Is the X-A1 the right camera for me?

Started Nov 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
viking79 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,151
Re: Is the X-A1 the right camera for me?

I would say the two best cameras in that price range that meet your specs are the Fuji X-A1 or Samsung NX300.  I imagine JPEGs from X-A1 might be a bit better from camera, I will try a couple shots tonight with kit lenses and compare.

If you shoot indoors I really like the built in flash on the X-A1, you can tilt it back and use it as a bounce flash (lose the ugly direct flash look).  Only powerful enough to do this in a small room or house or something.

The included kit lens with either camera is not ideal for indoor shooting, but should do fine at ISO 6400.  On the Samsung I would recommend 30mm f/2 or 45mm f/1.8 for indoor shots or on Fuji the 35mm f/1.4 or 23mm f/1.4, but both are more than your camera budget

If you want large aperture lens (lets in more light and gives shallower depth of field) for not much money, you can always buy a manual focus lens and adapter to use with your X-A1 or NX300.  These take more practice since they don't autofocus, but can get both adapter and lens for less than $100 for a 50mm f/1.8 lens.


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