The most junior model in the company’s CSC line, the Fuji X-A2 features a selfie-friendly LCD screen and a new kit optic.
Fujifilm has refreshed its entry-level mirrorless offering in the shape of the Fuji X-A2.
The Fuji X-A2 builds on the feature set of the previous X-A1 model, with a handful of improvements across various aspects of its functionality.
These include the camera’s 3in LCD display, which can be tilted around a 175° angle for group and self-portraits. Cleverly, this action is said to trigger the camera’s new Eye Detection AF mode, which places focus on the subject’s eyes.
Fujifilm has added two further new focusing modes, namely Auto Macro AF and Multi-target ‘MULTI AF’, while the Classic Chrome Film Simulation mode seen on the recent Fuji X100T and X-30 models has also made an appearance here.
These ‘all-new’ optics are said to offer improved performance over the previous kit options, with the former boasting a 15cm minimum working distance for close-up shooting and the latter’s image-stabilisation system offering a 3.5-stop benefit over the previous optic’s 3-stop advantage.
As with the X-A1, the X-A2 is based around a 16.3MP APS-C-sized sensor and an EXR Processor II engine, with a standard ISO range of ISO 200-6400 complemented by expansion settings equivalent to ISO 25,600.
Full HD video recording is possible at a frame rate of 30fps, while Wi-Fi allows for images to be transferred to smart devices running the Fujifilm Camera Application app. The camera also offers a hotshoe on its top plate for mounting external accessories.
The Fuji X-A2 is expected to be in stock in March, in both black and tan finishes, but will be available to pre-order shortly.
Fujifilm X-A2: Key Specifications
- 16.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- Fujifilm X-mount
- EXR Processor II
- 1920×1080 30p video recording
- 3in articulated LCD, 175degree tilt, 920k dots
- ISO 200-6400 (exp. to ISO 100 and 25,600 equivalents)
- 5.6fps burst shooting
- 116.9 x 66.5 x 40.4mm
- Approx. 350g (including battery and memory card)