The design of the X-Trans CMOS sensor taps into the full power of its APS-C sized sensor and captures images with exceptional resolution, smooth tones and minimal noise.
The X-E1's sensor is the same high-performance 16 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS found in the X Series flagship X-Pro1 model. Featuring Fujifilm's unique colour filter array with its highly random pixel arrangement, the X-Trans CMOS sensor eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter, which is used in conventional systems to inhibit moiré 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 uniquely random arrangement of the colour 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.
Repeating pattern in the case of an array of 2 x 2 pixel units.
Higher degree of randomness with an array of 6 x 6 pixel units.
Vertical axis : MTF (Modulation Transfer Function/Resolution Index)
Vertical axis : S/N (dB)
With its large APS-C sensor and the elimination of the optical low-pass filter, Fujifilm's X-Trans CMOS sensor is an excellent low-light performormer, delivering a standard ISO range up to ISO6400. No matter when or where the shutter opportunity arises, you can depend on the X-E1's high-sensitivity image capture to defeat blur caused by camera shake or subject motion, and to capture the moment beautifully.
In bright scenes, every minute detail; from the leaves on the trees, to a wisp of hair in a portrait, is captured with exceptionally high resolution.
In high contrast scenes, for example when shooting outside on a very bright sunny day with a strong contrast between the bright sunshine and dark shadows, this technology overcomes the usual difficulties and is able to capture detail in both highlights and shadowy areas.
Giving you the chance to explore the perfect artistic effect for your composition, the X-E1 can simulate the colour and tonal qualities of highly popular traditional Fujifilm photographic films, including the natural look of PROVIA, the vibrant tonality and saturated colours of Velvia and the silky soft look and beautiful skin tones of ASTIA.
By combining its class-leading OLED electronic viewfinder with FUJIFILM's advanced optical technology, the X-E1 offers a bright, extra-wide, field of vision which can be seen at a glance.
Adopting an optical structure of two glass lenses and a double aspheric 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.
The X-E1 offers a diopter correction dial that enables users to adjust the strength of the viewfinder in accordance with their eyesight. The dial is located on the side of the viewfinder and can be adjusted from -4m-1 - +2m-1 (dtp).
With a resolution of approx. 2.36 million dots and 100% coverage, the X-E1 display panel provides a superbly detailed image to perfectly frame and focus your shots. The rich colours of OLED technology and the high contrast ratio of 1:5000*1, provide exposure, white balance and film simulation settings with high fidelity, and let you see exactly what you are doing.
Made in Japan, the X-E1 exudes a class and quality that can be seen from each of its components.
Made in Japan, the X-E1 exudes a class and quality that can be seen from each of its components. The top and front covers are made from die-cast magnesium for a rigid, yet delicate design. And at roughly the same size as the FUJIFILM X100, the X-E1 is refreshingly compact and lightweight (just 350g*)
For photographers wishing to blend in with their surroundings and not draw the attention of their subjects.
For those looking for cool retro styling.
With numbered dials for aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation all positioned exactly where your fingers look for them, the X-E1 is a joy to use.
Settings can be checked even when the camera is off.
With its high precision components, the dials provide just the right amount of torque and resistance when you click through them allowing you to make fractional adjustments easily.
Users can turn the aperture ring on the lens with their left hand, and operate the dials for shutter speed and exposure compensation on the top panel with their right hand, for quick setting changes without having to take their eye off the viewfinder. Functions frequently used during shooting can be assigned to the Fn (Function) button for extra efficiency.
Beautiful magnesium die-cast top and front covers for both style and strength
“Made in Japan” FUJIFILM's Premium Quality
Fujifilm X-E1's Design & Accessories
The built-in flash corresponds to GN7*.
Make your subject stand out using the flash, such as the daytime synchro when the sun is in front of you or you want to capture light when photographing people. By combining the superior low light performance of the X-E1 with high sensitivity settings you can achieve high resolution shots 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.
Stylish and luxurious genuine leather case with extra details including a lens cloth to protect the lens when storing it away.
Ergonomically designed hand grip.
Choose from three different types of dedicated external flash to fit your needs.
"FUJIFILM is pleased to announce the launch of two new models to the FUJINON XF Lens range bringing the total number of lenses available to five, offering much broader photographic appeal.
Another unique five lenses will be added to the line-up during 2013, making the total number of lenses available, 10."
The X-E1 achieves extra quick response times comparable with those of DSLR cameras, ensuring you never miss a shot.
Designed to fulfil all your photographic needs
You can smoothly change to the following settings using the DRIVE button.
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.
True-to-life natural tonality and colour reproduction.
Shoot HD Movies in the vibrant colours of Velvia.
Capture the action in richly expressive monochrome tones.
The body is equipped with a microphone jack. Connect your stereo microphone (bought separately) to record audio with enhanced clarity and presence.
Adjust the microphone volume level (4 available settings) while watching the level meter for optimum audio recording to prevent both loss and distortion.
Kelvin temperature setting available for detailed correction to match the colour temperature of your shooting location. Fine tune white balance to capture natural skin colours or to express your creative intent.
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.
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.
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%).
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.
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.
Just sweep the camera across the scene, and the X-E1 captures multiple images and seamlessly stitches them together to form a single panoramic 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 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
Create, save and instantly recall up to 7 sets of user-defined settings covering all parameters from ISO sensitivity to white balance.
Within the screen, the auto focus area is divided into a 49-point matrix. AF accurately and swiftly recognises 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 focus point.
The shutter time lag is only 0.05 sec, enabling you to capture the precise instant you wish to and enjoy a comfortable shooting experience.
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 in to sharp focus in as little as 0.1 sec* so you’ll never miss a shot.
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.*
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.
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.
2.8-inch, 460,000-Dot LCD monitor 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 data display.
The LCD’s 4:3 aspect ratio provides a large screen to view the complete 3:2 image with ample room for the display of shooting information outside the image frame.
The large display of numerical data and icons lets you know the current camera settings at a glance. Check the key shooting data without stress or hassle, leaving you free to concentrate on framing the shot in the viewfinder.
When composing a shot in the spacious LCD, the built-in electronic level display makes it easy to align the image with the true horizon.
The “FRAMING GUIDELINE” option in Tab 4 of the shooting menu offers a choice of GRID 9, GRID 24, and HD FRAMING. The “grid” options are a very effective aid to composition when, for example, framing photographs with the subjects arranged along a diagonal.
In the Shooting and Playback menu, functions are organised into tabbed single-page screens for fast selection and setting. Just select a tab and find the item in the displayed list without scrolling.
Skip directly to frequently used shooting menus by pressing 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.
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.
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.
Compensate for the colour 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 colour temperature (Kelvin value).
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.
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.
Fine-tune image quality with “COLOUR” for colour 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.
Select either sRGB for a standard range of colour reproduction on general displays or Adobe RGB® for its broader colour rendition depending on how you intend to output and use the image.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Effective Pixels||16.3 million pixels|
|Sensor type||23.6 mm x 15.6 mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS with primary color filter
|Number of recorded pixels||
|Sensitivity||Equivalent to ISO 200 - 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
AUTO mode: AUTO (400) / AUTO (800) / AUTO (1600) / AUTO (3200) / AUTO(6400)
Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100, 12800 and 25600
|Lens mount||FUJIFILM X mount|
|Exposure control||TTL 256-zones metering, Multi / Spot / Average|
|Exposure mode||Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manualexposure|
|Exposure compensation||-2.0 EV - +2.0 EV, increment with 1/3 EV step|
|Image stabilisation||Lens shift type (when OIS type lens is set)|
|Shutter control||Focal Plane Shutter|
|Shutter speed||(P mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/4000 sec.,
(All other modes) 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
Bulb (max. 60 min.)
Time 1/2 to 30 sec.
Synchronized Shutter speed for flash : 1/180 sec or slower
* 1/180 sec can be automatically set at some shooting condition on P mode or A mode.
|Continuous shooting||Max 6 / 3 fps selectable|
|Auto bracketing||AE Bracketing (±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV, ±1 EV)
Film Simulation Bracketing (Any 3 type of film simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%, 200%, 400%)
ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV, ±1 EV)
|White balance||Automatic scene recognition
Custom, Color temperature selection (K)
|Film Simulation mode||10 type (PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA)|
|Dynamic range setting||AUTO (100-400%), 100%, 200%, 400%|
|Self timer||Approx. 10 sec. / 2 sec. Delay|
|Flash||Manual pop-up flash (Auto flash)
Guide number: approx 7 (ISO200 · m)
|Hot shoe||Yes (dedicated TTL Flash compatible)|
|LCD monitor||2.8-in, approx. 460,000-dot, TFT color LCD monitor (Approx. 100% coverage)|
|Movie recording||1920 x 1080 pixels / 1280 x 720 pixels (24 frames / sec.) with stereo sound.
Individual movies cannot exceed 29 minutes in length.
|Photography functions||Select custom setting, Motion panorama, Color space, Color (Saturation), sharpness, Dynamic range, Film simulation, Gradation, Auto red-eye removal (by face detection function), Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Preview depth of focus, Focus check, Electronic level, Multiple exposure, Fn button setting (RAW, Movie, etc)|
|Playback functions||RAW conversion, Image rotate, Red-eye reduction, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, image search, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Mark for upload, Protect, Crop, Resize, Panorama, Favorites|
|Other functions||PictBridge, Exif Print, Language selection, Time difference, Quick start mode, Silent mode|
|Power supply||NP-W126 Li-ion battery (included)|
|Dimensions||129 (W) mm x 74.9(H) mm x 38.3(D) mm / 5.1 in.(W) x 2.9 in. (H) x 1.5 in. (D)
(Minimum depth: 30.9 mm/ 1.2 in.)
|Weight||Approx. 350g / 12.3 oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 300 g / 10.6 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
|Operating temperature||0°C - 40°C|
|Operating humidity||10% - 80% (no condensation)|
|Battery life||approx 350 frames (When XF35mmF1.4 R is set)|
|Start-up time||Approx 0.5 sec, when QUICK START mode set to ON
Approx 1.0 sec, when QUICK START mode set to OFF
|Accessories included||Li-ion battery NP-W126
Battery charger BC-W126
Metal strap clip
Clip attaching tool
CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter etc.*3)
|Optional accessories||Li-ion battery NP-W126
Battery charger BC-W126
Shoe Mount Flash EF-20, EF-42, EF-X20
Interchangeable lens FUJINON LENS XF18mmF2 R
Interchangeable lens FUJINON LENS XF35mmF1.4 R
Interchangeable lens FUJINON LENS XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
Interchangeable lens FUJINON LENS XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Interchangeable lens FUJINON LENS XF14mmF2.8 R
M Mount adapter
Protector Filter PRF-58 58mmø
Protector Filter PRF-52 52mmø
Protector Filter PRF-39 39mmø
Remote release RR-80
Hand Grip HG-XE1
Leather Case BLC-XE1