The affordable, selfie-friendly Fuji X-A5 adds Hybrid AF and 4K


posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST


Fujifilm has today launched a much-improved followup to 2016's X-A3, an entry-level mirrorless shooter which we must admit left us conflicted. The 24.2-megapixel Fuji X-A5 addresses some of our main concerns with the X-A3 while maintaining its affordability.

For one thing, there's a new hybrid autofocus system that can focus in half the time, an improvement which was achieved courtesy of a brand-new image sensor and processor pairing. The new processor in the Fuji A5 also improves significantly upon the rather sluggish startup times of its predecessor, and sensitivity has been raised by a stop at the top end of the scale, both for standard and expanded ISO ranges.


The X-A5 also sports a new touchscreen GUI, a brand-new Fujinon 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ kit lens with power zoom function, improved battery life, a Bluetooth radio and 4K video capture, among other changes. (This last update comes with a major catch, though; be sure to read our Fuji X-A5 preview for more on why!) Priced at US$600 (CA$750) with kit lens in the US market, the Fuji X-A5 goes on sale from February 8th, 2018.