- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- OLED EVF 2.36M dots
- 3.5″ LCD 2.76M dots
- 6fps Continuous Shooting
- 4K/30P Video
- Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Film Simulation
QUICKFACT SHEETThe Fujifilm X-A7 is an all-around entry-level APS-C mirrorless camera that takes excellent stills images and shoots 4K video. Unlike higher-level X Series mirrorless cameras that use seperate analog-style Shutter Speed dial, Exposure Compensation dial and ISO dial, the X-A7 uses a conventional Mode dial. The X-A7 also uses a conventional Bayer sensor instead of the X-Trans sensor used in higher-level X Series cameras. The X-A7 is the compact version of the X-T200 and without a viewfinder.
It accepts interchangeable lenses using the X mount. In addition to the excellent high quality FUJINON XF lenses, a number of cheaper, smaller and lighter XC lenses are also available. Many of the lenses have optical image stabilization (OIS).
The X-A7 shoots excellent 24.2MP JPEG images with low noise at high ISOs or Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K/30P videos. It’s interesting that it creates a 4K video by first recording a 6K video with no crop (6032×3392) and then downsampling it to 4K. You can shoot slow motion video in Full HD at 120fps. Other video-based shooting functions include 4K Burst and 4K Multi Focus.
The X-A7 does not have a viewfinder and you compose your shots using the extra-large 3.5-inch 2.76M-dot Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD on the back of the camera. Vari-angle means that it folds out to the side and can be turned to face forward, up, back or down, allowing high-angle, low-angle, and selfies shots. The LCD is also touch-screen so you can tap a point on the screen to lock focus, and use touch gestures to swipe right and left when reviewing images.
The Hybrid AF (Auto Focus) system uses a total of 425 AF points to lock focus on your subject. For sharp portraits, Face and Eye Detection AF locks focus on your subject’s face and eyes.
Unique to Fujifilm are the Film Simulations that simulate the B&W and color effects of using a particular type of film. The X-A7 has 11 Film Simulations with a ‘slider’ feature to preview each effect. Film Simulations can also be applied during video capture to add stylistic effects.
Other features include Continuous Shooting at 6fps, a built-in pop-up “Super Intelligent” flash (GN approx. 4m/13.1ft), a hot shoe to accept an external speedlite, RAW, PASM Shooting Modes, ±5 stops Exposure Compensation, Shutter Speed from 1/32000 sec. to 30 sec. (flash-sync shutter speed of 1/180 sec.), Bulb (60 min), Advanced Filters (including ‘Fog remove’ and ‘HDR Art’), and Scene Modes (including ‘Bright Mode’ and ‘Light Trail’).
There are a number of connectivity features that make the X-A7 practical for those who post to social media sites. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth mean that you can store GPS information, do remote Live View shooting and easily transfer images to your smart phone or tablet.
The X-A7 is Available in Silver, Dark Silver, Camel and Mint Green.
|LENS MOUNT:||X||ISO:||200-12800, 100, 25600, 51200|
|VIEWFINDER:||N/A||LCD:||3.5″ 2760K DOTS, VARI-ANGLE TOUCH LCD|
|I.S.:||N/A||VIDEO:||4K/30P, Full HD/60P/50P/30P/25P/24P, HD/60P/50P/24P|
|CONTINUOUS SHOOTING:||6 FPS||STORAGE MEDIA:||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|OTHER:||WI-FI, BLUETOOTH, WIRELESS REMOTE SHOOTING, FILM SIMULATION|
|DIMENSIONS:||119 X 67.7 X 41.1 MM (4.7 X 2.7 X 1.6 IN)||WEIGHT:||320 G (11 OZ) WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY CARD|
|PRICE:||US $699.95 WITH XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ KIT LENS||BUY:||FUJIFILM X-A7|
The X-A7 improves on the X-A5 in the following ways:
– New, faster sensor
– Fixed the sluggish autofocus
– An extra-large 3.5-inch 2.76M-dot LCD
– 4K/30P (no crop) video
If you are new to photography and/or just need a camera that gives much better image quality than what your smart phone camera can, then we recommend the Fujifilm X-A7. It is stylish, well built, compact and light. Paired with an appropriate FUJINON XC lens, it can be a great family camera for all occasions. It’s easy to use and captures great images and videos. If you need a viewfinder, check out the similarly speced Fujifilm X-T200. If you want something a bit higher up, check out the Fujifilm X-T30.
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