Fujifilm X-E2 Mark Peters : October 25th 2013 - 11:55 CET
Fujifilm XE2 interchangeable lens camera : Fujifilm is proud to announce the launch of the X-E2, a premium camera with the latest APS-C X-Trans TM CMOS II image sensor and the world’s fastest autofocus speed. Building on the global success of the popular Fujifilm X-E1 - awarded 2013’s Best Expert Compact System Camera by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) - the Fujifilm X-E2 takes image quality to a new level that is comparable with full-frame cameras. This camera delivers even more beautiful colour reproduction, higher definition image capture, and that world’s fastest AF speed of 0.08 seconds. This great performance is achieved by more than doubling the processing speed of the EXR Processor II.
Fujifilm X-E2 camera features
The Fujifilm X-E2 digital camera features an 16.3 Megapixel APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS II image sensor which incorporates an original colour filter array. This eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter that typically minimises moiré but does so at the expense of resolution. Instead, the X-Trans CMOS II sensor can capture unfiltered light from the lens for an unprecedented level of image clarity. Quality is further improved by the Lens Modulation Optimiser (LMO). Its high-precision processing of the various lens parameters as well as data from the screen centre to the edges, corrects diffraction blur when shooting with a stopped down aperture and compensates for the slight blurring in the lens periphery.
Taking pictures with the X-E2
The Fujifilm X-E2 interchangeable lens camera continues to use the combination of a manually adjusted aperture ring and a shutter speed dial on the top plate that was well received by X-E1 owners. It allows the user to shoot and operate the camera without needing to look away from the viewfinder. Exposure compensation has been increased to the scope of ±3. Every owner can also customise up to 4 buttons on the top and back of the camera to suit their own shooting style. Accurate and comfortable framing and focus checking is assured via the high resolution 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder and Fujifilm’s original optical design gives a distortion-free field of view.
Digital Split Image technology
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 and match the left and right split images. Focus Peak Highlight, the highlighting of the outline in high contrast areas of the subject during focusing, further assists the user achieve critically sharp shots. The premium LCD monitor size has been increased to 3-inch but the body is thinner. The scratch-resistant surface reduces reflections and improves visibility, making it easier to check image quality.
Fujifilm X-E2 price
The Fujifilm X-E2 price is set at $999 USD (body only). Prices may vary from country to country. Visit the Fujifilm website for additional product information and availability of optional X-E2 accessories. Fujifilm’s model X-E2 mirrorless compact system camera will ship in November.