New Leaked Photos of the Fujifilm X-E1 Shows the Flash, Top, and Back

Fujifilm’s soon-to-arrive X-E1 mirrorless camera is one slick-looking camera. The more affordable sibling of the X-Pro1 leaked itself some more today. New photos, originally published on Digicam-info, shows the pop-up flash that extends from the top of the camera, as well as clear views of the top plate and back. If you thought the front of the camera was beautiful, the good news is that the beauty extends all the way around.

The camera is designed very much like the X-Pro1, except it has a pop-up flash and some slightly rearranged button positions on the back of the camera:

In case you need a refresher, here are the original two photographs that leaked:

As we reported yesterday, the X-E1 will be a sub-$1,000 camera, with the price difference due to the omission of the $1,700 X-Pro1’s popular hybrid viewfinder in exchange for a purely electronic one. Aside from that though, the specs of the two cameras seem to be nearly identical.

  • Tomi Tarkin

    like the concept and price range, only the lack of tilting or swiveling screen is bit of a minus though.. good competition for the olympus OM-D anyway, and for it’s part takes the development to better direction, away from tourist cameras with interchangeable lenses to serious mirrorless mini-DSLR’s at more affordable price..

  • sierrarobba

    Popy upy flash.

  • Joseph Healy

    Pity about the electronic viewfinder only.

  • Joe Prete

    That pop up flash could have easily been a nice “Optical Viewfinder” that would have made this camera really stand out. There is a perfectly good “Hot Shoe” right next to it. Why is everyone moving toward “LCD” only cameras? Doesn’t anyone else use the optical viewfinder anymore? An LCD is good to have, but not as the only means of focusing and composing a picture. It’s leading to more “Snapshots” and less “Photographs”

  • apodeictic

    This looks great and all, but I am a little disappointed that the camera’s hotshoe isn’t centred over the lens. If this were the case, you could use a fixed optical viewfinder for whatever lens you’re using. I’d love to get this camera to shoot street, put a 28mm viewfinder and use the 18mm f/2 lens.

  • E

    The hot shoe is off-centre on a Leica too. It’s not the end of the world. The accuracy of an external viewfinder is so-so anyway ;)

  • Think360studio

    Cooool. I like it. But you didn’t mentioned in it about the back up and about the storage.

  • Dubournioux

    On second picture (view from top), compared to X Pro 1 one, the mode T and 2 have disappeared?

  • Bill Schreiner

    Agreed, but the sad news in here is that the specs are otherwise the same as it’s big brother – that is to say autofocus likely sucks and is well behind what the rest of the industry is delivering to their customers. I love Fuji cameras, but am really sick of this issue.

  • sinisterbrain

    This is awesome, but they should drop the flash. Makes it cheaper and helps reduce weight (and maybe) size a tiny bit. Besides, how many people who want a camera this good use the built in flash? (I could be wrong)