Fujifilm X-E2 camera with the world's fastest AF speed
A successor of X-E1, 2013's Best Expert CSC by the Technical Image Press Association, the X-E2 takes image quality to a new level that is comparable with full-frame cameras. It delivers even better colors, higher definition image capture, and that 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 process the information taken from more than over 100,000 pixels from X-Trans CMOS II.
The 16.3 million pixels APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS II Sensor incorporates an original color filter array. This eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter that typically minimizes moiré but does so at the expense of resolution. Instead, the X-Trans CMOS II sensor can capture unfiltered light from the lens for top image clarity. Quality is further improved by the Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO). Its high-precision processing corrects diffractions and the result is edge-to-edge image quality with incredible sharpness.
The X-E2 features the combination of aperture ring on the lens and shutter dial on the top of the body as seen in its predecessor. This allows full shooting control while keeping your eye to the viewfinder. Thanks to the X-E2's ultra-fast response you won't miss a photo opportunity. In addition to achieving a world's fastest AF, the X-E2 has a rapid startup time (0.5 seconds), virtually no shutter lag (0.05 seconds), and high-speed continuous shooting of 7.0 fps (up to approximately 28 frames).
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. With the improvement of the detection algorithm, it's easier than ever to focus on difficult low contrast subjects and horizontal striped patterns. Focusing continues right up to the moment the shutter is pressed half way during continuous AF.
Accurate and comfortable framing and focus checking is assured via the high resolution approx. 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder and Fujifilm's original optical design gives a distortion-free field of view. The premium clear LCD monitor size has been increased to 3.0" but 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. ■
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