Fujifilm is on the verge of introducing a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera in the form of the X-A3, an entry-level device that will replace the already-discontinued X-A2.
The discontinuation of a product means that a new one is coming. A lot of stores are listing the X-A2 as discontinued, so there is no reason not to believe that a successor is on its way, especially considering the fact that lower-end cameras tend to sell very well.
Fujifilm X-A3 is allegedly real and is planned to make an appearance within the next few weeks. The details have been confirmed by a trusted source, who says that the mirrorless camera will become official in time for the Photokina 2016 show.
Fujifilm to reveal new X-A3 camera later this August
The month of September 2013 has brought us the X-A1 entry-level mirrorless camera. Fuji decided that the time was right to launch this type of product, while in January 2015 decided that a replacement was needed by introducing the X-A2.
Sticking to the schedule, the Fujifilm X-A3 will be here soon enough. There are plenty of gossip talks stating that this X-mount MILC will be unveiled in the near future. It seems like the near future translates to late August, which means that the device will definitely be ready for this year’s Photokina event.
The world’s largest digital imaging trade fair will open its doors on September 20. Beside the X-A3, we will also get to see the also rumored 5D Mark IV as well as the D3400. As usual, it will be a fully-packed show with numerous new cameras and lenses.
Fujifilm X-A3 not expected to be a major improvement over X-A2
In order to remind people that the X-A line-up is a low-end one, the cameras in this series do not have an X-Trans sensor. For the time being, the sensor type is unknown, albeit nobody would mind seeing X-Trans technology added into the Fujifilm X-A3.
The X-A2 comes with a tilting screen and built-in WiFi, so we are expecting similar stuff from its successor. There is no integrated viewfinder and there are few chances that an EVF will make its way into this product. As a result, people will still have to rely on the screen to frame their shots.
Overall, we would be surprised to see many improvements in the X-A3 compared to the X-A2. The good thing is that we will learn everything there is about it by the end of August. Stay tuned to Camyx to find out how this story unfolds.