A new Fujifilm X-E2 photo has appeared on the web, revealing the back of the mirrorless camera which will become official on October 18.
Less than 24 hours have passed since the first image of the Fujifilm X-E2 has been leaked online. The photo was a front-facing one and it showed that the company did not alter very many things when it comes to the design.
Nevertheless, a short while ago the rumor mill has claimed that the “Q” button will be re-positioned in order to be more accessible to the users. Apparently, photographers are supposed to be more comfortable with the new location. Now, another leaked shot reveals the back of the device and it seems like the rumor mill has been right.
New Fujifilm X-E2 photo shows up on the web
Well, the back of the X-E2 surely looks different from the one of the X-E1. New buttons have been added and others have been placed somewhere else.
Before there are any doubters, it appears that trusted sources, who have been right in the past, have confirmed that both shots are real and that this is what we will see one week from now.
“Q” button relocated, Fn2 key added
The new Fujifilm X-E2 photo shows that the Q button has been moved beneath the hot shoe and above the LCD screen. It has been moved from the right side of the shooter, where it used to sit below the AE-L / AF-L button. Well, now the AE-L and AF-L are separated with the latter placed above the former on the camera’s right side.
A new Fn2 button has been added to the camera. It sits on the lower-left side of the X-E2 below the AE one. This means that there are two “Fn” keys on the device now, allowing photographers to assign custom functions to them. A popular choice could be to set the ISO and WB to them, but Fuji will certainly leave this up to the users.
The AF button used to sit in the same place as the Fn2. However, now it has been moved on the navigation pad on the “down” key.
New sensor and processor for the X-E2
Fuji X-E2 is rumored to feature a 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II image sensor, 3-inch display, EXR II processing engine, and a 0.08 autofocus speed.
The mirrorless camera will replace the X-E1 on October 18, a device which is being sold at Amazon for $799.