Inputs and Outputs Notes
Overview: The retro-looking Fujifilm X-E1 is an
interchangeable lens digital camera. It has the new X lens mount, and is
compatible with the new XF Fujinon fast aperture prime lenses. This package includes
the XF 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 R LM OIS standard zoom lens.
Compatible Lenses: The X-E1 is compatible with the
following XF Fujinon prime lenses:
XF18mm F2 R,
XF35mm F1.4 R, and
XF60mm F2.4 R Macro.
These lenses offer precise control over depth-of-field and excellent
out-of-focus bokeh, due to the design of the molded aperture diaphragm blades.
With the optional
M Mount Adapter (sold separately) you can use a wide variety of M-mount lenses from Leica, Voigtlander, Carl Zeiss, and Ricoh.
2.8" LCD Monitor:
The X-E1 has a 2.8" color LCD
monitor featuring approximately 460,000 dots and approximately 100% horizontal
and vertical coverage in the shooting mode. When shooting, you can choose from a
standard display, a detailed display, or a custom display which allows you to
select from up to 15 items to display in the monitor.
0.5" OLED Viewfinder: The camera is equipped with a 0.5"
Organic LED (OLED) viewfinder with 2,360,000 dots. The viewfinder has a diopter
correction dial that allows you to adjust the strength of the viewfinder in
accordance with your eyesight.
The X-E1 features a 23.6mm x 15.6mm APS-C format, X-Trans CMOS image sensor with
16.3-million effective square pixels. This is the same sensor used in Fujifilm's
X-series flagship X-Pro1 digital camera. The camera uses ultrasonic vibration to
clean the image sensor. In the menu, you can select sensor cleaning when the
camera is switched on, switched off, or on command.
Recording Media: Still images and movies can be recorded onto
optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards. No memory cards are included with the
Still Image Quality: The X-E1 records still images in JPEG
format in 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect
ratios in three sizes and two compression ratios (Fine or Normal). In addition, RAW images can be
recorded from the raw, uncompressed image data from the camera's image sensor.
RAW format images must be processed on a computer using the supplied RAW File
Converter application software. You can also shoot a RAW + JPEG image at the
same time, with separate RAW and JPEG files recorded and stored.
|3:2 Image Sizes ||16:9 Image Sizes ||1:1 Image Sizes |
|L: 4896 x 3624 |
M: 3456 x 2304
S: 2496 x 1664
|L: 4896 x 2760 |
M: 3456 x 1944
S: 2496 x 1408
|L: 3264 x 3264 |
M: 2304 x 2304
S: 1664 x 1664
HD Movies: The X-E1 can record Full HD movies in MOV
format (H.264 standard) at 24 frames per second with stereo sound. Available
frames sizes are 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and 1280 x 720 (HD). The maximum movie
length is 29 minutes.
Panorama: The camera is capable of taking panoramic images by
panning the camera through one of two angle settings. As you pan the camera,
multiple frames are recorded and automatically stitched together in the camera
to create the panoramic image. The Panorama options are:
- Panorama M:
- Horizontal: 5120 x 1440 (7.3M)
- Vertical: 2160 x 5120 (11.1M)
- Panorama L:
- Horizontal: 7680 x 1440 (11.1M)
- Vertical: 2160 x 7680 (16.6M)
Shooting Modes: The Fujifilm X-E1 lets you set the shutter
speed and aperture automatically or manually. The shutter speed and aperture
settings combine for four shooting modes:
|Shooting Mode ||Shutter Speed¹ ||Aperture² |
|Program AE ||Automatic ||Automatic |
|Shutter Priority ||Manual ||Automatic |
|Aperture Priority ||Automatic ||Manual |
|Manual ||Manual ||Manual |
¹ Shutter Speed Options:
Auto, 1/4000, 1/2000, 1/1000, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15,
1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, Time (selectable 2 to 30 sec), Bulb
² Aperture Options:
Depends upon the attached XF lens: XF18mm (F2.0 to F16), XF35mm (F1.4 to F16), XF60mm (F2.4 to F22) XF14mm (F2.8 to
F22), XF18-55mm (F2.8/F4 to F22)
ISO Sensitivity: You can manually set the camera's sensitivity to ISO
200 to 6400 in 1/3EV increments. Extended settings are equivalent to ISO100
(Low), ISO12800 (High) or ISO25600 (High). You can also choose an Auto ISO
setting with maximum settings of 400, 800, 1600, 3200, or 6400. The Auto settings will adjust the
sensitivity settings according to the shooting conditions. The higher the sensitivity setting, the better the camera is at
reducing blur in poor lighting conditions, however, high settings can result in
more noise in the recorded images.
White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of
lighting. You can select
Auto, Direct Sunlight, Shade, "Daylight" fluorescent lamps, "Warm White" fluorescent
lamps, "Cool White" fluorescent lamps, Incandescent light and
Underwater (requires waterproof case). In addition, you can measure for a white
balance value or display and select from a list of color temperatures.
Film Simulation: The X-E1 can simulate the effects of
different kinds of film, including black-and-white. You can select one of the
- Provia/Standard: standard color reproduction
- Velvia/Vivid: a high-contrast palette of saturated colors, suited
for nature photos
- Astia/Soft: a soft-toned palette of less-saturated colors
- Pro Negative Std: a soft-toned palette. The range of
hues available for skin tones is enhanced; a good choice for studio
- Pro Negative Hi: offers slightly more contrast than Pro
Negative Std, making it ideal for outdoor portraits.
- Monochrome: standard black-and-white
- Monochrome + Y Filter: black-and-white pictures with slightly
increased contrast; tones down the brightness of the sky
- Monochrome + R Filter: black-and-white picture with increased
contrast; also tones down the brightness of the sky
- Monochrome + G Filter: softens skin tones in black-and-white
- Sepia: takes pictures in sepia tone
Color Space: Depending upon how you intend to use the image,
you can choose the output color space at the general sRGB setting or the broader
color rendition of Adobe RGB (for commercial printing).
Exposure Compensation: Using the dedicated Exposure
Compensation dial on the top of the camera, you
can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures
brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure a total of 13 steps from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3
EV steps. Exposure compensation is available in all shooting modes except
Bracketing: You can take a series of photos with varying
settings for each picture. Bracketing options include:
- AE: Each time the shutter is pressed, the camera will
take three shots up to about 6 fps, one using the metered value for
exposure, the second overexposed by the selected amount, and the third
underexposed by the same amount.
- ISO: Each time the shutter is pressed, the camera will
take three shots, one using the current sensitivity setting, the second with
the sensitivity raised, and the third with the sensitivity lowered.
- Film Simulation: Each time the shutter is released, the
camera takes one shot and processes it to create copies with the film
simulation settings selected.
- Dynamic Range: Each time the shutter is pressed, the
camera will take three shots up to about 6 fps, each with different dynamic
ranges: 100% for the first, 200% for the second, and 400% for the third.
Continuous Shooting: You can capture motion in a series of
pictures using the Continuous Shooting mode. The camera can take pictures at 3 frames per second
or 6 fps. Focus and exposure are determined by the first frame, and the flash is
turned off automatically.
Multiple Exposures: You can create a photograph that
combines two exposures.
Self-timer: The camera gives you the choice of a 10-second
or 2-second self timer. The 10 second self timer is recommended for self
portraits, while the 2-second self timer is used to reduce blur caused by the
camera moving when the shutter button is pressed.
Remote Release: The X-E1 has a 2.5mm sub-minijack connection
for adding the optional RR-80 Remote Release. The RR-80 can be used to take
photos when the camera is on a tripod or for long time-exposures. In addition, a
standard cable release can be used when attached into the threaded receptacle on
the shutter release button.
Focus Modes: The camera lets you choose how the camera
focuses. You can select Single AF, Continuous AF, or Manual Focus using the
focus ring on the attached lens.
Flash Modes: The
X-E1 has a built-in pop-up flash. Optional flash units can also be used for
additional lighting at night or indoors under low light. Red-eye removal minimizes the
"red-eye" effect, and is available for each flash mode. You can choose from the following flash modes:
- Auto: flash fires
automatically as required by the shooting conditions
- Forced Flash:
flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
- Slow Synchro:
auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds (tripod recommended)
- 2nd Curtain Sync: the flash fires immediately before the
- Commander: the built-in flash can be used to control
optional remote flash units
The X-E1 uses 256-segment, TTL (through-the-lens) metering, where the camera
automatically assesses the scene and selects the optimum exposure. You can
select from three metering options: Multi, Spot, or Average.
Viewing Images: Images can be
played back one-at-a-time or in a variety of multi-frame views. Multi-frame
options include a 5-frame cascading display (two previous and two following
frames cascaded behind the highlighted image), a side-by-side two-frame display
(with smaller thumbnails of the previous and next frames, 9-image grid (3 x 3)
and a 100-image grid (10 x 10) of micro-thumbnails. In the 9- and 100-image grid
views, the highlighted image is slightly enlarged.
Image Search: The Image Search function lets you search
pictures by the following criteria:
- Date: Search for photos by date
- Face: Search for photos that include faces
- Favorites: Search for photos by rating
- Type: You can easily search your pictures according to the type
of photos: still photos, pictures taken in burst mode, or movie footage.
- Upload Mark: Search for pictures selected for upload to
a specified destination.
Playback Zoom/Cropping: You can
enlarge a still image in the monitor according to the image quality (size).
After you have zoomed in and scrolled the picture to the desired composition,
you can create a cropped image of a picture. Copies will have an aspect ratio
of 3:2, and will be saved as a separate file.
Resize: To create a small copy of a picture, you can select
"Resize" from the menu. The new images vary in size with the original
Slide Show: You can view pictures in an automated slide
show. You can select normal playback, normal playback that zooms in on faces, or
multiple pictures at once.
Printing Pictures: Using DPOF
(Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and whether
to print them with or without date. Pictures can be printed as followed:
- Printer or Photo Lab:
plug the camera into a Pictbridge-compatible printer,
insert the memory card into a compatible printer, or take the memory card to
a digital photo lab
- Transferring to Computer:
transfer the images to a computer before printing them
Power Requirements: The
X-E1 is powered by the supplied NP-W126 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery.
A fully-charged NP-W126 is good for approximately 350 shots. The supplied BC-W126
battery charger will charge an NP-W126 battery in about 150 minutes.
Auto Power Off Function: When
the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Power Off function will automatically
turn off the camera to reduce the drain on the batteries if no
operations are performed for 2 minutes or 5 minutes, as set in the menu.
Regardless of the option selected, the camera will not automatically turn off
when connected to a printer or computer, or when a slide show is in progress.
X-E1 Accessories: In addition to the above-mentioned XF
lenses, the following accessories are compatible with the X-E1:
EF-X20 Shoe Mount Flash
BLC-XE1 Leather Case
- NP-W126 Spare Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
BC-W126 Battery Charger
RR-80 Remote Release
18-55mm Lens: This X-E1 camera kit comes with the XF 18-55mm
F2.8-4.0 R LM OIS standard zoom lens. The lens includes a lens hood to block
unwanted light from entering the lens, causing flare.
Optical Image Stabilization: The lens features optical image
stabilization (OIS) to help prevent blurred images due to camera shake. The OIS
can be activated on the lens by way of the 2-way switch, and in the camera menu.
- Lens Construction: 14 elements in 10 groups (includes 3 aspherical and 1
extra low dispersion elements)
- Focal Length: 18-55mm (35mm format equivalent: 27-84mm)
- Angle of View: 79.1° - 28.4°
- Max. Aperture: F2.8 - F4
- Min. Aperture: F22
- Aperture Control: 7 blade, rounded diaphragm opening;
Stop size: 1/3 EV (19 stops)
- Focus Range: Wide: 11.8" to infinity; Telephoto: 15.75"
- Max. Magnification: 0.08x - 0.15x
- Filter Size: 58mm
- Dimensions: Diameter: 2.56", Length: 2.77" (wide) to
- Weight: 10.93 ounces
and Outputs Notes
USB: The X-E1 features a Mini-B 2.0 USB port for
connecting the supplied USB
cable. This output allows you to download your photos to your
computer via USB, or connect the camera to a compatible PictBridge printer.
HDMI: The camera has a mini-HDMI (Type C) output for
connecting the camera to your HDTV. An optional mini-HDMI to HDMI cable (such as
119HDMICAM) is required.
Microphone In/Remote Release: A 2.5mm sub-minijack is
provided for connecting an external microphone with a 2.5mm plug. You can also
use the jack for connecting the RR-80 Remote Release.
System Requirements: The X-E1 is equipped with MyFinePix Studio Version
4.0 for Windows and FinePix Viewer Version 3.6 for Macintosh. In order to use this software, your computer must have
one of the following operating systems:
Studio (Windows): Windows 7 (Service Pack 1), Windows Vista
(SP2), Windows XP (SP3)
- FinePix Viewer (Macintosh): Mac OS X Version 10.5 -
10.6 (OS X Ver.10.7 and later not supported)