Fuji’s X-series range of cameras has proved popular with photographers across the globe thanks to the cobo of retro-chic design and superior image quality. Now the brand has released the latest X-series model and the X-A7 looks set to impress.
Positioned more as an entry-level step on the X-series ladder and replacing the X-A5, the X-A7 is still well specced and is built around a newly-developed APS-C sensor that serves up 24.2-megapixels of resolution. Despite the small size of the travel-friendly mirrorless (the body weighs in at just 320g), the battery life of the X-A7 is an impressive 440 shots on a single charge.
Images can be composed using the huge touch-sensitive 3.5-inch LCD, which is selfie-friendly, enabling photographers and vloggers to flip the screen out and around so you can see yourself in the frame when recording video.
Talking of video, vloggers will be pleased to hear the X-A7 can record 4K 30p footage with no-crop, along with a 60p in Full HD and a 4x slow motion mode. What’s more, the X-A7 is the first X Series camera to feature what Fuji calls a “Countdown Video” mode, in which the users can specify the duration of video to be filmed from the options of 15 seconds, 30 seconds or 60 seconds.
The Bluetooth enables images to be easily transferred to smart devices like an iPad or smartphone via the free Fuji Camera Remote app. Available in four colour choices (Silver / Camel / Mint Green / Dark Silver), the X-A7 features Face/Eye-detection autofocus, which should help when shooting portraits and the ISO tops out at ISO 51200 (expanded) so photographers will be able to capture images in low light conditions.
Despite all the impressive specifications, the X-A7 (available from October) is actually budget-friendly and is priced at £699/$699 with the FUJINON XC15-45mm F3.5- 5.6 OIS PZ lens kit.