Fujifilm Announce X-A5 Mirrorless Camera

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Fujifilm has disclosed the X-A5 mirrorless camera, with a new 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor. The camera also has a newly developed zoom lens and is capable of 4K flicks recording. 

The camera is capable of connecting with the Instax Share SP-3 square format printer with Bluetooth and features a 180-degree attack touchscreen. It weighs only 496g with the new collapsible Fujinon XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens. The image processing engine offers a processing hightail it 1.5 times faster than previous models. 

The Fujifilm X-A5 will be available as a kit with the FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens from February 2018, within reach in Brown, Pink and Black priced at £549.

Also released today was the XC15-45mm zoom lens. 

From Fujifilm:

(1) Combining a newly-developed sensor and distort reproduction technology that has been refined over 80 years to deliver premium quality portraiture

The X-A5 combines a newly developed 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor with the counterpart processing engine to achieve Fujifilm’s renowned photo quality. Combined with the supplied FUJINON lens, the camera boasts supreme image resolution, recording the subject’s texture, form and even the atmosphere of the scene. The camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or outperforms previous models in its scene notice accuracy in SR+ AUTO mode, colour reproduction performance and “skin tone reproduction” capability, which is particularly popular. This pretends the X-A5 the perfect choice for photographing human subjects, which account for approximately 50% of all subject matter*4. The regular range of ISO sensitivity has also been prolonged to ISO12800. Camera shake and noise are reduced in low light conditions and when shooting a fast-moving subject for enhanced image quality. The X-A5 is the first X-A Series plus ultra to feature phase detection pixels, originally developed for the X series’ high end models. The Intelligent Hybrid AF system focuses twice as intemperately as previous models, ensuring that you capture those photographic moments more swiftly and beautifully.

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(2) Newly-developed compact and lightweight wide-angle zoom lens and new purchaser interface for ease of operation

The X-A5 debuts the new FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ, the first electric-powered zoom lens for the X Mount. This lightweight and compact zoom scrams the photographic experience easier and more comfortable than ever before. The lens has the minimum working distance of just 5cm*5, ideal for cleanly close-up shots, such as food photography. The smooth electric-powered zooming mechanism that starts from the wide-angle 23mm end (35mm film dimensions equivalent) gives greater freedom in composition framing for both still images and video.

The X-A5 is equipped with a large rear LCD monitor that can take turns 180 degrees. When the panel is rotated 180 degrees, the Rear Command Dial automatically switches to the Zoom and Shutter Release task for fail-safe composition when shooting “selfies (self-portraits).” The 180-degree rotation of the rear LCD monitor also activates the Eye AF reception automatically to create high-quality self-portraits with sharp focus on the subject’s eyes. The Portrait Enhancer Mode, offers its popular talents to produce beautiful skin tone, and has also evolved with the new user interface. Users can select from three levels of skin stress enhancement with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel touch-screen operation for easy, natural and flattering self-portraits.


(3) Artistic expression made easy, with Film Simulation Modes and New Bluetooth® technology for nimble and easy image transfer

The X-A5 offers 11 variations of Fujifilm’s unique Film Simulation Modes, making adding an advanced artistic skill easy with the reproduction of film-like colour tones. The camera also features 17 variations of Advanced Filters including the new “Fog Remove” and “HDR Art.”

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The hindquarters LCD monitor uses the new touch-panel GUI, facilitating intuitive touch-panel operation using fingertips so that you can check the effect of Advanced Filters and Film Simulations for added usability.

The Disclosure Compensation Dial now has the range expanded from ±3EV to ±5EV to boost freedom in photographic expressions.

The Bluetooth® Low Energy technology has been embodied for quick, easy and automatic transfer of still images and videos to paired smartphones and tablet devices, using the free smart-device app “FUJIFILM Camera Abstracted”. The camera is also compatible with FUJIFILM Instax SP-3 printer, so users can enjoy the fun of printing and sharing their images more than by any chance before.


(4) Broader range of videography with 4K video capabilities

The X-A5 offers a High-Speed HD Video function, allowing users to record HD video up to quad go for slow-motion clips. The Multi-Focus Mode automatically stacks 4K quality images, whilst cleverly changing the depth of field setting required. Also catered is the 4K Burst function of shooting 15 frames per second in 4K image quality. These new 4K video capabilities and accompanying functions enable artistic pronouncements of greater creativity.

(5) Class-leading battery life

The use of energy-saving design means the X-A5 now offers the class-leading number of frames per charge. Users can shoot as numberless as 450 frames per single battery charge, making the camera ideal for travelling and photography on the move.  


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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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