Fujifilm X-A7 Review (2020)

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The Fujifilm X-A7 made to advance the photography level and make an impression with stunning image and video quality.  The X-A7 is an entry-level but well-built APS-C mirrorless camera. It features a 24MP CMOS sensor, a hybrid autofocus system for taking photography to the next level. Also, the camera is now capable of taking UHD 4K videos with many creative effects for making a visual treat.

Fujifilm X-A7 Specifications

Body Design

The X-A7 is so compact and lightweight and all the controls are at your fingertips, which let you create stunning results that tell your unique story. It is easy to carry and it will be a great companion during any kind to trips and tours for creating good memories.

  • Body type – SLR- Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Camera Format – Compact System Camera
  • Body material – Magnesium Alloy
  • Weight of the body only – Approx. 271 g
  • Weight of the body (including batteries, memory card) – Approx. 320 g
  • Dimensions – Width 119.0 mm x Height 67.7 mm x Diagonal 41.1 mm
  • Operating Environment – Temperature: 0 – 40°C / 32 – 104°F, Humidity: 10-80% (no condensation)
  • Lens Mount – FUJIFILM X Mount
  • Shutter Type –Focal-Plane Shutter
  • Slower shutter speed – 30 sec
  • Fastest shutter speed – 1/4000 sec for Mechanical Shutter and 1/32000 sec for Electronic Shutter
  • Memory Card Slots – SD Card (-2GB) / SDHC Card (-32GB) / SDXC Card (-256GB) UHS-I
  • Battery description – Rechargeable Li-ion battery NP-W126S
  • Battery Life – CIPA rated 270 shots in standard mode and 440 shots in economy mode
  • Charging AC adapter – BC-W126S Charger
  • Tripod Socket – 1/4–in.

Sensor and Processor

The X-A7 consist of the developed APS-C 24megapixel CMOS sensor combined with the advanced imaging system. The X-A7 performs better in low light situations than a smartphone, with the help of the size and quality of the newly developed sensor.

  • Sensor type – (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS 4
  • Sensor Cleaning System – Ultra Sonic Vibration
  • Effective Pixels – 26.1 Million
  • Sensor size – (APS-S) (23.5mm, x15.7mm)
  • Max resolution – 6000 x 4000
  • Bit Depth – RAF(RAW)
  • Aspect Ratio – 3:2
  • Colour space – sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Colour filter array –Primary colour filter
  • Continuous shooting speed – 6.0 fps

Image

Even when using the X-A7 in low light at high ISO settings, you’ll get great results with low noise. The newly developed sensor has a copper wiring structure which allows the camera to achieve superb image quality.

  • Image ratio – 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
  • ISO Auto – 200-12800
  • Minimum ISO – 100
  • Maximum ISO – 51200
  • File format – JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3) / RAW (RAF format) / RAW+JPEG
  • Scene Position Mode – Portrait / Night / Fireworks / Sunset / Snow / Beach / Party / Flower / Text / Multiple Exposure / Light Trail
  • Film Simulation Mode – 11 type (PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, CLASSIC CHROME, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA)
  • Advanced Filter – Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Fish-eye, Soft focus, Cross screen, Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple), Fog remove, HDR Art

Optics and Focus

The x-A7 has the hybrid autofocus system which helps to deliver great focusing performance even at the extreme low-light condition. The X-A7 tracks face and eyes quickly and accurately when your subject is in action. Phase detection autofocus pixels cover the entire sensor allowing faster, more accurate focusing so that it helps to concentrate on the subject and the camera does the other work.

  • Number of focus points – 425 phase detection
  • Lens mount – FUJIFILM X Mount
  • Focal length multiplier – 1.5x

Auto Focus

  • Autofocus Type – Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase-detection AF)
  • AF Mode – Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection
  • Eye Tracking – Eye/face Tracking

Screen and Viewfinder

With a customizable touchscreen and simple tap-and-swipe operation on the 3.5inch Vari-angle LCD screen, the X-A7 offers one-touch settings that make the most of the camera without all the photographic schooling. It provides facility to select the required aspect ratio for better imaging with a single touch.

  • Screen Type –TFT vari-angle color LCD
  • The Screen size – 3.5in
  • Screen dots – 2,760,000
  • Touch screen – Provided
  • Live view – Provided
  • Aspect Ratio – 16:9
  • Display mode – Swipe, Zoom, Pinch-in / Pinch-Out, Double-tap, Drag
  • Viewfinder type – None

Photography Features

The X-A7 consists of Fujifilm’s unique “Film Simulation” mode. It helps to select the favorite color on LCD while checking the differences using the live view. The portrait enhancer feature produces beautiful natural skin tones for which Fujifilm is so well-known.  The X-A7 tracks face and eyes quickly and accurately when your subject is in action. The advanced Face/Eye Detection autofocus helps to create professional-looking focused portraits and, using the 180-degree flip screen, which allows you to take great selfies that ensure the perfect framing so easily.

  • Shooting Mode – Shooting, AF, Focus area, Focus mode, Digital zoom, Film simulation select, Adv. Filter select, Portrait enhancement level, touch AF in the movie, Touch menu (Portrait Enhancer, Exposure compensation, Aperture, Aspect ratio, AF mode, Touch Function, Bright mode, Help. Quick menu, Playback)
  • Focus Mode – Single AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
  • Metering modes – TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average
  • Exposure compensation – ±5 (in 1/3 EV), for movie ±2EV
  • AE Bracketing – ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
  • Built-in flash – Manual pop-up flash (Super Intelligent Flash)
  • External Flash Connection – Hot Shoe
  • Flash Maximum sync speed – 1/180sec, or slower
  • Flash Mode – Auto, forced, slow synchro, 2nd curtain, commander, suppressed)

Video or Movie Features

The X-A7 produces 4K (3820×2150) video using data equal to 6K (6032×3392), to improve the video quality with less image noise. The camera records 4K at a smooth 30p with no cropping for great, big-screen results. With the large 16:9 aspect ratio Vari-angle LCD screen, it’s easy to frame, record, and review video and vlogs for creative and cinematic results. The videos can be made creative by using Fujifilm’s legendary Film Simulation feature to give unique and high-quality looks to the videos.

  • Video Compression – H.264
  • Videography Format – MPEG-4
  • Frame Rate – 4K (3840 x 2160): 29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P Continuous recording: up to 15 min, Full HD(1920 x 1080): 59.94P/50P/29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P Continuous recording: up to 30 min, HD(1280 x 720): 59.94P/50P/29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P Continuous recording: up to 30 min, 1:1 Full HD(1080 x 1080): 59.94P/50P/29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P Continuous recording: up to 30 min, 1:1 HD(720 x 720): 59.94P/50P/29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P Continuous recording: up to 30 min, High Speed Movie(1280×720): 1.6x / 2x / 3.3x / 4x
  • Audio Recording – Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
  • Microphone – 2.5 mm 3-pole mini-jack
  • Audio File Format – Linear PCM Stereo
  • Headphone Port – No

Other Special Features of Fujifilm X-A7

The built-in “Super intelligent flash” adds a bit more light to the scene when required but still, it makes sure the results are as natural as possible. The new “Light trail” shooting mode in Advanced filters allow you to shoot creative light-trail photos without worrying about the technical details of shooting long exposure photos.

  • Orientation Sensor – Yes
  • Timelapse Recording – Yes
  • Wi-Fi – Built-in
  • Bluetooth – Version 4.2
  • Storage types – SD / SDHC / SDXC
  • USB Connectivity – USB Type C 2.0 High-Speed
  • HDMI Connectivity –HDMI Micro Connector (Type D)
  • Port Provided – Microphone, USB, HDMI
  • Remote control Yes (Wired, wireless, smartphone)
  • Self-timer – 10sec. / 2sec

Best Lenses for Fujifilm X-A7

There is a wide range of Fujifilm lenses which can be used for different occasions with the X-A7 for the good photographic experience. Each lens is capable of utilizing the camera’s performance along with it to deliver great output.

List of Best Common Lenses for Fujifilm X-A7

Most Common Standard Zoom Lenses

  • FUJINON XC15-45mmF/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
  • FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR
  • Lens FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS W

Best Standard Prime Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XC35mmF2
  • FUJINON LENS XF35mmF1.4 R
  • Lens FUJINON LENS XF56mmF1.2 R
  • FUJINON LENS XF90mmF2 R LM WR

Best Macro Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
  • FUJINON LENS XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

Top Standard Zoom Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • Lens FUJINON XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS W

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF8-16mm F2.8 R LM
  • FUJINON LENS XF10-24mm F4 R OIS
  • Lens FUJINON XF16-80mm F4 R OIS WR

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF14mmF2.8 R
  • FUJINON LENS XF16mmF1.4 R WR
  • Lens FUJINON LENS XF23mmF1.4 R
  • FUJINON LENS XF27mmF2.8
  • FUJINON LENS XF35mmF2 R WR

List of Best Specialized Lenses for Fujifilm X-A7

Best Indoor Sports Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS II
  • FUJINON LENS XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

Top Outdoor Sports and Wildlife Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
  • FUJINON LENS XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Best Portrait Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF56mm F1.2 R APD
  • Lens FUJINON LENS XF90mm F2 R LM WR

Best Travel and Street Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF10-24mm F4 R OIS
  • FUJINON LENS XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • Lens FUJINON XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS W
  • FUJINON XF16-80mm F4 R OIS WR
  • FUJINON LENS XF35mm F2 R WR

Fujifilm X-A7 Rating

As per the reviews and features of X-A7, the ratings for this camera stand 4/5. As mentioned earlier since it is an entry-level camera it delivers huge performance and picture quality for this size of the sensor. Especially, this camera will be more useful for videography due to its capabilities. Especially, for travel enthusiasts or vloggers or video creators, it will be more useful because of its 4K UHD output without crop. Moreover, this camera will be suitable for all kinds of photographers who are looking for a compact and lightweight camera for videography. Further, this rating is given to FUJIFILM X-A7 as per the survey of Photomentor PRO.