All camera manufactures seems to be in a hurry to showcase their flagship products ahead of the Photokina event later this month. Popular camera manufacturer Fujifilm is the latest in the list.
They have announced a brand new retro looking camera, X -E1 prior to the much awaited event. At a first glance, the camera looks like a more affordable version of the high end X-Pro 1 from Fujifilm. However, affordable doesn’t mean that it is entirely inexpensive.
X-E1 is comparatively cheaper to X-Pro 1 but will still cost you around $1000 (approximately Rs 55,945) for the body. With an 18-55mm X mount kit lens, it will cost around $1400 (approximately Rs 78,323). However the features and specifications of the device justify its price.
Fujifilm’s X-E1 comes along with a 16.3 mega pixel APS-C sensor, a 2.36 million dot OLED view finder and an ultra fast autofocus. X-E1 can shoot up to 6 frames per second. It can also record high definition video (1080p) at 24 frames per second.
Like other members from the X series from Fujifilm, X-E1 also features retro styling. Although the device is much smaller compared to X-Pro 1, with its silver or black chassis, X-E1 looks quite similar to the former.
Fujifilm also claims that the quality of the pictures taken using X-E1 will be similar to that captured with X-Pro 1. The device will start shipping from November onwards. Other details regarding the device are not available as of now though there are chances that Fujifilm will reveal further details on the camera at the Photokina event.