Fujifilm X-A7 Review

December 12, 2019 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star


Following on from the almost three year old Fujifilm X-A5, the Fujifilm X-A7 is aimed at entry-level users who are keen to get into the Fujifilm system but perhaps don’t have the budget for some of their more expensive propositions.

As well as being an appealing model for stills photographers, it also includes a number of features which should see it appeal to vloggers. One of the key upgrades is that 4K video is now available in 30fps, rather than the much more limited 15fps of its predecessor. Vloggers will also be pleased to note the addition of a microphone socket for external audio recording.

Next on the upgrade list is the Fujifilm XA7's screen, which is not only larger than its predecessor (3.5-inches), but is also fully articulating so it can facer forwards for video recording and for some awkward angles.

Other interesting features include a single memory card slot, a max burst speed of 6fps, bluetooth and wi-fi connectivity and 425-point AF system.

As standard, the Fujifilm X-A7 comes packaged with a 15-45mm kit lens, which uses a motorised action to zoom in and out. The kit package is priced at £699 / $699 at the time of writing.

Ease of Use

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Front of the Fujifilm X-A7

This being a Fujifilm camera, it has retro-styling, but as it’s one of the cheaper models available from the company, it doesn’t have quite the same high-quality feel as others in the line-up. The Fuji XA7 is also one of the smallest compact system cameras on the market - from Fujifilm or otherwise.

Despite the addition of the fully articulating screen, the weight of the X-A7 has dropped a little in comparison to the X-A5. Now weighing in at around 40g less than its predecessor.

To make it this small, there are some compromises to be made when it comes to button and dial layout. The majority of the back of the camera is made up of the screen, with much of the operation taking place via the touchscreen.

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Front of the Fujifilm X-A7

At the front of the Fujifilm XA7 there’s a fairly small grip, which isn’t overly pronounced but still helps you to get a firmer hold on the camera. You can use it one-handed if you wish, but you’ll probably find it’s most comfortable to use a second hand to steady the lens, especially if you’re using one of the longer optics.

On the top of the X-A7, the first thing you’re likely to notice is the lack of a viewfinder. That might be a deal-breaker for some, but if you’re used to shooting with a mobile phone or compact camera, you might not mind not having one. To the left of the top plate you’ll find the inbuilt pop-up flash, which can be unleashed from its housing via a switch on the side of the camera.

Also on the top plate is a mode dial. This is replete with a number of different shooting modes. There’s program, semi-automatic and manual modes, as well as a number of scene modes, which gives away that this is a camera which is intended for an entry-level audience. There’s also fully automatic modes which you can use if you just want to point and shoot.

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Rear of the Fujifilm X-A7

To the right of the mode dial is two further dials which can be used to control different settings depending on the shooting mode you’re in. For example, the dial at the front can be used to adjust aperture if you’re working in aperture priority, while the dial on the rear can be used to adjust exposure compensation.

In the middle of the two dials are buttons - the one nearest the front is the one you use to take a stills photograph, while the button in the middle of the rear dial will start video recording by default. You can change the functionality of this second button if you’d prefer it to control something else you use more frequently.

Flipping to the back of the Fuji XA7's screen and it’s a fairly minimalist affair in terms of buttons. Just above the screen is a drive/delete button, next to a playback button. On the right of the screen is a small thumbrest, with a joystick below which you can use to navigate through the various menus - as well as change the AF point if you wish. There’s also a menu/OK button, for accessing the extensive main menu, and another disp/back button.

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Tilting LCD Screen

Most of the rest of the Fujifilm X-A7’s operation, as already mentioned, comes via the very large touchscreen. To the right of the screen, you’ll see an arrow icon which you can tap to reveal a set of different options, including switching on the option to touch to release the shutter, change the film simulation mode and more.

You can also access the Quick menu by tapping a Q on the screen. In this quick menu you’ll find a host of commonly used settings, such as ISO, dynamic range, white balance, AF mode and more. You can navigate around this menu by using the physical joystick, or you can tap the option you want to change. Once you’ve selected the option you want to choose, you can use the scrolling dials on the top of the camera to make the adjustment you need.

The screen itself is fully articulated, meaning you can position it in a number of different angles. Video shotters/vloggers, as well as those with a penchant for selfies, will perhaps be particularly pleased to note that it can face all the way forward. You can also fold the screen in towards the body of the camera to protect it from scratches when transporting the camera.

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Top of the Fujifilm X-A7

As part of the kit package, the Fujifilm XA7 comes with a 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens. This lens retracts into itself when you switch the camera off to save space, with a ring around the centre of the lens which you can use to zoom in and out.

To release the lens from its mount, there’s a button just next to it, giving you the opportunity to use any of the optics from Fujifilm’s extensive range. Given the size of the camera, Fujifilm’s range of f/2 prime lenses make a lot of sense.

To the side of the camera is a small door which hides the HDMI port, as well as the USB-C charging port. The good news is that the battery can be charged in camera, saving you the need to take additional chargers while travelling and so on.

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The Fujifilm X-A7 In-hand

You can also give the Fujifilm X-A7 a power burst via a battery pack while on the move, too. On the other side of the camera, you’ll find a microphone socket, which will be good news for vloggers. There’s no headphone socket, though.

The battery itself is housed underneath a door at the bottom of the camera, which is where you’ll also find the memory card slot, which is a single SD card slot.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 24 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 8Mb.

Being a Fujifilm camera, we had high hopes for the image quality from the X-A7, despite the handling quirks.

Images are bright and punchy, displaying a classic “Fuji” look that we’ve come to know and love from the X series. They are well saturated without being so overly vibrant as to be unrealistic.

Detail is well rendered, especially at the lower end of the sensitivity scale. The overall impression of detail up to images at A4 in size is excellent, while out of focus areas are also nicely reproduced.

In the majority of situations, the Fujifilm X-A7 gets it right in all-purpose metering mode to produce a well-balanced exposure, but it can be slightly thrown off by areas of very bright, or low light - in which case switching to spot metering can help get the look you want.

Under artificial lighting, the X-A7 has a tendency to err towards slightly yellow tones when used with the automatic white balance setting. In which case, switching to a more specific white balance setting can help to get the correct colours in camera.

For low light shooting, it’s best if you can restrict the camera to ISO 3200 for the best results. However ISO 6400 is also usable if you only intend to share images at small sizes. ISO 12800 is only recommended if the light is so low that you must use it - in images shot at this setting you can see noticeable image smoothing and the introduction of noise.


The Fujifilm X-A7 has has seven native ISO settings ranging from ISO 200 to ISO 12,800, for JPEG and RAW files. The ISO range can be extended down to ISO 100 and up to ISO 51,200 in JPEG format only. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting for both JPEG and RAW files.


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Flash settings on the Fujifilm X-A7 are Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro, 2nd Curtain Sync, Commander and Suppressed Flash (off). Red-eye removal can be applied to flash, plus a manually selected Flash Compensation up to ±2EV selected in values of 1/3EV.

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Long Exposures

Using either the mechanical or electronic shutter, the maximum shutter speed of the Fujifilm X-A7 is 30 seconds in manual exposure mode or up to four seconds in P Mode. There is also a Bulb mode which allows exposures up to 60 minutes long.


Film Simulations

Most cameras include a choice of colour styles, but Fujifilm names these colour styles Film Simulation because they are designed to emulate the company’s film stock. In the X-A7, there are 11 different film simulation choices, including Provia, Velvia, Astia and a range of monochrome with filters.

The camera offers a Film Simulation bracket mode in JPEG format only, where up to three different styles are captured with a single push of the shutter.

Provia / Standard

Velvia / Vivid

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Advanced Filters

On the shooting mode dial is an option called Advanced Filter that offers 17 different filter effects (including six different ‘Partial Color’ effects). These effects can be selected quickly via the touchscreen and you’ll see the effect on the screen in real time.

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Dynamic Tone

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Soft Focus

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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Fujifilm X-A7 camera, which were all taken using the 24 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample RAW Images

The Fujifilm X-A7 enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We've provided some Fujifilm RAW (RAF) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

Sample Movies & Video

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 3840x2160 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 17 second movie is 218Mb in size.

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 60 frames per second. Please note that this 19 second movie is 83.8Mb in size.

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 20 second movie is 92.5Mb in size.

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Your attraction towards the Fujifilm X-A7 may well depend on the type of user you are.

For stills photographers, the lack of a viewfinder and the slightly awkward handling which comes from having a huge screen and barely any buttons is likely to be somewhat off-putting.

However, for vloggers who want something small and neat which can deliver high-quality video, and importantly - be able to frame themselves easily - it’s an enticing proposition.

If you’re a stills photographer who has been used to shooting with a smartphone, you might also be less bothered about the lack of a viewfinder, and find the very large screen appealing.

Putting aside the handling quirks for a moment, the images (and video) the Fuji XA7 is capable of delivering are very good. There’s lots of detail, nice colours, and also a decent lens range to choose from. Autofocusing is swift and rapid too, so there’s not much to complain about there either.

The kit lens does a good job of reducing its size for easier travelling, but using a motorised mechanism to zoom in and out doesn’t feel particularly natural and doesn’t give you the same kind of precision a normal lens does - it’s probably a sensible idea to set aside some cash to upgrade the lens to a better choice at some point.

Fujifilm is not known for its low prices, and despite this being an entry-level model, it still commands a fairly high asking price. You can almost certainly get something of comparable quality for a cheaper price - particularly if stills photography is your main concern. Indeed, Fujifilm’s own X-T100 camera currently retails for around half the price.

Overall, the Fujifilm X-A7 is a bit of a strange beast. Judging it on image quality alone reveals a capable performer, but it’s hard to get over the handling issues, lack of a viewfinder and high price for stills shooters - vloggers are encouraged to take a look though.

3.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 3.5
Features 3.5
Ease-of-use 3
Image quality 4
Value for money 3

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Fujifilm X-A7.

Canon EOS M200

The Canon EOS M200 is an interchangeable lens camera aimed at new photographers. The M200 offers 24.1 megapixels, 4K video recording, a 180-degree tilting LCD and a touch-screen interface. Read our in-depth Canon EOS M200 review now to find out if it's the perfect camera for beginners...

Canon EOS M6 Mark II

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a new mid-range mirrorless camera with a 32 megapixel APS-C sensor, 4K video recording, 14fps burst shooting, a tilting touchscreen and optional electronic viewfinder. Can it beat the likes of the Sony A6400 and Fujifilm X-T30 cameras? Find out now by reading our Canon EOS M6 Mark II review...

Fujifilm X-A5

The Fujifilm X-A5 is a new entry-level mirrorless camera with a 24 megapixel sensor, 4K video recording and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Check our our in-depth Fujifilm XA5 review now, complete with full-size sample images, movies and more...

Fujifilm X-T100

The Fujifilm X-T100 is the latest mirrorless camera to hit the streets, combining the image quality of the entry-level X-A series cameras with the features and styling of the more premium X-T models, at a price that won't break the bank. Does it hit the right balance between those two ranges? Find out now by reading our detailed Fujifilm X-T100 review...

Fujifilm X-T30

Dubbed the Little Giant by Fujifilm, the new X-T30 mirrorless camera takes most of the things that we loved about the flagship X-T3 and packages them into a smaller, lighter body. It even has a few tricks up its sleeve that the X-T3 doesn't currently offer, most notably a more advanced auto-focusing system. Read our Fujifilm X-T30 review to find out how it compares to the X-T3 and the previous X-T20, and why you should definitely consider buying this new mid-range mirrorless camera...

Nikon Z50

Nikon have introduced their first APS-C, cropped-sensor mirrorless camera with the launch of the Z50, accompanied by two kit zoom lenses. Can the Z50 take on the likes of the well established Sony A6000-series and Canon EOS-M range, not to mention Fujifilm with its line-up of excellent APS-C bodies and lenses? Find out now by reading our in-depth Nikon Z50 review.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III

Olympus have finally updated their enthusiast camera model with the launch of the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III, but is is any good? Find out now by reading our review of the E-M5 Mark III mirrorless camera, complete with full-size sample images and videos.

Panasonic Lumix G90

The mid-range interchangeable lens camera market is fiercely fought, with a huge array of formats on offer from all the major camera manufacturers. Enter stage left Panasonic with the new Lumix G90 / G95, a camera that aims to satisfy both photographers and videographers alike. Can it pull off this tricky feat? Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix G90 / G95 review to find out...

Panasonic Lumix GX880

Panasonic's entry-level mirrorless camera is back with the launch of the Lumix GX880. Aimed at smartphone users and complete beginners, is this the ideal starter camera? Find out now by reading our Panasonic Lumix GX880 review, complete with full-size sample images and videos.

Sony A6400

The Sony A6400 is a new mirrorless camera with an APS-C size sensor and a cutting-edge auto-focusing system. With 24.2 megapixels, 4K movie recording, a touchscreen 180-degree LCD touchscreen, 11fps burst shooting, electronic viewfinder, built-in flash, and Wi-fi / Bluetooth / NFC connectivity, is this the best APS-C camera on the market? Read our Sony Alpha A6400 review to find out...

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Fujifilm X-A7 from around the web.

digitalcameraworld.com »

We have seen some great deals on the Fujifilm X-A5, which was launched almost two years ago at the start of 2018. And now its successor, the Fujifilm X-A7, has reached the shopts - promising a lot more in terms of features than its predecessor.
Read the full review »

techradar.com »

The X-A7 has some pretty impressive specs for an entry-level camera, and has the performance to match, with a significant improvement to the camera’s autofocus performance over its predecessor. Image quality is exceptional and 4K video capabilities have also been upgraded, making this compact, lightweight snapper an ideal traveling companion.
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ephotozine.com »

The Fujifilm X-A7 delivers a great combination of image quality, with a 24mp sensor, as well as a versatile and large 3.5inch screen. It could also be a great option for video use too, thanks to high-quality 4K video recording and a microphone socket, although a prime lens is recommended for the best results.
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Model Name FUJIFILM X-A7
Number of effective pixels 24.2 million pixels *1
Image sensor 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C) CMOS with primary color filter
Sensor Cleaning system Ultra Sonic Vibration
Storage media SD Card (-2GB) / SDHC Card (-32GB) / SDXC Card (-256GB) UHS-I *2
File format
Still image JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*3 / RAW (RAF format) / RAW+JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Movie Movie File Format: MPEG-4
Movie Video Compression: H.264
Audio: Linear PCM Stereo
Lens mount FUJIFILM X mount
Standard output sensitivity AUTO 1, AUTO 2, AUTO 3, ISO200-12800 (1/3 step)
Extended output sensitivity ISO100 / ISO25600 / ISO51200
Exposure control TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average
Exposure compensation -5.0EV - +5.0EV, 1/3EV step
(movie recording : -2.0EV - +2.0EV)
Face / Eye detection AF Yes
Shutter type Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter speed
Mechanical Shutter 4 sec. to 1/4000 sec.(P mode), 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.(Other modes)
Bulb mode(up to 60 min),
Electronic Shutter *4 4 sec. to 1/32000 sec.(P mode), 30 sec. to 1/32000 sec.(Other modes)
Mechanical + Electronic Shutter 4 sec. to 1/32000 sec.(P mode), 30 sec. to 1/32000 sec.(Other modes)
Bulb mode(up to 60 min)
Synchronized shutter speed for flash 1/180 sec. or slower
Continuous shooting Approx. 6.0 fps
Approx. 3.0 fps
* Recordable frame number may vary depending on the type of memory card used.
* The frame rate varies with shooting condition and the number of images recorde
Self-timer 2sec. / 10sec. / Smile / Buddy (LV.1 - LV.3) / Group (1-4 subjects) / Face Auto Shutter
Flash Manual pop-up flash (Super Intelligent Flash)
Guide number : Approx 4 (ISO100·m) / Approx 5.7 (ISO200·m)
LCD monitor 3.5inch, aspect ratio 16:9, approx. 2,760K-dot vari-angle type, TFT color LCD monitor
Movie recording 4K (3840 x 2160):
29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P Continuous recording: up to 15 min.

Full HD(1920 x 1080):
59.94P/50P/29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P Continuous recording: up to 30 min.

HD(1280 x 720):
59.94P/50P/29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P Continuous recording: up to 30 min.

1:1 Full HD(1080 x 1080):
59.94P/50P/29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P Continuous recording: up to 30 min.

1:1 HD(720 x 720):
59.94P/50P/29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P Continuous recording: up to 30 min.

High Speed Movie(1280x720):
1.6x / 2x / 3.3x / 4x

* For 4K movie recording, use a card with UHS Speed Class 3 or higher
Scene Position mode Portrait / Night / Fireworks / Sunset / Snow / Beach / Party / Flower / Text / Multiple Exposure / Light Trail
Advanced Filter Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Fish-eye, Soft focus, Cross screen, Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple), Fog remove, HDR Art,
Playback functions RAW conversion, Image rotate, Auto image rotate, Face Detection, Red-eye reduction, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Protect, Crop, Resize, Panorama, Favorites
Shooting mode Shooting, AF, Focus area, Focus mode, Digital zoom, Film simulation select, Adv. Filter select, Portrait enhancement level, touch AF in movie, Touch menu (Portrait Enhancer, Exposure compensation, Aperture, Aspect ratio, AF mode, Touch Function, Bright mode, Help. Quick menu, Playback)
Display mode Swipe, Zoom, Pinch-in / Pinch-Out, Double-tap, Drag
Wireless transmitter
Standard IEEE802.11b/g/n (standard wireless protocol)
Access mode Infrastructure
Encryption WEP / WPA / WPA2
Standard Bluetooth Ver.4.2 (Bluetooth low energy)
Operating frequency
[Center frequency]
Digital interface USB Type C (USB 2.0 High-Speed)
HDMI output HDMI Micro connector(Type D)
Microphone/remote release connector ⌀2.5 mm 3-pole mini jack
119.0(W) mm x 67.7 (H) mm x 41.1(D) mm / 4.7 in.(W) x 2.7 in. (H) x 1.6 in. (D)
Approx. 320g / 11. oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 271g / 9.6 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
Operating condition
Temperature 0 - 40°C / 32 - 104°F
Humidity 10 - 80% (no condensation)
Battery Li-ion battery NP-W126S
Battery life for still images
Standard: Approx. 270 frames
Economy: Approx. 440 frames
Actual battery life of movie capture*5 4K30P: approx. 55 min.(29.97p)
Full HD: approx. 70 min. (59.94p)
Continuance battery life of movie capture*5 4K30P: approx. 80 min. (29.97p)
Full HD: approx. 110 min. (59.94p)
Starting up period Approx. 0.4 sec., when High Performance mode set to ON
Approx. 0.8 sec., when High Performance mode set to OFF
* Fujifilm research
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-W126S
USB cable
Φ3.5mm Microphone Adapter
Shoulder strap
Body cap
Owner's manual

*1 When shooting at 3:2 aspect

*2 Please see the Fujifilm website to check memory card compatibility.

*3 Exif 2.3 is a digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.

*4 The Electronic Shutter may not be suitable for fast-moving objects. Flash cannot be used.

*5 Approximate number of frames that can be taken with a fully-charged battery based on CIPA standard.


The stylish, compact and lightweight Fujifilm X-A7 is the latest mirrorless camera to join the X-Series family. Ideal for photographers on the go, vloggers and content creators, the Fuji XA7 weighs just 320g, boasts a powerful APS-C CMOS sensor, 4K video and a large articulating screen.

Priced at £699, the Fuji XA7 will be available from late October and comes with an XC 15-45mm lens.

Fujifilm UK Press Release

Stylish, lightweight and ideal for photography on the move: introducing the new FUJIFILM X-A7 mirrorless digital camera

The X-A7 is Fujifilm's latest camera to join the X-Series family: a mirrorless camera that captures beautiful stills and videos with astonishing quality and ease of use.  

Carrying Fujifilm’s own APS-C CMOS sensor in a camera body weighing just 320g, the FUJIFILM X-A7 instantly focuses on faces and eyes, for portraits, action and movies, and produces stunning colour even in low light. The X-A7 offers professional video features including smooth 4K movies and high-speed capture for epic playback.  It offers easy touch and tap functionality on the large articulating screen – ideal for content creators and vloggers.

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce the launch of the FUJIFILM X-A7 (hereinafter “X-A7”) which will be available in October, 2019. It is an entry-level model for the X Series mirrorless cameras, known for compact, lightweight design and outstanding image quality.

The X-A7 carries a newly developed 24.2MP APS-C image sensor. The sensor uses copper wiring for high-speed data readout and phase-detection pixels across the entire sensor. This gives the camera very fast, accurate AF capable of quickly detecting and tracking eyes and faces even in low light. The X-A7 also features smooth 4K, high speed video and advanced high-ISO capabilities never before seen in this class of camera. Such advanced features are packed into the compact camera body that weighs just 320g, making it a great choice as a true ‘go-anywhere’ camera producing stunning still images and high-end movies for content creators and vloggers.

The rear of the camera features a 3.5” 16:9 touchscreen LCD with the maximum luminous intensity of approx. 1,000 candelas, which allows creators to clearly see the live view even in strong daylight. The use of the vari-angle structure, the first time in a X Series cam era, means the monitor can be rotated in various angles freely. The Portrait Enhancer mode, in combination with the Face / Eye AF, boosts the quality and operability of taking self-portraits, achieving beautiful focus and skin tones with ease. Furthermore, the newly-designed “Smart Menu” facilitates intuitive touchscreen operation so that even beginners can produce high-quality images easily.

Fuji XA7 Main Features

(1) New 24.2MP APS-C CMOS image sensor uses copper wiring construction to achieve premium image quality and advanced AF performance

- The sensor features 8.5 times more phase detection pixels across its surface than previous sensors*2. This has delivered a dramatic improvement in performance for Face/Eye Detection, when tracking moving subjects, and when focusing in low light.

- The use of copper wiring reduces digital noise, providing approximately one stop improvement in image quality at high ISO levels compared to previous sensors.*2

- A significant improvement in data readout speed enables a smooth frame rate of 30fps when recording 4K video, substantially reducing the rolling shutter effect, which typically occurs when recording fast -moving subjects.

*2 Compared to the image sensor used in the Fujifilm X-A5 mirrorless digital camera

(2) Large 3.5” 16:9 wide touchscreen LCD 

- The camera features a large 3.5” 16:9 touchscreen LCD with brightness equivalent to most smartphones, enabling a clear view on the display even when using it in bright daylight.

- The display uses a new “Smart Menu”, allowing shooting settings to be changed easily and intuitively.  Quickly adjust settings such as brightness, degree of background blur, Film Simulations and aspect ratios with a tap on the LCD, while being able to see what the effect will be on screen in real time.

- The display has the touch response performance equivalent to smartphones, in order to change menu items instinctively and simply. 

- The vari-angle display accommodates a wide range of shooting positions including high-angle, low-angle and self-portrait.

- The aspect ratios supported include 3:2, 16:9, 1:1 and 4:3, newly-adopted in the X-A7.

(3) Compact and lightweight design weighing only 320g*1 

- Despite featuring a large 3.5” touchscreen LCD, the X-A7 weighs only 455g with the kit lens (XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS) attached.

- The X-A7 can shoot approx. 440 pictures per charge*3 facilitating long-term use without worrying about the battery.

*3 When [Economy] mode is selected

(4) Advanced video performance and functions that cater to the growing demands for movie shooting

- The image sensor produces 4K (3820x2150) footage using data equal to 6K (6032x3392), which results in high resolution video quality with lower noise, and delivering smooth 4K video at up to 30fps with no crop. Create movies in Full HD or HD, at up to 60p in full-screen 16:9 aspect ratio or the popular 1:1 square format for easy live-story posting on social media.   

- “Countdown Video” mode has been added, which is helpful when uploading videos to social media. Videos are filmed for a pre-selected duration: 15, 30 or 60 seconds, with the remaining time for the clip appearing on the screen.

- HD high-speed video capture at up to 4x speed easily produces epic slow-motion results of action.

(5) Diverse shooting modes that help produce photography with a creative flair

- A new [Bright Mode] feature has been added to the [Advanced SR Auto] function, letting the camera configure ideal settings to produce HDR and other options that create brighter and more vivid images in a single, one-touch operation. 

- The [Light Trail] mode, added to the [Scene Position] selection, can be used to capture light trails of car headlights, for example, while checking the effect on the LCD in real time.

(6) Enhanced connectivity for easy link to smartphones and tablets

- The use of FUJIFILM Camera Remote (free app for smartphones and tablet devices) and improvements incorporated into the X-A7 have improved the connectivity and stability in wireless communications.

- The X-A7 also supports wired communications with smartphones and tablet devices*4, useful when transferring large data, e.g. video, to such devices. Data is transferred approx. 8 times faster compared to wireless communications.

*4 Android: Requiring a USB type C to C or C to Micro B cable

  iOS: Requiring a USB type C to C or C to Lightning cable 

Fujifilm XA7 Pricing and Availability

The X-A7 will be available at the end of October with an RRP of £699.

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