Fujifilm X-A1 summary
Fujifilm X-A1 is FujiFilm's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera initially revealed on November of 2013. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4896 x 3264.
The X-A1 is placed #58 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & over-all #289 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check out our Advanced camera finder to get camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
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Fujifilm X-A1 history
The Fujifilm X-A1 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the full range below.
Fujifilm X-A1 Gallery
You can see the X-A1 from various angles in the gallery here.
Fujifilm X-A1 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Fujifilm X-A1 based on criterias that are typically considered important in a digital camera.
Fujifilm X-A1 Sensor specifications
The Fujifilm X-A1 is powered by the EXR Processor II processor chip. The sensor size in the Fujifilm X-A1 is 23.6mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 368 mm² sensor is able to capture 4896 x 3264 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 200 - 6400. RAW files are saved therefore the user has wider margin for error.
The picture below displays the X-A1's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The X-A1 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is presented in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm X-A1 dimensions
Fujifilm X-A1 has a weight of 0.73 pounds (330g or 11.64 ounces) & the over all size of the camera is 117mm x 67mm x 39mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.5"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 323g so the Fujifilm X-A1 is very much the same as compared with other rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Below is a visual of the Fujifilm X-A1 next to a soda so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view here will show the button arrangement on the X-A1.
Fujifilm X-A1 Lens specifications
The X-A1 works with the Fujifilm X mount and has 55 lenses that are available. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the X-A1.
Fujifilm X-A1 Connectivity
The X-A1 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer images and usually change settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
Some applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Fujifilm X-A1 Video specifications
The max video resolution in the Fujifilm X-A1 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in H.264 file format. 1080p resolution will provide a decent balance for video quality vs file sizes but 1080p is not going to leave you with any room to downsample. The camera does not have a microphone and / or headphone socket which means that you have got no control over the sound. It is perhaps best to find another camera if you require decent sound for your videos.
Fujifilm X-A1 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm X-A1 does not include environment sealing so wet conditions can ruin the camera.
Fujifilm X-A1 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm X-A1 has got a 3" tilting screen boasting a resolution of 920k dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder specs for Fujifilm X-A1 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders are rather valuable.
Fujifilm X-A1 Shutter specifications
Fujifilm X-A1 is able to shoot continuously at 6.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Fujifilm X-A1 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Fujifilm X-A1 features both built-in flash along with external flash support. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/180 seconds.
Fujifilm X-A1 Autofocus specifications
Fujifilm X-A1 features just Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and precise compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detection making it handy for people photography.
The Sensor has got 49 focus points to pick from. It also has Tracking AF for subjects on the move. Fujifilm X-A1 supports manual focusing if needed for low light occasions or you require more exact focusing control.
Fujifilm X-A1 Battery life
The battery pack (NP-W126) on the Fujifilm X-A1 is built to last for 350 images as per the CIPA measurements which is similar to it's competitors. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 337. Samsung NX mini has the maximum (650) battery life for this category of cameras.
Here is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with the strongest battery life:
Fujifilm X-A1 for specific categories of photography
The following chart provides a outline of the Fujifilm X-A1 for specific categories of photography. To read more, check out the specific section below.
Fujifilm X-A1 Portrait photography information
The Fujifilm X-A1 gets a score of 76 which is fantastic, and means the camera is a superb choice to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support & ability to utilize external flash.
Fujifilm X-A1 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a tremendous rating of 77, the Fujifilm X-A1 is a excellent option to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Fujifilm X-A1 Sports photography info
A decent sports photography points tally of 55 suggests the Fujifilm X-A1 is relatively adequate for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have excellent autofocus and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Fujifilm X-A1 Travel photography factors
Weight is extremely important when buying a travel camera. All things considered, the Fujifilm X-A1 gets a very good 66 as a travel camera which is a fine pick to purchase for your holidays.
Fujifilm X-A1 Landscape photography highlights
For anyone who is planning to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm X-A1 and it's very good score of 70 as a landscape camera is a good fit in the current market.
Vlogging with Fujifilm X-A1
A vlogging camera really should have a moving display, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm X-A1 is simply not good for vlogging as it receives a terrible rating of 31.
Fujifilm X-A1 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the X-A1, here is a list of the highest rated cameras which fall into the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The chart here shows you a summary of the X-A1 vs it's highest ranking competitors shown above.
There are a bunch of cameras you might look at as alternatives. To browse through a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.