Japanese camera manufacturer, Fujifilm has today announced the launch of its latest high-performance mirrorless digital camera in India. Dubbed as Fujifilm X-A5, the camera is priced at Rs 49,999 and is available for purchase exclusively on Amazon. The camera is available in 3 colours – Brown, Pink and Black.
The Fujifilm X-A5 sports a retro and stylish design, the camera offers a host of features including a 180-degree tilting rear LCD screen, the latest built-in Bluetooth technology and an extended battery life. Featuring a 24.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor, the X-A5 can record both high-resolution stills and Full HD video, and the sensor’s design ensures true colour balance and natural skin tone reproduction, which can further be optimized using the Portrait Enhancer Mode.
The regular range of ISO sensitivity has been extended to ISO12800. When shooting a fast-moving subject or in low light conditions, camera shake and noise are reduced 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.
Besides the imaging capabilities, the physical design of the camera also supports creating self-portraits using a 180° slide-and-tilt rear LCD monitor. The monitor’s sliding design ensures the screen isn’t blocked by the camera when facing forward, and when fully extended to 180°, Eye Detection AF is also activated for sharp focus. Additionally, when holding the camera for selfies, the vertical control dial can be used as a shutter release button for more comfortable and stable shooting. The Portrait Enhancer Mode, offers its popular ability to produce beautiful skin tone, and has also evolved with the new user interface to 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. 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 allows 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 camera is also compatible with FUJIFILM Instax SHARE SP-3 printer. The camera 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 synthesizes 4K quality images with changing the depth of field setting. The 4K Burst function offers to shoot 15 frames per second in 4K image quality. It can shoot as many as 450 photos per single battery charge.
Commenting on the occasion, Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The advantage of an X Series mirrorless camera lies in its compact size packed with cutting edge innovative technology and unique features that provide great controls along with excellent colour reproduction and image quality. Fujifilm X-A5 is an affordable solution with high precision, packed in an enhanced camera body to provide a refined photography experience to budding photography enthusiasts. With this camera our aim is to promote photography among amateurs, and to enable them with infinite possibilities for capturing magnificent images with confidence.”