Fujifilm’s “new old” X-A5 mirrorless camera caters to both the current trends of nostalgia-inducing gadgets and selfies. It does so without breaking the bank for most people.
The design of the camera is inspired by cameras of years past, and weighs at just 136 g. The body will be available in black, brown or pink, with lenses coming in silver and black.
Sensor and Focus Capabilities
At the front is a 24.2 MP APS-C sensor, with support for PDAF and an Intelligent Hybrid autofocus system (which is twice as fast). The lens here is the new Fujinon XC15-45mm F3.5-5.6, which is Fujifilm’s first with a motorized powerzoom, coming with OIS and is compounded with a 1.5X faster engine. The burst mode can reach speeds of 6 fps.
ISO levels range between 100-51200. On the video front, you get up to 4K video recording, though, it is limited to just 15 frames per second, which is a downer. At least at 1080p you can get up to 60 fps. The top of the camera comes with two dials.
At the back of the camera sits a 3-inch 1040K-dot LCD touchscreen display, which can be used for choosing filters (17 can be found in the X-A5). It rotates all the way to the front, thanks to a 180-degree hinge, allowing you to take detailed self-portraits.
Connectivity and Price
For connectivity, you get Wi-Fi, microphone jack and Bluetooth LE, which can be used for instantaneous transfer of shots once taken. Battery life is said to last 450 snaps on a full charge.
Pricing is set at $599 for both the body and the lens (lens will be available separately for $299, too). The camera is set to go up on retail from next week.