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November 12, 2012

Curiosity factor: Fuji X-E1 at Photography Blog

The second Fuji X System camera is slowly starting to roll out. Earlier today the Fuji X-E1 received a brand new completed review at Photography Blog. As usual, we won't leak the light here, so be sure to check it out if curious. If you are in a hurry or running out of battery, you can jump to their conclusions before jumping to conclusions. If you are a fan of evaluating sample pictures, they have a vast variety of samples including 20 RAW samples (14 real-world, 6 ISO-range test-scene).

With a starting price of $1000 for the body only, Fuji is offering a more accessible price to its X system, although, $1000 is still on the upper end of current mirrorless cameras.

As of the time of writing, the X-E1 remains in pre-order state at authorized and reputable dealers.

Quick Reminder (if you are not a seasoned camera gear shopper)
A quick reminder if you are not a seasoned camera gear shopper: make sure you research a seller that is unknown to you before making a purchase, especially in the case of a $1,000 camera. It's one thing to buy a $10 used book from some random dude on eBay or other marketplaces, it's another to buy a $1,000 camera. I know the siren's call can be very convincing when a new hot camera du jour is coming out and it is hard to find, but you really don't want to have to deal with kerfuffles and headaches later on when you buy from an unvetted/unauthorized/not-reputable dealer.

This is especially the case when shopping at open marketplaces like eBay, Amazon, Sears,, Best Buy, New Egg, etc, where multiple third-party sellers are allowed to offer the same product. Just because a seller is listed at those marketplaces, it does not mean they are authorized. It would be nice if the marketplaces showed clearly whether a seller was authorized or not. Despite internet shopping being old in internet years, there are still a number of people who are not aware of this distinction.

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