In March, Fujifilm will release the Fujifilm X-E2s, a compact, durable and lightweight mirrorless camera based on the earlier X-E2 model.


Angled view of the new Fujifilm X-E2s  with the bundled XF 18-55mm lens fitted. (Source: Fujifilm.)

Weighing only 350 grams, the X-E2s features a new AF system with zone and wide/tracking modes for capturing moving subjects. It also has an improved grip for easy handling, an electronic shutter, top plate dials and a more intuitive Graphic User Interface (GUI).   The APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor has built-in phase detection AF sensors and offers an effective resolution of 16 megapixels. It is paired with an EXR Processor II image processing engine to deliver superior responsiveness. Fujifilm claims the new camera can autofocus in 0.06 seconds and has a start-up time of 0.5 seconds, shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds and a shooting interval of 0.5 seconds. Other features include Eye Detection AF, Auto Macro, Film Simulation modes, silent electronic shutter capable of exposures up to 1/32,000 second, Full HD video recording, built-in Wi-Fi for shooting from smartphones or tablet devices.
 Carried over from the X-E2 is the rangefinder-styling and Real Time Viewfinder with a large 2,360,000-dot organic EL display that offers a magnification of 0.62x and an ultra-short display time lag of 0.005 seconds. Continuous shooting is supported at up to seven frames/second with AF tracking. Interval recording is also available. The X-E2s will be bundled with an XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens. It is due to go on sale in March at an RRP of AU$1399. Visit for more information.