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Fujifilm Unveils the ‘Selfie-Ready’ X-A2 Mirrorless with a Pair of New Kit Lenses

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Fujifilm has announced the X-A2, a followup mirrorless camera to the X-A1. The company touts the X-A2 as an “ultra-light, selfie-ready” compact system camera that offers an attractive and affordable way for people to jump into the world of X-Series cameras.

As the word ‘selfie’ suggests, one of the big new features is a 175°-tilting 3-inch LCD screen on the back that can be pointed forwards to help owners frame and snap selfies. Face and eye detection also assist in focusing when shooting casual photos of people.

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Inside the camera is a 16.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with an EXR Processor II and an ISO range of 100 to 25,600.

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Other features include 0.5s startup, 0.3s autofocus, 0.05s shutter lag, 0.4s shooting interval, wireless image transferring via Wi-Fi, a Q Menu shortcut button on the back, in-camera RAW processing, a pop-up flash, ‘Classic Chrome’ film simulation, multiple exposure mode, and 1080p/30fps HD video recording.

Two New Kit Lenses

Fuji is also announcing two new kit lenses for the X-A2 alongside the camera.

The first is the XC50-230mm II F4.5-6.7 OIS. It has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 76-350mm and uses optical image stabilization to help capture sharper photos at longer focal lengths and in low light situations.

Inside the lens are 12 all glass elements arranged in 10 groups, including 3 aspherical elements and 1 ED element. Seven round-edged aperture blades offer 17 stops in 1/3 EV increments while allowing for smooth out-of-focus areas.

The second kit lens is the XC16-50mm II F3.5-5.6 OIS, which has an equivalent focal range of 24-76mm in 35mm terms. It packs 12 elements in 10 groups (including 3 aspherical elements and 1 ED element), optical image stabilization, and seven round-edged aperture blades.

Pricing and Availability

The X-A2 will be available starting in February 2015 for the price of $550 when bundled with the 16-50mm lens. No word yet on the pricing or availability of the 50-230mm lens.

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