Fujifilm today announced the X-A1 mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses, which is the cheapest the company’s cheapest X-mount mirrorless so far. It is the only camera in the X-series to feature a conventional 16MP sensor with Bayer color filter array, rather than the X-Trans design used on the others.
The X-A1 comes with a 16.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and EXR Processor II that allows for low light imagery with the ISO cranking up to 25,600. The combination also allows for a start-up time of 0.5 seconds, a shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds and a maximum burst speed of 5.6 frames per second. It can also capture 1080p videos at 30fps without breaking a sweat. On the backside, the camera features a 3 inch 920k dot tiltable screen. The camera also comes with built in WiFi for easy photo sharing.
Fujifilm would be offering the camera with a a Fujinon XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS lens. Together, the combo would retail for $599.95. The camera would be made available in black and indigo blue and should start selling from this month.
The company also announced the Fujinon XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS lens. Compatible with smaller bodies like the X-M1 and X-A1, the lens comes with optical image stabilization and features a stepper motor for fast focusing. The company plans to make the lens available in January for a price tag of $399.95.