Is the X-A1 the right camera for me?

Started Nov 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
AlbertTheLazy Veteran Member • Posts: 7,596
Re: Is the X-A1 the right camera for me?

If you don't want/need an eye level viewfinder or the latest fast autofocus then the X-A1 is a good choice. I agree with the others that the kit lens is slow compared to other options, but you can try it out and see how you get on before deciding what to buy next.

I have the X-E1 which has a similar sensor and I'd say that it's fairly clean up toISO 6400 with default noise reduction. For comparison my old Canon Powershot A720 starts looking really noisy above ISO 400. At 1600 (its top ISO) we're talking what we used to call 'grain like mothballs'.

All that means that, even with the slow kit zoom, you have a lot more low light capability in the X-A1 than in a typical P&S.

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