The Fuji X-A1 rounds out Fuji’s X-Series line on the entry-level end with a 16.3MP APS-C sensor and a $599 price tag with the 16-50mm kit lens.
Bearing a striking resemblance to the Fuji X-M1, the new X-A1 appears to differ from the X-M1 by only a change in its sensor. Fuji eschewed its popular X-Trans image sensor found in all of its other X-Series mirrorless cameras and stuck with a conventional, Bayer color filter array, which is presumably what allows Fuji to drop the price $200 below the X-M1.
Fuji X-A1 Key Features
- 16.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- EXR Processor II
- 3.0″ 920k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
- Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
- Extended Sensitivity to ISO 25600
- Continuous Shooting Rate of 5.6 fps
- Advanced SR AUTO and Q Menu Button
- Film Simulation and Advanced Filters
- Includes Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens
Alongside the X-A1, Fuji introduced the new Fujinon XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS lens, which should fit well with the lower-end X-A1 and X-M1 models. The XC 50-230mm should be available in November for $399.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Fuji X-A1 should be available with the XC 16-50mm lens later this month for $599. check it out here at B&H Photo.