Fuji’s X-A10 a Mirrorless for the Penny Pincher

December 1, 2016

By Greg Scoblete

If the holiday shopping season has put a hurt on your bank account, Fujifilm’s newest mirrorless shouldn’t break the bank.

The entry-level X-A10 will set you back $499 (including lens) and sports a 16.3-megapixel APS-C-sized sensor with a native ISO range of 200-6400 (expandable to 25,600).

It boasts a 180-degree slide-and-tilt LCD for that all-important selfie. When you pop the LCD up for selifies, the camera automatically enters Eye Detection AF mode and you can use the vertical command dial to trigger the shutter to improve camera stability.

If you shoot with the self timer, the camera has a smile detection setting that will pause the moment of image capture until the subject is smiling. A buddy detection function, also in the self-timer menu, will pause the shutter until two people come close together.
It has programmable function buttons so you can tailor the exterior controls to your liking.

Additional features include:

* 410 shot battery life.
* six film simulation modes
* 10 filter effects such as Toy Camera, Pop Color and Soft Focus
* Portrait enhancer mode for smoother skin tones
* USB charging
* Full HD video recording at 24p and 30p with film simulation modes
* electronic 5-axis image stabilization
* electronic shutter speed up to 1/32,000 sec.
* panoramic and time-lapse modes
* focus peaking
* Wi-Fi for remote control and image transfer

It’s shipping shortly for $499 and includes the XC16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.