FUJIFILM have outdone themselves by updating their premium interchangeable lens camera line-up with the new X-E2 which is the successor to their popular X-E1.
The X-E2 takes image quality to a dynamic new level that is comparable with full-frame cameras. It delivers even more beautiful colour reproduction, higher definition image capture (world’s fastest AF speed of 0.08 seconds).
This is achieved by more than doubling the processing speed of the EXR Processor II. It is able to harness the information taken from over 100,000 phase detection pixels incorporated in the X-Trans CMOS II. The hybrid AF also combines phase detection AF and contrast AF to ensure accuracy when shooting low-contrast subjects and dark scenes.
Quality is further improved by the Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO). Its high-precision processing of the various lens parameters, as well as data from the screen centre to the edges, corrects diffraction blur when shooting with a stopped down aperture and compensates for the slight blurring in the lens periphery. The result is edge-to-edge image quality with incredible sharpness. LMO will be compatible with every XF lens.
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 provides high speed response and the camera automatically switches between the two AF modes
Image quality is further increased by the inclusion of the first Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) 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.
Ultimately, the sensor and engine combination achieves astonishing resolution, extends dynamic range, and reduces noise at high sensitivity. FUJIFILM 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. It allows the user to shoot and operate the camera without needing to look away from the viewfinder.
The premium clear LCD monitor size has been increased to 3.0” and 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. All in all, the X-E2 is an incredible camera with some incredible features that keep it ahead of the pack.