Fujifilm has always been synonymous with innovation and its range of cameras is proof of that. The camera manufacturer has released several bestsellers over the last few years, one of which is the Fujifilm X-A5 that was launched at the beginning of 2018. Almost two years after, its successor, the X-A7 has been introduced to the market and it’s a classic with a modern twist.
- New 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Image Sensor uses Copper wiring construction to achieve premium image quality and advanced AF performance
- Large 3.5” 16: 9 wide Touchscreen LCD
- Compact and lightweight design weighing only 455G With the kit lens
- Advanced video performance and functions that cater to the growing demands for movie shooting
- Diverse shooting modes that help produce photography with a creative flair
Fujifilm X-A7 Overview
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Design & Features
Designed specifically for wannabe phone photographers, the X-A7 features a 3.5-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2.7 million pixels. This screen is one of the best that you can find for this range and a great value for its price. The X-A7 is also the first from the range that has a “vari-angle” monitor that allows users to adjust it to any angle.
The X-A7 packs a stunning 24MP APS-C sensor that guarantees high quality images using Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology that has been developed for over 80 years and produces what the brand calls “memory colors” that produce the exact images that the users remember when they took those photographs. This sensor also boasts phase detection pixels for enhanced AF speed and accuracy and it uses copper wiring for high-speed data readout.
It is lightweight enough to be taken anywhere
At just 320 grams on its own, the Fujifilm X-A7 is easy to bring around, which appeals to its target market of would-be photographers who want to upgrade from their phones to a mirrorless camera but are not ready yet for the weight and technicalities of a DSLR. The X-A7 is 41 grams lighter than the X-A5 and it even weighs just 455 grams when combined with the FUJINON Lens XC15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ kit lens.
It has a long battery life
If it’s portability is not enough, the X-A7 also feature an energy efficient design that allows users to take as much as 440 frames per charge in “Economy” Performance Mode and at least 270 frames per charge in “Standard” mode. This means that you can take this camera out for a day of touring around and not have to worry about battery life.
It boasts of better video recording functions
A lot of buzz was created when the X-A5 was launched because of its 4K video capability. Unfortunately, it only shot 4K at 15fps, which was disappointing. But the X-A7 makes things better with its capability to record 4K/30fps videos. It can even record up to 60fps in HD and full-HD modes. The camera is capable of recording up to 15 minutes for 4K and up to 30 minutes for full-HD videos. The X-A7 is also the first from the series with a “Countdown Video” mode where users can set the duration of the video from 15 to 60 seconds.
At $700, the Fujifilm X-A7 is definitely a great value for all the specs that comes with it. It’s even a great option as a vlogging camera and an ideal pick if you’re upgrading from your phone to a mirrorless camera.
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