The recently announced Fujifilm X-A5 and XP130 are due for release in Australia this month at RRPs of AU$899 and AU$299 respectively.


Front and rear views of the Fujifilm X-A5 camera. (Source: Fujifilm.)

The compact and portable Fujifilm X-A5 is the smallest and lightest model in the X Series range and features a new 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor with X Series colour reproduction technology. The X-A5 will be offered in kit format with the newly developed Fujinon XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ zoom lens. Key features of the new camera include 4K movie recording, a 180-degree tilting LCD touchscreen monitor and the latest Bluetooth 2 pairing technology for immediate image transfer. The camera’s SR+ AUTO mode includes scene recognition technology with improved skin tone reproduction for portrait subjects. ISO sensitivity extends to 12,800 to maximise shooting opportunities in low light levels and with moving subjects. The X-A5 is the first X-A Series model to feature phase detection pixels, originally developed for the X Series’ high-end models. The Intelligent Hybrid AF system focuses twice as fast as previous models.

The new Fujinon XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ zoom lens is the first electric powered zoom lens for the X Mount. It has the minimum working distance of just 5 cm and a wide angle of view equivalent to 23mm in 35mm format. Together with the 15-45mm lens, the X-A5 weighs just 496 grams making it the lightest camera-zoom kit lens combination in the X Series range. It will be available in Brown, Silver and Pink. The XC15-45mm lens will only be available in Silver and will only be sold as part of the X-A5 kit.


Front and rear views of the Fujifilm XP130 waterproof camera. (Source: Fujifilm.)

The new Fujifilm XP130 is the latest tough camera in the XP series. Dustproof, waterproof to 20 metres, shockproof to 1.75 metres and freeze-proof to -10 °C, it comes with a 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and 5x optical zoom lens. The zoom range starts at 28mm (35mm format equivalent) and can be doubled to 10x with Fujifilm’s Intelligent Digital Zoom technology. Optical image stabilisation is included. Other features include a large 3.0-inch 920,000-dot high definition LCD monitor; a Cinemagraph mode to produce still images with moving elements; Time-Lapse Video which automatically converts images taken by the camera using the interval timer to video formats and the Burst Mode of up to 10 frames per second (fps) shooting plus smooth full HD video recording at 60 fps. The Fujifilm XP130 weighs just 207 grams and will be available in White, Dark Silver, Yellow, Sky Blue and Lime.  For details, visit