Fujifilm has announced the launch of the new X-A7, an entry-level compact camera with an 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor and no electronic viewfinder. At just $700, it’s billed as a perfect entry for casual shooters wanting to step into the Fuji X system.
The styling seems to be suitably classic for Fuji, keeping the big, tactile dials but weighing a mere 11.3 oz (320 g). It packs continuous shooting at 6 frames-per-second, improved eye and face autofocus thanks to more phase-detect AF points, and some new tweaks to reduce noise.
Fuji fans will be delighted to learn that the successor offers 30fps when shooting at 4K, an upgrade on the strange option of just 15fps at 4K that was included on the X-A7’s predecessor, the X-A5. The fully articulating screen on the X-A7 is also an upgrade on the flip-up screen that featured on the X-A5.
The X-A7 fills something of a niche, offering interchangeable lenses while lacking an EVF. Those who are happy to hold a camera at arm’s length and who wanting something compact tend to prefer smartphones or fixed lens point-and-shoots, but clearly the X-A range offers far superior image quality.
The X-A7 will be available to purchase as of 24 October and you can pre-order now.
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