Today, on January 15 Fujifilm Corporation announced an updated X-A2 mirrorless camera. New camera shares the same 16.3 MP APS-C (Crop Frame) Bayer-pattern sensor with its predecessor X-A1, but comes with a host of other new features, such as a brand new 3” 920,000-dot LCD screen that can tilt 175 degrees for a better “selfie” experience, and a brand new Eye Detection AF mode that activates whenever the camera is in a “selfie” mode.
Other than that X-A2 still has a lot of the same features as its predecessor, like built-in Wi-Fi for easier photo transfer between your devices and geotagging and full HD video capture, although only at 30 fps. Fujifilm Camera Application is available for both Android and iOS devices. Camera’s normal ISO range covers from ISO 200 to ISO 6400, and extended setting of ISO 12800 or ISO 25600 when using a tripod. Besides new Eye Detection AF, X-A2 also features Auto Macro AF and Multi-Target “MULTI AF” modes that adjust auto focus settings based on your subject.
The camera will come on the market with two new kit lenses: XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II standard zoom lens that has a minimum working distance of 15cm and XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS II telephoto zoom lens. X-A2 will be available for purchase February 2015 for MSRP $549.95 with standard lens kit. We are planning to do a through review of this camera as soon as we can get our hands on it.