Fujifilm has announced the impending release of five new cameras, the interchangeable-lens X-A2 and four fixed-lens digicams.


The new Fujifilm X-A2 is being manufactured in three colour versions. (Source: Fujifilm.)

Designed for everyday snapshooters, the Fujifilm X-A2 introduces new autofocusing technologies, including Eye Detection AF, Auto Macro AF and Multi-Target “MULTI AF” for fast and accurate autofocusing. It’s also the first X Series model to sport a 175-degree tilting LCD  for easy ‘selfies’. The X-A2 comes with a new XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II kit lens, which  can focus to 15 cm from the sensor (approx. 7 cm from the edge of the lens). It also includes the Classic Chrome Film Simulation mode that has appeared in recent models.

The camera’s 16.3 megapixel APS-C sensor and the EXR Processor II image processing engine support a normal sensitivity range from ISO 200   to ISO 6400, which can be extended to ISO 25600 for low-light shooting. A new mode dial makes it easy to select shooting modes, while two Command Dials provide easy access to adjust aperture and shutter speed settings.  A built-in flash is also included. Other features include Full HD movie shooting and Wi-Fi  integration with smart devices. Full details can be found at http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_a2/.


The black version of the Fujifilm XQ2 camera. (Source: Fujifilm.)

Fujifilm’s new XQ2 offers X Series image quality and functionality in a very small package.  Featuring a versatile f/1.8, 25-100mm equivalent,  4x zoom lens it boasts the same 8.8 x 6.6 mm  X-Trans  CMOS II sensor, EXR Processor II, highly-evolved AF and new Classic Chrome Film Simulation mode as the current X30 camera. The camera’s slim body measures 100 x 58.5 x 33.3 mm and is available in black, silver or white finishes. Tactile control of several function is provided by a control ring around the lens, which can be customised to suit users’ preferences.  Full details are available at http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_xq2/.


The waterproof Fujifilm XP80 can be converted into an action camera with an optional Action Camera Lens. (Source: Fujifilm.)

The new FinePix XP80 is waterproof to 15 metres, can withstand a drop of up to 1.75m, will still operate in temperatures as low as -10 °C and is dustproof to prevent dust or sand ingress.  Featuring a 16.4 megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom lens that includes a 28mm (equivalent)  wide-angle setting, the XP80 includes Optical Image Stabilisation and an Intelligent Digital Zoom   function that doubles the effective focal length. A new Action Camera Mode is available with the optional Action Camera Lens, which turns the XP80’s lens into a fixed 18mm focal length and enables hands-free shooting. Other features include Full HD movie capture with a Wind Filter setting,  Scene Recognition and Advanced Filters to create eye-catching effects.  Details can be found at http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/xp/finepix_xp80/.


The FinePix S9900W, shown in red. (Source: Fujifilm.)

Fujifilm has also unveiled the FinePix S9900W (Wi-Fi equipped) and S9800 bridge cameras, both of which feature powerful 50x optical zoom lenses with maximum apertures of f/2.9-f/6.5 plus a Super Macro mode that focuses down to one centimetre. Both cameras include a 6.17 x 4.55 mm 16.2 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and support a maximum sensitivity of ISO 12800. A 5-Axis Image Stabilization system combines two-axis optical and three-axis electronic stabilization functions and supports both stills and movie capture. Continuous shooting is supported at up to 10 frames/second for up the 10 frames. Seven Advanced Filter functions allow users to add creative effects to movies. Visit http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/s/finepix_s9900w/ for more information.