It’s not the best mirrorless camera in Fujifilm’s roster. However, the Fujifilm X-A3 might be exactly what you’re looking for if you’re into retro aesthetics, great value, and the best darn selfies you can take within arm’s length.
The newest version of Fujifilm’s entry-level mirrorless shooter, it combines aluminum elements and faux leather to look like a camera straight out of the bellbottom era. Except, of course, it’s a modern camera, with a function that’s optimized for all those selfies you’ll be sharing on social media.
Like its predecessor, the Fujifilm X-A3 comes with a 3-inch rear LCD that can be tilted 180 degrees so you can see yourself in the frame when taking selfies. To further improve those self-shots, the camera automatically focuses on your eyes as soon as you tilt the LCD upwards, with an option to automatically trigger the shutter either when you smile or when people huddle in front of the lens (group selfies). It’s built, by the way, around a newly-developed 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor, which is joined by a 77-point autofocus system (49 in single point mode), a continuous shooting speed of 6 fps, and 1080p video recording.
Features include an ISO sensitivity of 25600, maximum shutter speed of 1/32000th of a second, automatic switching for panoramic shots, and a battery rated at 410 frames between charges. It comes with a 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OIS II kit lens.
Slated to hit stores in October, the Fujifilm X-A3 is priced at $599.