The Japanese company Fujifilm has been in the business of photography for the last 80+ years. The experience this company holds in the field of photography is not easy to match. The company produces state-of-the-art mid-range and high-end cameras and other products. After the entry of digital cameras, the company saw fall in the business for some time. But the company has adopted the new technology quickly. Now it produces high-end professional digital cameras from last many years.
The new camera from Fujifilm
Fujifilm has announced a new mirrorless camera for the entry-level users. Dubbed as X-A10, the camera has the price tag of $499 which roughly makes Rs.34000/-. The camera will be available from January 2017. The camera will come with XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II kit lens. At the moment the price of the camera is attractive in comparison to its competitors. But, other companies are also working on mirrorless cameras. By the time it enters India, it may have quite a lot of competition in this price range.
Features of Fujifilm X-A10
Image sensor: The camera comes with 23.6mm x 15.6mm CMOS sensor with primary color filter. The camera has Ultra Sonic Vibration system for automated sensor cleaning.
Lens Mount: It comes with Fujifilm X-mount. It will support all lenses available for the mount.
Storage and file media: It can support memory cards up to 256 GB capacity. The camera can shoot JPEG and RAW photographs in both 4:3 and 16:9 formats. The maximum resolution of the photograph is 4896 x 3264 pixels. The camera can shoot videos in Full HD format up to 14 minutes in one shot and HD format up to 27 minutes in one shot. Full HD video recording will work properly only with Class 10 SD card.
Shutter speed, Exposure, Aperture and ISO: The mechanical shutter speed varies between 4 second to 1/4000 second on P mode and 30 seconds to 1/4000 on rest of the modes. It supports Bulb mode up to 30 minutes. The Electronic shutter speed varies between 1 second to 1/32000 second. Synchronized shutter speed for flash is 1/180 seconds or slower. Exposure compensation for still photography is -3.0EV – +3.0EV, 1/3EV step and for video recording is -2.0EV – +2.0EV. Aperture value is based on the lens. The ISO value varies from 100 to 6400 and in Extended option up to 25600.
Focus: The camera supports Auto and Manual focus in different modes.
A lot of other options as well
Photography functions: It comes with many different pre-defined functions. It includes Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight, Warm White, and Cool White), Incandescent light and Underwater.
Flash: The camera does not have a hot shoe for external flash. It has Super Intelligent internal flash which pops up when required.
Wireless: It supports IEEE 802.11b/g/n protocols and support features like the Geotagging setup, Image transfer (Individual image/Selected multiple images), View & gets Images, PC Auto-save, and Instax Printer Print.
Dimensions: The dimensions of the camera are 116.9(W) mm x 67.4 (H) mm x 40.4(D) mm. It weighs 331 grams including battery and card.
The features of the camera are good for a mirrorless camera, and it is not easy to find one at such price. The mirrorless camera market is growing quickly, and X-A10 can easily find a large number of buyers.