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Fujifilm X-E2 camera unveiled with X-Trans CMOS II sensor


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Fujifilm X-E2 has finally replaced the X-E1, just like the rumor mill has been predicting for a few weeks, with new specs that should provide a better photographic experience.

The time has come for the Fujifilm X-E1 to be replaced by a newer and better mirrorless camera: the Fujifilm X-E2. A lot of rumors have circled around the web regarding this device, with plenty of specs and photos showing up in the process.

Fujifilm announces X-E2 camera with 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor

Now, the X-E2 is official and it brings a lot of exciting features to the table, such as the 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II image sensor that can also be found in the critically-acclaimed X100S.

The sensor does not have an anti-aliasing filter therefore optimizing image sharpness. The Lens Modulation Optimizer technology has been added, too, to fix blur and to provide the highest image quality from edge-to-edge.

Fujifilm X-E2 has the world’s fastest AF speed in a mirrorless camera

Fuji has revealed that the X-E2 offers an autofocus speed of just 0.08 seconds. This is the fastest AF speed that photographers can find in a mirrorless company, so the company has not hesitated in bragging about this.

The X-E1 replacement combines Contrast Detection AF with Phase Detection AF therefore the camera will be able to focus quickly even in low-light conditions.

Manual focus does an excellent job as well, thanks to the Digital Split Image and Focus Peaking technologies, the latter outlining high-contrast subjects when focusing.

The shooter is powered by an EXR II image processor, allowing users to capture up to 7 frames per second for up to 28 frames. Other speed details include a fast boot of only 0.5 seconds and a shutter lag of merely 0.05 seconds.

Frame photos and transfer content more comfortably with the X-E2

The Fujifilm X-E2 features built-in WiFi so that users can transfer multimedia content to other devices at the touch of a button.

This camera features a 3-inch 1.04-million-dot LCD screen, which can be used for framing videos. Movies can be recorded at full HD resolution and a maximum of 60fps frame rate. When framing images, photographers can do so with the help of a 2.36-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder.

The ISO sensitivity ranges between 200 and 6400, but it can be extended to 100-25,600 using built-in settings. Low-light shooting will also get help from the built-in flash, while the ±3 EV exposure compensation can help as well.

“Q” button changes position, Fn2 button says “Hi!”

Fujifilm has provided multiple scene modes, such as Soft Focus, Panorama, and Toy Camera. If you are into fancier stuff, then you can simulate film, such as Provia, Sepia, and Velvia.

The X-E2 is much more customizable than the X-E1. An Fn2 button has been added, the Q buton has been relocated, while other buttons have also been re-arranged for improving comfort and maximizing features.

The shutter speed range is not ideal, but it is decent with the maximum being 1/4000th of a second and the minimum being 30 seconds.

Ready your wallets for November 2013

The new Fuji X-E2 is sized at 5.08 x 2.95 x 1.46-inches and weights 350 grams with the battery and card included. Its maximum battery life stands at 350 shots.

The company will release the new shooter by the end of November in all-black and black with silver touches colors. The body-only price will be $999.95, while an XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens kit will cost $1,399.95.

As usual, Amazon is accepting pre-orders at $999 and $1,399 for the body-only model and lens kit version, respectively.

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