Fujifilm’s mirror-less lineup are great examples of where style doesn’t compromise functionality and the new X-A5 is no different. The new entry-level Fujifilm X-A5 is a compact camera with a 24.2mp Bayer sensor with on-chip PDAF auto-focus that’s twice as fast as its predecessor. It also comes with a number of features budding photographers videographers will surely appreciate.
The most talk-worthy feature is probably the new XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ motorized powerzoom lens, a first in Fujifilm’s lineup. It goes even wider than their own XC 16-50 f/3.5-5.6 lens, and could be a great option versus their ultrawide and unstabilized 14mm f/2.8 prime lens.
Other features include a flip-up screen, which is a vlogging must-have and allows for quick touch-focusing for either stills or video. The hot-shoe and 2.5mm mic input also allows you to augment the X-A5 with a number of audio/video accessories like flashes and camera-mounted mics. ISO range is also improved from 100 to 12,800, with a maximum range of 100-51,200 including expansion.
Video capture goes all the way up to 4K, however, it’s capped at 15fps which is far from ideal. Thankfully, it’s capable of 1080p video at 60fps as well.
The Fujifilm X-A5 is fairly affordable even with the accompanying XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ kit lens. Priced at $599.95, it converts to roughly Php31k without taxes. Of course, expect that price to go a little bit higher when it actually does get here.