Following the successful launch of the new Lumia and Droid Razr handsets, the bustling city of New York has hosted yet another product launch as Fujifilm raised the curtains on their new high-end MILC — the Fujifilm X-E1.
Fujifilm equipped the X-E1with the same 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor as its larger and pricier counterpart the X-Pro1 which, according to Fujifilm, is capable of delivering resolution that is superior to other APS-C sensors, and equal to even some full frame sensors found in popular DSLR cameras. Just like the X-Pro1, the X-E1 makes use of a unique color filter array which aids the camera in maximizing its high-resolution to capture a subject’s color more accurately.
To give its users an exceptional eye-level framing, the X-E1 is equipped with an OLED electronic viewfinder with a 2.36 million dots resolution and 25Â° horizontal field of view. User can also use the camera’s 2.8â€ LCD screen. However, users are better off using the camera’s EVF in framing, considering that the LCD only has 460K dot resolution.
Incredibly all of these are housed inside a compact 129 x 75 x 38mm body which is 30% smaller than its predecessor. Speaking of the camera’s body, this high-end MILC has a retro-style body that would delight any old-school photography enthusiasts. Not only does this camera look good, it’s also durable thanks to its rigid die-cast magnesium make. Potential buyers can choose from two color options, two-tone silver and black and solid black.
The Fujifilm X-E1 is certainly one heck of a beast and would fit in quite nicely in the imaging giant’s X-series lineup. Apart from its below par LCD screen, the only thing that would keep buyers from getting this camera is its steep price tag. The Fujifilm X-E1 camera with an XF18mm-55mm F2.8-4 kit lens will set you back $1399.95 when it becomes available this November.