Fujifilm to release "selfie-friendly" X-A3

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Fujifilm has announced the release of its latest X-Series model mirrorless camera, the X-A3.

The new retro design camera boasts a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor, 180° slide-and-tilt touch screen LCD with full visibility for capturing creative "selfies", skin-tone reproduction technology, extended battery life and sophisticated functionality.

The X-A3 comes equipped with a Fujinon XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II lens, with a minimum focusing distance of 7cm, which should make it handy for macro photography.

Fujifilm says its latest camera also has X Series signature colour reproduction technology which produces accurate, warm skin tones, making it ideal for people shots.

Film Simulation function offers 11 modes, including the newly added Pro Neg.Hi and Pro Neg.std, Fuji classic film modes such as Provia (standard) and Velvia (vivid), Astia (soft) or the documentary-style Classic Chrome. The X-A3 also has 10 Advanced Filters: Fisheye and Cross Screen, Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Colour, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key and Partial Colour.

Normal sensitivity range is ISO200-6400 which can be extended up to 25,600.

When taking "selfies", the 180 degree slide-and-tilt LCD is not blocked by the camera, allowing for 100 per cent visibility. The LCD uses a touchscreen to enable Touch AF, Touch Shoot and Touch Zoom. The grip is shaped to accommodate normal shooting, as well as self-portraits. The Self-Timer function now offers Smile Detection, Buddy Timer and Group Timer modes.

The built-in pop-up flash supports the Super Intelligent Flash system to accurately control light output.

Other X-A3 features include full HD recording; enhanced autofocus; maximum shutter speed of 1/32,000 seconds; and wireless functionality to enable remote shooting from smartphones and tablets.

The X-A3 sports a newly developed faux leather texture and is available in silver, pink or brown. It is expected to be available in 2016, RRP is $949.

Website: www.fujifilm.com.au

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