The Fuji X-A1 photos and press release have been leaked online ahead of the X-mount camera’s official announcement, which should occur by the end of September.
Fujifilm has recently expanded the X-mount lens lineup with the 23mm f/1.4 R lens, providing a 35mm format equivalent of 35mm, of course.
The company has been rumored to announce a very cheap X-mount camera without an X-Trans image sensor since the beginning of the year.
Eventually, the rumor mill has learned that it will be called Fuji X-A1 and that it is coming in Q3 2013 with a Q4 2013 release date.
Fuji X-A1 photos and press release show up online ahead of announcement
Now, the press release and photos of the mirrorless shooter have appeared on a Czech website, which has taken the article down for unknown reasons. These details confirm what we have already heard from gossip talks, which is quite reassuring as it shows that some rumors can still be trusted.
Beside the blue and red X-A1 versions, the upcoming XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 lens can also be spotted in the photos, suggesting that the two products will be announced together.
Rumored Fujifilm X-A1 specs confirmed in the press release
The Fuji X-A1 photos and press release reveal that the MILC will feature a 16-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor without X-Trans technology, EXR II processing engine, ISO sensitivity up to 25,600, WiFi, integrated flash, and 3-inch tilting LCD screen.
Other features of the camera are a continuous shooting mode of 5.6 frames per second and a 0.05-second shutter lag. Moreover, the device will be ready to take photos 0.5 seconds after being turned on, so it will not be a problem if you turn it off when you do not need it.
Fuji to announce X-Trans-less X-A1 soon
WiFi will be a nice addition to the fourth X-mount camera and the first without an X-Trans sensor. The X-Pro1, X-E1, and X-M1 all feature the praised X-Trans sensor, but users should be aware that the X-A1 is aimed at beginner photographers and it will be very cheap.
Fujifilm will release the X-A1 in three versions, such as black, red, and blue. It will support all X-mount lenses and it should become official in the coming weeks.
X-Pro1 vs X-E1 vs X-M1 price comparison
The price is unknown, but it is said that it will cost around $500, which is quite low compared to other X-series cameras.