And here it is the leaked Fuji X-E1 press text!

No anti-triad Fuji, the newly released interchangeable lens camera X-E1.

Google cache has no mercy and we can now read the full X-E1 press release via hb.qq.com! Here is the text:

[IT168 Information] Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. (President: Goosen Shigetaka) honor announced a new X-E1, Fujifilm year paragraph interchangeable lens digital camera. Keeping up with the pace of the market has been acclaimed X-Pro1, X-E1 uses the same X-Pro1 Fujifilm’s exclusive X-Trans CMOS sensor, high-specification organic EL electronic viewfinder, with built-in flash compact body and X-mount compatible Fujinon XF series lens product line. In addition, Fujifilm will this fall XF series lens group to expand from three to five, and will be extended to 10 in 2013 years, in order to better adapt to the needs of different customers.



Has a more portable body size, ultra-fast focusing speed of up to 0.1 seconds, combined with newly developed F2.8 large aperture zoom lens with optical image stabilization, X-E1 is the new X-Series product line stunning for. In order to cater to the needs of the market in November this year, X-E1 will be two different appearance color available in silver and black, destined to become the focus of the market when the X-E1 excellent performance and classic design.

Classic design brings intuitive control experience

No matter from which parts Made in Japan, are sufficient to show its high quality. The top cover and front cover die-cast from magnesium alloy, the X-E1 has a tough exquisite designs. X-E1 Dimensions and X100 are similar, but the X-E1 uses a more compact and lightweight design, weighing only approximately 350g * 1. Plus additional rubber handle design, fitted XF series lens, you will get a very comfortable grip and operation feel.

Fujifilm engineers in the research and development of X-E1, the importance attached to the product’s ease of use in the future. Like other X-series cameras, the the turntable side on the top panel texture design, so that users have a more relaxed and smooth operation feel. You can adjust the aperture ring on the lens with the left hand with his right hand on the top panel to quickly and easily achieve adjust the shutter speed and exposure compensation, and in this process, you do not have the eye leave the viewfinder framing to diversify on the attention. You can also the shooting function definition to the Fn (Function) button, at any time convenient to call.




No anti-triad Fuji, the newly released interchangeable lens camera X-E1

Fuji X-E1 back button

X-E1 will have two different color’s appearance. Which black is not significant publicity, be able to match with any of your clothing is ideal for shooting documentary style photos. Silver is relatively avant-garde, suited to show the cool and the excellent quality of the X-E1.

Although there is a compact and lightweight design, X-E1 still has excellent battery life, shoot about 350 photos in a single charge * 2, so you do not have to worry about your creative impact because of low battery. In addition, X-E1 equipped with a built-in flash equivalent flash index 7 * 3, high precision TTL flash system will bring you excellent indoor macro shooting.

2.36 million pixel high-resolution, high-brightness organic EL electronic viewfinder

Different from the X-Pro1 multiple hybrid viewfinder, X-E1 brand new 2.36 million-pixel electronic viewfinder organic EL is currently on the market a new pixel electronic viewfinder. Natural, bright, easy-to-view viewfinder has a viewing angle of 25 °, allowing users to quickly and easily complete the composition viewfinder. The image on the organic EL panel through a unique lens structure (including two glass lenses and a double-sided aspherical lens) projection to the eyes of the photographer, to bring you high quality comparable to the optical viewfinder framing effect.




No anti-triad Fuji, the newly released interchangeable lens camera X-E1

The Fuji organic EL electronic viewfinder

Fujifilm X series and many other products on the unique optical viewfinder technology, in order to enhance the comfort and ease of use of the user watch the shooting data, when the image is rendered, the new organic EL panel will bring you clear any The angles are not graphic display distortion. From the position of your eyes and the surrounding environment, even when the LCD is difficult to show the bright sunlight and special occasions, new viewfinder will bring excellent viewfinder composition shooting experience.

Subsection organic EL panel has a rich color gamut performance and ultra-high contrast ratio of up to 1:5000 * 5 in the focus, exposure, white balance, and film simulation effects, will bring you extremely excellent reproduction . Different distances of about 23mm and the eyepiece on the application of a special soft resin, even if the user wears glasses also do not need to take off his glasses premise excellent visual effects. In addition, you can also get a clearer display effect through the diopter adjustment dial.

Exclusive Fujifilm APS-C size X-Trans CMOS sensor for superior color reproduction and image resolution

FUJIFILM X-E1 equipped with FUJIFILM X-Pro1 exactly the same 16.3 million pixel APS-C size X-Trans CMOS sensor. Its unique color filter array can not use the optical low-pass filter to reduce moiré and false color generated. The direct benefits of this design is the ability to very substantially increase the resolution of the digital camera, it is possible to bring you a more clear and bright perfect shooting.

Conventional color filter array using the arrangement of the 2×2 pixel unit, bring the greatest adverse impact in the highly ordered arrangement is moiré and pseudo color is often generated. Usually in the digital camera industry, the installation of a low-pass filter between the color filter and lens to effectively solve the problem of moiré and false color. However, the use of the low-pass filter, on the other hand will lead to a sharp decline in image resolution. As a veteran film maker Fujifilm X-Trans CMOS sensor design, using a unique similar to traditional silver halide film color filter array design the 6X6 pixel unit structure looks messy, and this state-of-the-art The disordered arrangement designed to fundamentally eliminate moiré and false color generated, so that the removal of the low-pass filter ripe. Finally, X-Trans CMOS sensor in the resolution of the sensor has been the greatest degree of improvement in the removal of the low-pass filter design. You may even be able to enlarge the image to 2700mm X 1800mm size no problem.

Unique color filter array design is also excellent in the photo noise control high sensitivity. In addition, in the role of the large size of the APS-C sensor, the user is able to get a clear prospect of a very beautiful bokeh effect, bokeh shallow depth of field shooting.

X-E1 equipped with a high-speed, high-precision “EXR processor PRO” image processing engine, to bring you high-speed shooting responses. The acquisition of complex X-Trans CMOS sensor signal high-speed real-time image processing without any delay, to ensure that your next creation.

New tailor-made for the X-E1 Fujinon XF 18-55 F2.8-4 R LM OIS lens, only 0.1 seconds to bring you the ultra-high-speed focusing performance

The the XF18-55mm lens in the newly released high-end linear motor with CMOS sensor read-out of high-speed signals as well as the newly developed EXR image processor the Pro perfect combination to bring you the speed and accuracy of autofocus qualitative leap. Only 0.1 seconds, the fastest high-speed precise focus using contrast detection AF mode X-E1 will I bring.




No anti-triad Fuji, the newly released interchangeable lens camera X-E1

Fujitsu X-E1 and lens group

Another masterpiece as the field of optical design, the new XF-18-55mm lens with 10 groups of 14 all-glass structure design, which contains three aspherical lens and an anomalous dispersion lens, using a 7-blade circular aperture design. The zoom lens focal lengths covering the most commonly used 18mm wide-angle to 55mm telephoto * focal lengths, able to adapt to different occasions photography needs.

F2.8-F4 aperture, large aperture to bring you the perfect low light photographic effects, including beautiful bokeh effect. Compact lens design, making it more lightweight and easy to carry. The state-of-the-art optical and mechanical design is a strong guarantee to keep the lens compact despite its F2.8 large aperture, the size of this lens is only 65.0mmX70.4mm. Like other XF series lens, the new lens uses the same design of the aperture ring, allowing users to a high degree of concentration in the shoot ease with his left hand to carry out the adjustment of the aperture size. The lens OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) system to prevent the image jitter, image stabilization performance equivalent to 4 shutter speed correction effect will always ensure that you get clear and not blurry photos.

The Fuji X bayonet native will maximize the performance of the lens

Fujifilm X-mount system has a very short 17.7mm flange distance, and maximize the performance advantages of digital camera mirror.

Wider opening design allows the lens deep enough to insert them to the camera body about 7.5mm, followed by lens focal length shortened, and thus make the lens compact and lightweight design easier. The shortening also reduces the occurrence of the edges of the image resolution to reduce the phenomenon of the back focus.

X bayonet in a 10-contact design, the more high-speed and efficient communication between the lens and body, which include auto-focus, aperture and other lens mobile data, high-speed communications.

The Fujifilm original M bayonet adapter ring the huge group M-mount lenses, X-E1 can be used to greatly expand your photography fun.

A variety of shooting modes faithful reproduction of the traditional professional film color

X-E1 is also equipped with Fujifilm’s unique Film Simulation mode, digital camera reproduction is similar to the traditional professional film is so unique color and flavor. Including the reproduction of nature bright colors, ultra-high saturation and prominent red and green tones of Velvia mode, reproduce the soft, fine, smooth skin tones ASTIA mode and more emphasis on natural color reproduction PROVIA mode. The new film simulation mode also includes two professional color negative effects, including shades more smooth PRO Neg.Std in and suitable for indoor portraits sharpness PRO Neg.Hi. Single-tone mode also has three types of filter effects and show nostalgic old photo style sepia mode. The film simulation bracketing function allows you to get three completely different film simulation effects in a single exposure at the same time.

In the era of film cameras, multiple exposures is the only one by for leaflets film by two exposure images superimposed photography. Advanced digital image processing technology, X-E1 is also able to simulate this technology to select multiple exposure mode, shooting photos, and then EVF or LCD display, you can directly view the first exposure effect has been completed and accurate superposition of the second shot, overlay effect to get creative scene.

Full HD video capabilities

Not only can you shoot Full HD (1920X1080) 24fps speed movie. In addition, you can also be applied to the film simulation mode video shoot them, thanks to the large-size image sensor and the large aperture lens for X-E1, your movie will also have a very nice bokeh effect.

Through a microphone connected to the fuselage Φ2.5mm caliber microphone / remote shutter line interface, you can be more clear and loud sound of the recording. The interface is particularly suitable for the lens motor sound worried fuselage operation tones will be recorded into the video.

(1) including the battery box memory card, not including the lens

(2) equipped XF35mmF1.4 R lens

(3) ISO200? M

(4) FUJIFILM survey; August 2012

(5) Varies dependent on image quality setting depends on the different image quality settings

(6) Equivalent 35mm format: 27mm to 84mm 35mm equivalent: 27mm to 84mm

FUJIFILM X-E1 Key Features at a glance:

? 16.3 million effective pixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor

? EXR image processor PRO

? FUJIFILM X mount (for Fujinon XF Series Lens)

? Ultra-high resolution 23.6 megapixel organic EL viewfinder

? 2.8 inch (460,000 pixels) LCD display (high contrast, high brightness and wide viewing angle)

? Built-in pop-up flash (with hot shoe, which can be accessed outside the flash)

? ISO 200 – 6400, expandable to ISO 100, 12800,25600 (ISO Auto is available ranges from ISO400-6400)

? 0.05 seconds shutter lag

? Q (quick) button Quick menu settings

? Built-in RAW conversion

? Film simulation mode (Velvia, Astia, Provia, Monochrome, Sepia, PRO Neg Std & PRO Neg Hi)

? Creative shooting functions include multiple exposure and panorama mode

? Auto Bracketing (AE / ISO / DR & FS)

? Full HD camera function

? Microphone / shutter line interface (Φ2.5mm)

? Single charge can take about 350 photos

FUJIFILM X-E1 optional accessories




No anti-triad Fuji, the newly released interchangeable lens camera X-E1

Genuine leather camera bag BLC-XE1

? Leather camera bag BLC-XE1

? Fujinon XF lenses (listed 3 & 2 simultaneous release of 10 in 2013)

? M bayonet adapter ring

? Handle HG-XE-1

? Three dedicated hotshoe flash optional (EF-X20, EF-20, EF-42)

? Protection filter (PRF-39, PRF-52 and PRF-58)

? The remote shutter Line RR-80

  • MacT

    If only the time dial were iso dial – that would be my next camera, emotional one, caprice. With this one, I’m thinking. LOVE all of these lenses.

    • peevee

      Set AutoISO. Then in M mode (i.e. when neither shutter speed nor aperture is set to A) ALL 3 dials – shutter speed, exposure compensation and aperture ring on the lens will change ISO in direct way.

  • hexx

    at last, auto ISO goes to 6400

    • Sergio

      That’s funny. Auto ISO’s upper limit has been 6400 prior to this camera. Why do you say, “at last”?

      • hexx

        On X100 Auto ISO can be set up to 3200 and if I remember correctly (I had it only for a weekend) on X-Pro1 it’s the same.

      • Derek

        From what I can recall, the auto ISO’s upper limit is only 3200 when you’re shooting in RAW.

  • camerageek

    Worse translation evah!

    • emopunk

      Wow that’s really a messy translation!!

  • Lenergy

    I have fallen in LOVE with my x100. I had sold it…then rebought it with the firmware update and despite it’s quirks is the best camera I have owned.
    Now that THIS has come out…I think I will be selling it. I have always used the evf over the hybrid anyway (as it is accurate). The x-pro1 seems a bit large and pricey.
    OMG it has a multi-exposure mode. Besides the LX5 I don’t think there were any cameras that had this (where you could have a visual of first image to overlay/compose with). It is a very unique and useful feature.
    If only it had focus peaking seems my one small gripe with it, as I intend to use a lot of legacy lenses with it.

    • Viktor

      I have multiple exposure on my camera and its an olympus Epl2. And you can see the overlay from the first picture which is quite handy aswell.

  • Austin

    This is much better than the x-pro1

  • WhatIsThis

    Yawn!!!!!!!!!!! Evah! 😀

  • kylberg

    Is this what the X-Pro1 should have been? No optical VF, but everything else is strongly improved. + smaller and cheaper. With the zoom lens an excellent street photo camera (I believe MODERN street photo requires zoom).
    This or the NEX-6? Similar in many ways, but very different design language: One a computer with lens – the other a computer with lens ( :-) ) plus a user interface optimized for those who really make photographs

    • camerageek

      I believe “Modern” Street fauxtographers uses zooms. Then again fauxtographers are pussies. Real photographers use primes. Other than the zoom this looks like a great addition to a system that is obviously designed for and by photographers. Shame they sold out a bit by announcing and releasing a zoom before the three new primes just to appease the fauxtographers, but hey people gotta eat at Fuji.

    • MacT

      Fuji allll the way :) I suppose one can get lost in sony’s UI or at last be overwhelmed by it in this or other way. With Fuji you get that feeling of.. intimacy? This is not a tool like dslr or toy like nex. This is about passion. And about zooms – when You’re just with your camera, no bag, I see nothing wrong in using them camerageek. Nothing. Fauxtographers? Next unnecesary label.

      • zzvisual

        Camerageeks
        “Real photographers use primes”
        “Real photographers” use both. If you shoot an object such that you can always tune the distance to it, you can use prime. In all other situations primes are useless.

      • Chad

        Why the Sony bashing? I would argue, the only thing holding me back from this gem is the lack of a tiltable LCD. As a film shooter with a cabinet of traditional cameras, I am no stranger to a simplified, through the eye level viewfinder experience but equally enjoy a waist level experience as well – something the X line has yet to produce. And the talk of Sony’s UI is a toothless criticism as most of the current models give you all the traditional control without menu diving.

        Credit the X cameras where they shine but realize there are real photographers out there that enjoy the merits of the NEX.

        I’m glad to see that the EVF is reportedly one of the new OLED models. I thought the view of the EVF on my X100 was great but the lag when focusing a moving subject was unacceptable. Hopefully this has been fully rectified on the X-E1.

  • Joe

    I wonder if the eventual X Pro 2 will have a Hybrid viewfinder utilizing the 2.36 million pixel OLED display for the EVF side of it. Also wondering if the entire lens lineup is being revised with the new linear motor for faster AF as the Korean site has appended the letter ‘R’ to the older lens names.

    • Lenergy

      I have found,using my X100, you won’t miss or need the ‘hybrid’ viewfinder. I was always jumping to review images when I shot with the hybrid, as it wasn’t the most accurate. Eventually I just opted to shoot in EVF mode all the time. I shoot in BW mode, and it works great for visualizing/simplifying for composition. Shooting RAW, I have the choice to edit for colour anyway…

      • Eric

        I’m the opposite actually. I’ve found I use the optical about 90% of the time on my XPro1. I love being able to see outside of the frame lines in the viewfinder. That said, I would love to have this new OLED EVF in the XPro1. I’m not compelled to sell my XPro1 and switch to this yet (I’ve found the XPro1 to be a simply wonderful camera, quirks and all), but I look forward to an XPro2 or 3 some day with a hybrid OLED EVF. Best of both worlds.

  • peevee

    Beautiful design. And absolutely the best camera and system to learn photography. But expensive.

  • SimonS

    Are there any informations about the price of the zoom? Or the Price of a kit?

  • hexx

    I guess we’ll see many of these on the streets, they could put the model number on the top of the camera though

  • Camaman

    That zoom lens is maximum lens size that this camera can handle. Thank God it is a bit faster than usual kits.

    I hope they dont go for f2.8 zooms until they provide a body with ergonomics and handling necessary for longer and heavier lenses

  • zzvisual

    Fuju, please make focus peaking and might buy it.

  • peevee

    “ISO 200 – 6400, expandable to ISO 100, 12800,25600 (ISO Auto is available ranges from ISO400-6400)”

    I wonder what is wrong with ISO 200, why AutoISO does not go there? And how AutoISO is going to work in bright sunlight?

    • Sergio

      If you turn on auto DR you need ISO 400 as a minimum for it to work. Those extended modes are for JPEG only. If you have a RAW file too, you only get 200-6400. What’s the point of auto ISO for 200? There is no choice for the camera to make.

      And frankly, on the XP1 ISO400 appears to be better than 200. So why shoot at ISO 200 at slower shutter speeds if you can have the same IQ at ISO 400 and a faster shutter speed.

  • Ranger 9

    Two things:

    — Please, oh please let there be a diopter-adjustable eyepiece! One thing I noticed right away when I tried the X-Pro 1 in a store was that I couldn’t see sharply through the viewfinder with the glasses I normally wear! Usually I can see at least fairly well through a camera with a non-adjustable eyepiece, but this one was the worst ever! I know Fuji is offering add-on diopter lenses now, but that’s so 1954…

    — I wonder how many X-Pro 1 owners are reading about the improved AF speed and grumbling under their breath. Lackluster AF performance was another thing I noticed right away when I tried it out.

    • hexx

      it looks though that the claimed 0.1s to lock focus was measured using new zoom lens with the new linear motor – i hope that there will be improvement with the current 3 lenses

    • Sergio

      Given that I just tried shooting an event where people were walking and I was trying to do selective focus of an individual with the 60mm, very pissed off. The XP1 + 60mm could not focus and take the picture before the person took another step and with realatively thin DOF it missed. That’s pretty sad for just walking speed and a “Pro” in the camera’s name.

    • Sergio

      Oops, double post

    • Matt

      If you read the leaked press release and look at the leaked photos you will see that there is diopter adjustment.

  • hexx

    can’t see any aperture value marks on the aperture ring on the 18-55 lens

  • SL

    What a “sloppy” LCD … no one mentioned it before, but its the one from the X100, right ?! Another point, that explains the price difference to Pro1 …

  • T

    The only way I’d buy this is if it had focus peaking.

  • Matt

    Lots of good things here, 1 diopter built in. 2 remote terminal (earlier models only had cable release?). 3 aperture on the lens after all with the new zoom. 3 much improved EVF. 4 much improved AF (at least with new lens). 5 mic input (does XP1 have this?). 6 much smaller and lighter. 7 much better priced. 8 still has X-Trans (always assumed it would be a lesser sensor).

    I love my X100, it is my favourite camera, but I wrongly assumed the XP1 would be the same but with lens mount rather than fixed lens, for around the same price but then add the cost of lenses. XP1 was too expensive and too big and could not justify its price against its flaws, this however I will definitely buy! No OVF which is sad, but the much better EVF will partially make up for it. Lower grade LCD on the back is not a huge bother, can use the EVF most of the time and rear screen for settings and occasional framing. To me this makes the X-Series the best mirrorless system on the market, I also don’t care if AF is slow on the older lenses, this was the case for all other mirrorless when they launched, but as long as there are ‘some’ fast AF options for when you need it then that is all good for me.

  • Matt

    Hopefully the 24mm and 56mm have the same AF as the new zoom.

    Also hope the translation of ’10 lenses in 2013 years’ is not true 😛

  • Matt

    Oh one last thing, the improved optical elements in the EVF sound good, Sony could learn a thing or two here – great EVF that can’t be seen that well due to relatively poor optical design. I hope the Fuji is HUGE and clear across the whole frame without burying your eye against the eyepiece like the Sony’s.

  • Pei

    Didn’t Fiji came out with a firmware update that will make X-Pro1 as speedy as X-E1? They have enough time to tweak the AF algorithm.

  • 4334343

    as long as the raw converters suck i could not care less about the trans x sensor cameras….

    • Nico Foto

      Unfortunately that IS a big problem.

  • Sergio

    You don’t want to take the X100 higher than 3200 unless you don’t care about the IQ that much.

  • hexx

    X-Pro1 on the other hand produces good images on 6400

  • Matt

    Everything is expensive in Australia even though our dollar is worth more than USD. A bit like the pound and euro – suffice to say if it is $699 AUD it is probably $550-$600 USD.

  • kylberg

    Dear Camerageek,
    you express yourself very unpolite – clearly showing you are part of a community that unfortunately pollutes the web.
    For “non-street photography” I always use primes. Street photography is a lot about catching the moment, here the speed and flexibility of a zoom comes in very handy. Conservatives will always prefer the tools that were used a few decades ago, but times are changing as well as technology……
    I have 50 years of photo experience mr Geek