Fujifilm has officially announced the X-A7, price tag £699, a new entry-level mirrorless camera in its X Series with a release date set for October.
The compact X-A7 weighs just 320g (body only) and uses a newly developed 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor. Fujifilm says the new sensor uses copper wiring that enables high-speed data readout, reduces digital noise and facilitates phase-detection pixels across the entire sensor.
Because of this new sensor design, Fujifilm says the X-A7’s AF speed is much faster and accurate, particularly detecting and tracking eyes and faces.
The Fujifilm X-A7 can shoot 4K video at 30fps, and a large 3.5-inch 16:9 touchscreen LCD should appeal to vloggers.
Fujifilm says the new sensor in the X-A7 produces 4K (3820 x 2150) video footage using data equal to 6K (6032 x 3392) in order to provide clips with less noise and better clarity.
Full HD movies can be shot at up to 60fps, and there’s also a new Countdown Video mode, which films a clip for a pre-selected time frame of 15, 30 or 60secs.
New shooting modes include a Bright Mode, for creating HDR-style images, and a Light Trail mode.
There’s also a Portrait Enhancer mode for enhancing skin tones, Face/Eye AF and a newly designed Smart Menu.
Fujifilm X-A7 Price & Release Date
The Fujifilm X-A7 price will be £699/$699 for the camera body and a 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 lens kit.
Fujifilm says the X-A7 will be released sometime in October 2019.