Fujifilm announces super-compact camera Fujifilm XQ2 with world’s fastest AF of just 0.06 seconds
Fujifilm today announced the launch of the new FUJIFILM XQ2, the smallest camera in the premium X Series range. The pocket-sized XQ2 features a versatile F1.8 4x zoom lens. The ultra-bright lens is constructed with four aspherical and three extra-low dispersion elements, with all lens surfaces covered in Fujinon’s unique HT-EBC coating to reduce flare and ghosting. The bright F1.8 aperture allows a natural bokeh effect in the background, creating a beautiful contrast with the main subject. Through the in-camera RAW development function, a RAW image can be converted to JPEG without the need for additional software and a computer.
The XQ2 boasts the world’s fastest AF of just 0.06 seconds and a shooting interval of 0.3 seconds until the next shot can be taken, while shutter lag is an almost unnoticeable 0.015 seconds. At 2/3-inch, the XQ2’s sensor is approximately double the size of those found in ordinary compact digital cameras and also able to deliver the world’s fastest AF speed at just 0.06 seconds. The new Multi AF automatically selects up to nine focus areas for accurate focusing across the frame and the ability to detect human faces enhances AF accuracy even further. The built-in Super Intelligent Flash accurately controls the flash power required for any shooting situation.
The XQ2’s 3.0-inch 920K-dot LCD makes viewing easy, even in bright conditions thanks to its high-contrast, anti-reflective glass and 85° vertical and horizontal viewing angles. The LCD also helps users achieve critically sharp shots when using manual focus, thanks to its Focus Peak Highlight mode, where in-focus areas of the subject can be instantly recognized by a high-contrast outline.
Movies can be filmed in Full HD at 60fps and the dedicated image stabilization function helps keep videos smooth when shooting handheld. The Simulation Modes gives videos a distinctive and creative look. Suited to both amateurs and enthusiasts, the XQ2 is compact enough to carry with you at all times, captures superb shots and offers plenty of creative effects. The XQ2’s elegant design and classy finish really makes it stand out. Available in luxurious black, silver or white finishes, it is the perfect premium compact for discerning photographers.