A convenient mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor that will allow you to start your adventure with system photography.
The Fujifilm X-A7 mirrorless camera offers good comfort in the device, which belongs to the basic product shelf – a convenient preview on a 3.5-inch LCD screen and an efficient battery for 440 photos (in economy mode). And also good working parameters provided by a 24 Mpix sensor that also provides excess information (6K equivalent) for 4K video recording at 30 fps (a single clip is limited to 15 minutes).
Fujifilm X-A7: a good choice for an amateur
People who start the adventure with system photography often have a serious problem with choosing the right camera. After all, it is a system, i.e. decisions made today may affect future investments. In the case of cameras with APS-C sensors, Fujifilm performs very well, but so far attention has been drawn primarily to its more advanced and thus more expensive designs.
Now it is changing and not only thanks to the smart menu that will appeal to novice amateurs.
The predecessor of the X-A7 or X-A5 already had a 24 Mpix sensor, but it disappointed in 4K video mode offering only 15 fps. Fujifilm has now used copper wires in the sensor to speed up data reading. Indeed, 4K mode now offers a full 30 fps. Copper is also expected to improve the sensor in low light conditions at high ISO sensitivities.
The feature that distinguishes the X-A7 sensor is also the 8.5-fold increase in the number of phase detection points. Thanks to this, the camera is able to determine focus more efficiently and also provides a useful face / eye detection function.
The camera screen has a 16: 9 aspect ratio that suits one of the shooting modes as well as the video mode. Other aspect ratios we will set in X-A7 are 3: 2, 1: 1 and 4: 3. The display is mounted on a handle that allows it to be tilted and rotated, which is new for cameras of this brand. So far, Fujifilm has strongly advertised the self-usefulness of its simple mirrorless cameras, now it can say much more about the X-A7.
Due to the popularity of social media, in addition to the wireless function (in conjunction with the FUJIFILM Camera Remote app), the X-A7 also has Countdown Video mode. In this mode, we record the movie and the time is counted down – the screen shows the time remaining to the end of the 60, 30 or 15-second sequence.
The convenience of service and light weight
Even a small and lightweight (only 320 grams) camera that is aimed at beginners in photography can be convenient to use. This is provided by the aforementioned menu optimized for touch operation and a tilted large screen, but also an 8-way joystick.
Under the cap on the side of the housing there is a HDMI type D port and a USB type C connector. The camera also has a 2.5 mm minijack port for the microphone.
We will connect a flash to the Fujifilm X-A7 (it is also built-in), and access to photo functions is provided by the mode dial and a configurable function dial located on the top panel of the camera.
Together with the dedicated XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS lens, the camera weighs 455 grams. The lens provides a field of view corresponding to a full focal range of 22.5 to 67.5 mm in full frame.
Fujifilm X-A7: price and availability
Fujifilm X-A7 will come to us in silver-bronze, silver-turquoise, silver-black and graphite-black. The sale will start in October and the expected price is around PLN 2700-3000.
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