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
and, after some time, Fujifilm has replaced this upgraded model with their most recent
To learn more about the specs and difference between these models, check our
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Fujifilm X-E2S vs. X-E3
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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.
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.
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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.
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:
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No Significant Disadvantages
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.
|Announced||Jan 15, 2016|
|Body Type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Lens Mount||Fujifilm X|
|Number of Lenses||43|
|Focal Length Multiplier||1.5x|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||1,040k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||2,360k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||7.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain, Commander|
|Sensor Type||CMOS X-TRANS II|
|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|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||77|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264|
|Physical Dimensions||129 x 75 x 37 mm|
|Battery Life||350 shots|
|Battery Type||350 shots|