Fujifilm X-A1 Mirrorless Camera Kit with XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Lens

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Key Features

  • 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

Product Description

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.

Specs

Body type
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor
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)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor EXR Processor II
Image
ISO AUTO / Equivalent to ISO200 - 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
White balance presets 7
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Image stabilization notes Supported with OIS type lens
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 49
Lens mount Fujifilm X
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 920,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
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 5.6 fps
Self-timer Yes (10 sec. / 2 sec.)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Average
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±1 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 30p, Continuous recording: up to approx. 14 min./1280 x 720 30p, Continuous recording: up to approx. 27 min.
Format H.264
Videography notes MOV/H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC (UHS-I) memory card
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (Mini HDMI Type C)
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes Geotagging setup, Image transfer (Individual image / Selected multiple images), View & Obtain Images, PC Autosave
Remote control Yes (RR-90 (sold separately))
Physical
Battery Battery Pack
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)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None

Reviews

User Reviews

3.98148 out of 5 stars
  • LaFonte, Oct 4, 2013 GMT:
    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 ...

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  • Matt1645f4, Dec 23, 2013 GMT:
    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.

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  • mikedj, Jan 10, 2014 GMT:
    Impressioni d'uso

    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 ...

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  • QuarryCat, Jan 12, 2014 GMT:
    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.

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Questions & Answers

QUESTION

560g vs 260g, 14mm vs 12mm, F/2.8 vs F/2, should I change ?

I use a FUJIFILM X-A1 with a Nikon FX Adapter for my 14mm F/2.8 Samyang Lens. (Nikon Version) The Lens alone weights a bit over 560g. Now i have seen some Time long the 12mm F/2 Samyang for the X-Mount with only 260g ! The Question is: should I buy the 12mm F/2 Samyang to save more as the double weight ? The only disadvantage is that i can use this Lens only for the X-Mount. The 14mm F/2.8 Samyang is usable on both, the native F-Mount and the X-Mount with a Adapter. The second Question is: has the 12mm F/2 Samyang Lens half Aperture Steps ? I would be Thankful for Opinions and Recommendations. The Reason for this Question is that i have buy a Glidecam. ;-)

1 month ago

ANSWERS

The 12mm f2 Samyang has f2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22 printed on the aperature dial. There is a half stop between each except between 16 and 22. I think its a fantastic lens and its probably the lens I use the most. I really like it. Its wide enough that you don't really need autofocus with it. Since it was about 1/3 the cost of a wide Fuji lens, its really a no brainer. Continue Reading

v30 answered
1 month ago

My copy of the 12mm hasn't smeared corners. It is beautifull from edge to edge. Continue Reading

MLVDE answered
1 month ago

Do you have some full sized samples? If it's good I'll get one myself. Continue Reading

hellocrowley answered
1 month ago

QUESTION

Why does the XA1 need to be reset when flash is turned off?

That's my basic question. Somehow my flash got turned off  (it was greyed out in the setup menu) and, tho I don't use the flash very often, there are times when I need it. So I went into the menu and tried every which way to turn on the flash and I couldn't do it. I didn't want to reset the camera because I have my settings which I like and didn't want to lose them. And of course I didn't have my manual with me when I went on a trip to Bangkok from up country Thailand where I live (tho it wouldn't have done any good as I have since dissected the manual and couldn't find anything to help). So I took it into a camera shop in Bangkok, and the Fuji "expert" immediately did a reset before I could tell him I didn't want to lose my settings. So why has Fuji set up the XA1 like this? Or was it just me. I don't remember my X10 being like that (the main silly thing with the X10 was that in super macro the flash would not work). And is there any way to save my settings so I don't lose them ...

KKJohn asked
1 month ago

ANSWERS

There are a few settings that disable the flash. The most common are "Silent Mode" and Continuous drive mode. Continue Reading

Randy Benter answered
1 month ago

You're right. 99 out of 100 times people who have a grayed out flash have their cameras set to silent mode. Continue Reading

Ed B answered
1 month ago

Yes, pretty sure I had it set to silent mode. Thank you. Wish you had written the manual rather than Fuji! Continue Reading

KKJohn answered
1 month ago

QUESTION

X-A1 Owners impressions wanted!

I'm strongly considering getting an XA1 as my first real camera (besides my phone), the price is very compelling. And I figure going higher even if I can doesn't make sense until I'm familiar with all the controls and intricacies of a camera with many controls. I can live without an EVF for the price, I guess that can be something to look forward to in the future. (And then save each penny and bide my time for a XT2... *drools*) Anyways, I'd welcome your impressions of the XA1, anything really. I'd probably stick with the kit lens for a good while, so it would be nice to know what its limits are. I do like taking macro shots with my phone, so I wonder how the macro performance of the stock lens is. I assume I can probably just shoot from further back and crop too, 16MP is a good amount to work with. I'm aware of the XM1 vs XA1 debate, personally the 150$ savings is enough to defer me down the range, having a fantastic Bayer filter camera in the house to begin with is a good start. ...

Tablo asked
3 months ago

ANSWERS

Those are specular highlights; it's normal for them to be blown out.  You also get them in waves and moving water.  You DON'T want the camera to expose for them, and it's perfectly fine for them to be blown. Continue Reading

Mike in Kansas answered
3 months ago

Glints of sunshine reflecting off a shiny surface bounced off the water is going to look pure white on any camera, even when you look at it with the human eye in real life. Continue Reading

Jared Huntr answered
3 months ago

I have the X-A1 and also X-E1, and X100 (and XF1 but we don't talk about that....) You've probably read all the reviews and specifications but here are my random thoughts - sometimes nothing to do with taking photos: 1. Macro performance with 16-50mm with macro mode 'on' is not good - a quick unscientific test reveals that at 16mm setting the minimum distance is 17cm from front of lens to subject. At 50mm zoom the minimum distance is 21cm. I prefer to get closer. 2.I bought my X-A1 in blue and it looks very good, especially the textured front. Build quality is very good, but not as good as the X-E1 and X100 which have a more 'robust' feel about them. 3. The top control dial of the X-A1 has PASM and also scene modes, handy to have easy access to if you like that sort of thing. The other dial is unlabelled and I often can't remember what it does. There's another dial that points up and can be pressed - yet again unlabelled. 4. The screen of the X-A1 is big and tilts, and this is ... Continue Reading

David Butler answered
3 months ago

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Warranty Information

"Your Fujifilm equipment has been manufactured to precise standards, and with rigid quality control through every process of manufacturing. It is warranted by Fujifilm U.S.A. against defective workmanship or materials for one full year from date of purchase. Fujifilm U.S.A. will, at its option, either repair or replace (with a reconditioned unit of like condition) free of charge equipment which is returned either in person or postpaid and insured to one of the Fujifilm U.S.A. Repair Centers listed on the reverse side. The product must be accompanied by some proof of date of purchase, such as the original sales slip. This warranty does not cover batteries or flash equipment and accessories not manufactured by Fujifilm Holdings Corp. This warranty does not apply if the equipment has been damaged by accident, abuse (including, but not limited to, sand, dirt, water, liquid, impact battery corrosion, etc.), failure to follow operating or maintenance instructions or if the equipment has been modified or serviced by anyone other than a Fujifilm U.S.A. Repair Center. This warranty cannot be resold or transferred."

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