|Fuji X E-2, ISO 6400, ƒ/3.2, 1/50 handheld|
Can the Fuji X E-2 16M sensor do the job for a working pro?
As you can see in the photo above the quality is there for available light shooting full frame, but when people are asking about if 16M sensor is good enough they want to see the photo at 100%.
|100% view of the image above|
This is low light situation the way many street photographers and photojournalist would capture their images. If you are shooting a commercial job then you would most likely be shooting with a low ISO.
|Fuji X E-2, ISO 200, ƒ/18, 1/180|
Here is a portrait of my daughter shot with the Fuji X E-2. Again the question is what about at 100%.
|100% view of the photo above.|
From my perspective it would be a rare moment that any of my clients would ever need anything with more megapixels than this camera gives me.
Now when my lab is telling me that if your camera is an 6M size sensor and they can make any size print from this file size then it would appear that 16M is more than sufficient.
So I wasn’t surprised to hear from Hiroshi Kawahara, Fujifilm’s Operations Manager also say that 16M was enough.
If the other camera manufacturer’s do not learn from what Fuji is doing they will be crushed by them. What is important to listen to in the interview is how even while they think 16M is enough, they still listen to the customer and are researching to improve the megapixels.
One of the coolest things about Fujifilm is there firmware upgrades for all their cameras. They continue to upgrade their cameras because they are listening to the customer. The firmware upgrades for the cameras make them even better. For the most part if you want the latest design for a camera with other manufacturers they you must buy they latest camera. While you might think this could hurt sales, it is doing just the opposite for Fuji.
Conclusion: The Fuji X E-2 exceeds the needs of my clients right now. It is a camera I am shooting now for corporate jobs.