Fujifilm X-E2 announced

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It has been a heck of a week with camera news. It feels like Christmas already.  Nikon introduced the Nikon D5300 and 58mm f/1.4, Sony with the full frame mirrorless A7 and A7r. And now Fujifilm fights back with the new Fujifilm X-E2. The Fujifilm X series mirrorless cameras are very well popular amongst hobbyists and professionals due to the brilliant X-trans sensor and beautiful body design.

The Fujifilm X-E2 is available in Black and Silver

The X-Pro 1 defines the top of the line mirrorless camera while the X-M1 which announced not long ago provides a much more affordable option. The new Fujifilm X-E2 sits between the X-PRO1 and X-M1 line ups. It continues the brilliance of its predecessor with the same quality body finish. The X-E2 gets a larger 3” LCD, as well as the popular Wifi connectivity. Pretty much the additional features that seen on the X-M1. It retains the very high resolution 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder which everyone loves.

The ergonomic design of the camera remains the same with the shutter speed dial and exposure compensation dial on the top. The aperture dial is still on the lens. There are some button layout adjustment with the X-E2; the AE-L and AF-L buttons are now near the thumb grip, the Q menu is now located on the top of the LCD.

The X-E2 claims to be a snappier camera with a start up time of 0.5s, shutter lag of 0.05s and the shooting interval time of 0.7s. It is capable of a whopping 7fps and DSLR AF speed AF speed of  just 0.08s which adopts both contrast and phase detection methods for acquiring focus.

 

 

Fujifilm X-E2 Features

  • 16.3 million Megapixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • EXR Processor II
    Start-up time of 0.5
    Shutter lag time of 0.05
    Shooting interval time of 0.7
  • AF speed 0.08 seconds
  • Lens Modulation Optimizer for improved image quality
  • Extra high resolution 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • ±3 EV Exposure Compensation dial with third stops increments
  • 3" (1.04 million dot) premium clear LCD (High contrast, High Brightness and Wide viewing angle)
  • Built-in Super Intelligent pop-up Flash(hot shoe attachment also available for external flash)
  • ISO200 – 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto(maximum ISO setting from ISO 400 – ISO6400 available)
  • Q Menu shortcut button
  • In-camera RAW converter
  • Film simulation modes (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Monochrome, Sepia, Pro Neg.Std & Pro Neg.Hi)
  • Artistic features: Multiple exposure, Panoramic shooting,Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Color, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key, and Partial Color.
  • Selection of Bracketing functions (AE/ISO/Dynamic Range &Film Simulation)
  • Full HD Movie
  • Microphone/shutter release input (?2.5mm)
  • Super Intelligent Flash
  • Approximately 350 shots per battery charge

Full Specification

 

Imaging

Lens Mount Fujifilm X Mount
Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 16.7 Megapixel
Effective: 16.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution 4896 x 3264 @ 3:2
Other Resolutions 3456 x 2304 @ 3:2
2496 x 1664 @ 3:2
4896 x 2760 @ 16:9
3456 x 1944 @ 16:9
2496 x 1408 @ 16:9
3264 x 3264 @ 1:1
2304 x 2304 @ 1:1
1664 x 1664 @ 1:1
2160 x 9600
2160 x 6400
9600 x 1440
6400 x 1440
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.6 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps
1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 27 Min
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo, 
Optional External Mic: With Video,
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 49
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Size 0.5"
Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,360,000
Viewfinder Eye Point 23.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Diopter Adjustment – 4 to +2 m
Display Screen 3" Front Screen   LCD (1,040,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Live View Yes
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/4 – 1/4000 sec in Program Mode
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 – 1/4000 sec
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 60 – 0 min in Bulb Mode
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 – 1/2 sec in Time Mode
Remote Control RR-90 (Optional)
Metering Method Average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in .3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Automatic Scene Recognition, Color Temperature, Custom, Fine, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Burst Rate Up to 7 fps at 16.3 MP for up to 28 frames
Up to 3 fps at 16.3 MP
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Commander
Commander/Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Forced On/Red-eye Reduction
Rear Curtain Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Rear Sync
Slow Sync
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 22.97′ (7 m) ISO200
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 sec
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
Performance
Start-up Time 0.5 Seconds
Continuous Shooting Up to 7 fps
Self Timer 10 sec, 2 sec
Connectivity 2.5mm Sub-mini, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Software Requirements Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac: OS X 10.6 or later
Power
Battery 1x NP-W126  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1260mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 – 80%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.1 x 2.9 x 1.5" / 129.0 x 74.9 x 37.2 mm minimum depth: 1.2" / 30.9 mm
Weight 12.35 oz / 350  g with battery and memory card

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