Fujifilm X-E2 Preview

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Fujifilm has announced its latest Interchangeable Lens Camera, the X-E2. The camera's 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II image sensor has been specifically designed "to control moiré and false color generation by using an original color filter array with a highly randomized pixel arrangement." This means the X-E2 doesn't need an Optical Low Pass Filter, which can degrade resolution. Fujifilm's new ILC also features the new EXR Processor II, which enables the X-E2 to achieve the fastest auto focus -- as little as 0.08 seconds -- in its camera segment. 

The X-E2 also boasts a built-in pop up flash, an ISO range of 200-6400, a number of Film Simulation Modes and Advanced Filters to creatively tweak photos, and two high resolution displays -- a 2.63-million dot OLED viewfinder and a 1.04-million dot, 3.0-inch, high contrast, high brightness and wide viewing angle LCD.

Digital Split Image Technology as well as Focus Highlight Peaking have been added to help users attain razor sharp manual focus. Future filmmakers will be thankful for Full HD 1920x1080 video recording at 60 frames-per-second with a 36Mbps bit rate (which is on par with the best Blu-rays). Finally, the X-E2 includes built-in Wi-Fi to transfer still images and video directly to PCs or, via the Fujifilm Camera App, iOS and Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Fujifilm X-E2 Features
  • 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Image Sensor
  • EXR Processor II
    • Start-up time of 0.5 seconds
    • Shutter lag time of 0.05 seconds
    • Shooting interval time of 0.7 seconds
    • AF speed 0.08 seconds
  • Lens Modulation Optimizer
  • OLED Viewfinder (2.36M dots)
  • ±3 EV Exposure Compensation dial with third stops increments 
  • 3.0-inch LCD Display (1.04 million dot) 
  • Full 1080p HD Video Recording 
  • Built-in Super Intelligent pop-up Flash
    • hot shoe attachment also available for external flash
  • ISO 200 - 6400
    • extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600
  • Q Menu shortcut button
  • In-camera RAW converter
  • Film simulation modes 
    • Velvia
    • ASTIA
    • PROVIA
    • Monochrome
    • Sepia
    • Pro Neg.Std & Pro Neg.Hi 
  • Advanced Filters & Creative Modes
    • Multiple exposure
    • Panoramic shooting
    • Toy Camera
    • Miniature
    • Dynamic Tone
    • Pop Color
    • Soft Focus
    • High Key
    • Low Key
    • Partial Color.
    • Selection of Bracketing functions
      • AE/ISO/Dynamic Range & Film Simulation
  • Microphone/shutter release input (2.5mm)
  • Approximately 350 shots per battery charge

Fujifilm's X-E2 will be available, body only, this November (2013) for $999.95 in both black, and a two-tone black and silver.

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