Fujifilm has announced the X-E1, the latest addition to its X-Series of cameras. X-E1 arrives with an interchangeable lens system and packs a 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor. While it certainly has superior hardware compared to earlier releases in the X-Series, it has a body that is smaller, too. Compared to the X-Pro1, it is 30% more compact.

The company announced in a press release that the device will be available in two colors, two-tone black and silver, and solid black. The lens that will accompany the camera is XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm) F2.8-4 lens. If you have your eyes set on this one, wait till November which is when the camera will hit the shelves.

According to the president and chief operating office of Fujifilm North America Corporation, Go Miyazaki, “It’s an exciting day for Fujifilm as we launch our second premium interchangeable lens digital camera this year, the FUJIFILM X-E1, and two extraordinary new XF lenses.”

Miyazaki further says, “The X-Series has thrilled photographers around the world with its exceptional image quality and stunning design, and the new X-E1 promises to continue that tradition with a slightly smaller body and all of the attention to detail that is the hallmark of FUJIFILM X-Series digital cameras.”

Fujifilm claims that X-E1 can deliver an image resolution that is the same as some popular DSLR cameras. The X-Mount maximizes the performance of its lens. Moreover, the camera has an OLED display.

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