25 Aug The Fujifilm X-A3 is the retro camera for selfie lovers

Source: Tech Radar

Fujifilm has taken the wraps of their entry-level mirrorless X-series camera, the X-A3.

With a revised, retro-inspired design that’s intended to appeal to a younger generation of photographers, the X-A3 features a newly developed 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor.

While the resolution pretty much matches that of the two flagship X-series cameras, the recently announced X-T2 and X-Pro2, the sensor doesn’t employ Fujifilm’s unique X-Trans CMOS technology, instead opting for a more standard (and cheaper to produce) CMOS design with a Bayer color filter.

Seasoned Fujifilm users also might find the native ISO range lacking when it can only go from 200 to 6,400, even if it can be extended to 12,800 and 25,600 speeds. The mirrorless camera also comes with a 59-point autofocus system, which falls far short compared to the 325-point system on Fujifilm X-T2 or the X-Pro2‘s 273 AF points.

But this is a camera that’s mean to be affordable after all and users will still have access to all of Fujifilm’s popular film simulation modes including the two new Pro Negative High and Pro Negative Standard presets.

Like it’s predecessor, the X-A3 comes with a 3-inch, 920K dot screen that can flip up for taking selfies. This time around Fujifilm has added a new self-timer function that offers smile detection and group timer options.

The Fujfilm X-A3 arrives later this October for $599 (about £450, AU$785) when kitted with the XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OIS II lens.

Fujifilm XF 23mm f2 WR lens

Fujifilm also announced a new weather-resistant XF 23mm f2 R lens.

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