It’s cameras like this that put entry-level DSLRs on the ropes. The Fujiflim X-A2 is the newest entry-level compact camera from Fujifilm, a powerful, hip little device designed for the Instagram generation. It features an advanced, high-resolution sensor, a selfie-friendly flip screen display and — perhaps most importantly — access to Fuji’s lineup of X-Series lenses. It’s an ideal upgrade for the mobile photographer who wants conventional control in a compact system.
The Fujifilm X-A2 is Fuji’s newest entry-level interchangeable lens camera. It’s a mirrorless compact system that sheds size and weight by presenting a direct connection between the lens and the sensor. The X-A2’s sensor is a 16.3MP system that produces crisp, high-resolution images even in low-light scenarios. The X-A2 also uses an optical stabilization system that ensures crisp images in lower light scenes by reducing the effects of camera shake. Photographers have come to expect a certain level of quality from Fujifilm, and the X-A2 uses this advanced sensor and stabilization systems to deliver.
Photographers who upgrade from an iPhone or Android camera will feel at home with the selfie-friendly display functionality of the Fujifilm X-A2. The rear screen flips and swivels to face forward to provide front-facing feedback for selfies. It’s also a solid solution for video bloggers who want a display option for high-resolution video blogging. The goal is to provide a bit of flexibility, and Fujifilm has entered new territory with this selfie-friendly flip screen.
The Fujifilm X-A2 and other entry-level mirrorless cameras have posed a serious challenge to DSLRs in recent years. This camera is a continuation of this theme, and it’s pretty easy to understand why. The quality of a camera like this rivals that of an entry-level DSLR, but the size and price are more attractive. A new photographer can achieve the same quality and access the same functionality as a basic DSLR, and the X-series lenses provides plenty of growing room as that photographer develops.
The X-A2 will be shipping soon with a 16-55mm lens for $549.