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Fujifilm Introduces Lightweight X-A5 Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

31 January 2018

Fujifilm has introduced its lightest X-series camera/lens combination with the X-A5 and a new 15-45mm kit lens (23-68mm equivalent). The 1.1 lb. X-A5 features a 24.2-megapixel APS CMOS sensor matched to an image processor 1.5 times faster than the previous one with a 3.0-inch articulated touchscreen.

Performance highlights include 4K burst recording for stills at 15 fps, UHD 4K recording with Full HD at 60 fps and a high ISO of 12,800. In addition, the X-A5 included Bluetooth connectivity and a multifocus mode for focus stocking.


Highlights of the X-A5 include:

  • 24.2-Mp APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 3.0-inch 1040k-dot tilting LCD touchscreen
  • UHD 4K recording; Full HD at 60 fps
  • Hybrid AF system with phase-detection
  • 4K burst function for stills at 15 fps
  • Multi Focus mode for focus stacking
  • Maximum ISO of 12,800
  • Lightweight 1.1 lb with kit lens
  • Bluetooth connectivity for file transfer
  • Fujinon XC 15-45mm f3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens


Specifications for the X-A5 include:

Sensor 24.2-Mp APC-C CMOS sensor
1.5x crop factor
Lens Mount Fujifilm X mount
Image Stabilization Yes, optical
Monitor 3.0-inch rear touchscreen tilting LCD
1,040,000 dots
Shutter Mechanical: 30 to 1/4,000 sec. (Manual)
Mechanical: 4 to 1/4,000 sec. (Program)
Electronic: 30 to 1/32,000 sec. (Manual)
Electronic: 4 to 1/32,000 sec. (Program)
Bulb: 0 to 60 minutes
Frame Rate Up to 6 fps for up to 10 JPEGs
Up to 3 fps for up to 50 JPEGs
ISO ISO 200 to 12,800
Extended Mode: 100 to 51,200
Autofocus Yes
Live View Yes
Flash Built-in, TTL
13.12 feet at ISO 100
1/180 sec. sync speed
Hot shoe
Movie 3840 x 2160p at 15 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 24, 50, 59.94 fps
1280 x 720p at 23.98, 24, 50, 59.94 fps
MOV via H.264
16:9 aspect ratio
Clips to 27 minutes
Built-in stereo mic
Connectivity Bluetooth, USB 2.0 Micro-B, HDMI D, 3-ring Sub-mini
WiFi capable
Power NP-W126S rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
8.4 VDC, 1260 mAh
AC power adapter included
Dimensions 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.6 inches
Weight 12.73 oz.

Specifications for the new kit lens include:

Mount Fujifilm X mount
Focal Length 15 to 45mm (23 to 68 mm equivalent)
Aperture Maximum: f3.5 to 5.6
Minimum: f22
7 rounded diaphragm blades
Angle of View 86.9° to 35°
Minimum Focus 5.12 inches
Magnification 0.24x
Optical Design 10 elements in 9 groups
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread 52mm
Dimensions 2.46 x 1.74 inches
Weight 4.76 oz.


Fujifilm said the X-A5 camera kit will be available Feb. 8 for $599.95 in black, brown or pink trim. Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders.

The new standalone XC15-45mm f3.5- 5.6 OIS PZ lens will be available March 15 for $299.95.

Fujifilm Announces the New X-A5 -- the Lightest Camera-Zoom Lens Combination in the X Series Lineup

Featuring an enhanced sensor, newly developed zoom lens, the latest Bluetooth technology and 4K video recording, the X-A5 delivers outstanding image quality and ease of use

Valhalla, N.Y. -- Fujifilm North America Corp. is excited to announce the new Fujifilm X-A5 Digital Camera Body with XC15-45mm Lens Kit, the lightest camera-zoom lens combination within the X Series lineup. With a host of new and improved features, the X-A5 kit debuts the new Fujinon XC15-45mm f3.5-5.6 OIS PZ, the first electric powered zoom lens for X Mount digital cameras. Available in three colors of synthetic leather, the X-A5 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology for quick and easy image transfer and allows for a broader range of video capabilities with its 4K output.

"The X-A5 packs Fujifilm's renowned image quality and exciting fun features in a compact, lightweight body," says Yuji Igarashi, General Manager of the Electronic Imaging Division & Optical Devices Division at Fujifilm North America Corp. "We are excited to bring a user-friendly camera that can capture great images, to the market at an affordable price."

Featuring an Enhanced Sensor and Color Reproduction Technology

The X-A5 features a powerful 24.2-Mp APS-C sensor equipped with phase detection autofocus and a newly developed image processing engine with a processing speed 1.5 times faster than that of previous models. Combined with Fujifilm's renowned color reproduction technology, the X-A5 achieves outstanding image quality and outperforms previous models in its scene recognition accuracy and skin tone reproduction, making it perfect for portraits.

The X-A5 is the first in the X-A series to feature phase detection pixels and an intelligent Hybrid AF system that focuses twice as fast as previous models to ensure capture of swiftly moving subjects. With an ISO sensitivity range now up to ISO12800 and extended sensitivity range up to ISO51200, camera shake and noise are significantly reduced even in low-light conditions.

New Compact and Lightweight Electric Powered Zoom Lens

The new X-A5 introduces the first electric powered zoom lens for X Mount cameras, the Fujinon XC15-45mm f3.5-5.6 OIS PZ. With a minimum working distance of just 2 inches, this lightweight and compact lens is great for achieving clear close-up shots while making the photographic experience easy and comfortable. Capable of capturing crisp, intricate textures, the XC15-45mm f3.5-5.6 OIS PZ is ideal for food and macro photography. Starting at a wide-angle, this smooth electric-powered zoom also allows for great freedom in composition framing.

The new XC15-45mm f3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens will also be available for standalone purchase as a portable addition for existing X Series users.

Equipped with 4K Video Capabilities

The X-A5 features a variety of 4K video capabilities. Utilizing the Burst Function, users are able to shoot 15 frames per second in 4K image quality, ensuring that photo opportunities are never missed. Offering an HD video function to record videos up to quad speed for slow motion clips and a Multi Focus Mode which stacks 4K quality images and automatically changes the depth of field setting, the X-A5 is the perfect companion for a wide range of creative captures.

Bluetooth Pairing Technology for Easy Image Transfer

Featuring the latest Bluetooth technology, the X-A5 allows for automatic transfer of images and videos to paired smart devices using the free "Fujifilm Camera Remote" app. The camera is compatible with Instax Share Printers to instantly transfer and print images directly from the camera.

Film Simulation Modes and Improved User Interface for Ease of Operation

The X-A5 allows for artistic expression through Fujifilm's unique Film Simulation Modes that boast the company's advances in color reproduction. Offering eleven different modes, users can add a creative twist to their images. In addition, the camera offers seventeen variations of Advanced Filters including the new "Fog Remove" and "HDR Art."

An improved user interface allows for superior ease of use. The large LCD screen uses new touch-panel GUI, facilitating intuitive operation and is capable of rotating 180 degrees, making the X-A5 perfect for taking high quality self-portraits. When the panel is rotated 180 degrees, the Rear Command Dial switches to the Zoom and Shutter Release function and automatically activates the Eye AF function for sharp focus on the subject's eyes. Additionally, the Portrait Enhancer Mode allows for users to select from three levels of skin tone enhancement with easy touchscreen operation.

Key Features

Fujifilm X-A5 key features include:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and newly developed processor equipped with phase detection AF system
  • Fujinon XC15-45mm f3.5- 5.6 OIS PZ wide-angle electric-powered zoom lens with minimum working distance of 2 inches
  • 3.0-inch (approx. 1,040K-dot) high resolution LCD touchscreen using new touch-panel GUI can be tilted to 180°
  • Portrait Enhancement Level, Touch AF in Movie Mode, Advanced Filter Select
  • Standard output sensitivity of ISO 200 to ISO 12800
  • Extended output sensitivity: ISO 100 to ISO 51200
  • 4K video recording up to approx. 5 mins
  • Full HD 1920x1080 59.94p/50p/24p/23.98p; continuous recording up to approx. 14 mins
  • HD 1280x720 59.94p/50p/24p/23.98p; continuous recording up to approx. 27 mins
  • High Speed Movie 1280x720 1.6x/2x/3.3x/4x
  • Bluetooth version 4.1 low energy technology
  • In-camera Raw processing
  • New Advanced Filters: "Fog Remove" and "HDR Art"
  • WiFi image transfer and remote camera operation
  • Improved battery life for still images; approx. 450 frames
  • Improved start-up period: Approx. 0.4 sec., when High Performance mode set to ON; Approx. 0.8 sec., when High Performance mode set to OFF
  • Photos can be sent to instax SHARE printers using the free instax SHARE App (iOS and Android)

Accessories include:

  • Lithium-ion battery NP-W126S
  • AC power adapter
  • Plug adapter
  • USB cable
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Owner's manual

Availability and Pricing

The new Fujifilm X-A5 Camera Kit will be available on Feb. 8 in the U.S. and Canada for USD $599.95 and CAD $749.99.

The new standalone XC15-45mm f3.5- 5.6 OIS PZ Lens will be available on March 15 in the U.S. and Canada for USD $299.95 and CAD $379.99.

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