Fans of the Fuji XE-1 will be delighted to hear that Fuji has just announced a new successor to the wildly popular ILC, the XE-2. The announcement comes in what has turned out to be a really busy week for gear announcements, with Nikon and Sony also announcing new camera bodies.

Inside of the new XE-2 you can find what is essentially all new hardware from what was inside of the XE-1. It all starts with a 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor, a new 920K-dot 3-inch LCD, a new EXR Processor II, and a brand new Hybrid AF system that claims to be the fastest in the world (for an APS-C Camera or Larger). Overall some pretty impressive specs, and a definite improvement over the current XE-1 model.

Fuji XE-2 Specs

  • 16.3 million Megapixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • AF speed 0.08 seconds
  • Lens Modulation Optimizer for improved image quality
  • Extra high resolution 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • ±3 EV Exposure Compensation dial with third stops increments
  • 3” (1.04 million dot) premium clear LCD (High contrast, High Brightness and Wide viewing angle)
  • Built-in Super Intelligent pop-up Flash(hot shoe attachment also available for external flash)
  • ISO200 – 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto(maximum ISO setting from ISO
  • Film simulation modes (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Monochrome, Sepia, Pro Neg.Std & Pro Neg.Hi)
  • Artistic features: Multiple exposure, Panoramic shooting,Toy Camera, Miniature,
  • Selection of Bracketing functions (AE/ISO/Dynamic Range &Film Simulation)
  • Full HD Movie
  • Microphone/shutter release input (φ2.5mm)
  • Super Intelligent Flash

Fuji XE-2 Images

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The new Fuji XE-2 is now available for pre-order and should be shipping in November. You can pick up a new Body Only for just $1000 or you can get a kit for just $1,400, pretty good value there.

What are your thoughts on the new XE-2? Is it a worthy upgrade over the XE-1? Let us know your thoughts in a comment below.