The Fuji X-E2 sits in the ever-growing Fuji X-series and builds upon the success of the highly acclaimed X-E1 compact system camera. The Fuji X-E2 combines a 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor with the latest EXR Processor II to deliver lightning fast autofocus. The hybrid AF combines a contrast AF that is strong in low light situations and a phase detection AF that's superb for capturing moving objects. The removal of the optical low-pass filter ensures every level of detail is captured and image quality is further increased by the Lens Modulation Optimiser (LMO) technology. Framing is accurate and comfortable via the high resolution OLED viewfinder and 3.0-inch LCD monitor. What's more, the Fuji X-E2 shoots Full HD video, offers full manual control, a built-in flash, a microphone socket and a hotshoe.
- Fujifilm has added a new CSC to its acclaimed X range of cameras in the shape of the Fuji X-E2. The Fuji X-E2 follows the X-M1 announced in June and the X-A1 launched earlier in the month, although it's positioned above these in the range. We had a play with a pre-production sample... View the full article here...»
- 16.3 megapixels
- APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
- Original colour filter array to control moiré and false colour
- EXR Processor II
- 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder
- ±3 Exposure Compensation dial
- 3-inch (1.04 million dot) premium clear LCD
- Built-in pop-up Flash
- ISO 100 - 25600
- Full HD Movie
- Fuji X lens mount
Fast and accurate focusing
Thanks to the X-E2’s ultra-fast response you won’t miss a photo opportunity. In addition to achieving a world’s fastest AF, the X-E2 has a rapid startup time (0.5 seconds*4), virtually no shutter lag (0.05 seconds), and high-speed continuous shooting of 7.0 fps (up to 28 frames) *5.
Accurate and comfortable focusing comes courtesy of the hybrid AF. It combines a contrast AF that is strong in low light situations and a phase detection AF that's superb for capturing moving objects. With the improvement of the detection algorithm, it’s easier than ever to focus on difficult low contrast subjects and horizontal striped patterns. The camera automatically switches between the two AF modes and focusing continues right up to the moment the shutter is pressed during continuous AF.
Better image quality
The X-Trans CMOS II sensor controls moiré and false colour generation by using an original colour filter array with a highly randomised pixel arrangement. This removes the need for an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) that degrades resolution. This is the same sensor as used in the highly acclaimed and award-winning Fuji X100S.
Image quality is further increased by the inclusion of the first Lens Modulation Optimiser for interchangeable lens cameras. The EXR Processor II image engine corrects even slight blur at the edges of the lens, as well as diffraction blur caused when narrowing the aperture. This advanced technology has been made possible by the integrated development of lens, sensor and processor and is based on the optical performance and characteristics of individual lenses. The camera is able to maximise the resolving and individual imaging power of each lens.
Ultimately, the sensor and engine combination achieves astonishing resolution, extends dynamic range, and reduces noise at high sensitivity levels. Fuji takes great pride in the resulting rich colour reproduction and beautiful gradation of tones.
The X-E2 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 X-E2 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. The premium clear LCD monitor size has been increased to 3.0” but the body is thinner. It has a high viewing angle and 1.04 million dot reinforced glass. The scratch-resistant surface reduces reflections and improves visibility, making it easier to check image quality.
Manual focus made easier
Manual focus has been made easier by the inclusion of Digital Split Image*6 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.
Improved movie performance
The X-E2 shoots Full HD video (1920x1080) up to 60fps and the AF tracking performance in movie mode has been improved with good focusing speed, accuracy and smoothness. Quick tracking of the subject is possible in a variety of situations, such as when panning and zooming, or when the subject moves closer to or further from, the camera. Film simulation settings and exposure compensation (±2) can be used during movie recording, and a high bitrate (36Mbps) has been set.
Wirelessly transfer your images
You can easily transfer images wirelessly from the X-E2 to your smartphone or tablet after installing the free FUJIFILM Camera Application app. There are no troublesome ID and password settings; just press the Wi-Fi button on top of the camera and then add the images directly to your blog or share them with friends on your social networking site. You can also use the X-E2's built-in Wi-Fi to save your photos to your PC.
Choose your own image style with the Film Simulation Mode setting and recreate FUJIFILMs unique film heritage. By selecting from one of 10 variations you can shoot your images how you want them. Velvia gives vivid colours, ASTIA is suitable for portraits, PROVIA is a natural all-rounder, while the softer Pro Neg.Std, and sharper Pro Neg.Hi, are perfect for indoor portraiture. Sepia film simulation is also possible while creative black & white photography can be enjoyed using three different filter effects. Film simulation bracketing is also handy for generating three film styles from one shot.
Multiple Exposure imaging is achieved by combining two shots in one frame. After taking the first image, you can display it in either the EVF or LCD monitor as reference for taking the second image. This ability helps users produce highly creative results. In addition, there are eight Advanced Filter options for extra creativity, including Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Color, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key, and Partial Color.
Through the in-camera RAW development function, a RAW image can be converted to JPEG without a computer, while 14bit RAW capture enables RAW conversion with richer tonality. The built-in Super Intelligent Flash gives the right amount of light for the scene, while overexposure when using a flash for macro photography is also controlled, helping the user capture nature-looking images.
*2: FUJIFILM research as of September 2013. Compared with other digital cameras equipped with 4/3-inch sensor or larger, based on CIPA standards, and using internal measurement methods under high performance mode. Attached with XF14mm F2.8R lens.
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*5 JPEG format, Fujifilm testing standard: class 10 SD card or higher.
*6 Digital Split Image is a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation.