Fujifilm X-A3 is a mirrorless camera for selfies

Shane McGlaun - Aug 25, 2016, 5:29am CDT
Fujifilm X-A3 is a mirrorless camera for selfies

A few days back a leak gave up some images of a new Fujifilm X-A3 digital camera. We didn’t have any specifications to go along with that leak and all we could tell is that it looked like a mirrorless camera with a retro design. Fujifilm has now gone official with the camera and says that it is a lightweight and compact selfie-optimized mirrorless camera. To facilitate taking selfies, the camera has an LCD screen that can tilt 180-degrees without being blocked by the camera.

The camera also has an Eye Detection AF setting that is meant to improve selfies along with Portrait Enhancer modes that can brighten skin-tones. Inside the camera has a 24.2MP APS-C sensor with the image-processing engine to provide users with good photo quality. The camera is focused on portraits and promises the ability to reproduce skin tones better making it focused on capturing images of people.

The camera has a Film Simulation function with 11 modes including PRO Neg.Hi and Pro Neg.Std. The special Eye Detection AF mode activates automatically when the LCD is rotated 180-degrees for selfies. The top and front plate are made from aluminum and the leather is fake but textured and looks nice. In addition to the black, silver, brown, and pink versions are available as well.

The new image sensor has ISO200 to ISO6400 and can be extended to ISO12800 or ISO25600. A number of filters can be applied to the images including Fisheye, Cross Screen, Toy Camera, miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Color, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key, and Partial Color. The internal battery is good for 410 images per charge and it charges via a USB cable. The camera can record HD video and the electronic shutter can activate as fast as 1/32000 second. WiFi is integrated and works with an app for smartphones to make transferring images easy. Pricing and availability are unannounced.


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