Mirrorless cameras are trending right now as they are deemed as the ‘camera of the future’. It’s also a solution to heavy and bulky DSLRs. They are much lighter and compact as they do have the complex mirror systems which are found in DSLRs. Instead of relying on mirrors, such cameras use image sensors and send the image to the electronic viewfinder (EVF). In terms of image quality-wise, there’s still a difference but for such a compact camera with interchangeable lenses, its function and capabilities are pretty impressive.
Size does matters. So I sold traded my DSLR for a new camera at a camera store. Initially, I wanted to trade for a newer DSLR but the shopkeeper recommended that I should get a mirrorless camera instead. He recommended me a few brands of mirrorless cameras and I find Fujifilm X-A3 to be more reasonably priced. Hence, I decided to purchase that and took it home with me.
I couldn’t remember how much I’ve purchased for but I believe that it costs around $800. It comes with a free leather case for the camera, lens hood as well as a 32G SD card. You could purchase the camera body with the Fujifilm kit lenses XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 and XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7. For me, I bought the camera body together with one of the kit lens, XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 only.
|XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Kit Lens|
The reason why I find this camera highly suitable for my current lifestyle is because of these camera features:
180° Tilting LCD & Portrait Enhancer for Selfie
Touch Screen Operation
New 24M APS-C Sensor
Super Intelligent Flash
The tilting LCD allows for selfies and vlogging alike. And with the wireless communication, I could send photos directly to my phone and upload on my social media channels instantly. The image quality is superb as well and what stood out for me is the camera ability to capture all the details of the image. The images always turn out to be really sharp. It is great for taking close-up objects as well as sceneries. The video quality is exceptional as well because the camera can shoot up to 60 frames per second.
These cameras are on par with Canon’s mirrorless cameras or maybe even better. Canon is still best in capturing images with an attractive colour brilliance while Fujifilm cameras produce finer and sharper images thanks to Japanese camera technology.
To learn more about the camera, you can watch this YouTube video here which I find it really useful. The guys from Fujifilm actually did a video tutorial on this camera to explain the functions of the camera.
Overall, it’s a great mirrorless camera with superb image quality and it is definitely a good alternative to DSLRs. The only qualms I had was the leather case which I can’t seem to fit the camera properly into the casing. If you happen to know how to fit in the leather casing, do let me know in the comment box below!
Model: FUJIFILM X-A3
Image sensor: 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C) CMOS with primary color filter
Storage media: SD Card (-2G) / SDHC Card (-32G) / SDXC Card (-256G) UHS-I
Weight: Approx. 339g / 12.0 oz. (including battery and memory card
- Li-ion battery NP-W126S
- AC power adapter AC-5VF
- Plug Adapter
- USB cable
- Shoulder strap
- Body cap
- Owner’s manual
It was my first time using a Fujifilm mirrorless camera and I hoping that they would come up with a variety of kit lenses to shoot high-quality images and videos!