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
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.