New Fuji X-E2 claims world’s fastest AF speed

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Fujifilm has announced the Fuji X-E2, a new premium interchangeable lens camera in its range of Fuji X cameras.

The Fuji X-E2 is the latest Fuji camera to use the APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor, and it also boasts what Fuji says is the world’s fastest AF speed of 0.08 seconds (compareed with other digital cameras equipped with 4/3-inch sensors or larger).

New Fuji X-E2 claims world's fastest AF speed

Fuji says the X-E2 achieves this by doubling the processing speed of its EXR Processor II, which is able to take information from more than 100,000 phase detection pixels in the camera’s sensor.

The Fuji X-E2 also incorporates a hybrid AF system, which combines phase detection AF and contrast AF to help ensure accuracy when shooting low-contrast subjects and dark scenes.

Fuji X-E2 unveiled

The X-E2’s 16.3 Megapixel APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS II Sensor incorporates an original colour filter array, which Fuji says eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter that typically minimises moiré but does so at the expense of resolution. Instead, the X-Trans CMOS II sensor can capture unfiltered light from the lens to provide greater image clarity.

Another key feature of the Fuji X-E2 is a Lens Modulation Optimiser, which processes various lens parameters, along with data from the screen centre to the edges, and corrects diffraction blur when shooting with a stopped-down aperture. It also compensates for slight blurring in the lens periphery, Fuji says.

Fuji X-E2 launched

Other features include an in-camera RAW development function, which lets photographers convert raw files to JPEGs without a computer.

The camera’s ISO range extends from 200 to 6400, but is extendable to ISO 25,600, and it also features a built-in Wi-Fi capability to allow you to save your photos to your cloud storage or social networking site.

The X-E2 shoots Full HD video (1920×1080) up to 60fps, and the AF tracking performance in movie mode has been improved to enhance the focusing speed, accuracy and smoothness, Fuji says.

Fujifilm X-E2 Key Features

  • 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • Original colour filter array to control moiré and false color
  • EXR Processor II
  • FUJIFILM X Lens mount
  • Lens Modulation Optimiser for improved image quality
  • Extra high resolution 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • ±3 Exposure Compensation dial
  • 3-inch (1.04 million dot) premium clear LCD (High contrast, High Brightness and Wide viewing angle)
  • Built-in pop-up Flash (hotshoe attachment also available for external flash)
  • ISO 200 – 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto (max range of ISO400-6400 when using ISO Auto)
  • AF speed 0.08sec*2
  • Q (quick) button to easily access shooting menu settings
  • In-camera RAW converter
  • Film simulation modes (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Monochrome, Sepia, Pro Neg.Std & Pro Neg.Hi)
  • Artistic features inc. Multiple exposure, Panoramic shooting, and 8 Art filter effects
  • Selection of  Bracketing functions (AE / ISO / Dynamic Range & Film Simulation)
  • Full HD Movie
  • Microphone/shutter release input (Φ 2.5mm)
  • Approx. 350 shots per battery charge
  • Available in solid Black or two-tone Black and silver

Neither the Fuji X-E2 price or release date were available at the time of writing.

For more on this new Fuji camera, read our testing team’s hands-on Fuji X-E2 review.


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  • devtank

    2 years later to almost the day, and a used XE2 is worth less than $350.