Digital Camera Magazine reviews the Fuji XE1

This months Digital Camera Magazine has reviewed the Fuji XE1 (with 18-55mm lens). Now having extensively used the Fuji XE1 myself the other week I know its good, actually in truth better than good, it’s class leading,, but what about other testers?

Fuji X-E1 Black Digital Camera 18-55mm Lens KitFuji X-E1 Silver Digital Camera 18-55mm Lens Kit

Amongst some of the quotes from the magazine:

“Overall the XE-1 is an extremely interesting proposition that we can see being top of many photographers wishlists”

“The improved autofocus speeds that Fujifilms new firmware brings, coupled with the new lens, makes this a fantastic and reasonably priced little camera that will easily take on its SLR rivals”

My Take.

The proof is in the pudding, check out 200 plus images on my Flickr photostream:     

Despite me being  a m4/3rd convert (via an OMD EM5), owning a Sony NEX5 and even being a DSLR user (via a Canon EOS 7D), I’ll go as far to say that the Fuji X system (in particular the Fuji XE1) pretty easily has the legs on the “big boys” .

In my humble opnion the Fuji XE1 is by far the best Compact Camera System (CCS) out there and even betters any of the current ASP-C  DSLR’s on the market, it really is that good.

Mark Baynham (February 2013)

Canon EOS 6D and Nikon D600 DSLR’s compared

This weeks Amateur Photographer Magazine ( 16th February 2013) contains a detailed comparison between the two recently release full frame “entry” level DSLR’s from Canon & Nikon, namely the Canon EOS 6D and Nikon D600.

Its an interesting read as both cameras are very evenly matched especially in price and the type of audience they are directed towards.The magazine concludes that probably the Nikon D600 just edges the Canon EOS 6D and despite me being a Canon EOS 7D owner and even after testing the Canon EOS 6D myself am inclined to agree.

However its a close run thing most especially when it comes to resulting image quality (its basically near identical) but there are some differences, with the Canon EOS 6D possessing GPS and built in wi-fi, whilst the Nikon counters with a more comprehensive AF system and a built in flash.

What is certain as the presence of these two cameras is a positive development and one which is bound to bring the definate advantages of full frame ownership to more people.

Mark Baynham (February 2013)