THERE’S A NEW X-PRO IN TOWN
FUJIFILM Malaysia Launches the X-Pro2, X70, and FUJINON XF100-400mm
Early in March, FUJIFILM Malaysia launched three new X-series products in Malaysia – the X-Pro2, X70 and FUJINON XF100400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM IOS WR lens.
Longtime FUJIFILM users will know that the X-series is where the company parks its high-end offerings and that hasn’t changed. The X-Pro2 is the company’s flagship interchangeable system camera, and naturally, it’s equipped with some of the latest technology, such as a new 24.3MP sensor and an updated Hybrid Multi Viewfinder. It also has dual SD card slots, as well as a new ACROS Film Simulation mode for more punchy black and white photos. Furthermore, it is dustand splash-proof.
The X70, on the other hand, is best described as a simplified X100T. It makes use of a 3-inch touchscreen LCD that can be flipped 180-degree upwards for framing purposes, and to relay information. In addition, there’s also Advanced SR Auto, a mode that helps you take sharp, well-exposed photos, thanks to the fact that it recognizes faces, and takes into account the entire lighting condition of the frame before automatically adjusting its focus, exposure, ISO, and other settings. The lens on this camera is a newly developed FUJINON 18.5mm f/2.8 lens.
Last but not least is the FUJINON XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM IOS WR lens. Designed for professionals who want to shoot sports or wildlife, this lens has up to five stops of image stabilization, and comprises 21 lens elements in 14 groups. It weighs less than 1.4kg, and also makes use of a fluorine coating to repel dirt and water.
The X-Pro2 is priced at RM8,188 (body only), the X70 at RM3,388, and the XF100-400mm is going for RM8,998.
(From left to right) Hon Soon Teng, Head of Sales, Imaging Solutions, and Kelvin Ooi, Marketing Manager, Imaging Solutions, FUJIFILM Malaysia
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