Fujifilm X-E1 Compact Camera Brings That Old School Sex Appeal

You know you're getting older when styles you grew up with come full circle and are cool again. It happens with clothes, haircuts, music, and yes, even electronics. Underscoring this point are leaked images of Fujifilm's upcoming X-E1, a compact camera with modern internals dressed in retro digs.

Depending on how old you are, the X-E1 looks like a camera you or your parents used to own several decades ago. Despite the old look, however, it's a high-end camera with a detachable lens and a layout that's very similar to Fujifilm's X-Pro1. The X-E1 doesn't appear to be a successor to that camera, however, and will likely be positioned as a lower cost alternative without an electronic viewfinder.

Fujifilm X-E1

One of the leaked images shows the detachable f/2.8-4 18-55mm Fujinon Aspherical lens all by itself. Other details, including price and release date, are unknown at this time.