It feels like only yesterday I was playing with Fuji’s shiny new X-A3 entry-level mirrorless camera. Of course, it wasn’t yesterday, it was almost a year and a half ago at Photokina. While the X-A3 was a pretty decent camera to introduce the Fuji X system, it wasn’t perfect. Now it’s received a few updates to address some of those issues and add some great features in the newly announced Fujifilm X-A5.
Those features include some welcome updates for all users, but especially so for vloggers. It has a new faster phase-detect autofocus system. It shoots 4K UHD video, and it actually has a microphone input. I thought that the X-A3 might possibly be welcomed by vloggers, although few used it, mostly due to that lack of microphone input and crappy autofocus. Now, it would almost be a competitor, if the 4K video wasn’t limited to 15 frames per second.[Read More…]