Shown at the beginning of 2018, the Fujifilm X-A5 was a typically amateur construction. Although it introduced phase-based AF and 4K movie mode, users complained about the slow operation and average performance of the new products introduced (autofocus was not the fastest, and 4K resolution was basically limited by a useless 15fps frame rate).
After the premiere of the X-T100, it seemed that it would replace the basic camera line in the manufacturer's offer. Meanwhile, we get the successor to the X-A5, which at first glance looks really interesting.
1). Fujifilm X-A7 - Front
First of all, the 24-megapixel sensor is supported by a 1.5 times faster processor, and the manufacturer promises improvement in the field of color reproduction, especially the skin.
In addition, a faster processor has improved film capabilities (4K, 30 fps), and faster sensor sampling will reduce the rolling shutter effect usually found in amateur cameras when filming in high resolution.,
2). Fujifilm X-A7 - Back
The AF system itself has also been improved. We receive 425 pixels of phase detection (8.5 times more than before), which apparently results into more effective eye and face detection, tracking objects and working in low light. The design has also been better optimized in terms of power consumption and now allows us to take up to 440 photos (according to CIPA standards) on one charge.
1). Fujifilm X-A7 - Top
The ergonomics of the camera have also changed significantly, which can be considered both a plus and a minus. On the one hand we get better laid out function knobs (one on the front, the other on the back instead of both at the back) and a new large, 3.5-inch rotatable 16:9 touch screen with a high resolution of 2,760,000 points, which is brighter than it was before and as sensitive as the panels that we know from smartphones, so interacting with the screen is going to be fast and trouble-free. In addition, the camera is equipped with a new "smart menu" that makes it easy to change shooting settings and provides intuitive camera operation.
Fujifilm X-A7 will be available for sale in October and will be sold in a kit with the Fujinon XC 15-45 mm f / 3.5-5.6 kit lens at a price of $700.