fujifilm-xe2Is it me, or do all of the camera manufacturers band together and collaborate as to when they would roll out a particular model to the masses? This is exactly that seems to be happening, as the folks over at Fujitsu have announced the launch of the new and stylish Fujifilm X-E2, which is a premium interchangeable lens camera that will feature the latest APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor alongside what they deem to be the world’s fastest AF speed.

Continuing from where the Fujifilm X-E1 left off, the X-E2 is said to be able to bring image quality to a whole new level which some less seasoned folks might think that it is comparable with full-frame cameras. Touting an AF speed of 0.08 seconds, this is made possible thanks to the faster processing speed of the EXR Processor II. Apart from that, it will also be able to harness the information that was taken from over 100,000 phase detection pixels which has been incorporated in the X-Trans CMOS II. As for the hybrid AF, it will also combine phase detection AF and contrast AF to deliver an unprecedented level of accuracy when you shoot in low-contrast subjects and dark scenes.

This 16.3-megapixel shooter will also feature a 3” LCD display, an integrated pop-up flash, ISO200 – 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto (maximum ISO setting from ISO 400 – ISO6400 available), Full HD movie recording capability and being able to capture up to 350 shots or so on a full battery charge. Pricing details have yet to be determined as at press time. [Press Release]

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