Fujifilm X-A1 Review

 
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Model Name: Fujifilm X-A1 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor: Fujifilm X-A2
X-A1 vs X-A2
General
Model Number: X-A1
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $599.95
Street Price: $453.86
Date Available: 2013-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 11.6 oz (330 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 2.6 x 1.5 in.
(117 x 67 x 39 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Fujifilm
Effective Megapixels: 16.3
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 368.16mm2 (23.60mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.82 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4896 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
4896 x 2760 (13.5 MP, Other),
3264 x 3264 (10.7 MP, 1:1),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
2496 x 1664 (4.2 MP, 3:2),
2496 x 1408 (3.5 MP, Other),
1664 x 1664 (2.8 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3), .RAF RAW (ISO 200-6400), RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
Movie File Format: H.264 (MOV) with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Fujifilm X
Lens: FUJINON XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS; 12 all glass elements in 10 groups including 3 aspherical elements and 1 ED element; 7 round-edged aperture blades
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 76 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Area (49 areas in 7 x 7 grid), Multi; Changeable size of AF frame; Single AF, Continuous AF, Tracking AF, Manual Focus
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots (307,000 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 200
ISO Settings: 200-6400, Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100, 12800 and 25600; AUTO(400), AUTO(800), AUTO(1600), AUTO(3200), AUTO(6400)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL 256-zones metering: Multi, Spot, Average
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene: Portrait, Landscape, Sport; Film Simulation (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Sepia, and Black & White); Dynamic range setting AUTO (100-400%), 100%, 200%, 400%; Multiple Exposure; 8 Advanced Filters (Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Color, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key and Partial Color)
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchr, Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander; Red-eye reduction available
Flash Guide Number: 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN=7m (ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/180s (1/160s in S or M mode)
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe
Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I
Other Memory: UHS-I compliant
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: .RAF RAW (ISO 200-6400), RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: H.264 (MOV) with stereo sound
Included Memory:  
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
NFC:
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional RR-90 wired remote
Connections (extended): Mini (Type C) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 30
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-W126
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-W126 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 350
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Fujifilm CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter, etc.)
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Cost-reduced X-M1 with conventional Bayer sensor. Available in black or indigo blue.


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