Fuji entered 2015 "fully armed" and presented to the public the following models: the MILC Fuji X-A2, the prosumer camera Fuji XQ2, 3 compact cameras - Fuji FinePix S9900W, Fuji FinePix S9800, and Fuji FinePix XP80 - the lenses Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR, Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II, and Fujinon XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS II.
The Fuji X-2 represents the successor to the superb Fuji X-A1, and it inherited from it a 16.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor; however, it exhibits the Bayer pattern, in contrast to the predecessor, which was X-Trans. This MILC camera is equipped with a 3" 920.000-dot LCD screen that provides a 175-degree tilting upwards, which is ideal for capturing popular selfies. The configuration also consists of an EXR II processor, built-in Wi-Fi, Full HD video 1080P\30fps, as well as Fujifilm's new Classic Chrome film simulation mode.
The Fuji XQ2 is identical as its predecessor Fuji XQ1; however, the mentioned Classic Chrome mode has been added to it. Like the predecessor, it is characterized by a 12MP X-Trans CMOS sensor, an EXR II processor, a 25-100mm (equivalent) f/1.8-4.9 lens with 4x intelligent zoom (while in combination with the optical zoom, it totals 16x), optical image stabilization, 1080/60p video, as well as built-in Wi-Fi.
As for the trio of the new compacts, the situation is the following: the Fuji FinePix S9900W and the Fuji FinePix S9800 feature the same 16.2MP CMOS sensor, the same 24-1200mm (equivalent) f/2.9-5.6 lens with the fabulous 50x zoom, 5-axis image stabilization (for video only), while they differ only because the S9900W features built-in Wi-Fi as well, whereas the S9800 does not. Furthermore, both models are remarkably fast since they need only one second to switch on, the autofocus takes 0.15 seconds to start up, while the cameras are ready for another shot in only 0.6 seconds. Above all, the burst mode on this model reaches the speed of 10 fps.
On the other hand, the Fuji FinePix XP80 boasts a 16.4MP CMOS sensor, a 28-140mm (equivalent) lens with 5x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, Full HD video at 60 fps, 480 fps slow motion mode, Wi-Fi, and most importantly, the XP80 belongs to the category of rugged cameras and it is dustproof, waterproof to 50ft./15m, shockproof from 5.8ft./1.75m, and freezeproof to 14°F/-10°C.
When the new lenses come into question, the Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR is a standard zoom lens (equivalent to 24-84mm when mounted on a model from Fuji's X-series), with a weather-resistant and dust-proof design, which makes it ideal for photojournalists, who are frequently exposed to bad weather conditions. It features the Internal Focusing System and a Twin Linear Motor, which brings quiet autofocus as fast as astonishing 0.06 seconds. It exhibits 14 sealing points, 17 elements in 12 groups, 3 of which are aspherical and 3 are ED, as well as the Nano-GI coating, which reduces flare.
The Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II and the Fujinon XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS II are aimed to be combined with the new Fuji X-A2. The XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II is a versatile lens that offers a 24-76mm equivalent range and is ideal for a broad spectrum of situations - from low-light scenes, over portraits, to capturing landscape. It consists of 12 glass elements in 10 groups, 3 of which are aspherical and 1 is ED. The XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS II lens provides a 76-350mm equivalent range with improved optical image stabilization, which brings top results, without vibrations, which is particularly important when shooting at longer focal lengths and in low light.
The Fuji X-A2 will appear on the market the following month and it will be sold in silver, white and brown in pair with the new Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II lens for $549.95. The Fuji XQ2 will be available in black, silver and white at a price of $399.95, in February as well. The Fuji FinePix S9900W, Fuji FinePix S9800, and Fuji FinePix XP80 will hit the streets in March, while their prices will be $349.95, $329.95, and $229.95, respectively. As far as the lenses are concerned, the Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR will arrive next month, and its price will be $1199, whereas concerning the Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II and the Fujinon XC 50-230mm II f/4.5-6.7 OIS II, the details about their prices, availability, and whether they will be sold separately are still not announced.
The news was taken from FUJIFILM - Fuji X-A2; Fuji XQ2; Fuji FinePix S9900W; Fuji FinePix S9800; Fuji FinePix XP80; Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR; Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II; Fujinon XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS II.