Fuji X-E2

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xe2The Fujifilm X-E2 is a premium interchangeable lens camera featuring the latest generation 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and the segment’s fastest autofocus (0.08 sec.).

This is the fifth interchangeable lens camera in the X series.

The X-Trans CMOS II sensor controls moiré and false colour generation. This is attained by using an original colour filter array with a highly randomized pixel arrangement that removes the need for an optical low pass filter (OLPF) that degrades resolution.

Fujifilm says image quality is further refined by the inclusion of the first lens modulation optimizer (LMO) for interchangeable lens cameras.

The EXR Processor II in the X-E2 more than doubles the processing speed of the previous generation. It is able to harness the information taken from more than 100,000 phase detection pixels incorporated in the sensor to deliver extraordinary imaging capability, says the company.

This advanced technology, explains Fuji, has been made possible by the integrated development of lens, sensor and processor, and is based on the optical performance and characteristics of individual lenses. With each of these components working together, the X-E2 is said to achieve astonishing resolution, extended dynamic range, and reduced noise at high sensitivity.

The X-E2 has a rapid startup time of 0.5 seconds, minimal shutter lag of 0.05 seconds, and high-speed continuous shooting of 7.0 fps (up to approx. 28 frames).

With its auto switching AF, the X-E2 combines contrast AF with an improved phase detection AF algorithm that provides accurate capture of low-contrast subjects in low light as well as high-speed responsiveness.

Manual focus has been made easier by the inclusion of digital split image technology. This helps the user achieve pin-sharp focusing by simply adjusting focus to line up the four stripes displayed in the central part of the live view.

Focus highlight peaking allows for an outline in high contrast areas of subjects during focusing.

The X-E1 features manually adjustable shutter speed and exposure compensation dials (increased to ±3 EV). The camera also allows users to customize up to four buttons on the top and back of the camera to suit their own shooting style.

The X-E2 features a bright and accurate OLED viewfinder with Fujifilm’s original optical design for a distortion-free field of view. A premium clear 3-inch LCD screen with reinforced glass gives users high viewing angles and a true view of their subject.

The X-E2 shoots full HD video at 1920×1080 with up to 60fps with AF trackingperformance for exceptional speed, accuracy and smoothness with a high bitrate of 36 Mbps.

The X-E2, adds the company, delivers quick focusing on subjects, even when panning and zooming.

With the X-E2, film simulation settings and exposure compensation (±2 EV) can be used during movie recording.

The camera includes a WiFi button that lets users transferphotos and movies to smartphones, tablets and computers for easy sharing on social media sites.

To connect the X-E2 to a smartphone or tablet, users can download the free dedicated Fujifilm camera application to their iPhone / iPad or Android smartphone or tablet device to transfer up to 30 pictures at a time from the X-E2. The app also lets users download movies.

The X-E2 also has an advanced filter function and film simulation modes to give users a range of creative filters and film effects to apply and achieve unique and artistic looks.

Other X-E2 features include: ISO 200 – 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto(maximum ISO setting from ISO 400 – 6400 available); Q Menu shortcut button; in-camera RAW converter; film simulation modes (Velvia, Astia, Provia, Monochrome, Sepia, Pro Neg.Std & Pro Neg.Hi); artistic features including Multiple exposure, Panoramic shooting,Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Colour, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key, and Partial Colour.

The Fujifilm X-E2 (body only) will be available in November in both black, and a two-tone black and silver. A kit with XF18-55 mm (27-84 mm equivalent) f/2.8-4 lens will also be available in November.

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