Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm North America Corporation announced additions to its X-series line of premium lenses and fixed-lens and mirrorless cameras, including the Fujifilm X-Pro2, X-E2S, X70 and Fujinon XF100–400mm f/4.5–5.6 R LM OIS WR lens. Also introduced was the rugged, waterproof FinePix XP90.
The compact Fujifilm X-E2S is a premium rangefinder-style mirrorless camera with a durable built. It features a real-time viewfinder with a magnification of 0.62x and an electronic viewfinder with a display lag time of 0.005 second. The X-E2S also employs an enhanced autofocus system, an improved grip, an electronic shutter and a new graphical user interface designed to enable faster access to essential settings.
The mirrorless camera incorporates a 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II image sensor and an AF system with 49-point single-point mode to allow for fast, precise focusing. Zone and wide/tracking modes with a 77-point area are also provided to capture moving subjects. According to the specs, the X-E2S can focus in 0.06 sec and boasts a start-up time of 0.5 sec, a shutter time lag of 0.05 sec and a shooting interval of 0.5 sec.
Its ISO settings top out at ISO 51,200 for low-light performance, and its silent electronic shutter is said to be capable of exposures of 1/32,000 second. Also featured is a scratch-resistant, 3-inch, 1,040K-dot LCD display. The camera can record Full HD video 1080p at 60 frames per sec with a bit rate of 36Mbps, as well as at frame rates of 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps and cinematic 24 fps. It is also capable of shooting time-lapse sequences at intervals of one second to 24 hours, for up to 999 frames.
There are two command dials and seven customizable function buttons for more advanced shooters and an auto mode switch for instantly changing to an advanced auto mode with optimized settings. For expressive options, the camera offers creative filters, including the latest classic chrome film simulation mode, to deliver muted tones and deep colors.
Other features include a “super intelligent” pop-up flash and a wireless communication function that can be used with the free, companion Fujifilm Camera Remote app. The app allows users to remotely shoot images from smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi. Photos can also be sent to a Fujifilm Instax Share printer using the free Instax Share app.
The Fujifilm X-E2S will be available in February 2016 for $699.95 body only and in a kit with the Fujinon XF18–55mm f/2.8 –4 R LM OIS lens for $999.95. fujifilmusa.com