Fujifilm's photogenic enthusiast ILC updated
Fujifilm's photogenic enthusiast ILC updated
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Fujifilm's photogenic enthusiast ILC updated

Cameras
Like its less expensive sibling and predecessor, the Fujifilm X-E2 delivers pretty excellent photo quality. The camera incorporate the company's APS-C sized X-trans CMOS 2 sensor, which uses a non-standard, color filter array layout so that it can drop the softening anti-aliasing filter and combined with really good JPEG processing that delivers excellent photos as high as ISO3200 and really usable ones through ISO6400. Plus, if you shoot black and white, you can go throughout the range up to 25600. The camera has great dynamic range and good color too. Though on its defaults it compresses shadow areas in a way the X-E1 doesn't. The flip side however, is relatively poor video quality with a lot of edge artifacts and more array. But the anti-aliasing filter usually deals with. The camera has a really nice design with a great electronic viewfinder updated from the X-E1 and photographer- friendly physical controls. Well, I wish the LCD could filter articulate and it's still really isn't visible in direct sunlight. The VF is probably a solid trade off. The camera has more analog feel in similarly priced models with the manual shutter speed dial, exposure compensation dial and a kit lens that has a manual aperture rate. And as physical controls for all frequently needed settings plus 2 programmable function buttons and a treaded remote socket and a shutter. The surprisingly good on camera flash can be tilted back to bounce or to reduce intensity. The grips are [unk] shallower than I like but it's not bad. And the film rest provides sufficient leverage for single-handed shooting. The one design drawback for tripod users is the location of the socket. It's right next to the battery and card compartment. Its feature is pretty unremarkable that there's almost everything here that most serious photographers might want. It's just like spells like GPS, expansive bracketing controls, time lapse and so on. Is it caveat? I'm not a big fan of split-image viewfinders so I can't really appreciate the digital version that Fujifilm has incorporated here and the one significant new feature, Wi-Fi has pretty middling features and it has connectivity problems especially with iOS devices. Its performance is better than before but still lags its competitors. For single-shot autofocus though, it's more than acceptable. If you're looking for great photo quality with a moderately analog-like shooting experience, the X-E2 is it. It's just not the most well-rounded version of its cohort. I'm Lori Grunin and this is the Fujifilm X-E2.

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