The X-A1 shares a body with the X-M1 but is based around a 16MP sensor with a conventional, Bayer color filter array, rather than the X-Trans design that's been used elsewhere. The X-A1 retains the 920k dot tilting rear screen and Wi-Fi offered by the X-M1, yet is being launched with an MSRP $200 cheaper than the X-M1 (with kit lens), making it an affordable entry into the Fujifilm interchangeable lens system.
Fujifilm X-A1 Mirrorless Camera Kit with XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Lens
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- 16.3 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- ISO 200-6400 (expandable to to 12800 and 24600)
- 1080/30fps HD video (.MOV/H.264)
- 49-point AF
- Up to 5.6 FPS continuous shooting
- 3 inch tiltable LCD with 920,000 dots
- Built-in flash with hot shoe
- Built-in WiFi connectivity
- Fujifilm X-Mount compatible
- 8 Advanced Art Filters, film simulation modes, plus PSAM
- Raw, JPEG, and Raw+JPEG
- SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4896 x 3264|
|Other resolutions||S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)|
|Processor||EXR Processor II|
|ISO||AUTO / Equivalent to ISO200 - 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Image stabilization notes||Supported with OIS type lens|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||49|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Manual pop-up flash)|
|Flash range||7.00 m (ISO200m)|
|External flash||Yes (dedicated TTL Flash compatible)|
|Flash modes||Auto / Forced Flash / Suppressed Flash / Slow Synchro / Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander|
|Continuous drive||6 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (10 sec. / 2 sec.)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±1 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 30p, Continuous recording: up to approx. 14 min./1280 x 720 30p, Continuous recording: up to approx. 27 min.|
|Storage types||SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC (UHS-I) memory card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (Mini HDMI Type C)|
|Wireless notes||Geotagging setup, Image transfer (Individual image / Selected multiple images), View & Obtain Images, PC Autosave|
|Remote control||Yes (RR-90 (sold separately))|
|Battery description||NP-W126 battery and BC-W126 charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||350|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||330 g (0.73 lb / 11.64 oz)|
|Dimensions||117 x 67 x 39 mm (4.6 x 2.62 x 1.54″)|
X-A1, superb entry level with output of much more expensive camera
I just got this one and it is a great deal for the money, the kit lens 16-50 is actually pretty solid lens (optically) and has OIS. I also have the X-pro1 and the images are indistinguishable between those two. It is pretty much in the price range of the basic NEX or better M43 cameras, but in my opinion produces premium images (same as xpro1) and it gives you much better kit lens. However the slower auto-focus is the ongoing Fuji issue - it is slower than all the modern sony or ...
Bargain for the Money
Great little camera and with £80 casback!!! For what i shoot (mostly landscape this is an excellent little camera and the kit 16-50 lens is actually pretty good. Doesn't feel as well built as my X10. For a non X-trans sensor im amazed (genuinely). Was going to try it and send it back and get the XE-2, but now i'll keep this and get some primes with the saving over the XE2 and upgrade in the Future.
Uso con grande soddisfazione questa fotocamera da piu' di un mese con ottimi risultati.La risoluzione del jpeg nativo e' davvero impressionante vista a tutto schermo e sicuramente ai livelli delle migliori dslr entry level (a mio giudizio anche meglio).L'obiettivo 16/50 e' molto leggero e tutto sommato lavora bene, anche se a f22 mostra un po' la corda (io fotografo per lo piu' paesaggi) presentando una visibile distorsione ai bordi (ma parliamo di condizioni estreme).Personalmente trovo ...
not expensive but no good either
not expensive but not good either It's a slow men's camera with a useful lens but all technical functions are 3-5 years beyond time. Even Sony Nex-cameras are faster and modern and mFT-Cameras are much ahead and not less sharp. I wouldn't buy it again nor recommend it. It is to slow for me and the colors are not my taste. All other lenses are very expensive. I will buy me a Panasonic LX7 or Sony Nex 6 instead.
PC Auto Save grayed out on X-A1 menu
When I first got the camera, I couldn't get PC Auto Save to work with my iMac running Maverick (OSX 10.9.2). I noticed some posts on here with the same problem. I decided to retry by deleting the app on my iMac and reinstalling it. Now the PC AUTO SAVE option on my X-A1 is grayed out on the menu and cannot be selected. Anyone else have this problem? Maybe, it's another result of upgrading my firmware from 1.01 to 1.10?
Memory card & old flash use with X-M1 / A1
I have a couple of questions about the X-M1 / X-A1: 1. Does using a UHS-I SD card give a speed benefit over a standard class 10 card? I'm thinking particularly of whether the Transcend Ultimate cards give any benefit over the Transcend Premium cards? 2. According to the manual, you shouldn't use a flash with a trigger voltage of more than 300V with the camera. This seems very high, normally the advice with digital cameras seems to be more like don't use any flashes with a trigger voltage over something like 6V. Does anyone know whether the 300V figure is correct? It would mean that many old flashes, such as the old Vivitar 283s could be used on the camera if true. Thanks Dave
Which camera should I get?
(By the way, I'm not only a newbie to the forums, but to interchangeable lens cameras) I currently have a Canon Powershot SX500 and I'd like to get an upgrade. Preferably to a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. If you look at my vsco site, you can see that I don't necessarily have a preference in what I photograph (I take pictures of animals, landscape, food, buildings, etc.) so the camera would have to be pretty versatile. I also would prefer if the camera is at least somewhat portable and image quality is very important. My price range is at $800 max. Some cameras that caught my attention were the Samsung NX Mini, Olympus Pen Series, Olympus OM-D E-M10, Fujifilm X-A1/M1, and the SONY Alpha NEX-6. Any suggestions / opinions?
If image quality is very important, then you want a larger sensor. This favours the NEX-6 (or its successor the A6000) over the others. However, they are all good cameras. Browse around the respective forums here and at Getdpi.com, and where possible "view original", to see if you can see any obvious quality difference. Continue Reading
If you typically shoot jpeg the Fuji's need further inspection. They are also good with low light and the 18-55 f2.8-4.0 is an incredibly good standardzoom, so is the 55-200 tele. Though Fuji primes are rather expensive. Maybe a small dslr like the Canon 100D, very small though not pocketable. It has the EF mount so it will take all EF and EF-S lenses, Canon and third party. It also has an OVF. Sony NEX 6 is a nice camera though I found the handling (even with standardzoom) a bit odd, this may just be a personal thing. So the bottomline I guess is what you prefer. To find out go to a store and try them. Another very important thing would be the lens, see if you already can find out what lens(es) you'd like to have. It boils down to a couple of things. Lenses,handling,size, tilting screen etc. These are personal things so what works for me may not work for you. Continue Reading
I wouldn't bet on the Samsung NX mini just yet. It's still an unproven camera, and from the pictures and first impressions posts online, it doesn't seem very well designed ergonomically. There's no point in buying a Sony Alpha NEX-6, when its direct successor, the Alpha a6000, is already on the market, and sells for $800 with the same kit lens. It seems like a massive upgrade in both image quality (thanks to the new sensor) and AF performance and flexibility (thanks to the plethora of phase-detection autofocus points). It hasn't been properly reviewed just yet (I know that The Camera Store TV already has a video up) so I'm waiting on a thorough, in-depth review here on dpreview.com before I pass my judgement. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 is, however, a proven performer. It's not the beast that the Alpha a6000 promises to be, but it still ticks all the right boxes. My suggestion would be to wait patiently for in-depth reviews of the a6000 before going through with a purchase. But even if ... Continue Reading
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