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Fujifilm X-A2 entry-level mirrorless announced as high-end selfie camera

Fujifilm has announced the Fujifilm X-A2, an entry-level mirrorless camera with a reversible display for selfie shots.

The X-A2 follows on from 2013’s Fujifilm X-A1, and takes that camera’s place as the entry point to the company’s compact system camera range. Externally, Fujifilm has switched to the familiar retro camera styling of the Fujifilm X100T and other high-end efforts.

The most notable addition here, though, is a display that can be flipped 175 degrees, letting you see what’s being shot when the lens is pointed towards you. Yep, it’s a high-end selfie camera.

It’s not just the hardware that has been modified for selfies, either. The Fujifilm X-A2 will detect when the display is deployed in this way, and will automatically deploy its Eye Detection AF system accordingly.
Otherwise, the Fujifilm X-A2 appears to be another strong entry-level mirrorless camera with a familiar spec sheet, including a 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and an EXR Processor II.

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Fujifilm is also offering the option of bundling in a new F3.5-5.6 OIS II kit lens, with a handy minimum working distance of 15cm for macro photography. Or extremely close-up selfies, if that’s the angle you want to take.

The Fujifilm X-A2 will hit UK shops in March. It will be bundled with the aforementioned XC16-50 mk II silver lens for around £449.99, and will be available in black or brown.

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