Fujifilm has improved its entry-level mirrorless camera lineup with the retro-styled X-A5

Posted on Apr 5 2018 - 1:32pm by Daniel Fisher

Fujifilm has introduced the X-A5, a brand new entry-level X-lineup mirrorless camera at an event tech 2018. It has a 24.2-MP APS-C photo sensor (with a Bayer color filter, no longer Fujifilm’s very own X-Trans array), phase-detection autofocus, automated Bluetooth photo transfer, and 4K video recording. It nonetheless has a a 180-degree tilting touchscreen, however also now has a microphone jack, which can make it a great option for YouTubers and different vloggers.

Fujifilm X-A5 Mirrorless Camera Features

The X-A5 offers several features and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K Burst Function allows you to quickly produce stills at 15 fps, so you can select the best frame, while a Portrait Enhancer Mode helps ensure that skin tones are rendered in a pleasing way. A Multi Focus Mode is available for focus stacking, automatically merging 4K images and adjusting the required depth of field for the best result. Finally, seventeen advanced filters and eleven film simulation filters are offered to fit a variety of situations, including fog removal and HDR photography.

Fujifilm X-A5 Mirrorless Camera

On the video side, the X-A5 now offers 4K, but it’s hobbled to 15 fps and five minute max, making it useful only for high-speed photo capture or Lytro-like variable focus shots. Fortunately, it does offer 1080p capture at up to 60 fps now, so with the addition of a 2.5mm microphone input and touch autofocus, the X-A5 has potential as a nice budget vlogging camera.

Fujifilm X-A5 Mirrorless Camera Specs

Compact mirrorless camera, weighing 1.1 lb with kit lens installed
APS-C cropped sensor offering 24.2MP stills and video recording up to UHD 4K
Intelligent Hybrid AF system for fast focusing, featuring phase-detection technology
LCD touchscreen tilts 180 degrees for selfie shooting, with a rear command dial for easy shutter release and eye detection AF function to help ensure sharp focus on subject
Electronic shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32,000 seconds
Burst Function captures 4K stills at up to 15 fps so you can select the best one from the bunch
Multi Focus Mode automatically performs focus stacking with 4K images, adjusts depth of field for optimized results
Portrait Enhancer mode helps ensure that skin tones are rendered in a pleasing way
Quiet Venue mode disables the sound of the shutter and controls, so the camera makes as little noise as possible
Advanced filters include soft focus, low-key, HDR art, fog removal, and toy camera modes
Film simulation filters designed to replicate the look of film prints, including Velvia, classic chrome, and sepia tones
Normal scene modes available such as fireworks, sunset, beach, portrait, etc.
Regular range of ISO sensitivity is extended up to 12,800, allowing for shooting in low-light conditions
Built-in manual pop-up flash on left side of camera
Dedicated exposure compensation dial for changing up to plusmn;5 stops in 1/3 steps
Bluetooth connectivity for transferring pictures and video to a smartphone, tablet, or instax SP-3 printer

Fujifilm X-A5 Mirrorless Camera Price

The X-A5 will ship on February 8th for $599.95 with the new lens, which will be available in standalone form the same month for $299.95. The lens comes in black or silver, while the X-A5 has brown, pink, and black color options.