Fujifilm Intros New Small and Light X-A5 Mirrorless Camera and XC15-45mm Lens Kit

Fujifilm unveiled the new Fujifilm X-A5 mirrorless camera with XC15-45mm lens kit this morning. The new X-A5 and 15-45mm lens is the lightest camera-zoom lens combination within the X Series lineup, according to the Fujifilm North America Corporation, which announced the new mirrorless camera kit this morning.

The new Fuji X-A5 kit debuts the new FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ, which is the first electric powered zoom lens for X Mount digital cameras. Available in three colors of synthetic leather, the X-A5 is equipped with Bluetooth technology for quick and easy image transfer and allows for a broader range of video capabilities with its 4K output, Fujifilm North America said in a press announcement.

The Fujifilm X-A5 mirrorless camera features a 24.2MP APS-C sensor equipped with phase detection autofocus and a newly developed image processing engine with a processing speed 1.5 times faster than that of previous models. Combined with Fujifilm’s color reproduction technology, the X-A5 is designed to achieve outstanding image quality and outperform previous models in its scene recognition accuracy and skin tone reproduction, making it suited for portraits, according to Fujifilm.

The Fujifilm X-A5 is the first in the X-A series to feature phase detection pixels, and an intelligent Hybrid AF system that focuses twice as fast as previous models to ensure capture of swiftly moving subjects, according to Fujifilm. With an ISO sensitivity range now up to ISO12800 and extended sensitivity range up to ISO51200, camera shake and noise are significantly reduced even in low-light conditions, Fujifilm said.

The new Fuji X-A5 introduces the first electric powered zoom lens for X Mount cameras, the FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ. With a minimum working distance of just two inches, this lightweight and compact lens is designed to capture clear close-up shots while making the photographic experience easy and comfortable. The XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ is designed for food and macro photography. The new XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens will also be available for standalone purchase as a portable addition for existing X Series users.

The Fujifilm X-A5 features a variety of 4K video capabilities. Utilizing the Burst Function, users are able to shoot 15 frames per second in 4K image quality. Offering an HD video function to record videos up to quad speed for slow motion clips and a Multi Focus Mode which stacks 4K quality images and automatically changes the depth of field setting.

Here’s a rundown of the Fujifilm X-A5 mirrorless camera’s key features:

• 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and newly developed processor equipped with phase detection AF system

• FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5- 5.6 OIS PZ wide angle electric-powered zoom lens with minimum working distance of 2”

• 3-inch (approx. 1,040K-dot) high resolution LCD touchscreen using new touch-panel GUI can be tilted to 180°

• Portrait Enhancement Level, Touch AF in Movie Mode, Advanced Filter Select

• Standard output sensitivity of ISO200 – ISO12800

• Extended output sensitivity: ISO100 – ISO51200

• 4K video recording up to approx. 5 mins

• Full HD 1920 x 1080 59.94p / 50p / 24p / 23.98p; continuous recording up to approx.14 mins

• HD 1280 x 720 59.94p / 50p / 24p / 23.98p; continuous recording up to approx. 27 mins

• High Speed Movie 1280x720 1.6x / 2x / 3.3x / 4x

• Bluetooth version 4.1 low energy technology

• In-camera RAW processing

• New Advanced Filters: “Fog Remove” and “HDR Art”

• Wi-Fi image transfer and remote camera operation

• Improved battery life for still images - approx. 450 frames

• Improved start-up period:

• Approx. 0.4 sec., when High Performance mode set to ON

• Approx. 0.8 sec., when High Performance mode set to OFF

• Photos can be sent to instax SHARE printers using the free instax SHARE App (iOS and Android)

The new Fujifilm X-A5 camera kit will be available on February 8, 2018 in the U.S. and Canada for USD $599.95 and CAD $749.99.