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Fuji X-A1 review | TechRadar

Fuji X-A1 review | TechRadar | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

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We liked

Fuji has translated its rugged retro build to a smaller camera aimed at those on a budget or who don't want to carry a bulky camera. Thanks to the provision of a Mode dial the controls are also simpler for less experienced photographers, but the enthusiasts' favourite options of shutter priority, aperture priority and manual are still available quickly.


We disliked

As with the X-M1, the X-A1 has no viewfinder and there's no optional one available so images can only be composed on the screen, which isn't entirely without issue in bright ambient light. We'd also like to see a rubberized pas on the thumb-rest to give it a little more grip.


Final verdict

Most photographers will tell you that image quality is their biggest consideration when selecting a camera, but the build and functionality of the camera are also key factors along with the price. Many manufacturers reduce the functionality and build quality of their more entry-level cameras in order to keep cost down, but Fuji is in the unusual position of being able to achieve the same thing while keeping these two elements the same. The X-A1 scores well for build and functionality and price, which makes the slight (and some might say theoretical) dip in image quality in comparison with the Fuji X-M1 much more palatable.....

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Fujifilm X-A1 - At The Beach | Leigh Diprose

Fujifilm X-A1 - At The Beach |  Leigh Diprose | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


When I was given the opportunity to take a Fujifilm X-A1 with the new Fujinon XC 16-50mm lens for some test shooting I didn’t hesitate. From my previous experience using X-Series cameras I knew the image quality was going to be good, but like all new cameras I had to find out exactly what I was in for. So where better to take a camera in Australia for some serious image testing? The beach of course! Tripod in hand I strolled in the rain to the vacant beach. The wind blew an icy breath and unexpectedly threw a shiver up my spine causing a whimsical body shake, fortunately no one was around to witness my embarrassing event. I found a position where the water sat calmly on the shore, reflecting threatening clouds in small sandy pools. With a firm hand I setup my tripod as if it was a flag marking territory on the moon and with a few clicks and turns the camera found it’s home on top of the stable structure.....

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Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS - Review / Test Report | PhotoZone

Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS - Review / Test Report | PhotoZone | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Verdict

The Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS is a fairly good standard zoom lens but it doesn't really stand out due to a number of weaknesses. In terms of resolution, the quality is generally high in the image center and decent in the outer image field. The lens relies heavily on auto-correction with respect to its native distortion characteristic which is nothing short of extreme at 16mm. Since most users will never notice this, this is probably an acceptable compromise (albeit a lossy one). The original vignetting is rather heavy at large apertures but also corrected behind the scenes. Lateral CAs are an issue at 16mm at large aperture settings especially in the image corners. Technically there isn't really much to complain about the build quality but you have to live with an all-plastic construction. On the up side, this means a very low weight. Size-wise it is a comparatively big lens though. The AF is reasonably fast and near-silent. We are not yet sure what to think of Fuji's optical image stabilizer. While it surely gives some extra potential, we aren't overly convinced whether Fuji has already mastered all the associated complexities. The field images felt somewhat more consistent with deactivated IS - which reminds us of the other two OIS lenses that we handled so far. If we had to choose between the Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS and it's in-house cousin, we would place our bets on the the XR 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS. Regarding the sum of its qualities, the XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS is just too expensive in comparison - at least when purchased separately. These extra 2mm at the wide end are an interesting value prop for landscape photographers though and when relying on the provided image auto-correction the results can be quite attractive.


Optical Quality: 2.5 / 5
Mechanical Quality: 2.5 / 5
Price / Performance: 2.5 / 5

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Fujifilm unveils X-A1: an entry-level mirrorless with a conventional sensor | Digital Photography Review

Fujifilm unveils X-A1: an entry-level mirrorless with a conventional sensor |  Digital Photography Review | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Fujifilm has announced the X-A1, its most basic X-mount mirrorless camera yet. The X-A1 shares a body with the X-M1 but is based around a 16MP sensor with a conventional, Bayer color filter array, rather than the X-Trans design that's been used elsewhere. Despite its lowly position in the lineup, the X-A1 retains the 920k-dot tilting rear screen and Wi-Fi offered by the X-M1, yet is being launched with an MSRP of $599 with the XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS standard zoom - $200 cheaper than the X-M1 cost at its launch.The company has also announced the Fujinon XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS lens, a relatively small, lightweight zoom for Fujifilm's mirrorless cameras, designed to complement smaller bodies like the X-M1 and X-A1. It features optical image stabilization for sharper handheld pictures, and uses a stepper motor for fast focusing. Like the XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS, but unlike Fujifilm's more-expensive 'R' type lenses, it doesn't have an aperture ring - instead this is controlled from the camera body. This means that X-Pro1 and X-E1 owners will need to install the latest firmware to use the lens......

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