The New Fujifilm X-A3 Specification Review 2017

The Fujifilm X-A3 is a cheap 24 Mega-pixel mirrorless digicam with a well used range finder style. The X-A3 is focused more toward newbies and public photographers, with its flip-up, selfie-friendly LCD providing as display A. As opposed to next style up, the X-E2S, the X-A3 has a reduced high quality develop and less immediate manages, and also does not have the digital viewfinder of that style. The X-A3 also uses a conventional (Bayer) shade narrow rather than the X-Trans filtration on the organization’s more costly designs, such as the X-E2S.

Fujifilm X-A3 Review
Fujifilm X-A3 Review

With an MSRP of $599 along with a lens, the X-A3 is affordable, with colleagues such as the Cannon EOS M10, Nikon D3400, Olympus E-PL8, Panasonic GX850 and the yes-it’s-still-in-production Sony designs a6000. Yep, fairly populated. It’s value referring to the X-A10, which is Fujifilm’s entry-level style. Among other things, it has an older/lower high quality indicator, non-touch LCD and does not have 1080/60p assistance.

Key Features

  • 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 77-point contrast-detect AF system
  • 3″ touchscreen display screen LCD w/180° way up tilt
  • Twin management dials
  • Film Simulator modes
  • 1080/60p/24p video
  • Wi-Fi w/remote capture

Fujifilm X-A3 Body And Design

The X-A3’s conventional style matches well with Fujifilm’s other X-series items. As you’d anticipate given its cost, the human body is a bit plasticky, but the primary calls still have a great experience to them. The artificial set looks fairly genuine, though it’s fairly slick, so a band was a must when getting X-A3 out into the crazy.

Fujifilm X-A3 Handling
Fujifilm X-A3 Handling

While having two management calls gives the X-A3 a leg up on the competitors for those who want to have more management over the digital camera’s configurations, the positioning results in something to be preferred. It would be awesome if the back switch was equipped (protruding out from the back of the camera) and the top switch was placed a bit further on the remaining, as it’s difficult to achieve. As it is, you may find you have to operate them with the same number, which undermines the value of having two calls, somewhat.

The X-A3’s 3″, 1.04 million-dot LCD can point way up 180 levels for, you thought it, selfies. Its contact performance is actually limited: you can tap to concentrate or capture and get around images, but choices – even the faster way ‘Q’ selection – need using the four-way operator and calls.

Fujifilm X-A3 Body
Fujifilm X-A3 Body

The X-A3 is actually mild on customizability, providing just a individual key whose operate you can choose. By standard the Fn key (located at the top-right in the picture above) allows you to modify ISO, and even the most unknown features can be allocated to it. The Fast Menu is a 4×4 lines of symbols, with 15 of them available for personalization.

Fujifilm X-A3 Images Quality

Landscape

The X-A3 could well be best suited to capturing outdoor fixed topics, thus making it an attractive choice for scenery electronic photography.

Fujifilm X-A3 Landscape
ISO 200 | 1/400 sec | F7.1 | Fujifilm XC 16-50mm lens @ 32mm
Photo by Azis Photography

The X-A3’s 24MP CMOS indicator, with strong Raw picture top quality and powerful range will generate great results. You’ll want to be capturing in Raw way of the best possible top quality, as electronic camera’s JPEGs are produced using a rather unsophisticated improving criteria (this will mainly show up when watching your scenery images at larger sizes). The guide manages allow for removing out falls and the lamp method is ideal for astrophotography. The dual control calls make modifying visibility a lot easier than on the X-A3’s single switch colleagues.

Travel

The X-A3 is something of a combined bag as a journey electronic camera. It’s lightweight, light and portable and convenient to carry around, though keep it out of the rainfall, as it’s not weather-sealed. However, slowly function and auto-focus limit its versatility.

Fujifilm X-A3 Travel
ISO 200 | 1/300 sec | F5.6 | Converted from Raw | Fujifilm XC 16-50mm lens @ 39mm
Photo by Azis Photography

The slanting 3″ LCD is beneficial when you’re trying to take a photo over the leads of people in front of you, though you’ll want to turn up the lighting to see it outside. Having an EVF would be of help when capturing outside, but you’ll have to step up to the X-E2S for that.

Sports & Action

As should be clear by now, the X-A3 is not able as searching for camera for fast activity electronic photography. Its auto-focus product is slowly, untrustworthy and cannot monitor detail or topic activity. If you’re capturing jolts of JPEGs, you can hit 6 fps with little shield cleaning times, but Raw jolts will secure the X-A3 after approximately 6 images. When using ongoing AF on a topic you wish to monitor, the rush method falls to just 1 fps.

Fujifilm X-A3 Sports & Action
ISO 400 | 1/60 sec | F5.6 | Fujifilm XC 16-50mm lens @ 75mm
Photo by Azis Photography

Video

There are better digital cameras in this class for movie, as well. Thankfully that the X-A3 can catch 1080/60p movie of average top quality and that guide visibility and Auto ISO are available while documenting (but not visibility compensation). An available electronic picture stabilizing program smooths out rough movie to a level.

The bad information should sound familiar: the auto-focus product is poor. It tracks frequently when in C-AF method (and there’s no S-AF option), which makes for some pretty awful video. Despite having a touchscreen display screen, you cannot tap on the screen to concentrate on another topic. There’s no concentrate peaking available for verifying concentrate and the only flexible setting is mic level. While you can give you recommendations on the LCD for 16:9 movie, there’s still a plants when you start documenting, even with electronic IS turned off.

Automatic ISO

The X-A3 has a decent Automatic ISO operate, which allows you to set the lowest shutter rate plus lowest and highest possible sensitivitiy you will use. While Automatic ISO is available in guide method, you cannot modify visibility settlement to sustain lighting. There are three Automatic ISO ‘slots’, so you can set them up for different uses.

Specifications

Price
MSRP $599 (with 16-50mm lens)
Body type
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Auto, 200-6400 (expandable to 100-25600)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 100
Boosted ISO (maximum) 25600
White balance presets 7
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)
  • RAW (Fujifilm RAF format)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 77
Lens mount Fujifilm X
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/32000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 7.00 m (at ISO 200)
External flash Yes
Flash modes Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro, rear-curtain synchro, commander
Flash X sync speed 1/180 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
Continuous drive 6.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Average
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 24p)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n
Remote control Yes (Wired or via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 410
Weight (inc. batteries) 339 g (0.75 lb / 11.96 oz)
Dimensions 117 x 67 x 40 mm (4.61 x 2.64 x 1.57)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None