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Fujifilm Introduces Entry-level X-A1 Mirrorless Camera with APS-C Sensor
Fujifilm has just announced the X-A1, their fourth mirrorless system camera. It's an entry-level camera which uses the same body as the X-M1, but with a conventional 16MP APS-C sensor rather than Fujifilm's unique X-Trans sensor.
The X-A1 comes with Fujifilm's EXR Processor II image engine and the camera can shoot up to ISO 25,600. It comes with a 920k dot tilting 3" LCD, built-in Wi-Fi and flash, in a body that weighs 330g. The camera will come in black, blue and red, and will retail with a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS kit lens in October for S$999.
That means the X-A1 will be S$300 cheaper than the X-M1, but the X-A1 loses the one defining feature which makes Fujifilm's X cameras stand out: the X-Trans sensor which reproduces incredible detail and color with minimal image noise. Mirrorless system cameras with APS-C sensors can be found from other manufacturers, but if you want a Fujifilm we believe it's actually worth paying more to get one with the X-Trans sensor inside.