The previously rumored Fujifilm X-A1 entry-level X-mount camera is now official, and it looks just like in the leaked pictures: that is like the X-M1 with a slightly different styling. What sets the X-A1 apart from the X-M1–and from all other X-mount cameras for that matter–is the lack of X-Trans color filter array on its sensor. Instead, Fuji opted for a conventional APS-C sized CMOS sensor with bayer pattern in the X-A1. The camera sports 16.1 megapixels resolution bundled with an EXR II image processor. ISO goes from 200-6,400, and the 3″ 920k dot rear display is tiltable, just like on the X-M1. Additional features include WiFi and Full-HD video recording.
Together with the X-A1, Fujifilm also introduces a new lens today, the XC 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 OIS. The focal length range of this lens translates to 76-350mm in full-frame terms. The lens sports 13 glass elements in 10 groups, a high-speed autofocus motor and optical image stabilization.
The Fujifilm X-A1 kit with 16-50mm lens will be available this month for US-$ 599.95 in black and blue colors. The new 50-230mm lens will be available in November for US-$ 399.95.
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