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Fujifilm X-E1 Digital Camera

MILC 16.3MP CMOS Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
X-Trans CMOS Sensor - Enabling High Quality ImagingEquipped with a large APS-C size sensor the resolving and descriptive power of the Fujinon lens can be maximized thereby enabling high resolution... More
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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this digital camera rated it as brilliant.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Fujifilm X-E1 owners concluded that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder. Dr Red wrote in their review of this digital camera “The worst yet is EVF lag” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Theprof wrote in their review of the Fujifilm X-E1 on Amazon “The EVF is very clear and with firmware updates gives you a WYSIWYG view which is great for knowing the effect of exposure compensation”.

One person who reviewed the Fujifilm X-E1 wrote that it had a good viewfinder. Mark Lamb said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “Bright, clear rear screen Viewfinder clear”. One Fujifilm X-E1 owner who bought it considered that it had a good screen.

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Good Quality Lens

Four Fujifilm X-E1 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Dr Red rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Fujifilm X-E1 review on Amazon “To 4x5" large format completed with modern large format fujinon lens; all from new”. Mark Lamb mentioned “It's a superb camera coupled with an equally superb lens” in his Fujifilm X-E1 review and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Theprof scored the product 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Reasonably snappy for static subjects, though it is slightly lens dependent”.

Three Fujifilm X-E1 owners said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Mark Lamb said four years ago “Much to my surprise even usable with spectacles! Focus is fairly fast (just don't go comparing it with a D3 - horses for courses) Retro chic looks fab” and gave it a very good rating. Theprof gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Fujifilm X-E1 on Amazon “Continuous focus for moving subjects is not a strong point - I still recommend a DSLR for action, sports”.

Some customers reckoned that the product had a good zoom. Theprof wrote “The zooms are great as well - the 18-55 has optical image stabilisation and is the best 'kit' zoom I've ever used” in their review of the Fujifilm X-E1 and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fifteen Fujifilm X-E1 reviewers considered that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Alfaron scored the product 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Produce excellent photos, although with some warmer tones than usual.”. Anastasios Papatsoris wrote “A true photographer's tool and my second X-E1” in their review of the Fujifilm X-E1. M. Summers rated the Fujifilm X-E1 5 stars and mentioned in December “A wide angle of view, long eye-relief and superior image quality” in their Fujifilm X-E1 review.

A number of customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Mark Lamb mentioned “Fits in a largish coat pocket Shooting modes easy to change (i.e” in his review of the Fujifilm X-E1. In December last year Mr Baz rated the product 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “A step up in build v the entry models+ Good high resolution EVF 2.3 million dot OLED+ Excellent sensor, good details”. Theprof mentioned on Amazon “Removal of the AA filter means high resolution/detail” in their Fujifilm X-E1 review.

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Anastasios Papatsoris rated this digital camera 5 stars and said on Amazon “The dynamic range of the sensor is nothing short of amazing, while out of camera JPEGS look fantastic” in their review.

One Fujifilm X-E1 reviewer considered that it was good in low light.

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Robust

Several Fujifilm X-E1 reviewers who reviewed the Fujifilm X-E1 thought it was well made. Mr Baz wrote on Amazon “+ Solid build, partial magnesium alloy it's not quite as beefy as the X-Pro 1” in his Fujifilm X-E1 review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Tiny wrote four years ago “A nice solid shutter release button that is accompanied by a shutter sound that instantly transports me back to my GCSE Photography lessons”.

One customer who bought the Fujifilm X-E1 concluded that it was reliable. Mark Lamb he said in his review of the Fujifilm X-E1 on Amazon “Having been a Nikon user since 1972 (F, F2, FE, FM, F3, F4, D3 amongst others) I was loathe to part with my trusty gear.”.

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Nice Design

A number of Fujifilm X-E1 owners agreed that the Fujifilm X-E1 was good looking. Dr Red mentioned “In overall this set is lighter yet very pretty” and scored the Fujifilm X-E1 80 out of 100. Dr Red also mentioned “It is pretty”. M. Summers mentioned in their review “This is a beautifully built and presented camera” and gave the product a very good review score.

Several Fujifilm X-E1 owners agreed that this digital camera was a good design. Four years ago Tiny said on Amazon “Great technology inside a design my dad would have loved” in her review of this digital camera. Tiny also said “I have to day though that despite the excellent image quality my favourite aspect of the camera is the design”.

A number of people agreed that the product was retro.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Three years ago Alfaron mentioned on Amazon “Top quality - top results”. Anastasios Papatsoris mentioned in their Fujifilm X-E1 review two years ago “The build quality is excellent” . John Kaiser Calautit gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Excellent image quality, premium finish”.

Easy to Use

Some customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Mr Baz mentioned on Amazon in December last year “It doesn't suffer from the aggressive noise reduction new models do+ Great low light performance (though Fuji are overstating the actual ISO somewhat)+ Easy to use” in his review of the Fujifilm X-E1 and gave the Fujifilm X-E1 a rating of 4 stars. Theprof mentioned on Amazon “The control system is fantastic, with the XF non-zoom lenses having an old style aperture ring to select aperture”.

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Mark Lamb said four years ago “Pros Fast lens, great quality, 16mp JPGs knock the socks off the competiton Very good performance in low light Menus easy to understand” . Tiny said in her Fujifilm X-E1 review “There are so many settings built into the camera, I have almost exclusively used JPEG format”.

One Fujifilm X-E1 owner who bought this digital camera considered that it was easy to handle. Mark Lamb wrote in his review of the Fujifilm X-E1 “Handles beautifully” and gave it an excellent rating.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few customers who bought it thought it was noisy. John Kaiser Calautit wrote “Excellent image quality, superb high ISO noise performance, high resolution EVF, built-in flash, external mic/remote socket, 6fps continuous shooting, full HD movie recording, retro designCons” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Good Flash

Three Fujifilm X-E1 reviewers who bought it considered that it had a good flash. Three years ago Alfaron said on Amazon “I would also recommend a metal thumb up grip which goes into the flash shoe, providing a good place for your thumb” in their review of the Fujifilm X-E1 and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Battery Life

Two Fujifilm X-E1 reviewers said in their reviews that the Fujifilm X-E1 had a good battery life. Mark Lamb scored this digital camera 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Battery life reasonable”. Mr Baz wrote “Buffer depth is approx 12 frames at 6fps for raw (with a fast card) Battery life is quote at 350 frames”.

Good Technical Features

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Fujifilm X-E1 had good features. In December M. Summers said in their Fujifilm X-E1 review on Amazon “It has all the features of the X-Pro1 without the hybrid viewfinder”.

Good Video Capture

A few people said that the product was good for video recording.

Good Support

One Fujifilm X-E1 reviewer who reviewed the Fujifilm X-E1 considered that it had good technical guidance. Robert Murray mentioned in his review on Amazon this month “Focus peaking is excellent for manual focus and camera is a joy to use”.

Good Size

A number of customers wrote that this digital camera was a good body shape. Anastasios Papatsoris scored it very highly and said “Still a wonderful body!”. Mark Lamb wrote on Amazon “Nowhere near as threatening for the subjects as a clunking great D3 body and a lens with an acre of glass on the front” in his review of the Fujifilm X-E1.

Fujifilm Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 4,178 expert and user reviews, Fujifilm has good reviews for its cameras. Fujifilm also has good reviews specifically for its MILC cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Fujifilm X-E1 supports video capability, unlike most of the other MILC cameras that are a similar age to the X-E1 which do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price], and the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at including the Olympus PEN E-PM2[plb_1666935_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Fujifilm X-E1 supports Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price], or the Olympus OM-D E-M10[plb_2404958_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Olympus PEN E-PM2[plb_1666935_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Q10[pl_1399120_price], or the Q10[pl_1399120_price] both from Pentax.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony NEX-3[plb_1611376_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Fujifilm X-E1 is more than most MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and type. The white balances "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The Fujifilm X-E1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivity "6400" is also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a similar age to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a H.264 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported on MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Fujifilm X-E1 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X-E1. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Single Auto Focus" is also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Fujifilm X-E1 has a better display than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all cameras of this age and type is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Fujifilm X-E1 is more than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the X-E1.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto / Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Fujifilm X-E1 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at include the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price]; or the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS[plb_2032029_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X-E1 do not support wi-Fi. The Fujifilm X-E1 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price], or the Olympus OM-D E-M10[plb_2404958_price] or the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS[plb_2032029_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Fujifilm X-E1 is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS[plb_2032029_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Fujifilm X-E1 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other MILC cameras that are a similar age to the X-E1 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might want to consider including the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS[plb_2032029_price] or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm X-E1 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the X-E1 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X-E1, the Fujifilm X-E1 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.9 inches, the Fujifilm X-E1 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the X-E1. Similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 2.5" and 4.8".

If this Fujifilm digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony NEX-3[plb_1611376_price] (3" and cheaper).

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to the X-E1 the motion JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 35fps. At only 24 frames per second, the Fujifilm X-E1 has a very low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the X-E1.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Fujifilm X-E1 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Fujifilm digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by MILC cameras that were released around the same time as the X-E1.

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Only ± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Fujifilm X-E1 has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 2EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the worst light exposure correction amongst all MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X-E1.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the best light exposure correction is ± 5EV (1/3EV step).

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 6,400, the Fujifilm X-E1 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X-E1. Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the X-E1 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 1,600 and 410,000.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

Across all the MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X-E1 the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 50 to 200. At 200, the Fujifilm X-E1 has a very big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X-E1.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm X-E1

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this camera was released.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.3 megapixels, the Fujifilm X-E1 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (20.3MP), or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] (24.3MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 300 grams, the Fujifilm X-E1 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X-E1.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Q10[pl_1399120_price], and the Q7[pl_2058121_price] both from Pentax which has better reviews; or the Sony NEX-3[plb_1611376_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Connection to PC
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Contrast Adjustment
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Video Capability
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

APSC sized sensor
Well built
Supports 1080p video recording 24fps
Delightful 35mm 1.4 lens
The Fujifilm X 1 delivers excellent photo quality in an attractively designed body with a streamlined shooting layout
Steep learning curve
Too many controls on different dials
Processing algorithms don't work well
Expensive
While not bad, performance lags in its class, and the video quality disappoints
14 February 2011

Prima Qualität bei sinkenden Preisen: AUDIO VIDEO FOTO BILD hat die digitalen Fotoapparate und DSLRs herausgesucht, mit denen Sie ein echtes Schnäppchen machen...

Cmera compacta com lente intercambivel
Bom design e ergonomia
As fotos clicadas so excelentes e ainda d para capturar em RAW
Pesada
No possui memria interna, e um carto nem acompanha a embalagem
O preo abusivo

User Reviews

(22)
Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Sologuitarist61
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera I love it so much I bought another one!

Reviewed 1 May 2016 by Robert Murray
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing camera.Really love it for Portraiture. Focus peaking is excellent for manual focus and camera is a joy to use.

Reviewed 23 March 2016 by M. Summers
(Verified Purchase)

Grab one if you can at this price before they're all gone. This is a beautifully built and presented camera. It has all the features of the X-Pro1 without the hybrid viewfinder. Having said that,... Read more…

Reviewed 11 November 2015 by Michal Kopecky
(Verified Purchase)

Very happy. Paid little more , but it really is as new. Best buy ever.

Reviewed 11 March 2015 by BlueAngelino "bazamah"
(Verified Purchase)

Superb camera!!!! Great service.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 16272356, 16272356e, P10NC09260A, fujifilm xf1855, fujifilm xf1855m, fujifilm xf1855mm, fujifilm p10nc10960, fujifilm p10nc09260, fujifilm p10nc09260a, fujifilm p10nc10960a
Barcodes 00009203176903, 00074101017052, 00074101017366, 00074101017403, 00617529225830, 04260071477798, 04260071477804, 04260071477811, 04260071477828, 04260071477897, 04260071477903, 04260071477910, 04547410224078, 04547410224122, 04547410227109, 04547410227352

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