Fujifilm’s X-A5 is like a DSLR – minus the weight and all the required knowhow. Plus, it has the convenience of a mobile phone. And a screen that flips up to face you.
There is nothing to learn before using the X-A5: What’s an aperture? Who cares. What is ISO? Don’t care either. Do you need to Photoshop anything? Of course not.
What you need to know is how it has already sorted everything for you.
• First, it’s light and compact (it weighs 496g, about as much as an iPad), so no one will be put off by how not light and compact it is.
• It punches up colour tones with its 11 Film Simulation Modes – so the hues look as rich as those of traditional camera film.
• It has 17 advanced filters for special effects like fisheye and toy camera – all of which you can preview on screen.
• Its 24.2 megapixels (slightly more than an iPhone 10) can do 4K-resolution videos. That’s as sharp as any modern movie.
• And it provides all that sharpness using mirrorless tech, which gives you the same clarity as a DSLR, without the bulk.
• Aside from having an electric-powered wideangle zoom lens, this point-and-shoot also allows you to change lenses.
• If you want to enhance the audio input, the X-A5 comes with a port to plug in a microphone.
• Images and videos can be transferred to your mobile devices with its built-in Bluetooth.
• It’s $999, in brown, pink, and black. - DL