Fujifilm has finally refreshed their basic entry level X-A series cameras with their announcement today of the brand new Fujifilm X-A3. This entry level compact mirrorless camera features a brand new 24.2MP CMOS sensor (yes, no X-Trans here) as well as a 180 degree tilting touch screen LCD which will help make taking images with this camera incredibly easy.
The inclusion of that touch screen is notable as none of the other Fujifilm bodies feature one, only their X70 compact camera does that (and does it well too I might add), and Fuji says that it makes the camera better for selfies. In addition to the ‘Selfies First’ theme of the X-A3, the camera also features incredibly fast .3 second AF speeds. More specs are after the jump.
X-A3 Key Features
- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- Newly Developed Processor for the X-A3 (Not EXR Processor II as originally reported)
- Start-up time of 0.5 seconds
- AF speed of 0.3 seconds
- Shutter lag time of 0.05 seconds
- Shooting interval time of 0.4 seconds
- 49-point focus areas for AF in the Single Point mode
- 3” (920K dot) high resolution touch LCD screen that can be tilted to 180°
- Class-leading macro photography distance of approximately 2.75”
- Full range of ISO200 – ISO25600
- In-camera RAW processing
- “PRO Neg.Hi” and “PRO Neg.Std.”and other film simulation modes
- Panorama and Time Lapse functions
- Interlocking of Metering and AF areas, support for the Adobe RGB color space, and choice of different colors in Focus Peaking for assisting MF
- Full HD recording (1080/60p, 50p, 24p)
- Wi-Fi® image transfer and remote camera operation
- Photos can be sent to the INSTAX Share Printer using the free INSTAX Share App (iOS and Android) SHARE Smartphone Printer
According to Fujifilm the X-A3 will be available in a Kit this upcoming October for a retail price of $599 and will come in Silver, Brown, or Pink.
*Updated to reflect a correction sent out by Fujifilm. The X-A3 features its own, newly developed, processor. Not that EXR Processor II as their original press released indicated. We don’t know the name of the processor, nor how it differs from the EXR Processor and EXR Processor II.