Fujifilm has this morning unveiled a new compact system camera – boasting a 175° tilting LCD screen – called the X-A2.

Rotation of the X-A2’s screen triggers the operation of the new eye detection AF (designed to automatically focus on a subject’s eyes), in a bid to make it easier for users to shoot self-portraits.

The 3in display has a resolution of 920,000 dots.

The Fujifilm X-A2 is due out in March, priced £449.99 with a 16-50mm lens.

The X-A2 carries a 16.3-million-pixel, APS-C sized, imaging sensor and EXR Processor II engine, plus an ISO that can be extended to 25,600.

X-A2_Top_Silver.webFeatures also include Fuji’s Classic Chrome film simulation mode, which aims to produce deeper colours and richer tones.

X-A2_Front_Right_Silver16-50mm.webMeanwhile, Fuji has revamped two kit lenses to reveal the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II and 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS II, both claimed to deliver improved performance in an updated design.

The 16-50mm lens has a claimed minimum working focusing distance of 15cm, for example.

Fuji has also unveiled a new ‘super-compact and ultra-lightweight’ X-series fixed-lens camera, the XQ2, that houses a 4x f/1.8 lens and a 2/3in imaging sensor.

X-Q2_Black_Front_Flash_Wide.webThe XQ2 borrows many of its features from the Fujifilm X30.

Fuji claims the XQ2 is one of the most pocketable advanced cameras around, measuring 100 x 58.5 x 33.3mm.

The 4x lens is designed to deliver the 35mm viewing-angle equivalent of a 25-100mm zoom.

The XQ2 can autofocus in 0.06secs, according to Fuji, which will launch the camera in March at an expected price of £329.99.