Fujifilm Unleashes X-Pro 2, X-E2s, and X70 Cameras

Fujifilm starts off 2016 with a heckuva bang.

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It's rare that a flagship camera gets revealed without a big camera event nearby, but Fujifilm's bucking the trend with the announcement of its latest and greatest. After a four-year wait, we can now say hello to the Fujifilm X-Pro2. While it's been a long time, after some brief hands-on time with the new camera, we have to say it was worth the wait.

This camera puts all of Fuji's newest imaging technology into one camera with some great, never-before-seen features. It's the first Fujifilm X-series body to feature a 24.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans sensor, along with new imaging processing and a rethought hybrid viewfinder. It retains much of the shape and size of the X-Pro1 with some really, really nice new touches that dedicated Fujifilm shooters will adore.

Perhaps our favorite new touch is the ability to change the sensor's ISO by pulling up on the shutter speed dial, something old film SLRs used to be able to do. The camera has grown front and rear control dials, a la the X-T1, and it also has a great new focus point selection thumbstick that lets you change your focal point without pulling your face away from the camera.

In case you weren't sold on its pro credentials, the X-Pro2 is fully weathersealed and is the first Fuji to feature dual SD card slots. Body-only, this model will go on sale for $1,699.95 and it'll be available this February, so all those X-Pro1 owners who held off upgrading can snap one up without having to wait until Photokina later on this year.

Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

XF 100-400mm Lens
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Fujifilm also officially announced a long-anticipated zoom lens for the X-Mount system, as The XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is finally ready for introduction. Using 21 elements in 14 groups with 5 extra-low dispersion elements and 1 super extra low dispersion element, a 9-blade, rounded aperture, and full weather sealing, this is a pro's piece of kit without a doubt. This is also compatible with the XF 1.4x TC WR teleconverter if you need even more zoom. It'll be $1,899.95 when it goes on sale in February.

KEY SPECS:
• 100–400mm focal length
• F/4.5-5.6 aperture range
• optical image stabilization
• Metal build and weather sealing
• MSRP $1,899
• Available February 2016


Fujifilm X-E2S

Fujifilm X-E2S
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The X-E2 has been Fujifilm's midrange option for a while now. Even though it might seem like it's been around for too long, Fujifilm still has plenty of faith in this design. The X-E2s makes a few minor tweaks to the tried-and-true recipe, with a revised grip and new software. Don't worry though—the X-E2 will continue to gain new software features through firmware updates. Expect the X-E2s to cost around $699.95 body-only and $999.95 with the excellent XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 lens.

KEY SPECS:
• 16 MP X-Trans sensor
• Available 18-55mm f/2.8-4 kit lens
• Silver and black versions
• MSRP $699.95 body-only
• Available February 2016


Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
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Perhaps the most surprising announcement is the new X70. Taking all of Fujifilm's best imaging technology from the X100T, this camera is aimed squarely at street shooters with its 28mm-equivalent fixed prime lens.

The X70 ditches the hybrid viewfinder of the X100T and goes with a simpler, more compact design that centers around a tilting rear display. Its controls are pure X-series, with an aperture ring around the lens, a shutter speed dial up top, and an exposure compensation control. We think this camera is squarely aimed at Ricoh's GR—perhaps our favorite point-and-shoot camera—and it should be interesting to see how Fuji's take on the concept fares.

KEY SPECS:
• 16 MP X-Trans sensor
• Built-in 18.5mm f/2.8 Fujinon lens
• Silver and black versions
• MSRP $699.95
• Tilting rear LCD
• Available February 2016


Fujifilm Finepix XP90

Fujifilm Finepix XP90
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It's been a while since Fuji took some time to update its toughcams, but it seems to finally be catching up to the rest of the class. The new Fujifilm XP90 should feature improved performance over its predecessor, the XP200, with vastly improved hardware.

KEY SPECS:
• 16.4 MP X-Trans sensor
• 5x optical zoom with optical image stabilization
• 3-inch LCD
• MSRP $229.99
• WiFi


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