Equipped with a Large APS-C Sensor for the Highest Image Quality. Achievement of Superb High Resolution, High Sensitivity & Impressive "Bokeh" Effect
The X-E1's sensor adopts the same high-performance 16M X-Trans CMOS found in the X Series flagship X-Pro1 model. Featuring an originally developed color filter array with a highly random pixel arrangement, its X-Trans CMOS sensor eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter, which is used in conventional systems to inhibit moir? at the expense of resolution. The innovative array lets the X-Trans CMOS sensor capture unfiltered light from the lens and produce unprecedented resolution. The unique random arrangement of the color filter array is also highly effective in enhancing noise separation in high-sensitivity photography. Another advantage of the large APS-C sensor is the ability to create a beautiful "bokeh" effect - the aesthetic out-of-focus effect created when shooting with a shallow depth of field.
Standard Range to ISO6400 and Extended Range to ISO25600
Featuring a large APS-C sensor and with the elimination of an optical low-pass filter, Fujifilm's X-Trans CMOS takes advantage of its high-sensitivity performance to deliver a standard range up to ISO6400. No matter when or where the shutter opportunity arises, you can depend on its high-sensitivity image quality to defeat blur caused by camera shake or subject motion. The X-E1's low-light capabilities are guaranteed to capture the moment beautifully.
In bright scenes, every detail from the leaves of the trees to a wisp of hair in a portrait is captured with exceptionally high resolution.
Wide Dynamic Range
In high contrast scenes, for example when shooting landscapes with a strong contrast between bright and dark areas, this technology reproduces the natural tonality in both highlights and shadow.
FILM SIMULATION - Explore the Nuances of Color.
Just like choosing the perfect film to match your creative direction, the X-E1 can simulate the color and tonal qualities of acclaimed film brands including the true-to-scene natural look of PROVIA, the vibrant tonality and saturated colors of Velvia and the silky soft look and beautiful skin tones of ASTIA. Film Simulation mode makes it simple to capture the expressive color quality of the rich legacy of Fujifilm photo film technology.
High-definition and high-luminance 2.36M-dot "OLED electronic viewfinder"
By combining the best "OLED electronic viewfinder" in its class with FUJIFILM's original optical technology the X-E1 offers a bright, wide field of vision of which its entirety can be seen at a glance.
The Fusion of FUJIFILM Optical Technology and a new 2.36M-dot Organic EL Panel
Adopting an optical structure of two glass lenses and a double aspherical lens, the viewfinder provides a comfortable and natural view of the entire scene with an horizontal apparent field of view of 25?. FUJIFILM's optical engineers have achieved a distortion-free view with astounding edge-to-edge clarity and maintained an excellent field of vision even if the photographer's eye position shifts.
2.36M-dot Organic EL Panel
With approx. 2.36M dots of resolution and 100% coverage, the X-E1 display panel provides incredible detail to perfectly frame and focus your shots. The rich color expression of OLED technology and high contrast ratio of 1:5000* reflect exposure, white balance and film simulation settings with high fidelity, letting you confirm changes in real time.
The design of the X-E1 allows you to catch those "perfect moments"
The X-E1 employs numbered dials for aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation and is equipped with a viewfinder that allows you to select your composition. The design of the X-E1 resembles the cameras of the film age, and there is wisdom that has been passed down behind it. This gives the X-E1 commonality that transcends the ages. The X-E1 is designed to enable you to "quickly" capture that moment you wish to document.
An analog interface allowing you to check settings at a glance.
Settings can be checked even when the camera is off. High precision parts provide just the right amount of torque and resistance when clicking the dials thereby allowing you to get suitable response when photographing.
Interface enabling settings to be changed while looking through the viewfinder.
With the exposure dial and shutter speed controlled with the right hand and the aperture ring controlled with the left, the X-E1 enables you to change settings instinctively by feel without looking up from the viewfinder. Being able to change settings in an instant means you won't miss that "perfect shot".
High-rank, high quality design.
Beautiful Magnesium Die-Cast Top and Front Cover - Stylish Yet Strong. "Made in Japan" Premium Quality
The compact X-E1 is equipped with an internal flash.
The built-in flash corresponds to GN7*. You can make your subject stand out using the flash, such as the daytime synchro when the sun is in front of you or the capture light when photographing people. By combining the superior highly sensitive performance of the X-E1 with highly sensitive settings you can achieve high resolution with little noise by compensating for the amount of light present. From assist lamps to full flash the X-E1 will broaden the horizon of your photography.
* ISO200 ? m
The X-E1 achieves quick response compatible with DSLR cameras thereby enabling you to never miss a shot.
Use the "Drive" button to switch to photography modes you use often.
You can smoothly change to the following settings using the DRIVE button.
Recording High-Definition (HD) Movies
-Film Simulations Bracketing
-Dynamic Range Bracketing
Continuous Shooting (Burst Mode)
Full HD Movies with Cinema-like Image Quality
Shoot Full HD movies (1920 x 1080) at 24fps, the same frame rate used for cinema films. In addition to using Monochrome or other Film Simulation modes to enhance your artistic expression, you can take full advantage of the combination of X-E1's large sensor and bright XF lenses to capture movies with a large and beautiful defocused "bokeh" background. Connect stereo microphones (commercially sold) to the microphone connector to record audio with enhanced clarity and presence.
One press of the shutter captures 3 shots of the same scene at different exposures. AE bracketing can be set in 1/3, 2/3 and 1 EV steps.
ISO Sensitivity Bracketing
Based on a single exposure, this bracketing function automatically reproduces the scene as 3 images, each with a different ISO sensitivity and without changing the shutter speed and aperture, letting you capture the moment with varying degrees of brightness. Setting is possible in 1/3, 2/3 and 1 EV steps.
Dynamic Range Bracketing
Press the shutter once and high-speed continuous shooting captures 3 exposures of the same scene, each at a different dynamic range setting (100%, 200% & 400%).
Film Simulation Bracketing
Just release the shutter once and produce 3 images of the scene based on a single exposure, each image with a different Film Simulation effect that you have freely selected and pre-set.
6fps High Speed Continuous Shooting
Shoot up to 6 frames per second with high-speed continuous shooting. Capture a series of exposures of moving subjects and other challenging photographic scenes and later select the best shot.
Capture Panorama Shots and Show Them in Stunning Large-size Prints
Just sweep the camera across the scene, and the X-E1 captures multiple images and seamlessly stitches them together to form a single panorama photo. Even when enlarged to an A3-size print, there is virtually no loss of resolution. Holding the camera horizontally or vertically, Motion Panorama lets you shoot the scene with an "M" or "L" angle of view.
Assign Frequently Used Functions to the Fn Button
Assign any one of the following frequently used functions to the Fn (Function) button and enjoy smooth one-touch controls during shooting. MULTIPLE EXPOSURE / PREVIEW DEPTH OF FIELD / ISO / SELF-TIMER / IMAGE SIZE / IMAGE QUALITY / DYNAMIC RANGE / FILM SIMULATION / WHITE BALANCE / AF MODE / SELECT CUSTOM SETTING / MOVIE / RAW
Save Custom Settings
Create, save and instantly recall up to 7 sets of user-defined settings covering all parameters from ISO sensitivity to white balance.
Focusing - Selectable AF with a 49-point Metering Matrix
Within the screen, the auto focus area is divided into a 49-point matrix. AF accurately and swiftly recognizes the primary subject and brings it into crystal clear focus, and also lets you freely select the position of the AF frame. You can also change the AF frame size and pinpoint the focusing.
0.05-sec Shutter Time Lag
The shutter time lag is only 0.05 sec, so you can capture the precise instant you wish to and enjoy a comfortable shooting experience.
High-speed Auto Focus with Lens-Sensor Contrast Detection
The highly agile linear motor in the XF18-55mm lens combined with the high-speed signal readout of the CMOS sensor and the EXR Processor Pro, achieves a huge leap in AF speed and precision performance. Contrast detection AF in the X-E1 brings your subject into sharp focus in as little as 0.1 sec* so you'll never miss a shot.
* Fujifilm research
Manual Focusing Methods
In the viewfinder, the distance index bar is displayed together with the depth of field scale and aperture value, providing helpful guides for focusing. For pinpoint precision in manual focus mode, just press the Command Dial and confirm sharpness with a zoom view of the focus point. This helpful function also features selectable zoom display ratios. And at a touch of the AE/AF Lock button, you activate the built-in Focus Aid function for automatic focusing of the subject in the focus frame.*
* Available only when using XF lenses.
AF Assist Lamp for Low-Light Scenes
In low-light settings where even the subject is hard to see through the viewfinder, the AF Assist Lamp illuminates the subject and assists Auto Focus.
Multiple Exposure - Add Artistry to Your Photographic Expression
In film cameras, multiple exposure is the photographic technique of superimposing one image on another by double exposing a single frame of film. Through advanced digital processing, X-E1 can simulate this technique, expanding your creative expression. Just select Multiple Exposure mode and take your first shot using either the EVF or LCD monitor. Next, while viewing the first image, you can frame and shoot the second exposure. This ability to precisely position and focus the second shot lets you not only "see" how the finished Multiple Exposure image will look, but also explore other creative photographic possibilities.
High Performance LCD Monitor
2.8-inch, 460,000-Dot LCD Features High Contrast, High Brightness and the Convenience of a Wide Viewing Angle
On the LCD, you can view not only the same image displayed in the electronic viewfinder, but also switch it to show a simple shooting information display.
Swift Menu Page Selection and Scroll-free Navigation Within Each Page
In the Shooting and Playback menu, functions are organized into tabbed single-page screens for fast selection and setting. Just select a tab and find the item in the displayed list without scrolling.
1. Shooting menu (5 pages)
2. Set-Up menu (3 pages)
3. PlayBack menu (2 pages)
4. Set-Up menu (3 pages)
Q (Quick Menu) Button: Fast Shortcut to Shooting Menu Settings
Skip directly to frequently used shooting menus with the Q (Quick Menu) button. ISO sensitivity setting, White Balance, Film Simulation and other frequently used shooting settings are displayed in a list. Just use the 4-way controller to select the item and the command dial to change settings for speedy operation while shooting.
In-camera RAW Converter
The built-in RAW data converter lets you view results in the field without first transferring the data to a PC. This easy-to-use feature not only takes into account exposure compensation, white balance and other in-camera image quality settings, but also lets you apply Film Simulation modes in the converter mode.
Special FUJIFILM X-E1 RAW Conversion Software Included
For the management, viewing and converting of RAW image data on your PC, you will find SILKYPIX viewer and RAW conversion software included. The special FUJIFILM X-E1 version of this software ensures versatility and ease of use, plus movie playback functionality.
White Balance Setting - Color Temperature (Kelvin Value) Setting
Compensate for the color of different light sources with a choice of 9 white balance presets in addition to Auto White Balance. You can also make custom white balance settings using a gray card or other surface, or by selecting the optimum color temperature (Kelvin value).
Precise White Balance Setting
Fine tune white balance by adjusting R (red) - Cy (cyan) and B (blue) - Ye (yellow) in ?9 steps. You can make adjustments and confirm their effect on the actual image during shooting. It is ideal for accurate correction of white balance or to explore the creative effects that can be achieved with filters.
ISO100-25600 Sensitivity Setting Range
Expand the normal sensitivity range from ISO200-6400 to ISO100, 12800 or even ISO25600. In dynamic lighting conditions, you can now set a sensitivity ceiling within the range of ISO400-6400 and keep the camera on ISO Auto.
Image Quality Control - Color, Tone & Sharpness Adjustment
Fine-tune image quality with "COLOR" for color saturation adjustment, "HIGHLIGHT TONE" and "SHADOW TONE" for tweaking contrast in highlights and shadows, and "SHARPNESS" to stress or soften image outlines. With this built-in detailed image quality control, you can produce an image that precisely matches your creative objectives.
2 Color Space Types
Select either sRGB for a standard range of color reproduction on general displays or Adobe RGB for its broader colour rendition depending on how you intend to output and use the image.
Noise Reduction Control
Choose from 5 different levels of noise reduction depending on whether your priority is the crispness of resolution or keeping noise reduction to a minimum, and explore the capability to tune sensitivity-related textural quality when shooting high-sensitivity scenes.
From SLEEP to ON in 0.5 sec.
After turning OFF the power, the X-E1 enters a "sleep" mode (for a maximum of 24 minutes). If the power is turned ON during this time, the X-E1 "wakes up" instantly, reducing the normal startup time from 1.0 sec. to approx. 0.5 sec. ready for you to frame and capture the moment.
Exposure Control - Easy-to-use AE/AF Lock Button
Lock both exposure and focus for the subject by touching the special AE/AF Lock button conveniently placed in the upper area of the rear control panel. Using the setup menu, you can also set the button to lock only AE or AF.
Selectable Metering Modes
Swiftly select the best metering for your shot: "MULTI" for accurate response to a variety of lighting conditions, "SPOT" for precise reading of approximately 2% of the viewfinder area in the center of the screen, and "AVERAGE" for an average exposure setting for the entire scene.