Succeeding the Fujifilm X-E1 mirrorless compact system camera a model that we tend to fell taken with with last year comes the Fuji X-E2, that boasts the next generation of the company’s victory X-Trans sensor technology and a number of different upgrades. This latest X-series interchangeable lens camera not solely currently options intrinsical Wi-Fi for image sharing, complete with a simple Transfer be quiet prime, but additionally improved video capabilities, together with Full HD 1080p recording at sixty frames per second.
At the center of the new X-E2 lies the sixteen.3-megapixel, APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS II sensor that employs a proprietary color filter array (a pattern that is more irregular than the standard anodyne array) and removes the optical low-pass filter to deliver scammer, higher resolution pictures. additionally, the X-Trans CMOS II (which was 1st introduced this year on the Fuji X100S) incorporates over a hundred,000 section find pixels on the chip — distributed on nearly 400th of the whole space of the sensor — that helps to accelerate optical device performance together with the X-E2’s EXR Processor II.
Fujifilm claims the X-E2’s process speed is doubly as quick as its forerunner, which its AF speed has been significantly improved. Specifically, the corporate says that the X-E2 incorporates a start-up time of zero.5s (in high performance mode with the quick XF 27mm f/2.8 lens), shutter lag of zero.05s and high-speed continuous JPEG shooting of 7fps at full resolution (with a burst lasting up to 28 frames, when victimisation AN category ten sd memory card or higher). Moreover, Fujifilm claims the X-E2 has the segment’s quickest AF time of zero.08s (against cameras with Four Thirds sensors or larger, in high performance mode with the XF 14mm f/2.8 lens). tho’ we’re continuously cautious concerning such claims, we’re particularly desirous to check them out since one among our few gripes with the superb Fuji X-E1 was its comparatively sluggish AF and shot-to-shot performance.
Imaging: because it antecedently did with the Fuji X100S, the corporate additionally claims the X-E2’s APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor delivers image quality that rivals full-frame sensors. In our testing earlier this year of the X100S, we tend to undoubtedly saw that sensor undoubtedly produces glorious results, tho’ still somewhat back of full-frame quality (especially considering the distinction in resolution between the sixteen.3-megapixel and 20- to 30-megapixel full-frame models). Of note, Fujifilm has additionally more its Lens Modulation Optimizer technology to the X-E2 to cut back the results of diffraction and different optical aberrations. Originally enforced on the X100S, it marks the primary time the corporate has enclosed this school in one among its interchangeable lens cameras. Still, the sensitivity vary for the X-E2 remains constant because the X-E1 at ISO two hundred to 6400, and extended output at ISO a hundred, as well as ISO twelve,800 and 25,600.
Design: The Fuji X-E2 appearance nearly just like the X-E1, and with sensible reason. that is as a result of there is not any reason to mess with a very elegant camera body style that marries the design of film-based measuring system cameras with the trendy conveniences of a mirrorless CSC. And it seems that Fujifilm has unbroken the camera each light-weight and moveable, maintaining the size of five.1 x 2.9 x 1.5 inches (129 x seventy five x 37mm) and weight ten.6 ounces (300g) while not lens, battery or memory card. maybe the largest amendment is that the rear, non-tilting screen has been upsized from a two.8-inch to a 3-inch LCD with one.04M dots of resolution (compared to only 460K dots on the X-E1). that is a serious upgrade.
Both cameras recent model and new feature mechanical Shutter Speed and Exposure Compensation dials, but the X-E2 will increase the vary to ±3 heat unit. The X-E2 additionally permits photographers to customise the settings of 4 completely different buttons on the highest and back of the camera in order that they will quickly access settings and modes that they use most frequently. The Fn button currently additionally doubles because the camera’s Wi-Fi simple Transfer Button that, once the camera is correctly established and paired with a sensible device, will transmit pictures at one bit. more on this later, but we tend to simply need to emphasise what quantity we tend to love the thought of not having to dive into menus to share files wirelessly.
Video: We mentioned it direct, but we would like to spotlight once more that the Fuji X-E2 will shoot Full HD 1080p (1920×1080) at frame rates of 60fps or 30fps. Movies recorded with the camera also feature a high bitrate of 36Mbps. to maximise inventive expression, Fujifilm’s classic film simulation settings may be applied throughout pic recording, so will exposure compensation of ±2 heat unit.
Wi-Fi: The X-E2 will connect with AN iOS or android smartphone or pill victimisation the Fujifilm Camera app that may be downloaded free from the Apple App or Google Play stores. once paired and victimisation this app, photographers will transfer up to thirty pictures at a time from the camera to their devices. constant goes for movies, tho’ Fujifilm does not offer further detail on what percentage at a time, or if there square measure limitations.
Pricing and Accessibility
The X-E2 started shipping in Nov 2013 for a body-only value of concerning US$1,000 in black or two-tone black and silver. A kit with the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens lists for US$1,400 The X-E2 is compatible with X-mount lenses, which incorporates many primes starting from the XF 14mm f/2.8 to the XF 60mm f/2.4, further as many zooms together with the complementary XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 OIS lens.