Since the beginning of the digital imaging revolution the world of photography has changed radically and even more changes are on the horizon. MILC models will continue to steal market share from DSLRs and sometime in the near future I predict that MILCs will become the primary camera choice for most shooters graduating from the realm. The Fujifilm X-E2 is an excellent first MILC option for those embarking on this exciting new photographic adventure.
Bridge cameras are supposed to “bridge” the gap between two different types of camera. The X-E2 successfully bridges the gap between compact enthusiast point and shoots and interchangeable lens DSLRs — and it does a very good job of balancing the features and capabilities of these two very different types of camera. MILCs were designed specifically to meet the needs of an active lifestyle demographic and this camera will almost certainly find an enthusiastic audience among extreme sports fans, skiers, backpacking travelers, hikers, campers, semi-pros and wedding photographers, and serious shutterbugs looking for a compact camera with lots of creative potential.
The Fujifilm X-E2 offers more features, better handling, and faster performance than its very popular predecessor. If that’s not enough, the X-E2 produces consistently excellent images and makes capturing those images much easier than expected. Image noise has been reduced to negligible levels and straight from the camera images show noticeably better than average quality. The Fuji X-E2 will also find favor with natural/available light fans, environmental portraitists, and street shooters — because it is small and inconspicuous and consequently much less intimidating to subjects than big DSLRs. It is capable of dependably generating excellent image quality, even in low light situations, and its fast maximum aperture and APS-C sized sensor allow users to throw the background out of focus to place more attention on their subjects.
The Fujifilm XE-2 is a great choice for photographers interested in a portable mirrorless camera with DSLR features.