Fujifilm have announced that they will be releasing their new stylish, smallest and lightest mirrorless digital camera within their X Series… the Fujifilm X-A5.
The Fujifilm X-A5 will have a new 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor that is capable of producing the X Series signature colour reproduction.
The X-A5 will also feature a newly developed lens, 4k movie recording, touch screen and Bluetooth pairing technology which as seen in other recent cameras allows the immediate transfer of the image to compatible mobile/tablet devices and to the new Instax SP-3 Square format printer.
The X-A5 combines a newly developed 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor with the image processing engine to achieve Fujifilm’s renowned photo quality. Combined with the supplied FUJINON lens, the camera boasts ultimate image resolution, recording the subject’s texture, form and even the atmosphere of the scene. The camera outperforms previous models in its scene recognition accuracy in SR+ AUTO mode, color reproduction performance and “skin tone reproduction” capability, which is particularly popular. This makes the X-A5 the perfect choice for photographing human subjects, which account for approximately 50% of all subject matter*4. The regular range of ISO sensitivity has also been extended to ISO12800. Camera shake and noise are reduced in low light conditions and when shooting a fast-moving subject for enhanced image quality. The X-A5 is the first X-A Series model to feature phase detection pixels, originally developed for the X series’ high end models. The Intelligent Hybrid AF system focuses twice as fast as previous models, ensuring that you capture those photographic moments more swiftly and beautifully.
The X-A5 debuts the new FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ, the first electric-powered zoom lens for the X Mount. This lightweight and compact zoom makes the photographic experience easier and more comfortable than ever before. The lens has the minimum working distance of just 5cm*5, ideal for clear close-up shots, such as food photography. The smooth electric-powered zooming mechanism that starts from the wide-angle 23mm end (35mm film format equivalent) gives greater freedom in composition framing for both still images and video.
The X-A5 is equipped with a large rear LCD monitor that can rotate 180 degrees. When the panel is rotated 180 degrees, the Rear Command Dial automatically switches to the Zoom and Shutter Release function for fail-safe composition when shooting “selfies (self-portraits).” The 180-degree rotation of the rear LCD monitor also activates the Eye AF function automatically to create high quality self-portraits with sharp focus on the subject’s eyes. The Portrait Enhancer Mode, offers its popular ability to produce beautiful skin tone, and has also evolved with the new user interface. Users can select from three levels of skin tone enhancement with touch-screen operation for easy, natural and flattering self-portraits.
The X-A5 offers 11 variations of Fujifilm’s unique Film Simulation Modes, making adding an advanced artistic flair easy with the reproduction of film-like colour tones. The camera also features 17 variations of Advanced Filters including the new “Fog Remove” and “HDR Art.”
The rear LCD monitor uses the new touch-panel GUI, facilitating intuitive touch-panel operation using fingertips so that you can check the effect of Advanced Filters and Film Simulations for added usability.
The Exposure Compensation Dial now has the range expanded from ±3EV to ±5EV to boost freedom in photographic expressions.
The Bluetooth® Low Energy technology has been incorporated for quick, easy and automatic transfer of still images and videos to paired smartphones and tablet devices, using the free smart-device app “FUJIFILM Camera Remote”.
The X-A5 offers a High-Speed HD Video function, allowing users to record HD video up to quad speed for slow motion clips. The Multi Focus Mode automatically stacks 4K quality images, whilst cleverly changing the depth of field setting required. Also provided is the 4K Burst function of shooting 15 frames per second in 4K image quality. These new 4K video capabilities and accompanying functions enable artistic expressions of greater creativity.
The use of energy-saving design means the X-A5 now offers the class-leading number of frames per charge. Users can shoot as many as 450 frames per single battery charge, making the camera ideal for travelling and photography on the move.
Thanks to the X-A5’s latest WiFi®*7 technology, the camera is the ideal companion to the SHARE SP-3 printer, the first square format printer to join the iconic INSTAX range. Over recent years, the desire for nostalgia has risen, as young people move to take their memories offline and into a physical format to last a lifetime. The new X-A5 and the SHARE SP-3 are the perfect partnership to do so, as users can select their favourite moments from the camera and turn them into something immediately tangible.
Fujifilm X-A5 Full Specifications
|Model Name||FUJIFILM X-A5|
|Number of effective pixels||24.2 million pixels|
|Image sensor||23.5mm×15.7mm（APS-C） CMOS with primary color filter|
|Sensor Cleaning system||Ultra Sonic Vibration|
|Storage media||SD Card (-2GB) / SDHC Card (-32GB) / SDXC Card (-256GB) UHS-I*1|
|File format (still image)||JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3*2)
RAW (RAF format)/RAW+JPEG
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant, DPOF-compatible)
|(movie)||Movie File Format : MOV
Movie Video Compression : H.264
Audio : Linear PCM Stereo
|Number of recorded pixels||L: (3:2) 6000ｘ4000 / (16:9) 6000ｘ3376 / (1:1) 4000×4000
M: (3:2) 4240ｘ2832 / (16:9) 4240ｘ2384 / (1:1) 2832×2832
S: (3:2) 3008ｘ2000 / (16:9) 3008ｘ1688 / (1:1) 2000×2000
|Lens mount||FUJIFILM X mount|
|Sensitivity||Standard Output Sensitivity : AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3(up to ISO6400) / ISO200 to 12800(1/3 step)
Extended output sensitivity : ISO100 / 25600 / 51200
|Exposure control||TTL 256-zones metering, Multi / Spot / Average|
|Exposure mode||P(Program AE) / A(Aperture Priority AE) / S(Shutter Speed Priority AE) / M(Manual Exposure)|
|Exposure compensation||-5.0EV – +5.0EV, 1/3EV step
(movie recording : -2.0EV – +2.0EV)
|Shutter type||Focal Plane Shutter|
|Shutter speed Mechanical Shutter||4 sec. to 1/4000 sec.(P mode), 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.(Other modes)
Bulb mode(up to 60 min), TIME : 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
|Electronic Shutter*3||4 sec. to 1/32000 sec.(P mode), 30 sec. to 1/32000 sec.(Other modes)
Bulb mode : 1 sec. fixed, TIME : 30 sec to 1/32000sec.
|Mechanical + Electronic Shutter||4 sec. to 1/32000 sec.(P mode), 30 sec. to 1/32000 sec.(Other modes)
Bulb mode(up to 60 min), TIME : 30 sec. to 1/32000 sec.
|Synchronized shutter speed for flash||1/180 sec. or slower|
|Continuous shooting||Approx. 6.0 fps (JPEG : max. approx. 10 frames)
Approx. 3.0 fps (JPEG : max. approx. 50 frames)
* Recordable frame number may vary depending on the type of memory card used.
* The frame rate varies with shooting condition and the number of images recorded.
|Self-timer||2sec. / 10sec. / Smile / Buddy (LV.1 – LV.3) / Group (1-4 subjects) / Face Auto Shutter|
|Flash||Manual pop-up flash (Super Intelligent Flash)
Guide number : Approx 4 (ISO100・m) / Approx 5.7 (ISO200・m)
|LCD monitor||3.0-inch, aspect ratio 3:2, approx. 1,040K-dot Tilt-type, TFT color LCD monitor|
|Movie recording||4K 3840 x 2160 15P, Continuous recording : up to approx. 5 min.
Full HD 1920 x 1080 59.94p / 50p / 24p / 23.98p, Continuous recording : up to approx. 14 min.
HD 1280 x 720 59.94p / 50p / 24p / 23.98p, Continuous recording : up to approx. 27 min.
High Speed Movie 1280×720 1.6x / 2x / 3.3x / 4x
*For 4K movie recording, use a card with UHS Speed Class 3 or higher
|Touch screen||Shooting Mode : Shooting, AF, Focus area, Focus mode, Digital zoom, Film simulation select, Adv. Filter select, Protrait enhancement level, touch AF in movie
Display Mode : Swipe, Zoom, Pinch-in / Pinch-Out, Double-tap, Drag
|Wireless transmitter (Standards)||IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless protocol)|
|(Encryption)||WEP/WPA/WPA2 midex mode|
|Bluetooth ® (Standards)||Bluetooth Ver. 4.1 (Bluetooth low energy)|
| (Operating frequency)
|2402 – 2480MHz|
|Terminal (Video output)
|USB 2.0 High-Speed / micro USB terminal|
|HDMI Micro connector (Type D)|
|⌀2.5 mm 3-pole mini jack|
|Power supply||NP-W126S Li-ion battery (included)|
|Dimensions||116.9(W) mm x 67.7 (H) mm x 40.4(D) mm / 4.6 in.(W) x 2.7 in. (H) x 1.6 in. (D)
(Minimum depth: 31.6 mm/ 1.2 in.)
|Weight||Approx. 361g / 12.7 oz. (including battery and memory card)|
|Approx. 311g / 11.0 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)|
|Operating Temperature||0 – 40℃ / 32-104°F|
|Operating Humidity||10 – 80% (no condensation)|
|Battery life for still images*4||approx 450 frames (with XF35mmF1.4 R lens)|
|Starting up period||Approx. 0.4 sec., when High Performance mode set to ON
Approx. 0.8 sec., when High Performance mode set to OFF
* Fujifilm research
|Accessories included||Li-ion battery NP-W126S
AC power adapter