In one of the worst kept photography secrets this year, Fujifilm announced the X-E1 on September 6, 2012 – the second interchangeable lens camera that uses their newly developed “X” mount and corresponding lenses. For our regular readers, it is no secret that I absolutely love using my X-Pro1 which was announced in January of 2012. When Fujfilm let me know back in June that the X-Pro1 was about to get a little brother, I must say that I was intrigued and excited as it is great to see this line of cameras expand to include new products.
Fujifilm was kind enough to let me use a pre-production model of the X-E1 for the past week and I will have access to it for another week. The purpose of this article is let you know my initial impressions of the camera and to show you some images I have taken with it. This is by no means a complete technical review – I will leave that to websites like dpreview.com to explore all of the minutiae and fine details of the camera.