Mirrorless cameras are on a mission to upstage both high-end compacts and DSLR cameras. They are portable enough to replace high-end compacts, and offer image quality and versatility that sits right at the top of the chart with DSLRs. But there should be a camera good enough to help you make that leap of faith and the new Fujifilm X-E2 promises to be THAT camera.
This interchangeable lens mirrorless camera boasts a 16.3-megapixel APS-C size sensor, a hybrid auto focussing system (an amalgamation of contrast and phase detect AF) packed into a small body, that’s not just great to hold but to look at too. Fujifilm states that the Low Pass Filter has been removed from the sensor, which enables it to shoot sharper images. It uses an electronic viewfinder, and has a total of four customizable buttons. There are separate dials to control shutter speed and exposure compensation. Also, those who love use manual focus lenses, the X-E2 looks like a great option, since it allows the use of aperture ring, and comes with Focus Peaking to help the user focus manually.
The X-E2 can shoot Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) movies at up to 60fps. And images can be transferred wirelessly to smartphones and tablets with the use of Fujifilm Camera Application app. The Fujifilm X-E2 is priced at Rs 76,999 for body only and Rs 1,09,999 for the X-E2 with XF 18-55 lens.