Fujifilm will soon have a new entry-level camera on the market called the X-A5, which should be of interest of both photo enthusiasts and vloggers alike.
The latest entry in Fuji’s X series line of digital cameras, the X-A5 is mirrorless and it comes with a 24.2 APS-C image sensor. This sensor uses a Bayer color filter, instead of Fujifilm’s X-Trans array. The camera also comes standard with an automatic Bluetooth image transfer, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video recording and a 180-degree tilting touchscreen. What’s more, as opposed to previous cameras in this series, the X-A5 also comes with a microphone jack. This latter feature should make it very popular with vloggers and those who create YouTube shows.
That doesn’t mean that photo enthusiasts are left out, as they will also find many things about this camera attractive, especially its XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens. This is the company’s first lens in the series that has a motorized power zoom. This zoom option is both light and compact. It weighs less than 5 ounces (136 grams). It also has a 15 mm focal length at the wide end. So, for those on a low budget, this lens could be a good alternative to some ultra wide lenses Fujifilm sells, such as the 16mm f/1.4 and the 14mm f/2.8.
Fujifilm expects to begin shipping the X-A5 on February 8, and the suggested retail price of the camera will be $599.95. The company will also begin selling this month the XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens as a standalone item. Both the camera and the lens have color options. The camera itself is available in pink, brown and black, while lens is available in either silver or black.