New FujiFIlm Camera's

Written by David Hague     19/01/2016 | 00:00 | Category: STILL CAMERAS

The Fujifilm Finepix X-E2s is a mirrorless "rangefinder" style camera, very reminiscent of the hallowed Leica M series in appearance. It is an update to the previous X-E2 which was released circa 2013.

New FujiFIlm Camera

Fujifilm Finepix X-E2s

The Fujifilm Finepix X-E2s is a mirrorless "rangefinder" style camera, very reminiscent of the hallowed Leica M series in appearance. It is an update to the previous X-E2 which was released circa 2013.

There are a number of major enhancements over its predecessor including an improved hybrid AF system featuring a 77 point zone with tracking modes for moving objects, compared to the XE-2's 49 points. Focussing speed is said to be a very respectable 0.06 of a second.

There is also a new electronic shutter with shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec with totally silent shooting and the ISO rating has been upped to a new ceiling of 51200. Start-up time and shooting interval are identical at an impressive 0.5 sec.

Other new features are a new menu interface and the hand grip has been slightly modified and improved.

The main engine of the X-E2s is a 16.3Mp CMOS sensor. There is an electronic OLED viewfinder with eye detection and 3" LCD display as well as Wi-Fi.  It is possible to capture 1080 / 60p video and there are a number of film simulation modes included including old favourite, Chrome.

The Fujifilm Finepix X-E2s weighs in at 350g (without lens) and supplied with an XF 18-55mm lens sells for $1399

Finepix X-E2s










Fujifilm Finepix X70

If you are after a palm sized camera for still photos that can also shoot video, then the Fujifilm X70 is just the ticket. It has the same sensor as its bigger brother, the X-E2s, and comes with a fixed 28mm F2.8 lens. There is no viewfinder, but the 3" touchscreen does tilt allowing viewing from different angles, flipping up 180 degrees and down 90 degrees. It also features touch-to-shoot and touch-to-focus capabilities and a pinch to zoom function.

If you absolutely have to have a viewfinder, there is an add-on hotshoe attachment coming.

There are direct controls for shutter speed and exposure compensation and a dedicated aperture ring around the main lens barrel. F-stops are at 1/3 stop intervals.

As well as the aperture ring, there is also a focus ring at the front of the lens and this can be toggled to be as a digital teleconverter if you wish when in auto focus mode.

Of course HD video can be shot with the X70 and there is face detect and eye detect features. Wi-Fi is built in.

The X70 is available for $1149


FInePix XP70









Fujifilm Finepix XP90

The Fujifilm Finepix XP90 is a rugged digital camera that is waterproof to 15 metres, shock proof from a maximum drop of 1.75 metres; dustproof and even freeze proof to -10C, so perfect for the outdoorsy sporting types who snorkel, swim, rock climb, snowboard/ski, or are a boatie or fisho say. You wouldn't want to use your smartphone's camera in locations and environments such as these!

To save water getting into the XP90, there is a double lock mechanism on the battery / memory card compartment.

The processor of the XP90 combines with a ?.3 16.4 megapixel BSI CMOS and images can be captured at 10 frames / second at full resolution and 6 fps at a reduced resolution. The built in interval timer allows interval shooting of 10 and 5 minutes, 60 seconds, 30 seconds and 15 seconds and there is also a time lapse video function to convert time lapse images into a video.

The lens offers a 5x optical zoom to a 28mm wide angle with optical image stabilisation. Other features include Advanced Art filters, High Dynamic Range Capture, Motion Panorama 360 degrees and HD movie capture.

The Fujifilm Finepix XP90 has a recommended retail price of $299.

 

FInepix XP90