If you’re the kind of person who thinks our collective selfie obsession is a telltale sign of civilizational collapse, you should probably stop reading.
Fujifilm’s new X-A3 mirrorless camera has been optimized for, yes, selfies.
The camera’s 3-inch touch display can be flipped up over the camera and slid up so that it’s clear of the top, giving the user an unobstructed view of… themselves. When in selfie mode, you can use the vertical command dial to focus and release the shutter. A self timer mode supports smile detection and group modes to trigger the shutter when everyone is smiling. Once you flip the LCD into the selfie position, the camera will automatically engage eye detection autofocus.
Beyond its super-powered selfie capabilities, the X-A3 boasts a 24-megapixel APS-C-sized image sensor with a native ISO of 200-6400.
The AF system is comprised of 49 AF points when in single mode with a 77 point AF area when in Zone and Wide AF modes.
Additional features include:
- 11 film simulation modes, including two new ones: PRO Neg Hi and PRO Neg Std
- 10 advanced filters including new Fisheye and Cross Screen effects
- 0.5 second startup time
- touch screen supports touch focusing, touch shutter release and touch zoom.
- in-camera RAW processing
- close focusing up to 2.75-inches in Macro mode
- Full HD recording at 60p
- focus peaking
- new panorama and time lapse shooting modes
The X-A3 will arrive in October bundled with the XC1650mm f/2.5-5.6 OIS II lens for $600. It is available for pre-order now. It will be sold in silver, brown and pink.
Fuji will also ship a new wide angle lens in September. The Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR lens is weather-sealed lens and weighs in at a svelte 180 grams. It features an inner focusing system with a stepping motor and electron beam coating to reduce flare and ghosting. It has a minimum working distance of under 9 inches.
The 23mm lens will set you back $450.
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