The X-E2 has received a few hardware updates, most notably in its sensor and processor. The interchangeable lens wonder is armed with the X100S’ sizeable 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor and an EXR Processor II, working up its ridiculously fast 0.08 second autofocus claim.
The sensor’s built-in phase detection adds more punch to that bold statement, helping the camera lock onto its subject faster, even in less than optimal light conditions.
Should the X-E2 not deliver on its 0.08 seconds claim, it packs an impressive list of improved features to make up for it. Though physically indistinguishable from the X-E1 at first glance, the X-E2's controls have been shifted around for more intuitive use. Examples include a repositioned ‘Q’ button to prevent accidental abuse and the removal of the View mode button, now relegated to the menu settings.
New to the X-E2 is the Lens Modulation Optimiser, which matches images to the type of lens used and cleans up images through in-camera correction.
The X-E2 comes kitted out with the 18-55mm f2.8-4 Fujinon lens for S$2099.