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Fujifilm XE-1, a unique blend of past and future

New Fuji Film XE-1.  Image: steves-digicams.com
Would you like to nostalgic on the memories of the past? Perhaps you've seen the past products such as motor vehicles, games console or other equipment. If you are a serious photographer or just use the camera for family events and holidays, then you can feel the atmosphere of old-fashioned in a modern digital camera. The combination of old-fashioned design with the content, tools and modern technology of a camera is often referred to as a retro camera. Apparently the camera maker Fujifilm digital cameras also produce retro. 

Lately camera manufacturer like Olympus, Pentax and other factories have made the youth of the past will be surprised to see there was an ancient camera produced back in this all-digital era. Now I would like to introduce an old camera making repeated again, but in the artificial Fuji Film camera is equipped advanced equipment and technology.


You may be amazed with the design concept "retro vintage" made in Japan. Fujifilm Camera XE-1 looks quaint from the outside, the camera has been packed with sensor 16.3 megapixels APS-C and PRO EXR processor to produce hith quality photos and Full HD 1080p video. Are you embarrassed when carrying this camera while on vacation in Bali or when present at the reunion with your college friends? Let them see you as a human weird, but they will be surprised at the sight of cameras Fujifilm XE-1's. Remember to show off captured from this camera. Make sure you read the manual well, so  the resulting image can be as good and beautiful as professional Digital SLR camera.

If you are happy to follow the development of the camera world, you may immediately recognize if the camera design is somewhat similar to the Fujifilm X-Pro 1. And it's true. XE-1 is the "reincarnation" of the X-Pro 1 but has a little more design. Fujifilm X-Pro 1 uses a hybrid viewfinder (synergy of optical and electronic systems). Camera Fujifilm X-E1 comes only with OLED tech electronic viewfinder. Viewfinder or electronic viewfinder OLED X-E1 has a population density of 2.36 million points - the highest for today's electronic viewfinder.

Camera Fujifilm X-E1 has now been equipped with an internal flash. However, it remains available hot shoe if you want to use additional flash. Some other features that can be found on the Fujifilm X-E1 include In-camera RAW Converter, Panoramic mode and creative mode of Film Simulation effects are available in a choice of Velvia, Astia, Provia, Monochrome, Sepia, and other creative programs.


Funjinon Lenses. Image: photorumors.com
At the launch of this retro camera, Fujifilm has also released two new lenses: Fujinon zoom lens 18-55mm f/2.8-4 and 14mm f/2.8 prime lens. If you want to change the lens, the camera can also use the Fuji production lenses Fujinon XF 14mm (21mm) F2.8 and Fujinon XF 18mm-55mm (27-84mm) F 2.8-4. Hopefully in the future Fuji will produce a telephoto zoom lens that reaches even further. Is Fuji also has plans to make a macro lens for my camera's X-E1? This camera is likely to be launched in November 2012. 

Before you decide to buy a Fuji camera, let's look at the specifications:

This camera uses a sensor: CMOS 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans while drawing Processor: Fujifilm EXR Pro. For surely the lens using the lens: Fujifilm X-Mount. Viewfinder: Electronic peep hole 2:36 million dot OLED Organic, Screen: 2.8-inch LCD (460 thousand points), Flash: Internal flash and hot Shoe. The sensitivity of this camera: ISO 100 - ISO 25 600 and is equipped with advanced features: In-camera RAW converter, Film simulation modes (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Monochrome, Sepia, and PRO & PRO Neg. Std Neg.Hi), ​​multiple exposure mode and panoramic shooting, Auto Bracketing. If you want to make a movie, you'll love that the video capabilities of this camera is the Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels). You can view your videos on a television screen with the latest LCD TV, Plasma or LED TV. Definitely will appear fabulous on your TV screen.


You still have time to think to consider other retro camera like the Pentax K01, Olympus OM-D E-M5 or Ricoh GR DIGITAL IV. Hopefully you get the right camera suits your lifestyle and help your uniqueness as a photographer.

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