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Fujifilm Debuts 3 New X-Series Retro-Style Mirrorless Cameras

Fujifilm has announced three new cameras in its X series, known for their retro styling and impressive image quality (as well as their premium price).

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Most affordable is the X70 (above), which fits a large 16-megapixel APS-C sensor (a size often found in DSLRs) into a compact body, with a super-flat 28mm-equivalent F/2.8 lens fixed to the front. There's no viewfinder, but there is a new tilting, touch-sensitive LCD. It comes in silver and black, like other Fuji cameras, and will cost $700.

For pros who still want a compact solution, the long-awaited X-Pro 2 combines a brand-new 24-megapixel sensor with an updated version of Fuji's famous "hybrid" viewfinder that switches between electronic and optical displays. There's a new autofocus system and the magnesium body is sealed against dust and moisture. You'll need to bring your own lens, though, which makes the $1,700 price even more daunting.

The X-Pro 2 (left) and X-E2S (right). Fujifilm

In between is the X-E2S, a revised version of the midrange X-E2 with updated focus and an electronic shutter. Perhaps the best new feature is the price: The original's $1,000 price has been dropped to $700, or you can pay the full grand to get a nice 18-55mm F2.8-4 zoom lens.

All three cameras should be available in February.