With the recently released Fuji X-Pro2 seeming to be a big hit and plenty of people who have been waiting for its release buying, there's a lot of Fuji camera bodies floating around at the present time on the second hand market for really good value making it a great time to buy. With introductory prices super hard for the X-Pro2 I'm not in the market to buy brand new, I'll leave that until prices have softened a little making them better value. However I have been looking around for awhile now for a back up body to my Fuji X-T1 for wedding work and the one which caught my eye was the Fuji X-E2 which has recently had a big firmware update helping to make it possibly the best value Fujifilm X-Mount camera available at present. The recent firmware upgrade introduced a new AF system to the X-E2 providing improved autofocus performance along with a host of other improvements taken directly from the X-T10/X-T1 camera software. This makes the X-E2's performance and feature set very much on a par with the X-T1/X-T10 making it a great performer for the price.
With second hand/refurbished X-E2's available from popular market place websites and Fuji's own refurbished website shop for less than £300 quid, this gives you the opportunity to own a high performing Fuji camera for a great price.
Part of the feature set the X-E2 has recently benefitted from includes the ability to shoot at 1/32000 second thanks to the use of its electronic shutter along with Fuji's well received classic chrome film simulation. Autofocus is also improved along with the ability for continuous focus and tracking as seen in the X-T10 and X-T1 models alongside improved menu layout and functionality.
Having picked one up at a great price on the second hand market I can confirm it offers a great option for those looking for a second/back up body or if you're simply looking for a great value Fujifilm camera body. OK, so things like button layout are different to the X-T1 and it's styling is more "rangefinder" than conventional SLR, but the performance and quality of images means it can be used in tandem with the X-T1 quite happily.
Personally, the X-E2 makes a lot of sense now, particularly if you're a fan of its styling. What is does mean is that users looking at Fuji can now opt for either the "rangefinder" style look or the more traditional mini DSLR and get similar performance with both without breaking the bank on the range topping X-Pro2. A great choice in my book.