09 Aug Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review
Source: DP Review
Key Features 16MP APS-C X-Trans sensor 77-point autofocus system 1080/60p video capture Fixed 3″ 1.04M-dot LCD 2.36M-dot electronic viewfinder ISO 200-6400, expandable to 51200 7 fps burst shooting Wi-Fi
The Fujifilm X-E2S is a rangefinder-styled mirrorless interchangeable lens camera featuring a 16MP X-Trans sensor, abundant external controls, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and a hybrid autofocus system. Feature- and performance-wise, it is all but identical to Fujifilm’s existing X-E2 with the newest firmware installed, but the X-E2S launches at a $300 discount compared to its predecessor.
At an MSRP of $699 (or $999 with an 18-55mm F2.8-4 kit lens), Fujifilm has effectively taken an enthusiast-level camera with enthusiast-level controls and placed it alongside more traditionally entry-level models across the marketplace. If you’re a photographer with some experience but a tight budget, that’s great news. And if you’re a beginner looking to get in to photography, the X-E2S might pique your interest.
Straight-out-of-camera JPEG with Velvia film simulation. Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4. ISO 200, 1/450 sec, F1.4, 35mm equiv.
Photo by Carey Rose
So, the X-E2S is a re-released X-E2 with updated software, but there are still a few tweaks unique to the newer model.
What’s new on the X-E2S An ‘Auto’ button on the rear, which puts the camera into a point-and-shoot ‘Scene Recognition’ mode similar to the auto lever on the top of the Fujifilm X-T10 (this button is also reassignable) When shooting in Auto ISO, the X-E2S will attempt to detect motion in the scene and raise the…