Fujifilm X-E2S

Fujifilm X-E2S

With an APS-C, 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor, and an EXR Processor II, the black Fujifilm X-E2S Mirrorless Digital Camera produces high-quality images and delivers great camera performance. The combination of the sensor and processor provides a natural sensitivity range of ISO 200-6400, which may be further expanded to ISO 100-51200 with the use of an optional adapter.

To eliminate the usage of a resolution-reducing optical low-pass filter, Fujifilm’s proprietary X-Trans sensor employs a randomized pixel array with a unique randomized pixel array, resulting in photos that are exceptionally crisp and clear. The Intelligent Hybrid AF system, which employs both contrast- and phase-detection techniques to acquire focus rapidly and correctly, is a significant benefit to this imaging system.

In addition, these technologies have resulted in improved manual focusing capabilities, with Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking being two ways for fast and precisely defining focus, respectively. In addition, the EXR Processor II provides rapid performance speeds across the board, from short startup and shutter lag times to a fast 7 frames per second continuous shooting rate.

Both a 2.360k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a 3.0-inch 1,040k-dot LCD screen are offered for picture monitoring, review, and menu navigation. Its body design enhances this adaptability by including manual, physical control knobs on the top plate of the camera, seven distinct customizable buttons, and a Q Menu button that provides quick access to some of the most useful options on the camera menu. This control technique also offers an easy, built-in Wi-Fi system, which allows for direct sharing of photos for instantaneous sharing online over the internet.

This camera is capable of recording full HD 1080p movies at a variety of frame rates, and it has a 2.5mm microphone input that allows you to connect an optional external microphone to increase the audio quality of your recordings. It is also possible to employ film simulation settings and maintain continuous focusing when shooting video in full-time mode while recording.

Film Simulation modes make advantage of Fujifilm’s long history of creating both negative and slide films, and they allow you to apply the properties of traditional films to your digital images in order to get a more accurate representation of your intended appearance.

Sensor with 16.3 Megapixels (APS-C X-Trans CMOS II)

The Fujifilm X-E2S is equipped with a big 16.3MP APS-C CMOS image sensor, which delivers excellent picture quality and detail in low light. The sensor is constructed with a randomized pixel pattern, which eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter, which helps to reduce moiré and aliasing.

It makes use of Fujifilm’s proprietary X-Trans custom pixel array. It is possible to achieve improved image clarity by deleting this filter from the design. The camera has an ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 51200, which is ideal for photography in low light conditions.

EXR Processor II is a digital image processing device.

Aside from improving low-light performance, the EXR Processor II also ensures that the camera system as a whole operates at a rapid pace. The camera’s start-up time is around 0.5 seconds, the shutter lag is approximately 0.05 seconds, and the shooting interval time is approximately 0.5 seconds. Furthermore, this processing capacity provides sufficient speed to take full-quality photos at a continuous rate of 7 frames per second for up to 18 consecutive frames.

Autofocus modes for speed and accuracy are available in a variety of combinations.

intelligent hybrid autofocus (IHAF) is a rapid and responsive autofocus system that uses both contrast and phase-detection methods to acquire focus quickly in a broad range of illumination conditions as well as in a wide range of shooting settings. Clear focus may be achieved in as little as 0.06 seconds, making it easier to catch fast-moving objects in low light conditions.

Three different focus modes (AF-S, AF-C, and M) are offered, allowing users greater flexibility over how the X-E2 achieves fine focus. For fast, precise focusing, the autofocus technology has a 49-point Single Point mode, which uses a 49-point area to catch moving subjects, and Zone and Wide/Tracking modes, which use a 77-point area to better capture moving images.

In addition to these focusing choices, the camera is equipped with a quiet electronic shutter that can capture photographs at speeds of up to 1/32000 of a second.

Design of a Classic Camera

Its analog exposure controls are combined with clever automated technology in a body form that is evocative of film cameras. The X-E2S has a design that is reminiscent of film cameras. For intuitive exposure settings, the simple and utilitarian body design includes a physical shutter speed dial as well as two command dials that work well in conjunction with the manual aperture rings featured on many of the XF lenses.

Each of the seven buttons may be customized to meet the needs of the user, and a readily accessible Q Menu allows users to make one-touch adjustments to some of the most often used camera parameters such as ISO, white balance, and file settings.

Both a bright, crisp 2,360k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a 3.0″ 1,040k-dot LCD display with reinforced glass construction are available for live view monitoring, picture playback, and menu navigation. Both are available with reinforced glass construction.

Full-HD video recording is available.

It is possible to capture full HD 1080p video at a variety of frame rates up to 60 frames per second at a high bit rate of 36 Mbps. Frame rates of 50 frames per second (fps), 30 frames per second (fps), 25 frames per second (fps), and 24 frames per second (fps) are also available to accommodate motion picture formats from several countries. In full HD 1080p and 720p resolutions, up to 14 and 27 minutes of video may be recorded, respectively.

Wi-Fi connectivity is pre-installed.

When utilizing the Fujifilm Camera Remote App, wireless networking is incorporated into the camera, allowing for real-time image sharing when using the camera. The transmission of images is made much easier by just pressing and holding the dedicated Wi-Fi button, which allows the transfer to begin instantly.

Advanced Filters and Film Simulation Mode are included.

Taking use of Fujifilm’s extensive experience with conventional film-based photography, the X-E2S incorporates a number of Film Simulation modes that are designed to replicate the appearance and feel of some of Fujifilm’s historic film types.

There is a Classic Chrome setting, which produces subdued tones and deep hues, among other things. PROVIA offers natural-looking tones for everyday shooting, VELVIA produces a more dramatic and rich tonality with deeper color saturation, ASTIA provides less contrast for a softer depiction of skin tones, and a Classic Chrome mode produces muted tones and deep colors.

All of these films are available from Fujifilm. PRO Neg. Std. creates smooth picture tones that are suited for accurate color reproductions, whilst PRO Neg. Hi produces a more dramatic feel with the capacity to pull color from a range of lighting settings, both of which are modeled after their negative film counterparts.

In addition to the colorful effects produced by these Film Simulation modes, there are also monochrome modes that replicate the appearance of typical yellow, green, and red black and white contrast filters, as well as a variety of other effects. A sepia setting is also accessible for those who want to create a look that is naturally retro.

Besides standard filters, eight advanced filters are available to enhance the look of images in a variety of ways. These include high key, low key, soft focus (including Toy Camera), miniature (including Miniature), pop color (including Dynamic Tone), and partial color (including Partial Color) (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple).

Fujifilm X-E2S Specs

MSRP$699/£549.00 (body only), $999/£749.00 (w/18-55 F2.8-4 lens)
Body typeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution4896 x 3264
Other resolutions3:2 (3456 x 2304, 2496 x 1664), 16:9 (4896 x 2760, 2304 x 2304), 1:1 (3264 x 3264, 2304 x 2304, 1664 x 1664)
Image ratio w:h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors17 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorEXR Processor II
ISOAuto, 200-6400 (expandable to 100-51200)
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
Boosted ISO (maximum)51200
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points77
Lens mountFujifilm X
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/32000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesNo
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range7.00 m (@ ISO 200)
External flashYes (via hot-shoe)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain, Commander
Continuous drive7.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec, custom)
Metering modesMultiAverageSpot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n
Remote controlYes (Wired or via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NP-W126 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)350
Weight (inc. batteries)350 g (0.77 lb / 12.35 oz)
Dimensions129 x 75 x 37 mm (5.08 x 2.95 x 1.46″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes

Fujifilm X-E2S Price

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