Fuji announces the X-A1

Discussion in 'Fuji X Forum' started by afrat, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. afrat

    afrat SC Rookie

    Sep 14, 2013
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  2. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
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    Is this significantly different to the X-M1? I must admit I have not paid a great deal of attention since acquiring my Nikon 1 stuff :-/
  3. phrenic

    phrenic SC Regular

    Nov 14, 2012
    X-M1 has the X-Trans sensor design, X-A1 just the standard Sony 16 MP one that is so common these days.

    The 2 lens kit for the XA seems neat..hopefully it will come to the XM series as well.
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    Hmmm. Would be nice to see a XE2 or XPro2 now. Take some of the thunder away from the EM1 and GX7. Or even the Canon 70D.
  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
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    I played around with a 70D in a store today. That new whizz-bang live-view sensor-based PDAF still feels pretty slow.
  6. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

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  7. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Martin Connolly
    The XA1 looks a bit strange to me, is it just the XM1 with a different (cheaper) sensor? I'm not sure how they want to position this one unless it's simply on price.
  8. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
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    Yeah, the DPR blurb says it's essentially and X-M1 with a "regular" sensor. There are people who don't like/want the unique X-Trans rendering, so now Fuji has a camera for them.

    Also, IMO, having a kit lens that starts at 16mm is a feather in Fuji's cap.
  9. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
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    Stephen Noel
    "The FUJIFILM X-A1 has all the features consumers will be looking for when venturing into compact system cameras for the first time." (Underline added by me)
    Fuji, is trying to entice "first timers" into a "better" P&S. , is how I see this. Once "in", folks are prone to move up to a better one. I personally, think it's good strategy. I don't have a fuji. And, maybe never will, though they do have a strong appeal.
  10. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
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    Well, I kind of have mixed feelings here. Taken by itself, the X-A1 doesn't look bad. But then consider Sony's NEX3N for $499 and A3000 for $399 and it's not so clear cut. Yes, I know Fuji offers a nice line-up of excellent lenses. But they're not cheap. If we're talking about the X-A1 appealing to people moving up from point and shoots, the NEX line may have more appeal.
  11. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
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    Product tie-in: Fuji X-A1 Steak Sauce?
  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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  13. flysurfer

    flysurfer SC Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2011
    This is a serious compact, and this is Serious Compacts. One would think that this camera and the users of this site were made for each other. ;)
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  14. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    Unless one is looking for a really serious serious compact!! :)