As we reported here, the face/eye detection of the Fujiiflm X-A7 is supposed to be even better than the one currently available on the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm X-T30. But don’t worry, Fujifilm will deliver a firmware update to bring them on par with X-A7.
Now Jessops tested the face and eye detection of the Fujifilm X-A7 in quite low light. They say it locked very well even from pretty far away. You can see it by clicking “play” on the video above.
Compared to “other manufacturers” (Sony), they say it performs very similar in terms of locking on and staying locked.
Other than that, they say:
- big and super bright screen. Similar to mobile phone. Really responsive. One of the most responsive they have ever seen on a camera
- you have the original menu, but also a smart menu, that brings up your most used features and you can see adjustments on the screen while you make them (including changing film simulation)
- aimed for people, who want to step up from a smartphone
Don’t forget to:
Among the others, the Fujifilm X-A7 comes with an improved face and eye detection autofocus, that, according to information Maarten Heilbron has received from Fujifilm, is better than the one on the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm X-T30.
This is confirmed also by DPR, who said (also shared in our live blog):
Fujifilm has hinted that new AF algorithms will allow the X-A7 to perform as well or better than the X-T30/X-T3.
The good news:
As Maarten Heilbron disclosed in his Fujifilm X-A7 video shared in our live blogging, Fujifilm told him they will release a firmware update to bring the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30 eye/face AF on par with the Fujifilm X-A7.
Now, today Fujifilm also released a firmware update for the Fujifilm X-T3 (ver.3.01 here), but this just fixes a bug, and is NOT the firmware update Maarten is talking about.
FujiRumors already rumored, that Kaizen firmware updates are in the work and ready to be disclosed soon. They might bring AF improvements, as Maarten says, but also other new features, like the “live light trail“, also already available on the X-A7, and of course you can see this feature in action at our X-A7 live blog.
I know that’s a lot of information for our fellow American readers, who just woke up and suddenly have to digest all this info, so make sure to check back our previous articles.
- fujirumors.com – Fujifilm X-A7 live blogging – New features, first looks and press release
- fujirumors.com – Fujifilm X-T3 firmware 3.01 released
And of course, do not forget to:
Official Fujifilm Info
First Look Reviews
- BH Explora – Fujifilm Launches the New X-A7
- dpreview – hands on the X-A7
- imaging-resource – first look
- thephoblographer – first look
- dpreview – The X-A7 is Fujifilm’s first good entry-level mirrorless ILC