Fujifilm has announced the X-A1, an entry level X-mount mirrorless compact camera. The X-A1 shares a body with the X-M1 however it has a 16MP sensor with a conventional, Bayer color filter array, rather than the X-Trans design. The X-A1 does however retain the bright 920k-dot tilting rear screen and the Wi-Fi offered by the X-M1. Available soon with an MSRP of $599 with the XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS standard zoom – $200 less than the X-M1 cost at its launch.
The company has also announced the Fujinon XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS lens, a lightweight zoom for Fujifilm’s mirrorless cameras, designed to complement smaller bodies like the X-M1 and X-A1. It features optical image stabilization for sharper handheld pictures, and uses a stepper motor for fast focusing.