Fuji X-A7 mirrorless camera is the latest generation in this series, which was just released in September this year. Fuji X-A7 has many brand-new designs, is more intelligent, and can better meet the shooting needs of Vlog users. Fuji X-A7 is positioned as an entry-level camera, and the price is affordable, so it is easier to become a video shooting tool in the hands of Vlog users.
The Fuji X-A7 mirrorless camera uses 24.2 million pixels APS-C image sensor, the sensitivity can be extended to 51200, support face/eye tracking focus, with 425-point phase detection focus, the focus is very obvious. In addition, Fuji X-A7 is equipped with a 3.5-inch 2.76 million pixel flip touch screen, a new UI interactive interface design, and the operating experience has been fully upgraded. In order to better satisfy video users, the camera also supports 4K/30P video shooting.
Currently, Fuji X-A7 mirrorless camera is matched with 15-45mm The set price of the lens is 4799 yuan. In the current market with the same specifications, the price of this kit is very competitive, and it is more cost-effective for entry users.
01 Body design: major changes, new UI interface
The overall design of the Fuji X-A7 mirrorless camera is very simple. The camera we reviewed is a classic color scheme of silver and black. In addition, there are three color schemes of brown, mint green and dark gray.
Overall, the changes in the details of Fuji X-A7 Much. For example, the front handle is slightly different, and the grip is more comfortable. But the key layout and the part of the screen are quite different.
First of all, let’s talk about the screen. Fuji X-A7 uses a brand new Screen design, the screen has become a 3.5-inch 16:9 screen design, the screen display pixels of 2.76 million, still supports touch operation. The difference is that the flip angle of the screen has been greatly changed, supporting 180 degrees horizontally and 270 degrees vertically, so that users have a better experience in daily framing and use.
Key layout , The top of the Fuji X-A7 is still a mode dial, a power button and an adjustment dial, but this adjustment dial integrates a video recording switch, the previous generation was designed on the back of the fuselage. On the back of the fuselage, the original direction adjustment button has become a lever. The author feels that this improvement is very good, the operation is simpler, and the experience is better.
One more point , That is, Fuji X-A7 adopts a brand-new UI interface design, this interface performs better in operation logic, and is more intelligent, users can more quickly adjust to the parameters and settings they want. In addition, there are new operation interfaces such as aperture and exposure compensation, and beginners can understand the relationship between these two parameters and the screen more clearly, making it easier to get started.
02 basic test: excellent entry-level mirrorless camera
Fuji X-A7 mirrorless camera adopts a 24.2 million pixel APS-C format sensor design, which is currently a mainstream entry point Class sensor specifications, and then let’s take a look at how this camera performs in terms of image quality.
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It can be seen that this APS-C frame sensor performs very well, the edges of the text are clearly visible, and some defects printed on the cardboard can also be seen clearly, and the picture The sharpness performance is excellent. For general users, the picture quality of Fuji X-A7 is enough for everyone to use.
Followed by the Fuji X-A7 sensitivity level performance test . Through the comparison pictures above, we can easily see the sensitivity performance of the Fuji X-A7. The native sensitivity of this product is from ISO 200-12800. It can be seen that the performance from ISO 200-1600 is very stable, and the noise suppression ability of the picture is better. Starting from ISO 3200, the noise of the picture began to increase significantly, but it is still acceptable. Until the ISO 6400 and 12800 gears, the noise of the picture has affected the viewing experience.
For users, the daily hand-held shooting in dim environments can use ISO 3200. If you increase the ISO, the viewing experience of the picture will decrease and the details will be reduced.
In terms of tolerance test, Fuji X-A7 itself supports- Exposure compensation adjustment from 5EV to 5EV. In the actual test environment, it can be seen that when the exposure compensation is added to 2EV, the picture can be easily adjusted back, but after reaching 3EV, the picture is difficult to repair, and the color will have a large deviation. That is, the exposure compensation is increased to 2EV, which is fully usable.
In terms of reducing the exposure compensation, when it is lowered to -3EV, the repaired picture has begun to appear noise, but the color does not appear to deviate. -4EV and -5EV images have obvious noise, and there is almost no deviation in color. That is, for the later stage, if the noise can be tolerated, then -5EV can be used.
Generally speaking, the latitude performance of Fuji X-A7 is very good. Normal use can achieve exposure compensation from -3EV to 2EV.
03 Video Performance: Optimized for Vlog
Fuji X-A7 has been greatly upgraded in video, such as the recognition of face/eye focus is very accurate, and video shooting Upgrade to 4K 30P and FHD 60P. These improvements are actually a great help for Vlog users, and also meet the current needs of users for camera video shooting.
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You can see, first of all, this clear video screen is benefited from the 4K video resolution, reaching 3840*2160, so it meets the user’s daily video shooting needs and Vlog shooting The demand is no problem. In addition, the details of the picture during video recording are kept intact, and the sharpness of the picture is also excellent. Even in a cloudy environment, you can see that the color of the picture is restored accurately. This allows users to have a richer picture.
In addition, Fuji X-A7 also provides a microphone interface. On the left side of the fuselage, Vlog users can receive more perfect sound.
人脸/ Human Eye Recognition
The focusing part of the current mirrorless camera has been highly evolved, and the focusing performance of the Fuji X-A7 is also excellent, focusing quickly and accurately. Especially when shooting Vlog, you can also use the camera’s eye and face recognition function to focus. From the picture we can see that the recognition of the face and eyes of the Fuji X-A7 is very accurate, and it can always track the focus, which is very good, especially for shooting Vlog. Whether it’s shooting during walking or explaining the character stopped, the focus can always stay on the human eye, avoiding the problem of virtual focus in the video material.
04 real shots: a shooting tool with hands
Next, let’s take a look at some real shots of Fuji X-A7:
Focal length: 15mm Aperture: f/3.5 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/1000 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 15mm Aperture: f/3.5 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/3 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 15mm Aperture: f/3.5 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time : 1/240 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 45mm Aperture: f/5.6 ISO sensitivity: 800 Exposure time: 1/38 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 15mm Aperture: f/3.5 ISO sensitivity: 200 Exposure time: 1 /0 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 45mm Aperture: f/5.6 ISO Sensitivity: 640 Exposure time: 1/70 Exposure compensation: -0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 45mm Aperture: f/5.6 ISO sensitivity: 640 Exposure time: 1/70 Exposure compensation: -0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 45mm Aperture: f/5.6 ISO Sensitivity: 1000 Exposure time: 1/70 Exposure compensation: -0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 45mm Aperture: f/5.6 ISO sensitivity: 1600 Exposure time: 1/30 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 45mm Aperture: f/22.0 ISO sensitivity Degree: 200 Exposure time: 1/10 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
As you can see from the sample, the Fuji X-A7 can cope with all the shooting subjects that novice users can encounter daily. Whether shooting large scenes with wide angles or close-ups of small objects, whether it is dynamic or static, this camera can easily complete the shooting. Moreover, the operation of the camera itself feels very good, and beginner users can easily complete the full set of adjustment and shooting operations, and it is easier to get started.
05 Summary: Getting started and the gospel of Vlog users
After a period of experience, the Fuji X-A7 gave me the feeling that it is very easy to use. There is no pressure to carry around, which is the selling point of mirrorless cameras. Coupled with the lightweight kit lens design, it can reach the overall body weight of 320g.
Fuji X-A7 is a newly built XA series Mirrorless camera, its screen is a new design, the display effect and flip experience are better; its button layout is a new design, the use experience is better; its UI interface is a new design, smarter and better logic.
In addition, Fuji X-A7’s focus ability and video shooting All have been comprehensively improved, the focusing system is more stable, and the face/eye recognition is more accurate, which is very helpful for our daily photo and video shooting, especially video shooting. Especially for Vlog users, with 4K 30P video quality and this focus ability, daily Vlog materials can be presented more perfectly.
Light painting mode
Light painting mode
In addition, Fuji X-A7 also has a lot of shooting functions, such as a new light painting mode, brightness mode countdown mode, optimized beauty mode, and better Bluetooth and Wi-Fi transmission modes Wait, these selling points can make users’ daily photo types richer, and they are very simple to use without complicated operations.
One more point, the battery life of Fuji X-A7 is 440 Around the picture, but don’t worry, because the product can be charged via USB, with a mobile power supply, it can last a whole day without stress.
Finally, let’s take a look at the price. The current price of the Fuji X-A7 kit is 4799 yuan, which has certain advantages in the current mainstream entry-level mirrorless cameras. But also consider that the camera itself has very good performance and control performance, so for entry users or Vlog users, this camera is very cost-effective and worth starting with.
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