Fujfilm has just announced a new member of their X-series: the X-E1 digital camera, in black or silver. This camera continues to round out the popular system, favoring retro styling, manual capabilities and high imaging performance. The X-E1 bridges the gap between the X-Pro1 and X100 by being slightly larger than the X100, but gains the interchangeable lens capabilities of the X-Pro1.
FUJIFILM X-E1 key features:
- 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor and EXR Processor Pro
- FUJIFILM X-Mount
- Full HD Movie (1920×1080)
- Extra high resolution 2.36 million dot viewfinder
- 2.8-inch LCD
- Built-in pop-up TTL Flash
- ISO 100 – 25600
- Film simulation modes (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Monochrome, Sepia, PRO Neg.Std & PRO Neg.Hi)
- Approximately 350 shots per battery charge
Complementing the X-E1 and the X-Pro1, Fujifilm has also recently added two new lenses to the lineup, including the first zoom lens to the system.
The XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS lens (35mm equivalent focal length of 27.4-83.8mm) features built in optical image stabilization for lessening camera shake and image blur. The XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS is composed of 14 elements in 10 groups and includes three aspherical elements and one abnormal dispersion element.
The XF 14mm f/2.8 R lens (35mm equivalent focal length of 21mm) making it the widest Fujinon lens currently available with the X mount. This ultra-wide-angle lens is composed of 10 elements in 7 groups and includes two aspherical elements and three abnormal dispersion elements.
The FUJIFILM X-E1 (body only) will be available in November 2012 for $999.95.
The FUJIFILM X-E1 and XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm) F2.8-4 lens (kit) will be available in November for $1,399.95. The FUJINON XF14mm (21mm) F2.8 single focal length lens and XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm) F2.8-4 lens will be available in November for $899.95 and $699.95, respectively.
DP Review has a hands on preview here : http://www.dpreview.com/previews/fujifilm-x-e1/