New to the X-Series line is the XQ2, a premium pocket-sized digital camera with a Fujinon f/1.8 4x zoom lens, a 12-megapixel 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor with phase detection, and the EXR Processor II that delivers what Fujifilm says is the fastest autofocus speed in its category of up to 0.06 seconds.
The sensor is designed to control moiré and false colour generation by using an original colour filter array with a highly randomized pixel arrangement. This technology removes the need for an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) that degrades resolution. The image quality in the XQ2 is further enhanced by using a Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) for what Fuji says are stunningly sharp pictures, as well as a 3.0 stop Optical Image Stabilization for shooting in low light situations.
The newly developed 25-100 mm equivalent zoom is constructed with 4 aspherical and 3 extra low dispersion lenses and each lens surface is coated with HT-EBC to reduce flare and ghosting. The XQ2 also has a wide sensitivity range from ISO100 to ISO12800.
The EXR Processor II in the XQ2 more than doubles the processing speed of the previous generation, and captures the information taken from more than 100,000 phase detection pixels incorporated in the X-Trans CMOS II.
The camera also features a 3-inch premium clear LCD (high contrast, high brightness and wide viewing angle); Full HD Movie and built-in stereo microphone; Wi-Fi enabled; ‘Classic Chrome’ and other film simulation modes.
The Fujifilm XQ2 will be available in black, white and black and silver in February for $449.95.