Summary: The Fujifilm X-A1 perfectly embodies the philosophy of the producer: essential photographic depth of control and quality of results. We are not in the presence of mirrorless smaller in circulation, or more technology or more key performance in the video, but the traditional photographers simply...
Pros: Exceptional image quality, Fast AF and accurate, In-depth manual controls.
Cons: Physical construction for improvement, Limited video capabilities, The absence of Panorama and HDR mode.
Fujifilm X-A1 review: Compact entry-level interchangeable lens camera
5 January 2014
Conclusion: If you’ve been seduced by the premium look and feel of previous Fujifilm X cameras but haven’t been able to justify the expense until now, the X-A1 is a great value-added place to start. Gavin is a Macworld U.K.
Pros: Swift and accurate auto focus, Plenty of effects and Fuji’s Film Simulation modes, Tilting LCD
Cons: A larger handgrip would have been useful, Longer lenses make the camera front heavy, No eye level viewfinder built in
Conclusion: Although the X-A1 has a small pop-up flash unit built-in (Guide Number 7 at ISO 100), there's a hotshoe for mounting an external flashgun for those times when more powerful illumination is required.
Pros: Most affordable Fuji CSC, Natural, vibrant images, Tilting LCD
Cons: No viewfinder, Screen not touch-sensitive, Standard sesnor
Excerpt: The Fuji X-A1 resides at the low end of the Fuji X-Series lineup of mirrorless cameras. The camera is so small and light. It feels much like a point and shoot camera in your hand when equipped with the Fuji XF 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens (40.5mm equivalent on a full frame camera).
Summary: In late summer of 2013, Fujifilm announced the ultra-light X-A1 compact camera system that, in kit form, includes the FUJINON XG16-50mm (24-76mm) F/3.5-5.6 OIS Zoom Lens pictured above.
Pros: APS-C CMOS sensor, High image quality, Excellent low-light image performance, Fast burst mode (JPEG and RAW), Two thumb dials, High-resolution LCD (921k dots), LCD folds up/down 90 degrees, Small, lightweight body, Attractive color effects, Fine color and tone curve adjustments, Built-in Wi-Fi, I...
Cons: Contrast-detection auto focus is slow, Auto focus locks at first frame in burst mode, No optical viewfinder, LCD does not swivel horizontally, Lens selection is limited, No aperture ring on kit lens, Menu navigation can be clunky
Summary: While the Fujifilm X-A1 is intended to be an entry-level model for Fujifilm’s X-series cameras, it is an outstanding camera in its own right. If you can live without a viewfinder you’ll discover what is arguably the best CSC in its price bracket.
Pros: Style; Performance: Image quality; Features
Cons: Shiny monitor screen; Expensive system lenses