Fujifilm’s Upcoming X-E3 Becomes Clearer in Latest Reports

Fujifilm has brought their latest technologies to all of their main X-series cameras except one – the X-E line. So naturally, the common line of thought is that a potential X-E3 is likely to be the company’s next announcement. For those unaware, the X-E3 would be to the [amazon_textlink asin=’B01A8DUR74′ text=’X-Pro2′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’c266e20b-76da-11e7-ac42-539da8a3b084′] what the X-T20 is to the X-T2, but the latest reports are indicating that we may have some surprise additions to the X-E line to sweeten the deal a little. Continue reading…

Which Fujifilm X-Series Camera Is Right For You?

Fujifilm is riding a good wave right now as interest in the company’s x-series cameras is higher than ever since the release of its latest flagship offering in the new X-T2. But clearly, not everyone is interested in or can afford a camera like the X-T2, so we wanted to break down the x-series real quick and talk about the available options, an why you may like one over another.  Continue reading…

Which Fujifilm X Series Camera Is The Right One For You? The Easy Answers

Fujifilm is another mirrorless brand that has received a lot of attention from the photography community in recent years, with their X Series bodies and unique X-Trans sensor technology not only setting them apart from DSLRs in terms of their size, weight, and appearance, but also from other mirrorless brands in terms of their unique color rendition and image quality.

But with Fujifilm now into their second generation (or third, depending on who you ask) with the release of the X-Pro 2 and the X-T2, there are many options for photographers looking to get into the Fujifilm X-Series. Today we break it down for you and rank each camera based on your intended use for it. Obviously it is not this simple for everyone, but these breakdowns and rankings should at least give you a good starting point in terms of what cameras to research further depending on where you feel you fall in our ‘use case’ spectrum.

Also be sure to check out our feature on pretty much every lens for the Fujifilm X series system.

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Review: Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 R LM OIS (X Mount)

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In my nascent tenure as a Fujifilm shooter, I’ve worked primarily in the medium to wide focal spectrum, from 55mm at the longest to 10mm at the widest. I’m primarily a street photographer, so I’ll have to find a balcony for anything longer than 50mm. The 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 was a welcome change that proved to be a valuable piece of glass for the time that I had it.With a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 83mm-300mm, this lens was great with portraits and performance. The zooming is, however, external, so it’ll add considerable heft to any X-series camera in your bag.

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Review: Fujifilm X-E2

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During my time reviewing units, I’ve become somewhat of a Fujifilm enthusiast. Having worked with the X20 and X-A1 – and to a lesser extent, the X-Pro 1 – the X-E2 felt like an old friend. More robust than the X-A1 and slightly less so than the X-Pro 1, the X-E2 is the successor to the X-E1, which was released last year. With retro appeal and a 16.3MP X-Trans sensor, the X-E2 can make beautiful images while looking beautiful.

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How Fujifilm is Reimagining the Kit Lens; And Others Should Look to Them

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You’re in the market for a new camera, and you go for the one with the kit lens bundled in. As you scroll through the options, you rub your temples as the f3.5-5.6 aperture becomes a tragic theme. You take a peak at the a99, and that 28-75 f/2.8 looks nice, but you have maybe half that amount to spend on a camera and lens. Then you come across the Fujifilm X-E2. It’s not yet on the market, but that kit lens looks mighty nice. The 18-55mm isn’t that impressive, but the aperture range is f/2.8-4 just like the X-E1 before it. Above all else, you get an aperture ring.

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First Impressions: Fujifilm X-E2

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Photo Plus Expo 2013 Fujifilm XE2 XQ1 Mini90 Instax product images (13 of 18)ISO 16001-50 sec at f - 2.0

Fujifilm recently updated their prosumer targeted X-E1 camera to the X-E2. The new update is overall a minor upgrade to the one of the company’s previous best sellers. With a still modest 16.3MP APS-C sized sensor (though a new one inside) the camera mostly enjoys a couple of spec bumps with some other features like real exposure preview and some improved autofocusing.

At Photo Plus Expo 2013, we had some personal fondling time with the camera. Though we handled pre-production models, so the image quality wasn’t final.

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Fujifilm Lets the XE-2 and XQ-1 Cameras Out of the Bag

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm XE1 and XQ1 cameras (2 of 6)ISO 2001.0 sec at f - 29

Yup, it was bound to happen this year for sure. Today, Fujifilm is announcing their brand new X-E2 camera–the successor to their X-E1. The new camera has a brand new 16.3MP X Trans II CMOS sensor at its heart. Of course, it’s still an APS-C sensor and there is also an EXR II processor to help with image processing. It includes other features too such a Lens Modulation Optimizer, .5 second startup according to what they’re claiming, 7fps shooting, dual split imaging or focus peaking for manual focusing, and the inclusion of WiFi.

The full spec rundown as well as images of the X-E2 and the X-Q1 are after the jump.

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