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Fujifilm X-A1 budget CSC announced

Fujifilm has announced a new compact system camera (CSC) with an impressively low price tag, the Fujifilm X-A1.

We reviewed the Fujifilm X-M1 just last month, and the Fujifilm X-A1 is a largely similar device. However, Fujifilm has cut back on a few areas so as to create a more affordable mirrorless camera.

The main area of compromise is the omission of Fujifilm’s X-Trans sensor, which should lead to slightly less clear images than the other cameras in the X-series. However, you still get that creditable 16.3-megapixel APS-C image sensor, as well as the speedy EXR Processor that enables the camera to boot up in half a second and just 0.05 seconds in between shots.

Elsewhere, you get the same tiltable 3-inch 920k dot LCD display, as well as Wi-Fi for the seamless transfer of your photos. There’s still no viewfinder, either. Even when it comes to design, heft, and control layout the Fujifilm X-A1 is very similar to the X-M1.

The X-A1 shares its predecessor’s ISO range of 100 – 25,600, while you can also shoot the same 1080p video at 30fps.

All of which makes the X-A1’s price considerably more palatable than the X-M1’s. You’ll be able to pick up a Fujifilm X-A1 plus a 16-50mm kit lens from October for just £529.99. That’s £150 cheaper than the equivalent Fujifilm X-M1 package.

The Fujifilm X-A1 comes in red, blue, and black.

Next read our pick of the best cameras of 2013.

Via: The Verge

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