Fujifilm X-E1 / 18-55mm Kit

Fujifilm X-E1 / 18-55mm Kit
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Fujifilm X-E1 / 18-55mm Kit Review

The Fujifilm X-E1 / 18-55mm Kit is one of the finest camera kits available in the market. With a sturdy camera that offers great picture quality coupled with the standard zoom lens the 18-55mm, this is the product designed for enthusiasts.


The pricing of the kit along with its several features has put it in direct competition with other cameras of the same segment such as Sony Alpha NEX-7 and Olympus OM-D E-M5. Unlike the X-Pro1 the X-E1 has a high-resolution 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder, which is completely electronic. Apart from this the camera has a 2.8-inch 460K dot LCD monitor at its rear that allows clear and detailed viewing of pictures. This LCD screen has an anti-reflection coating that enables the users to view pictures in bright light conditions, too.


Moreover the camera has the capacity to track and focus at the speed of 6 fps and helps the user in capturing better motion images. It comes with other features such as auto bracketing, super-fast focal plane shutter, high-speed contrast autofocus, built in flash, film stimulation modes etc. The XF-18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS Lens is the first X mount lens created by Fujifilm. This standard zoom lens provides a better range for clicking both wide angle and telephoto pictures due to the fact that it becomes 27.4-83.8mm when considered in 35mm equivalence. The lens is pretty fast to use and owing to its great image stabilization system, the camera shake can get up to 3 stop compensated.


The lens consists of 11 groups with 14 elements that ensure great picture quality and reduced chromatic aberrations. This amazing lens when coupled with the superfast X-Trans CMOS sensor and EXR Processor produces impeccable pictures with great precision at incredible speed. The camera is a great buy due to its great resolution and powerful X-Trans CMOS sensor paired with EXR Processor. One can definitely get attracted towards its great features and compact body, as it’s lightweight and easy to use. This camera is great for travelling purposes and is capable of doing excellent macro photography.


Although there are some many nice things to talk about this kit, there are certain drawbacks that require to be mentioned. Fujifilm X-E1 can be considered as the slimmer and upgraded version of X-Pro, one of the first products launched under the X-system by Fujifilm in 2012. The Fujifilm X-E1 can also be considered as a more affordable X-Pro1. This latest release of the company is a mirror less camera coupled with the first X-mount zoom lens from Fujifilm. The camera has 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor that allows proper filtration of colors and eliminated the requirement of low pass filter in the lens.


For higher speed performance the camera features EXR Processor Pro along with several other co-processors better precision and image processing. Although the company claims that the camera has a superfast auto focusing system, it seems to lag behind in focusing speed when compared to other cameras of its segment. Moreover the camera has limited zoom and shutter delay, which to some extent may bother some of the photographers and the worst part is the camera is bit over priced for the performances that it's offering.

  • Pros:
    powerful and excellent auto-focus compact body great color quality excellent image processing
  • Cons:
    zoom and shutter delay a bit expensive for the limited features
Our score:
4 / 5

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Product Description

  • The Fujifilm X-E1 / 18-55mm Kit is manufactured by Fujifilm and was added in December 2014 in the Digital Cameras section
  • This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5
  • The best price of the Fujifilm X-E1 / 18-55mm Kit in Australia is $681.00 at Camerasky
  • In Australia this product is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
  • You can find this product at DC Cameras & Optics, Camerasky

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