Fujifilm announces X-A7, a $700 entry level mirrorless camera

Sep 12, 2019

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Fujifilm announces X-A7, a $700 entry level mirrorless camera

Sep 12, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Fujifilm has just announced X-A7, the latest model of its X series of mirrorless cameras. It’s a lightweight, compact camera aimed at beginners, priced $700 along with a kit lens. But despite the low price and being an entry-level model, it still has a lot to offer to those who are just starting out.

Fujifilm X-A7 features a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor (1.5x crop factor). It offers a native sensitivity range from ISO 200-12800, expandable to ISO 100-51200. It shoots UHD 4K video at up to 30fps, and Full HD recording at up to 60fps. As for the continuous shooting rate, this camera shoots 6 fps. The sensor also affords a 117-area hybrid AF system that uses both phase-detection and contrast-detection methods for quick and precise AF.

The camera has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so you can wirelessly share photos, or remotely control the camera from your smartphone. As for the design, Fujifilm A-X7 is sleek and compact, and pretty lightweight, too. Camera body with the battery and a memory card weighs only 320 g.

Like most entry-level cameras, the Fujifilm X-A7 retails with a kit lens: XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ. Let’s check out the full specs of both:

Imaging

Lens Mount FUJIFILM X
Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Image File Format JPEG, RAW
Image Stabilization Digital (Video Only)

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200 to 12800 (Extended: 100 to 51200)
Shutter Speed Mechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Second
1/4000 to 4 Second in Program Mode
0 to 60 Minute in Bulb Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/32000 to 30 Second
1/32000 to 4 Second in Program Mode
0 to 60 Minute in Bulb Mode
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/32000 to 30 Second
1/32000 to 4 Second in Program Mode
0 to 60 Minute in Bulb Mode
Metering Method Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance Automatic Scene Recognition, Color Temperature, Custom, Fine, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting Up to 6 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 3 fps at 24.2 MP
Interval Recording Yes
Self-Timer 2/10-Second Delay

Video

Recording Modes MP4/H.264
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
HD (1280 x 720) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
1080 x 1080 at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
720 x 720 at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
External Recording Modes UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p
Recording Limit Up to 15 Minutes for UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
Up to 30 Minutes for Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input (Stereo)
Audio File Format Linear PCM (Stereo)

Focus

Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points 117

Viewfinder and Monitor

Monitor Size 3.5″
Monitor Resolution 2,760,000 Dot
Monitor Type Articulating Touchscreen LCD

Flash

Built-In Flash Yes
Flash Modes Auto, Forced On, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Suppressed Flash
Guide Number 13.12′ / 4 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed 1/180 Second
Flash Compensation -2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe

Interface

Memory Card Slot Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Connectivity 2.5mm Sub-Mini, USB Type-C (USB 2.0), HDMI D (Micro)
Wireless Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
GPS No

Environmental

Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity 10 to 80%

Physical

Battery 1 x NP-W126S Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 8.4 VDC, 1260 mAh (Approx. 270 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.69 x 2.67 x 1.62″ / 119 x 67.7 x 41.1 mm
Weight 11.29 oz / 320 g (Body with Battery and Memory)

Kit Lens

Focal Length 15 to 45mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 23 to 69mm)
Maximum Aperture f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture f/22
Angle of View 86.9° to 35°
Maximum Magnification 0.24x
Minimum Focus Distance 5.12″ / 13 cm
Optical Design 10 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Size 52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 2.46 x 1.74″ / 62.6 x 44.2 mm
Weight 4.76 oz / 135 g

Fujifilm X-A7 is ready for preorders and you can get it in four colors: Silver, Dark Silver, Mint Green and Camel. The price of the camera with the kit lens is $699.95, and the shipping starts in late October.

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Dunja Djudjic

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One response to “Fujifilm announces X-A7, a $700 entry level mirrorless camera”

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    Dheeny

    Hi, I’m a newbie and want to buy my first APS-C mirrorless camera. Lil bit overwhelmed after browsing around. I was thinking to just start with buying the Sony alpha a6000 but now I see an update of the coming soon Fuji A-X7 and got intriqued. I currently live in UAE but sometimes travel to snow area in winter, so I kinda looking for something that has weather sealed (but no need too robust). Any recommend/ suggestion? Thanks!