We knew they were coming; we have been hearing rumors about the next batch of Fujifilm cameras for some time now, and today, that was all made a reality. Ushering in the next generation of X-Trans, Fuji announced their new flagship X-Pro2, along with a new X-E2S and X70 to make for a really solid set of announcements.

Fuji X-Pro2

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The biggest of the three announcements, the new X-Pro2 features Fuji’s next generation 24.3MP X-Trans sensor as well as a brand new ‘X-Processor Pro’. These improvements, along with the others listed below, aim to take Fuji’s top of the line camera to new heights.

Another great addition to the X-Pro2 is the Hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder. This is an updated version of the same one featured in the X100. This will allow photographers to shoot how they prefer, with a more standard rangefinder experience, or a more modern EVF experience. The best of both worlds.

Additionally, the new X-Processor Pro is being boasted as having 4x the processing power of traditional imaging processors, allowing the X-Pro2 to shoot at this higher 24MP resolution while still performing faster than before.

Fuji also updated the body design, while still keeping true to that classic X-Pro rangefinder style. Some of the body enhancements include an ISO sensitivity dial, command dials on the front and rear of the camera, and a few focus lever.

X-Pro2 SPECS

  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
  • X-Processor Pro Engine
  • Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.62m-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, SHARE Printer Compatible
  • 273-Point AF with 77 Phase-Detect Points
  • Up to 8 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Weather-Sealed Design, 2x SD Card Slots
  • Film Simulation and Grain Effect Modes

Overall, this is the Fuji we have been waiting for, and I can’t wait to get my hands on one for a full review. So stay tuned.

If you are interested in grabbing one of these as soon as possible, then you better get on the pre-order list soon. These will no doubt be a hot commodity and waiting could cost you. Pre-Orders are now open over on B&H for $1,699.

Fuji X-E2S

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Another big announcement, the X-E2S is a great update to the largely popular Fuji X-E2. As has been the tradition with Fuji, the ‘S’ denotes an updated, but not next generation, version of a camera.

Featuring mostly software improvements over its predecessor, the X-E2S brings the X-E2 line more up to date with the latest technologies. Some of the improvements include: new interface, improved grip, better AF performance, and an electronic shutter.

Fuji X-E2S Specs

  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans II CMOS Sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • 0.5″ 2,360k-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Continuous Shooting up to 7 fps
  • 49-Point Single Point Autofocus Mode
  • 77-Point Zone, Wide/Tracking Focus Modes
  • Maximum 51200 ISO Sensitivity

Don’t fear if you just bought an X-E2, all of the software improvements in the X-E2S will be coming to the original X-E2 in a firmware update soon. The only improvements you won’t get are the minor physical ones.

Pre-Orders for the X-E2S are also open over on B&H. Get on the list now and secure your X-E2s for just $699.

Fuji X70

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Looking to get in on some of the premium compact camera action, Fuji also announced the new X-70 today. This fixed lens (28mm FF Equivalent) compact camera aims to be the camera you have with you in your pocket while out and about.

You can take a peek at the specs below:

  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • Fujinon 18.5mm f/2.8 Lens (28mm Equiv.)
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, SHARE Printer Compatible
  • ISO 51200 and 8 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 77-Point AF System
  • Interval Recording & Electronic Shutter
  • Film Simulation Modes & Creative Filters

Coming in at $799 the X-70 is an interesting option for those looking for a premium compact camera. If you are interested you can pre-order them now over on B&H here.

So what are your thoughts on Fuji’s announcements today? Will the X-Pro2 live up to the expectations we all have for it? Is the X-E2S a valid purchase or should people just buy the now cheaper X-E2 and update the firmware? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!