Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm announced the XQ2 premium point-and-shoot camera with a bright Fujinon f/1.8, 4x zoom lens, an advanced 12 megapixel 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor with phase detection, and the EXR II processor engineered to deliver fast autofocus speeds of up to 0.06 second.
A pocketsize P&S boasting a Fujinon f/1.8–4.9, 4x optical zoom lens (25–100mm equivalent), the XQ2 employs a 12MP, 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor with phase-detection AF and the EXR II processor with double the speed of the previous generation. Its sensor is designed to control moiré and false colors by using an original color filter array with a randomized pixel arrangement. This removes the need for an optical low pass filter. A lens modulation optimizer (LMO) sharpens image quality while three-stop optical image stabilization aids in enhancing capture in dimly lit situations.
The camera’s newly developed Fujinon lens is constructed with four aspherical and three extra-low dispersion lenses, and each lens surface is coated with HT-EBC to reduce flare and ghosting. The XQ2 also has a sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 12,800 for low-light performance.
Other features are: 1-sec start-up; 0.015-sec shutter lag; a 0.3-sec shooting interval time; 0.06-sec AF; 4x intelligent digital zoom (16x combined with its optical zoom); a 3-inch, 920K-dot LCD; an intelligent pop-up flash; Full HD movie recording; a built-in stereo microphone; film simulation modes; and Wi-Fi.
Fujifilm’s XQ2 comes in black, white, and black/silver. $399.95. fujifilmusa.com