Fujifilm have launched a couple of new products today, aimed at the entry-level X-Series photographer
The new Fujifilm X-A5
The X-A5 is the smallest and lightest camera in the X-Series range. Boasting an impressive specification with stylish retro design, this is sure to be a popular choice amongst new comers to photography along with people looking for a small and stylish option to take on their travels.
The X-A5 has an all-new 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor with the signature Fujifilm colour reproduction technology. It performs really well in all conditions, with its clever scene recognition mode (SR+ AUTO) along with a great working ISO maximum of 12,800 making it very useable in low light. The X-A5 is also the first X-A series camera to feature phase detection autofocus pixels, originally developed for the X series’ high-end models. The intelligent Hybrid AF system focus twice as fast as previous models, ensuring you always capture that important shot.
The X-A5 is equipped with a large rear LCD monitor that can rotate 180 degrees. When the panel is rotated 180 degrees, the Rear Command Dial automatically switches to the Zoom and Shutter Release function for fail-safe composition when shooting “selfies (self-portraits).” The 180-degree rotation of the rear LCD monitor also activates the Eye AF function automatically to create high quality self-portraits with sharp focus on the subject’s eyes. The Portrait Enhancer Mode, offers its popular ability to produce beautiful skin tone, and has also evolved with the new user interface. Users can select from three levels of skin tone enhancement with touch-screen operation for easy, natural and flattering self-portraits.
The X-A5 offers 11 variations of Fujifilm’s unique Film Simulation Modes, making adding an advanced artistic flair easy with the reproduction of film-like color tones. The camera also features 17 variations of Advanced Filters including the new “Fog Remove” and “HDR Art.”
The rear LCD monitor uses the new touch-panel GUI, facilitating intuitive touch-panel operation using fingertips so that you can check the effect of Advanced Filters and Film Simulations for added usability.
The Exposure Compensation Dial now has the range expanded from ±3EV to ±5EV to boost freedom in photographic expressions.
The Bluetooth® Low Energy technology has been incorporated for quick, easy and automatic transfer of still images and videos to paired smartphones and tablet devices, using the free smart-device app “FUJIFILM Camera Remote”.
New XC lens
Along with this new camera, Fujifilm have launched an all new compact and lightweight wide-angle zoom lens. The XC 15-45mm f3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens is the first electric –powered zoom lens for the X mount. This lightweight and compact zoom lens makes the photography experience easier and more comfortable than ever before. The lens has the minimum working distance of just 5cm, ideal for clear close-up shots, such as food photography. The smooth electric-powered zooming mechanism that starts from the wide-angle 23mm end (35mm film format equivalent) gives greater freedom in composition framing for both still images and video.
The Fujifilm X-A5 will be available as a kit with the XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens from February 2018, available in Brown, Pink and Silver. Pricing T.B.A.