Fuji release the X-E2 and the all new XQ1

Fujifilm announces the X-E2 and the XQ1

Not to left out of all the camera released from last week, Fujifilm have released two new cameras.

Fujifilm X-E2 (black version)

Fujifilm has revealed the successor to the X-E1, the all new X-E2.

One of the highlights of the new, 16.3-megapixel X-E2 is the fast AF speed of 0.08 seconds, which, according to Fujifilm’s data, gives the X-E2 the world’s fastest AF – all thanks to doubling the processing speed of the EXR Processor II.

The APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS II Sensor incorporates an original colour filter array, meaning that there’s no low pass filter to limit resolution. The sensor is the same as featured in the Fujifilm X100S.

To maximise the potential of each lens, there’s a Lens Modulation Optimiser to handle the limitations of the optics, thus  dealing with common issues like diffraction.

The exposure compensation dial in the X-E2 now goes to +/-3, as opposed to the +/-2 in the X-E1. The AF tracking in movie mode has been improved and the 2.8-inch LCD monitor of the X-E1 has been taken up to 3.0-inches on the X-E2.

Fujifilm has identified the following features as particular highlights of the X-E2.

Fujifilm X-E2 Key features list:

  • 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • Original colour filter array to control moiré and false color
  • EXR Processor II
  • FUJIFILM X Lens mount
  • Lens Modulation Optimiser for improved image quality
  • Extra high resolution 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • ±3 Exposure Compensation dial
  • 3-inch (1.04 million dot) premium clear LCD (High contrast, High Brightness and Wide viewing angle)
  • Built-in pop-up Flash (hotshoe attachment also available for external flash)
  • ISO 200 – 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto (max range of ISO400-6400 when using ISO Auto)
  • AF speed 0.08sec
  • Q (quick) button to easily access shooting menu settings
  • In-camera RAW converter
  • Film simulation modes (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Monochrome, Sepia, Pro Neg.Std & Pro Neg.Hi)
  • Artistic features inc. Multiple exposure, Panoramic shooting, and 8 Art filter effects
  • Selection of  Bracketing functions (AE / ISO / Dynamic Range & Film Simulation)
  • Full HD Movie
  • Microphone/shutter release input (Φ 2.5mm)
  • Approx. 350 shots per battery charge
  • Available in solid Black or two-tone Black and silver

The Fujifilm X-E2 is expected to go on sale at the end of November 2013, for a price of £799.99 for the body only or £1199.99 as a kit with the XF 18-55mm lens.

Fujfilm X-E2 back (silver version)

Fujifilm XQ1

XQ1 front (black version)

Meanwhile, Fujifilm has also announced the XQ1, a premium compact that’s built around a new f1.4 4x zoom lens, which covers the equivalent of 25-100mm, and the the 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor as found in the Fujifilm X20.

A Lens Modulation Optimiser is also included in the camera to get the best possible quality from the lens and the 3-stop optical image stabilisation ensures that sharp shots are possible in a wider variety of lighting conditions.

The camera has been built for speed of response, as it features a ”world’s fastest” autofocus of 0.06 seconds, a shooting interval of 0.3 seconds and shutter lag of 0.015 seconds.

Fujifilm has identified the following as key features of the XQ1.

  • 12 megapixel X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • Original colour filter array to control moiré and false colour without an optical low pass filter
  • EXR Processor II
  • F1.8-F4.9 4x optical zoom equivalent to 25-100mm in 35mm format
  • 4x intelligent digital zoom (16x combined with optical zoom)
  • Lens Modulation Optimiser for improved image quality
  • Wireless transfer of images using FUJIFILM Camera Application app
  • 3” 920K-dot premium LCD with 85°vertical and horizontal viewing angle
  • In camera RAW converter
  • ISO 100 – 12800
  • Built-in Super Intelligent Flash
  • Five Film simulation modes (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Sepia and Monochrome)
  • Eight Advanced Filter Effects: Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Colour, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key, and Partial Colour
  • Full HD Movie

The UK price of the new XQ1 from Fujifilm will be £349.99, with availability from November 2013.

Fujifilm XQ1 back (silver version)

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