Fujifilm has announced its fourth interchangable lens camera, the X-A1.
The X-A1 is positioned as a step-up compact system camera, and is aimed at users looking to buy their first interchangable lens camera.
The X-A1 features a 16.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, with a maximum ISO of 25600.
Fujifilm X-A1 Key Features:
16.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
Hi-speed EXR Processor II
Start-up time of 0.5 secs, shutter lag of 0.05 secs and a maximum burst speed of 5.6 fps (max. 30 frames)
Ultra compact and lightweight body
Tiltable 3-inch LCD (920K-dots high definition)
Built-in flash with Fujifilm’s Super Intelligent Flash technology
ISO200-6400 in 1/3 step increments (and extended range of ISO100, ISO 12800 and 25600)
Full HD video recording at 30fps
49 point AF positions
Art filters: 8 Advanced Filters plus 5 Film Simulation modes
In-camera RAW processing
Q button for list view of frequently-used menus and smooth configuration
Wireless image transfer to smart phones and tablet PCs via FUJIFILM Camera App
PC Autosave Wi-Fi connectivity to PCs (for easy image backup)
Available in three colours: Black, Blue and Red
Compatible with all Fujifilm X Mount lenses
The X-A1 and XC16-50mm kit will be on sale from October 2013, for £529.99.
Large APS-C CMOS sensor to capture the true vibrancy of colours and incredible detail
The FUJIFILM X-A1’s large 16.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor captures rich tonal expression, increased dynamic range and sensitivity settings up to a maximum ISO of 25600. It also offers the ability to produce a beautiful “bokeh” effect - the aesthetic out-of-focus effect created when shooting with a shallow depth of field.
The sensor will deliver clear images with low noise even in low-light conditions at night and indoors where high sensitivity would usually be required. The sensor faithfully reproduces natural skintones and the vivid colors of the sky, from deep blues to the red hues of the setting sun.
Users can set the sensor sensitivity from the regular ISO200 to as high as ISO6400 in 1/3 step increments, and can even take advantage of the extended range of ISO100, ISO12800 and ISO25600 to obtain incredibly clear and low-noise images even under clear sky and in low-light or at night.
Fast response times with Fujifilm’s EXR Processor II
The EXR Processor II offers quick responses with its start-up time of 0.5 seconds, shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds and a maximum burst speed of 5.6 frames per second (max. 30 frames, you will not be disappointed.
Designed to enable you to adjust your settings quickly and easily
All of the adjustable buttons and dials are positioned on the right-hand side of the camera’s rear LCD panel in pursuit of optimum operability and ease-of-use. When holding the camera with just your right hand, the buttons have been designed to allow you to access all functions and to adjust the settings easily.
The camera is equipped with two Command Dials, allowing users to adjust the aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation quickly with their thumb. Individual buttons are also provided to access frequently-used functions such as White Balance, Burst Mode and Macro, so that you don’t have to go to the menu screen for each change of setting, enabling an intuitive and quick operation.
The Mode Dial allows you to select the optimum scene setting with access to an [Advanced SR Auto] mode, which automatically recognises a scene type for fail-safe photography, and an [Advanced Filter] function to add artistic effects to your photos.
The X-A1’s ultra compact and lightweight body
This is a camera that’s designed to be compact enough to wear around your neck, without weighing you down too much.
At just 330 grams, the FUJIFILM X-A1 is lightweight compared to many interchangeable lens system cameras. Yet at the same time it incorporates a large APS-C CMOS sensor, a tiltable high-definition LCD monitor, a built-in flash, Wi-Fi image transfer and a hot shoe.
With its FUJIFILM X series appeal, the X-A1 echoes the popular X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras and is available in three colours: Black, Blue and Red. The Black and Blue camera bodies are covered in a dimpled leather, and the Red is covered with the same leather as the FUJIFILM XF1. This synthetic leather covering enhances the feel of the camera in the hand, its texture resembles genuine leather, and it balances functionality and cool stylish design.
For more information, take a look at the Fujifilm website
Fujifilm X-A1 Specifications
|Sensor Size (width)||23.6mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||15.6mm|
- Face Detection
- AF Tracking
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/4000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||30sec|
- Scene modes
- Program Variable
- Centre-weighted - Average
- Multi Pattern
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 25600|
|Viewfinder Resolution||No Data|
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Box Contents||Li-ion Battery NP-W126, Battery Charger BC-W126, Shoulder strap, Body cap, CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter etc.), Owner's manual|
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