Fujifilm Unveils New Mirrorless Camera: the X-E1
Fujifilm has unveiled its second compact system camera, the Fujifilm X-E1. The new 16.3-megapixel interchangeable-lens camera joins the X-Pro1 which was announced in January this year.
The X-E1 uses the same 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor as the X-Pro 1, but is cheaper and around 30% smaller.
Key features include Full HD movie capture (1920 x 1080 pixels), 2.8-inch (460K dot) LCD, ISO range of 100-25600 (or ISO 200-6400 in ISO Auto mode), built-in pop-up TTL flash, in-camera Raw converter, and a range of film simulation modes including Velvia, Astia, Provia, Monochrome, Sepia, PRO Neg.Std & PRO Neg.Hi.
Another significant inclusion is a high-definition OLED electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 million dots.
The camera will be available in two designs: two-tone black or silver and solid black.
A newly developed 18-55mm (27-84mm equivalent) F2.8-4 stabilised lens will be bundled with the X-E1. While Australian prices have not been announced, in the US the camera will carry a recommended retail price of $1,399.95 with lens, or $999.95 without. The camera is expected to be available in November 2012.