X-A1 = X100 non trans with lenses in a small body

Started Sep 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Randy Benter
Randy Benter Veteran Member • Posts: 3,196
Re: X-A1 = X100 non trans with lenses in a small body

Ed B wrote:

Randy Benter wrote:

Ed B wrote:

Maybe Fuji doesn't make their own sensors; I'm no technical genius and have only read opinions for other non-technical geniuses.

Don't take my word for it. Trust the Fuji X-Pert (Rico P.) who literally wrote the book on Fuji X cameras.

He said:

"It took a while, but Fujifilm finally decided to officially announce the X-A1, the long-planned sister model of the X-M1. Let’s cut right to the chase: There’s little difference between these cameras. They look very much the same, they offer the same buttons and controls, the same processor, the same operating speed/performance, the same features, the same menus, the same build, material and size, even the same 16 MP Sony sensor. Of course, there’s one minor but important difference to mention in the sensor department: The X-M1 features an X-Trans color filter array (CFA) without an anti-aliasing (AA) filter, while the X-A1 uses a conventional Bayer CFA with an AA filter (to reduce/eliminate unwanted moiré)."

I agree that the Bayer sensor in the entry level Fuji is probably a Sony sensor but that has nothing to do with the X-Trans sensors.

Two completely different technologies.

They are not two completely different technologies; they use the exact same sensor technology. They are completely different CFAs. I think you would understand this issue better if you researched the difference between a CFA and a sensor. There is no such thing as an X-Trans sensor (misnomer), there is an X-Trans CFA.

And I hate to sound completely ignorant but who is Rico P? Does he work for Fuji?

You should research this as well. Rico P.  is the author of Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1. He gets new Fuji cameras and lenses weeks before they are announced. He has direct contacts with Fuji.

Everyone has their opinion and everyone seems to be sure their opinion is correct.

This is not a matter of opinion; it is a matter of fact. Either Fuji fabs the sensor in X-Trans cameras or they outsource it. Some people in this thread are just guessing (incorrectly), some are making educated guesses, and some know.

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