Fujifilm has announced the entry-level X-A7, which replaces the X-A5 announced back in 2018. With a compact, lightweight form factor, the X-A7 is shaped up to be the camera to take everywhere.
Weighing in at only 320g (11.3oz), the Fujifilm X-A7 sports a 24.2-megapixel APS-C crop sensor with an ISO range of 200-12800 (expandable to 100-51200).
Autofocus performance is improved greatly with 8.5 times the phase-detection pixels, and made even more convenient with Face and Eye AF.
Together with a 3.5-inch vari-angle touch screen LCD and Portrait Enhancer mode, self-portraits are even more convenient and flawless.
A newly-designed “Smart Menu” allows for intuitive operation of the touchscreen even for beginners. Everything, from brightness, background blur, Film Simulations and aspect ratios can be adjusted with a tap on the LCD, with real-time feedback for users to experiment with.
The X-A7 delivers 4K recording at 30fps while reducing rolling shutter effects. Perfect for social media, a “Countdown Video” mode allows clips to be filmed for a pre-set duration of 15, 30 or 60 seconds, with the remaining time displayed on the screen.
To allow for a wide degree of flexibility, the X-A5 supports HD high-speed video that is able to produce slow-motion clips that slow action down by 4x the speed.
The new Bright Mode can be accessed via the Advanced SR Auto function, accessing HDR and other options to create brighter and more vivid images without any hassle.
Light Trail mode can be found in the Scene Position setting, allowing users to use long exposures to capture light trails like car headlights while allowing real-time monitoring.
The Fujifilm X-A5 is designed for digital natives with support for the Fujifilm Camera Remote app, along with support for wired transfer to smartphones and tablets with its USB-C interface.
Local pricing and availability have yet to be announced for Singapore, but the Fujifilm X-A7 will be available in the US from October 24th as a kit paired with the Fujinon XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ in camel, dark silver, silver and mint green at USD 700.