Today, on January 15th Fujifilm announced launch of its smallest camera in the premium X series lineup: XQ2. Despite its miniature scale the camera features 12 megapixel 2/3inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor with EXR Processor II, F1.8-F4.9 4x optical zoom lens and built-in Wi-Fi for transferring media between your devices via Fujifilm Camera Application (available on both Android and iOS marketplaces for free). Fujifilm had also launched two new bridge cameras: FinePix S9900W and S9800 (updates to S9400W and S9200 released in 2014). Both cameras will feature powerful F2.9-F6.5 Fujinon 50x optical zoom lenses (24-1200mm optical range) as well as the 5-axis stabilization that combines 2 optical and 3 electronic functions for more advanced stabilization during video shooting.
XQ2 is also capable of full HD video capture at stunning 60 fps, which is a feat considering many professional cameras still lack this feature. Camera’s normal ISO range is ISO100 – 12800. XQ2 is also capable of shooting and converting RAW files to JPEG on the fly.
XQ2 will be available for purchase February 2015 at MSRP $399.95 in 3 color combination that are black, white and black, and silver. Several accessories for XQ2 will be available as well, such as bottom leather carrying case and weatherproof case rated for depths up to 40 feet.
Fujifilm FinePix S9900W and S9800
Both cameras will feature 1/2.3-inch 16.2 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor (same as their predecessors) with maximum ISO sensitivity setting of 12,800 that allows for continuous shooting speed of 10.0 fps.
Both FinePix S9900W and S9800 were released with video capture in mind. You will be able to capture full HD videos at 60fps as well as edit files on the fly with built-in trimming and movie join function. Both cameras will also feature seven Advanced Filter functions.
FinePix S9900W will offer Wi-FI connectivity with your mobile devices for remote shooting and media transfer on the fly via Fujifilm Camera Remote app (available for both Android and iOS phones and tablets).
FinePix S9900W and S9800 will be available for purchase in March 2015 for $349.95 and $329.95, respectively.