Weeks ago, Fujifilm invited me to the launch of their new X-A2 hosted by Tim Yap at 71 Gramercy. Ever since I bought from Camera Haus my X-A1 which is already celebrating its first year anniversary with me, I’ve been using it in my travels (check out my #fujifilmph tags) because it’s handy, mirorrless, Wi-fi ready (sends photos to my iPhone easily) and true to Fuji’s expertise which is color and image quality.
But the new X-A2X-A2 features Fujifilm’s newly developed eye detection AF, auto macro AF and multi-target for fast and accurate autofocusing and I got intrigued by these qualities!
The new X-A2 comes with their newest XC16-50mm F3.5-.5.6 OIS II kit lens. The nicest thing about the newest X-A2 is the super intelligent flash that optimizes the light output according to the scenes, which I tested using the below photos.
When shooting at night, my X-A1 really doesn’t capture the background as you can see above, compared to the X-A2. I took two photos of my friends using different cameras and you can clearly say that X-A2 has a big improvement versus its predecessor. This capability is very much nice for flash photography especially when featuring scenic views like the below.
Moreover, “the wide-angle end of the new XC16-50mm II kit lens provides a minimum working distance of 15cm from the sensor (Approx. 7cm from lens surface). The Auto Macro function automatically switches the camera to the Macro mode for quick focusing.” (observe this in the above photo)
Important for wanderlust and the selfie nation is the first of its kind in the X-Series: an LCD screen that flips up 175 degrees making it easier to take a selfie. The wide-angle end of the new XC16-50mm II kit lens complements this perfectly, offering an equivalent to a 24mm lens in the 35mm film format so you can also include your surroundings.
Above are more photos from the event wherein we just took lots of selfie’s, drank mojito’s and bonded with Fujifilm executives!
Overall, X-A2 truly performs and functions better for macro photography, flash photography and as a selfie camera with its new unique features. Will definitely upgrade once I meet someone willing to buy my A1! =)
X-A2 costs P27,000 available at authorized dealers such as Camerahaus, Henry’s Professional, Photoline, Picture City, etc. They have branches in malls such as Glorietta, Megamall, SM North Edsa, etc