The mirrorless camera market is starting to sound like DJ Khaled. Another one. Another one. An… You get the idea.
Yesterday it was Leica’s SL2. Today, Nokishita has the entire spec sheet of the Fujifilm X-A7 leaked. If everything checks out when it gets announced, Fuji is handing the X-A7 substantial video upgrades. 4K video at 30fps is the headline feature.
A noticeable absence from the spec sheet is the X-Trans processor. Then again, can’t have everything in a camera body which checks in at 360 grams.
What are the Fujifilm X-A7 Specs?
Here’s the full readout out according to Nokishita:
- 4K video at 30fps
- 4K video can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes, and full HD / HD video for up to 30 minutes.
- Countdown Video function
- 3.5-inch wide (16: 9) touchscreen
- Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
- USB Type-C (USB 2.0 High-Speed), HDMI micro terminal (Type D), 2.5mm 3-pole mini-jack
- Recording media: SD card / SDHC card / SDXC card UHS-I
- Battery: NP-W126S
- Battery Life: approx. 270 standard, approx. 440 economy
- Size: 119.0mm x 67.7mm x 41.2mm
- Weight: Approximately 320g (including battery and memory card), approximately 271g (body only)
- Color: Silver, Camel
- Kit lens: XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Image Quality. The Fujifilm X-A7 is also in line to get a reworked 24.2-megapixel sensor along with what rumors are calling ‘8.5 times’ more phase-detect pixels to assist the autofocus system.
Price. It’s still in the rumor phase, but in the range of $699 with the kit lens.
Release Date. September 12th is the expected announcement date with an actual release happening sometime in late October. That sounds about right and gets it out the door before the holiday shopping period kicks into overdrive.
Overall, it’s a solid upgrade over the X-A5 which lagged behind its peers on the video side. The price is intriguing, and the 4K video offers up a potential vlogging solution, though audio options are likely to hold it back from more fleshed out compact cameras.
What’s next for mirrorless cameras? It’s been a whole two weeks since Sony announced a camera body, so I’d expect something from them. That’s actually not a joke. The next big announcement is expected to be the Sony a9 II either late this month or in early October.
Then there’s the awfully quiet Nikon which I’d assume is gearing up for some sort of mirrorless announcement. Follow that up with Canon which seems to be done for the year and looking to early 2020 for a release of a high megapixel EOS R.
For an industry worried over shrinking CIPA numbers, it sure has taken to the idea of throwing anything against the wall to see if it sticks.