The Fujifilm X-A line is incredibily popular in Asia, and in some countries, like Thailand, the X-A line sells better than any other digital camera with interchangeable lenses (Canon and Nikon included).
The currently most recent iteration of this camera is the Fujifilm X-A3, announced back in August 25, 2016, with flippy screen and 24 MP ASP-C Bayer sensor with no on sensor phase detection pixels (PDAF).
Now Fujifilm is working on the Fujifilm X-A5. I don’t have the specs now, but would be nice if it would have PDAF.
The X-A5 could also be one of the 2 cameras Fujifilm registered bluetooth for (the first one is the Fujifilm X-E3).
And in case you wonder why the successor of the X-A3 is not called X-A4, keep in mind that this camera is extremely popular in Asia, where the Nr.4 brings bad luck. Just check out “tetraphobia” on wikipedia.
Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 Square Printer
Fujifilm will announce the rumored Instax Share SP-3 square printer on October 25.
I own, use and love these little printers. Especially when travelling, it’s a great tool that can help to “break the ice” with locals and they will be more than happy to be photographed.
We have a dedicated Instax Smartphone Printer for travels thread on our forum.
And now Fuji, please Instax Share SP-W1 (Wide) printer!
See all current Fujifilm Instax Square Products at AmazonUS.
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10: USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: WexUK, PCHstore
Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 Printer: USA: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonITA, AmazonFR, AmazonESP, WexUK AUS: CameraPro
I hear that Fujifilm is working on a firmware update for the Fujifilm X-E3, which, if everything goes like planed, should be out by the end of 2017.
Always according to the source (thanks), there should be improvements with the geotagging, by allowing constant and automatic real-time geotagging via bluetooth. There will also be an update for the camera remote app.
Geotagging with Fujifilm cameras is currently very basic and definitely needs improvement. As cameralabs wrote in his X-T20 review here:
The Wifi and smartphone app work well for remote control and image transfer, but the geo-tagging remains very basic, successfully transferring the co-ordinates when you start the process, but unforgiveably not updating them as you move away and take more photos. Confusingly the app offers to continue tagging photos for up to 60 minutes, but they’ll all be given the same position as the first shot. It’s confusing and basic compared to the logging or always-on Bluetooth connectivity offered on several rival bodies.
Now the X-E3 finally offers bluetooth, and a constant low power consumption connection with the smartphone should be possible. But let’s hope geotagging will improve also with other Fuji cameras, using WiFi only.
Best X-E3 Combo: The Fujifilm X-E3 with XF23mmF2 costs $1,149 only.
Considering that the X-E3 body costs $899, this means you get the lens for $250 (instead of regular $450). A good deal that you can get at BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera. Some FR-readers say that the deal is not available in their EU countries. But some countries are offering the bundle, such as PCHstore here.
The X-E3 combo is available also in Canada at AmazonCA.
The Deals Are Here
The Fuji X deals will officially start October 15 at 00:01 AM New York time.
However, some stores are already offering the discounts now at AmazonUS. You can already get the X-T2 and X-Pro2 rebated. Many lenses are discounted already too, like the XF50-140mm. Just check the list below.
I have also received (thanks) the full list of camera deals (in addition to the lens deals shared yesterday), which I will share down below.
Full List of Discounts
TIP: In the past some lenses run out of stock quickly for months. So grab yours as soon as possible to avoid long waiting times
HELP: feel free to grab your discounted X-gear using the affiliate links here on FujiRumors. No extra costs for you, and you will help me to keep the this blog running. Thanks for your support
Many camera & lens deals are live (via third party) at AmazonUS
X-T2 Body (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T2 Graphite Body (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T2 + XF18-55 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T20 body (save $100): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
X-T20 + XF18-55 (save $100): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
X-T20 + XC16-50 (save $100): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
XF18mm (save $50): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF27mm (save $50): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF60mm (save $50): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF35mmF1.4 (save $50): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF14mm (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF 16mm (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, Adorama
XF23mmF1.4 (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF56mm (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF90mm (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF10-24mm (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF55-200mm (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF18-135mm (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF56mmAPD (save $150): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF16-55mm (save $150): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF50-140mm (save $150): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF100-400mm (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
The future of the Deals
I can hear you say: they are not that great like deals in the past.
But guys, we better get used to it. A few years ago, hardly anyone owned Fujifilm X, and Fuji had to offer terrific deals to “convince” people to buy into the X system. But now, that Fuji X has become popular, there is simply no real need to launch such agressive deals anymore.
Hence, deals on X-system have become more rare, and when they come, like now, they will be less amazing as in the past.
On the other hand, GFX deals are now much better.