Press release for the Fujifilm X-E2 and XQ1 cameras:
The New Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless digital camera features high-speed hybrid AF with phase detection, lens modulation optimizer and professional movie capture.
FUJIFILM X-E2, a premium interchangeable-lens camera featuring the latest-generation 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and the segment’s fastest autofocus of 0.08 seconds, for a truly remarkable photographic experience.
As the fifth interchangeable lens camera system introduced within the award-winning FUJIFILM X-Series, the FUJIFILM X-E2 delivers picture quality that rivals full-frame cameras with high definition image capture, Fujifilm’s legendary color reproduction and category-leading speed.
Award-winning 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II
The FujiFilm X-E2 uses the 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor which expertly controls moiré and false color generation. This is attained by using an original color filter array with a highly randomized pixel arrangement that removes the need for an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) that degrades resolution. The image quality in the X-E2 is further refined by the inclusion of the first Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) for interchangeable lens cameras.
The Fujifilm X-E2 gives photographers and enthusiasts ultra-fast response times to catch even the quickest memorable moments. The X-E2 has a rapid startup time of 0.5 seconds, minimal shutter lag of 0.05 seconds, and high-speed continuous shooting of 7.0 fps (up to approx. 28 frames)
The FUJI X-E2 shoots full HD video at 1920×1080 with up to 60fps with AF tracking performance for exceptional speed, accuracy and smoothness with a high bitrate of 36Mbps. The X-E2 delivers quick focusing on subjects, even when panning and zooming. With the X-E2, film simulation settings and exposure compensation (±2 EV) can be used during movie recording.
Fujifilm have also announced the XQ1 Pocket-sized digital camera.
The Fuji XQ1 combines the amazing image quality that photographers demand with the portability that makes taking beautiful pictures enjoyable in any location,” said Manny Almeida, senior vice president and general manager, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Imaging and Electronic Imaging Divisions. “The XQ1 is the most portable X-Series camera ever developed, and people can now experience a premium compact that easily slips into a pocket or purse.
The FUJi XQ1 uses the 12 Megapixel 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor that is designed to control moiré and false color generation by using an original color filter array with a highly randomized pixel arrangement. This technology removes the need for an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) that degrades resolution. The image quality in the XQ1 is further enhanced by using a Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) for stunningly sharp pictures, as well as a 3.0 stop 3 Optical Image Stabilization for shooting in low light situations.
FUJIFILM XQ1 key features list:
12 Megapixels 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
EXR Processor II
Start-up time of 0.5
Shutter lag time of 0.15
Shooting interval time of 0.3
AF speed 0.06 seconds
F1.8-F4.9 4x optical zoom equivalent to 25-100mm in 35mm format
4x Intelligent Digital Zoom (16X combined with optical zoom)
Lens Modulation Optimizer for improved image quality
3” (920,000 dot) premium clear LCD (High contrast, High Brightness and Wide viewing angle)
Built-in Super Intelligent pop-up Flash
ISO100 – 12800
Full HD Movie
In-camera RAW converter
Film simulation modes (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Sepia and Monochrome)
Artistic features: 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)
FUJIFILM XQ1 accessories list:
Bottom leather case (Black BLC-XQ1 BC and Brown BLC-XQ1 BW)
Waterproof case WP-XQ1 for depth to 40 meters
O Ring Kit ORK-XQ1
The FUJIFILM XQ1 will be available in October 2013 for $499.95 in both all-black and all-silver.