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Fujifilm announces the selfie-focused Fujifilm X-A2

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The Fujifilm X-A2 can be seen as a minor update to the X-A1, but if you like to appear in your own photos, the changes could make all the difference. Features staying the same include a 16-megapixel APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) CMOS sensor, a native ISO range of 200 to 6400 which can be extended as high as 25600, and a maximum burst speed of 5.6 fps. Full HD 1080p video recording is also possible at 30 fps and built-in Wi-Fi is included for easy sharing and remote shooting.

The big change is the tilting LCD, which still measures 3-inches with 920k dots, but can now be tilted up to 175 degrees upwards for selfie-friendly shooting. The monitor on the A1 had a more limited range. When fully tilted, the X-A2 automatically kicks into a new Eye Detection AF mode, which as the name suggests, automatically focuses on the eyes of a subject. Meanwhile, a new Portrait Enhancer mode can be used to produce more flattering portraits.

Fujifilm X-A2 Specifications:

  • 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • 3.13x zoom 16-50mm (24-76mm eq.) kit lens
  • ISO 100 – 25600
  • 30-1/4000 shutter speed
  • 5.6fps burst
  • 3-inch 920K dot tilting TFT LCD
  • Built-in Flash, 7m at ISO 200
  • Built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I) card support
  • 1080p, 30fps MOV/H.264 video recording
  • NP-W126 Li-Ion Battery, 410 shots CIPA rating
  • 117 x 67 x 40 mm
  • 350 g

A budget-friendly entry-level model, the Fujifilm X-A2, will be sold with a new XC 16-50-mm (24-75-mm equivalent) F3.5-F5.6 OIS II zoom kit lens. The new glass features built-in optical image stabilization of approximately 3.5-stops, and has a minimum working distance of 15 cm (6 in) for macro photography.  Buy Fujifilm X-A2/XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 II Silver Mirrorless Camera with Lens Kit at Amazon.com

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