Fujifilm X-E2S Review

Overall 44
Imaging 13
Features 37
Size 81
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP APS-C CMOS X-TRANS II sensor
  • ISO 200 - 6400 (Expands to 100 - 51200)
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 7.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 129 x 75 x 37 mm
  • Weight: 350 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Fujifilm X-E2. Compare
  • Replaced by Fujifilm X-E3. Compare

Fujifilm X-E2S Summary

This review is devoted to X-E2S that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jan 15, 2016. This model is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS II sensor.

Initially, Fujifilm developed this model to replace their older product X-E2 and, after some time, Fujifilm has replaced this upgraded model with their most recent one X-E2. To learn more about the specs and difference between these models, check our complete comparison by following these links:
Fujifilm X-E2S vs. X-E3
Fujifilm X-E2S vs. X-E2

In Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #144 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 44/100 and it takes a rank of #450 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm X-E2S Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm X-E2S review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Sensor Size: APS-C
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Af Phase Detection: Yes
  • Number Of Focus Points: 77
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Continuous Shooting: 7.0 fps
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Battery Life: 350 shots

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Image Stabilization: No

Complete Comparison of Fujifilm X-E2S With Other Cameras in Entry-Level Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm X-E2S. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm X-E2S

Fujifilm X-E2S has the following external dimensions 129 x 129 x 37 mm (50.79 x 29.53 x 14.57″) with the weight of 350 g.

The typical weight for average Entry-Level Mirrorless type cameras is 319g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm X-E2S, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm X-E2S is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 37mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm X-E2S with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm X-E2S is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm X-E2S compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm X-E2S — 350 shots
Min: 210 shots
Average: 338 shots
Max: 650 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm X-E2S — 37 mm
Min: 23 mm
Average: 40 mm
Max: 85 mm

Weight

Fujifilm X-E2S — 350 g
Min: 180 g
Average: 319 g
Max: 561 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-E2S comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-E2S comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm X-E2S Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm X-E2S comes with EXR Processor II processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS II sensor.

The base of Fujifilm X-E2S has the following ISO range 200 - 6400 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 100 - 51200.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Fujifilm X-E2S features a 16.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Fujifilm X-E2S with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm X-E2S

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-E2S is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.

The Fujifilm X-E2S’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 and a resolution of 2,360k dots.

100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm X-E2S are its 7.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, X-E2S comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/4000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

X-E2S features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Focusing

One more highlight that makes Fujifilm X-E2S stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations. With the smart AutoFocus system presented in this model, photographers can choose from 77 points.

In addition, X-E2S has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm X-E2S, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm X-E2S allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Fujifilm X-E2S provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

In addition, Fujifilm X-E2S is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Fujifilm X-E2S is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, X-E2S is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect X-E2S with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm X-E2S provides a shooting life of 350, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 338 shots.

Compared to all models in the Entry-Level Mirrorless category, Fujifilm X-E2S offers the highest battery life that reaches 350 shots.

How Good is Fujifilm X-E2S for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm X-E2S’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm X-E2S’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the X-E2S to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm X-E2S for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-E2S performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 72. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-E2S can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-E2S for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-E2S performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 88. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-E2S can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Large APS-C(23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (129 x 75 x 37 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-E2S for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-E2S performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 83. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-E2S can be called a 83 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Big Number of autofocus Points (77)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (7.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)
  • Small battery life (350 shots)

Fujifilm X-E2S for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-E2S performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 2. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-E2S can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

No Significant Disadvantages


Fujifilm X-E2S for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-E2S performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 76. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-E2S can be called a 76 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) sensor
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Fujifilm X-E2S Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model X-E2S
Announced Jan 15, 2016
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fujifilm X
Number of Lenses 43
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,040k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.62
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 7
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain, Commander
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS X-TRANS II
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 368.16 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4896 x 3264
Max Native ISO 6,400
Max Boosted ISO 51,200
Min Native ISO 200
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 77
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 350 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 75 x 37 mm
Battery Life 350 shots
Battery Type 350 shots
Battery Model NP-W126
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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