Fujifilm has announced their latest X-series mirrorless camera, the Fujifilm X-A5, in New Delhi. The new camera sports a 24.2 MP CMOS sensor that can shoot videos at 4K. The camera allows easy media sharing using Bluetooth LE. The camera comes with a FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens, which is the first electric-powered zoom lens for the X Mount.
The X-A5 features a 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, which comes with Phase Detection pixels, a feature which is only available only in the high-end X-series cameras. Thanks to the new image processor used in the camera, it can shoot now 4K videos at UHD resolution. The camera comes an Intelligent Hybrid AF system which is claimed to be twice as fast as the outgoing models.
In the SR+ Auto mode, the new camera outperforms the previous models, with better color reproduction and skin tone reproduction. The camera has 4K Burst function that shoots 4K images at 15 frames per second. To capture slow-motion clips, the camera offers High-Speed HD Video function that allows users to shoot HD 720p videos at up to quad-speed.
The X-A5 neither has an EVF nor an OVF but does come with an articulable 3.0” LCD touchscreen that can tilt up to 180° for shooting self-portrait videos or photos. The ISO range in auto mode is ISO 100-6400, while the camera can reach up to an ISO 51200 range. For connectivity, the camera offers Bluetooth low energy functionality, using which pictures and videos can be transferred to your smartphones. For using the wireless transfer function, users are required to download the Fujifilm Camera Remote app on their smartphones.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt. Ltd. said,
“The advantage of an X Series mirrorless camera lies in its compact size packed with cutting-edge, innovative technology and unique features that provide great controls along with excellent color reproduction and image quality. Fujifilm X-A5 is an affordable solution with high precision, packed in an enhanced camera body to provide a refined photography experience to budding photography enthusiasts. With this camera, our aim is to promote photography among amateurs, and to enable them with infinite possibilities for capturing magnificent images with confidence.”
As for the battery life, the camera can shoot up to 450 images on a full charge. The body of the camera weighs 361 gms including the battery and memory card. With the FUJINON XC15 lens, the X-A5 weighs 496 gms.
Pricing and Availability of Fujifilm X-A5
The Fujifilm X-A5 comes in Black, Brown & Pink colors. The X-A5 with the FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens has a price tag of INR 49,999 and will be sold exclusively on Amazon India.
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