Fujifilm X-A1 has finally become official as an entry-level X-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens camera along with the new XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS zoom lens.
After being a subject of the rumor mill for a long time, the Fujifilm X-A1 has been announced as an entry-level X-mount camera, which allows photographers to change lenses and choose one for each type of photography.
Fujifilm X-A1 officially announced with non-X-Trans 16.3-megapixel sensor
The X-A1 follows the X-Pro1, X-E1, and X-M1 down this road, but it is the first camera not to feature an X-Trans sensor. Despite all that, the company says that its new 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor is very powerful and capable of capturing amazing photos.
Fuji’s new MILC is powered by an EXR Processor II image processor, which supports an ISO sensitivity range between 100 and 25,600. The device sports a boot time of half a second, a shutter lag of 0.05 seconds, and a continuous shooting mode of up to 5.6 frames per second.
A compact and lightweight camera with great features, such as WiFi and tilting screen
Fujifilm X-A1 is a very compact and lightweight camera. At its slimmest point, the device measures only 1.3-inch and its total weight reaches 11.64 ounces.
Despite its small size, it boasts impressive specs, including a 3-inch tilting 920K-dot LCD screen and a built-in flash to light up darker environments.
One of the most exciting features on its specifications sheet is WiFi. The new X-mount shooter allows users to connect to Android and iOS smartphones and tablets and transfer multimedia files to these mobile devices in order to back them up or share them on social networking websites.
Fuji X-A1 to become available this September for $599.95 in black and blue colors
This camera shoots RAW photos and full HD movies at 30fps with stereo audio. It comes with several scene modes and filters, including a Multiple Exposure one to provide some creepy photos.
Fujifilm X-A1 comes with a 49-point AF system and an AF assist light. The shutter speed range is not very extended as its maximum point stands at 1/4000th of a second and its lowest at 30 seconds.
The camera is now available for pre-order in black and blue colors for a price of $599.95 with the XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens at Amazon and B&H Photo Video. Retailers will begin shipping the shooter in late September.
Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS zoom lens to be released in November
Beside the new camera, Fujifilm has also revealed the Fujinon XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS lens. It provides a 35mm equivalent of 76-350mm and it is compatible with all X-mount cameras.
It is made out of 13 elements split into 10 groups. It has an aspherical element as well as an ED one. Its built-in optical image stabilization technology reduces blur, while the stepping motor improves AF speeds.