Fujifilm reveals X-A7 with improved AF, 4K/30p video and $700 price tag
Fujifilm has announced the X-A7, an entry-level mirrorless camera with some key improvements over its X-A5 predecessor. A new 24MP sensor offers 8.5 times more phase detection autofocus points than the previous model, and includes 4K/30p video recording – a welcome upgrade over the X-A5's 4K/15p. Burst shooting remains at 6 fps.
The X-A7 offers a fully articulated, ultra-high-res 3.5" touch screen LCD, which is the primary means of interacting with camera controls, as the camera offers only a few physical controls on the back panel. The camera with kit lens attached weighs just 455g (1lb) altogether.
Other new offerings include an update to Fujifilm's auto scene recognition mode called Bright Mode, which utilizes HDR and other camera settings to create brighter, more vivid images with little user input.
The Fujifilm X-A7 will be available October 24th kitted with a Fujinon XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens for $700. Shaking things up a bit, Fujifilm will offer the camera body in dark silver, 'camel', mint green and silver color options. A 'navy' color will also be available in some regions.
FUJIFILM INTRODUCES THE X-A7 MIRRORLESS CAMERA WITH LENS KIT – COMPACT SIZE, BIG FEATURES
Valhalla, N.Y., September 12, 2019 – The Electronic Imaging Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of its X-A7 mirrorless digital camera, available in a kit that includes a popular XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens. The X-A7’s compact, lightweight form factor, outstanding image quality, and multitude of new and enhanced features position it as an ideal and timely entry into Fujifilm’s popular family of X Series mirrorless cameras.
Weighing in at only 11.3 ounces (320 grams)*1 and boasting a new 24.2MP imaging sensor, the X-A7’s fast auto-focus, quick face detection, and enough power to create stills at 6 FPS, the X-A7 is the ideal camera for content creators of all skill levels and disciplines. Its intuitive LCD articulating touch screen enables users to capture the perfect image on-the-go. The vari-angle touchscreen allows the monitor to be rotated in various angles freely. Moreover, the newly-designed “Smart Menu” facilitates intuitive touchscreen operation, so that even beginners can produce high-quality images easily.
Touch Your Way to the Perfect Image
Create great images with X-A7’s intuitive 3.5 inch, 16:9 touchscreen LCD flip-out articulating screen. With a quick touch, tap or swipe, users can adjust the brightness, film simulation, bokeh and even skin softening effects.
Incredible Image Quality for Any Situation
The newly developed 24.2MP imaging sensor features sensor features 8.5 times more phase detection pixels across its surface than the previously available sensor*2. The X- A7 has been engineered with industry-leading copper wiring to reduce digital noise, to ensure images and video are processed quickly and to ensure the best possible image quality. The X-A7 offers enhanced data readout speed which enables a smooth frame rate of 30fps when recording 4K video, minimizing the rolling shutter effect which typically occurs when recording fast -moving subjects or when panning the camera quickly.
Focus on the Moment; Let the Camera Focus on the Image
Enhanced face-detection and autofocus algorithms make it easy to focus on capturing the perfect moment in all kinds of situations, including low-light and with moving subjects.
Capture Life in Stunning 4K
Record stunning video in 4K30P to get a beautiful cinematic look with beautiful bokeh and colors that only a FUJIFILM X Series camera can provide. Record, upload, and share on-the-go with unique features such as “Countdown Video” mode, which allows videos to be filmed at a pre-selected duration: 15, 30 or 60 seconds, for a quick upload to social media channels.
Compact and lightweight design weighing only 11.3 ounces (320 grams)*
Despite featuring a large 3.5” touchscreen LCD, the X-A7 weighs approximately 1 pound (455 grams) with the kit lens (XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ) attached. Perfect for the active photographer, the X-A7 can shoot approximately 440 pictures per charge*3 facilitating long-term use.
Diverse shooting modes that help produce photography with a creative flair
A new Bright Mode feature has been added to the Advanced SR Auto function, letting the camera configure ideal settings to produce HDR and other options that create bright, vivid images in a single, one-touch operation. The Light Trail mode, added to the Scene Position selection, can be used to capture light trails of car headlights, for example, while checking the effect on the LCD in real time.
Enhanced connectivity for easy link to smartphones and tablets
The use of FUJIFILM Camera Remote (a free app for smartphones and tablet devices) and the unique features of the X-A7 are designed to ensure dependable connectivity and stability in wireless communications. The X-A7 also supports wired communications with smartphones and tablet devices*4, useful when transferring large data, e.g. video, to such devices.
Availability and Pricing
The new FUJIFILM X-A7 with FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5- 5.6 OIS PZ lens kit will be available in most markets in camel, dark silver, mint green and silver. It will be available for purchase starting October 24, 2019 in the U.S. and Canada at a MSRP of USD $699.95 and CAD $899.00.
*1 including the weight of a battery and a memory card, but excluding the Kit-included FUJINON lens
*2 Compared to the image sensor used in the Fujifilm X-A5 mirrorless digital camera
*3 When Economy mode is selected
*4 With a Type C jack: USB to C cable or USB C to A (included in package) +A to C Adapter
With a Micro B jack: USB C to A (Included in package) +A to Micro B Adapter
With a Lightning jack: USB C to A (Included in package) +A to Lightning Adapter
Fujifilm X-A7 specifications
|MSRP||$699 (w/15-45mm lens)|
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100-12800 (expands to 25600)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||25600|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||425|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/32000 sec|
|Flash range||4.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, forced, slow synchro, 2nd curtain, commander, suppressed)|
|Flash X sync speed||1/180 sec|
|Continuous drive||6.0 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (mini HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Battery description||NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||440|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||320 g (0.71 lb / 11.29 oz)|
|Dimensions||119 x 38 x 41 mm (4.69 x 1.5 x 1.61″)|
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The Fujifilm X-A7 is the newest addition to the company's X-series lineup. Despite its relatively low price of $700 (with lens), Fujifilm didn't skimp on features. Click through to find out what you need to know about the X-A7.
The entry-level Fujifilm X-A7 improves upon many of its predecessor's weak points, including a zippier processor, an upgraded user experience and 4K/30p video capture. It goes on sale October 24th for $700 with a 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens.