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Fujifilm X-A1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Indigo Blue)

You Pay: $449.00
Product Highlights
  • 16.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • 3.0" 920k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Extended Sensitivity to ISO 25600
  • Continuous Shooting Rate of 5.6 fps
  • Advanced SR AUTO and Q Menu Button
  • Film Simulation and Advanced Filters
  • Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens

The indigo blue Fujifilm X-A1 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a compact, lightweight camera featuring a 16.3 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and EXR Processor II image processor. These two technologies combine to render well-detailed, high-resolution still imagery and full HD video recording at 30 fps with notable low-light sensitivity to an expandable ISO 25600. The EXR Processor II also provides a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including a start-up time of 0.5 seconds, shutter lag time of 0.05 seconds, shooting interval time of 0.7 seconds, and a maximum continuous shooting rate of 5.6 fps for up to 30 consecutive frames.

The small form-factor of the camera weighs 11.6 oz (without the lens) and measures 1.3"-thick at the thinnest point, making it ideal for everyday carrying. The design of the body integrates a large, bright 3.0" 920k-dot LCD monitor that features a tilting design to better facilitate working from both high and low angles. A built-in flash is also incorporated into the design and has a guide no. of 23' at ISO 200.

Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables direct transferring of up to 30 images at a time, as well as movies, between the camera and iOS or Android devices, with the free Fujifilm Camera App installed, for instant sharing online. Wireless sharing is easily accessible via a dedicated Wi-Fi button on the top plate of the camera.

Enabling efficient and intuitive handling, a range of physical controls is integrated into the body's design to make selecting shooting modes and oft-used camera settings more accessible. A mode dial makes changing from shooting modes quick and easy and a Q Menu (Quick Menu) shortcut button is available on the backside of the camera, which allows instant access into a simple-to-navigate menu for adjusting frequently used settings. For enhancing the look and feel of imagery, Film Simulation modes and eight Advanced Filters are available as well as in-camera RAW image processing and a Multiple Exposure mode. The Advanced SR AUTO function can also be used to automatically and intelligently recognize the scene at hand and match the camera's exposure settings to best render the scene clearly and accurately.

Included with the X-A1 is the XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens; a wide-angle to portrait-length zoom lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-76mm. Optical image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake and a high-speed stepping motor provides fast and accurate focusing performance. Three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion elements are integrated into the optical construction to minimize chromatic aberrations and improve image sharpness and clarity while a Super EBC coating has been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity.

16.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and EXR Processor II
A large APS-C-sized 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor and EXR Processor II work together to produce high-resolution still imagery and video with notable low-light quality and extended sensitivity to ISO 25600. The processor works to provide quick performance throughout the camera, including a top continuous shooting rate of 5.6 fps, start-up time of 0.5 seconds, shutter lag time of 0.05 seconds, and a shooting interval time of 0.7 seconds. Additionally, the sensor lends itself to producing full HD 1080p videos at 30 fps and a built-in stereo microphone is used to record clear audio.
Camera Design
The compact and lightweight profile of the X-A1 makes it ideal for everyday use while the intuitive layout, which integrates an array of physical controls, enables efficient handling and control over crucial camera settings. A physical mode dial on the top of the camera, with a secondary command dial on the back, allow for simplified selecting of shooting modes while the Q Menu shortcut button provides direct access to some of the most frequently used camera and exposure settings. Facilitating menu navigation, as well as live view monitoring and image playback is a large, bright 3.0" 920k-dot LCD monitor that utilizes a tilting design to better support working from both high and low angles. Also incorporated into the camera's design are both a pop-up flash and a hot shoe to support the use of external flashes or other shoe-mounted accessories.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
Wireless connectivity is built into the camera and allows for instant sharing of images directly to an Android or iOS mobile device. The Fujifilm Camera App allows you to browse the image contents of your camera from your mobile device and transfer both HD videos and up to 30 photos at a time between devices. The app also enables geotagging of imagery within the camera using locational data from a mobile device, which can then be used to plot your imagery to an interactive map or help in finding a specific image of a place by searching for the location where it was taken. Also available is the Photo Receiver app, which permits sharing of imagery directly from the X-A1 to a friend's mobile device without the need to use passwords or other complications.
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens
Included with the X-A1 is the XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens, which is a standard zoom lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-76mm, covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives to suit working in a wide array of situations. Benefitting this lens' reach is optical image stabilization, which works to minimize the appearance of camera shake to support working in low-light conditions and with greater zoom magnifications. A high-precision stepping motor is also incorporated into the lens to provide smooth and fast focusing performance that is well-suited to working with moving subjects and for video applications. Three aspherical and one extra-low dispersion element are integrated into the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range as well as contribute to high overall image sharpness and clarity. Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating) has also been applied to individual elements to further reduce ghosting and flare for optimized contrast and color neutrality.
Film Simulation and Advanced Filters
Taking advantage of Fujifilm's vast history in traditional film-based photography, the X-A1 integrates several Film Simulation modes to mimic the look and feel of some Fujifilm's classic reversal film types: PROVIA offers natural-looking tones for everyday shooting, VELVIA produces a more dramatic and rich tonality with deeper color saturation, and ASTIA gives less contrast for a softer depiction of skin tones. Additionally, Black & White and Sepia modes are also available for a classic, monochromatic appearance. Eight Advanced Filters are also integrated for further aesthetic enhancement of your photographs: Pop Color, Toy Camera, Miniature, High Key, Low Key, Partial Color, Dynamic Tone, and Soft Focus.
Other Camera Features
  • The Advanced SR AUTO function automatically recognizes the scene type being photographed and then optimizes exposure settings based on 58 recognized scene types to best render the situation.
  • In-camera RAW processing lets you record your images in the uncompressed RAW file format and process them prior to computer-based editing procedures. This enables you to modify the exposure, white balance, and other controls directly through the menu interface.
  • Multiple exposure mode gives you the ability to overlay subsequently-recorded images in-camera.
  • The built-in pop-up flash utilizes Super Intelligent Flash technology, in combination with scene recognition, to automatically control the flash strength to clearly render subjects with reduced highlight clipping.
  • Shooting modes, which are easily accessible via the top dial, include Advanced SR AUTO, AUTO, Advanced Mode, Scene Position, Program AE, Custom, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual, Portrait, Sport, and Landscape.
  • Scene Position modes include Portrait Enhancer, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, and Text.
  • Color, Tone, and Sharpness can all be independently adjusted based on personal preferences to fine-tune the appearance of imagery prior to making the exposure.
  • Five different noise reduction levels are available to benefit working in a range of lighting conditions. These levels cover prioritizing resolution and crispness versus keeping the noise reduction to a bare minimum depending on the scene type being photographed.
  • A 49-point AF matrix blankets a broad area of the scene to provide focusing capabilities that are both fast and accurate. Individual positions and AF frame sizes can also be selected depending on the specific nature of the subject being photographed.
  • If working in manual focus, a distance bar is displayed on the LCD monitor, along with a depth of field scale, to aid in acquiring critical focus. Focus peaking is also available highlight lines of contrast to serve as a more objective means for determining focus placement.
  • Four different auto bracketing functions are available: Dynamic Range Bracketing captures three images of the same scene with different dynamic range settings (100%, 200%, 400%); Film Simulation Bracketing captures three images of the same scene, each of which with a different chosen Film Simulation effect; AE bracketing in 1/3, 2/3, or 1 EV steps; and ISO bracketing in 1/3, 2/3, or 1 EV steps.
  • Imaging
    Lens Mount Fujifilm X Mount
    Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 16.5 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.3 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 16MP: 4896 x 3264
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.6 x 15.6 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: H.264, MOV
    Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    Resolution 1920 x 1080: 30 fps
    1280 x 720: 30 fps
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 27 Min
    Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual
    Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
    Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 49
    Viewfinder/Display
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen Tilting  LCD (920,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
    Shutter Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
    Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 1/4 - 1/4000 sec in Auto Mode
    Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 60 - .015 min in Bulb Mode
    Remote Control RR-90 (Optional)
    Metering Method Average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Custom, Fine, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade
    Burst Rate Up to 5.6 fps for up to 30 frames
    Up to 3.0 fps for up to 50 frames
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    Commander
    Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
    Forced On
    Rear Curtain Sync/Red-eye Reduction
    Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
    Suppressed Flash
    Suppressed Flash/Red-eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Guide No. 22.97' (7 m) ISO200 
    Max Sync Speed Mechanical Shutter: 1 / 180 sec
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Performance
    Start-up Time 0.5 Seconds
    Shutter Lag 0.05 Seconds
    Continuous Shooting Up to 5.6 fps
    Self Timer 10 sec, 2 sec
    Connectivity USB 2.0
    HDMI C (Mini)
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Power
    Battery 1x np-w126  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1260mAh
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 80%
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.6 x 2.6 x 1.5" / 116.9 x 66.5 x 39.0 mm
    Weight 11.64 oz / 330 g body only with memory card and battery
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 16 - 50 mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 76 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/22
    Angle of View 83.2° - 31.7°
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" (30 cm)
    Magnification 0.15x
    Elements/Groups 12/10
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Autofocus Yes
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Thread Front:58 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.46 x 2.57" (62.6 x 65.2 mm)
    Weight 6.88 oz (195 g)
    Fujifilm X-A1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Indigo Blue)
  • XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black)
  • NP-W126 Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • BC-W126 Battery Charger
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

  • Included Free

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    FujifilmX-A1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Compact (7)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Large clear LCD (6)
    • Great resolution (4)
    • Fast shutter speed (3)

    Cons

    • No viewfinder (4)
    • Short battery life (3)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (7)
    • Travel (6)
    • Low light (4)
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    5.0

    AWESOME CAMERA !!!

    By Vick

    from North Jersey

    Comments about X-A1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

    EXCELENT QUALITY PICTURES EVEN IN LOW LIGHT. I AM VERY PLEASED .

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    5.0

    Great Camera

    By DNSJR

    from Boardman, OH

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Great Resolution
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape
      • Macro Photography
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about X-A1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

      First time using this camera produced great pictures. I am sure as I learn more about it, the pictures will improve.

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      4.0

      Great bargain!

      By MrFlash

      from Lake Arrowhead, CA

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Battery Life
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel

      Comments about X-A1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

      A responsive camera with a fantastic lens makes the X-A1 w/16-50 a small, versatile and high quality kit at a very reasonable price.

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      4.0

      Great for the price

      By Felipe

      from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Complicated Controls
      • No Viewfinder
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Street
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about X-A1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

      I have a Nikon D90, that I barely take out these days, becuase it's heavy and bulky. I was looking for a smaller camera, and Fujifilm X-A1 fits very well. Despite comments on the internet about focus being slow, I disagree. For sure a DSLR has a better focus time, but the focus speed of the X-A1 does not prevent taking great pictures.

      And, since I take this camera out much more than I was taking the D90, I'm using this camera much more often.

      Battery does not last long, and is kind of tricky: from two segments, it may go straight to zero, so having another battery at hand is a good idea.

      Controls are sort of at hand: there are wheels and buttons. I'd prefer if I'd press a button and spin the wheel to use a command, but it's a bit slower: when you press a button, it opens a menu for you to choose.

      This camera does not have the X-Trans sensor, but I don't miss it at all. Images are great, even at ISO 3200. Higher sensitivity can be used with care.

      I miss using a viewfinder. Could buy a separated one, if it existed.

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      4.0

      A nice lightweight dSLR alternative

      By Dan the picture taker

      from Western New York

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel

      Comments about X-A1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

      I bought the X-A1 to bring on vacation instead of my Canon dSLR and lenses. I was torn between this and the X-E1 which has the X-Trans sensor instead of the standard CMOS sensor on this. And to be honest, I'm glad I saved the extra $$. The camera pretty much did everything I asked of it. The best features (for my use) were the reasonably easy to navigate menu system, relative ease of use of the controls [adjusting aperture, iso, shutter speed], and its light weight. The worst feature BY FAR was the battery life. The battery was routinely dying after approximately 150-200 shots AND the little indicator went from showing partial fullness [3 out of 4 bars] to blinking red, to completely dead in a matter of 2-3 shots. I basically had to recognize that once the battery stopped showing full power that I'd better have my spare battery handy.
      Overall it is a nice little camera that has a nice form factor and very nice image quality. Other than the horrific battery life, I'd say that the only thing I would have liked to have had was a better positioned movie record button; as it is right under the area where your thumb holds the camera and twice I accidentally hit it and recorded about 3 seconds of video before I realized what I did.

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      5.0

      muy satisfecho

      By Ro

      from Miami Beach, Fl

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay
      • Limited Zoom
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel

      Comments about X-A1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

      he quedado muy satisfecho con la compra

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      No X-Trans CFA = better RAW files

      By Dave D.

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Battery Life
      • Great Resolution
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about X-A1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

          Apparently this is the only Fujifilm X-series camera currently in production that utilizes a Bayer CFA like the original X100. I purchased the X100S last year and was unhappy with the look of the Raw files in Lightroom. The X-A1 does not have the X-Trans CFA, and I like the Raw files MUCH better. VERY happy with the IQ. Sure, it would be nice to have all the features of the X100S (which I will now sell) but I'll take the Raw files from the X-A1 over the bells and whistles of the X100S any day. I dearly hope Fujifilm continues to have at least one Bayer CFA camera in the X-series, as I am extremely unlikely to ever purchase another X-Trans camera.

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          4.0

          Great Little Camera at a Bargain Price

          By bs1946

          from Western Massachusetts

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Complicated Wifi
          • Lag / Shutter Delay
          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about X-A1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

          I bought a competitor's high end mirror-less system for a cruise we went on. That camera had the best viewfinder I have ever had. It also had a touch LCD screen, a bunch of little easy-to-hit buttons, and a 360 page user's manual. I lost a lot of good shots by hitting the wrong button or the touch screen at the wrong time, so I decided to find something easier to use.After a lot of research, I decided on the X-A1. The camera is plastic but finished well and should hold up for a long time. The XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens that comes with the X-A1 is very cheaply made but takes pretty good photos. The X-A1 kit cost is under $, It has most of the features that are in Fuji's high-end system cameras, and it takes photos that are as good, if not better than many of the cameras costing two or three times as much.The buttons are simple to use and I don't find myself hitting them by accident. One great feature is the ability to lock most of the buttons on the back after setting up the camera the way you want. The X-A1 has a bright 3" articulating LCD which I hope will prove ok in bright outdoor light. It is not a touchscreen which I find makes the camera easier to use. The user's guide is only 128 pages long.The biggest drawback is the lack of a viewfinder. The camera is equipped with Wifi that allows you to transfer pics to your smart-phone, tablet, or PC. You can transfer or view the pics from the camera, but the X-A1 cannot be controlled remotely. You have to use Fuji's app to manage the WiFi and I find it terrible. It is not a simple one-button operation as Fuji says and the camera disconnects after the transfer of even 1 photo. I have used it with my iPhone and iPad, but have been unable to connect to my home WiFi network and iMac.

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          5.0

          best Mirrorless for the price

          By Eli_singer

          from Israel

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Battery Life
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel

            Comments about X-A1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

            i bought this to enter the Mirrorless arena more seriously. i had an Olympus E-PM1 which i hated and sold so this is my first real entry to this field (don't blame Olympus, it was pretty much the first MLM out there. the sensor was nothing to be proud of).so far it's been great.after digging online i opt for this Fuji because:1. large APS-C sensor-unlike Olympus and Panasonic which have 4/3" sensor. the large APS-C sensor means it can get shallower Depth of Field, and a regular 2:3 aspect ratio instead of the awkward 3:4 that those 4/3" sensors use.in addition, i'm used to my APS-C DSLR focal lengths so it is a very smooth transition in that sense.so if i'll break down the advantages of the sensor it'll go like this:a. 2:3 ratiob. better (shallower) DOFc. better noise performance2. the DIALS!one of the main reasons i wanted to go with Fuji (and not Sony, Samsung or other APS-C MLM's)was the fact that it has two dials to control the camera. it is like a DSLR when it comes to controlling aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO. very very convenient.i really like their design, it is so friendly for someone who comes from the DSLR world and wants the ability to change settings manually with ease, and yet, it can always be used like a P&S camera when throwing it in Auto mode.3. articulating screenwell, this sets this model apart from the other Fuji's (except for the X-M1 which is identical to this model aside from the X-Trans sensor and the metal casing).i find this feature quite convenient, especially for shooting kids or shooting stealth.4. built qualitywell, it is very well built. very. i was a bit afraid since it's mainly plastic, but it's very sturdy and feels great in the hand.the same goes to the kit lens it comes bundled with, it is surprisingly well built, nothing like the all plasticy-fidelly 14-42 kit lens that comes with the Olympus models.5. the kit kensalthough it's a kit lens, and it's a slow lens (3.5-5.6), it is by far the best kit lens i encountered in terms of optics and build quality. (didn't try Nikon's, heard they're not bad).true, i do intend to build a system with primes, but this kit lens will hold it until i'll cough up the dollars for that.oh, and it has Optical Stabilazation :)6. image qualitythe main reason for this MLM's right? this one is superb. the RAW files that comes out of it are rich, sharp, full of details, freat dynamic range, and give you a fantastic image all around, even at high ISO settings. amazing how this small thing can take down heavy DSLR's when comparing image quality side by side, and for a fraction of the price! which leads me to...7. PRICE!this camera is so cheap!after being in the DSLR world for a decade, getting DSLR quality images for as low as $[$] (during the holidays sale) is mind blowing.oh, and those $[$] includes the kit lens and a 16GB memory card!i don't think there's a camera that can beat that for now.now, it's not all roses.i do have some cons and here they are:1. Awful JPEG'sto put it in plain words, don't ever shoot JPEG's with this camera. the processing it does is... well, atrocious.their NR filter or whatever they did there just turns everything to barbie dolls, it smoothes the hell out of the picture making nasty artifacts and an overall very un-realistic look.just don't do it.if you're a casual amateur shooter you'll be better off with Olympus that produces great JPEG's. this one is for RAW shooters only.2. Focus Speedagain, compared to the very basic Olympus E-PM1, the Fuji looses. it's not slow, by all means, but it is far from the blistering instant focus achieved by the competition.i just want to make this clear- it is not slow, i'm happy with it, but it's definitely not super fast.maybe they'll work on it with a firmware...3. Video Controlthe video quality of the Fuji is great. i didn't compared neck to neck with a Canon 7d, but it seems the same or at least very close.the problem is, you can't control anything once you pressed the record button. no changing ISO, no shutter changes, not even Iris adjustment. very disappointing and annoying. it's so basic! really throws me back the 2008-9 when we shot with the 5D II and couldn't change anything. they really ought to take care of this with a future Firmware. it's a shame.oh, and if that's not enough, Auto Focus during video is going nuts. you practically can't use it. only manual focus.they have a way to go with the video feature that's for sure.i think that wraps it up.overall i'm loving this camera and it sends me back shooting stills while enjoying it so much!if you need a small and amazingly brilliant RAW stills camera with DSLR-like controls and a few perks, this one is the best you can get for the price range.for a more ameture approach to things i would advice on the Olympus runner-up, the PL-5. you basically trade the controls and the large sensor for a touch screen and a super-fast focus with great JPEG's.i'd personally would definitely choose the Fuji again.Eli

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            Fujifilm -  EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras
            • You Pay: $179.00
             
            Vello -  CB-600 Straight Flash Bracket
            • You Pay: $9.95
             
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