Fujifilm X-A7 Beats Fujifilm X-T3 Face/Eye Autofocus, but Firmware Update for X-T3 / X-T30 is Coming

Earlier today Fujifilm announced the Fujifilm X-A7, actually a very nice and capable camera. You can see the full X-A7 launch coverage here.

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:

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Fujifilm X-A7 vs Sony A6100 vs Fujifilm X-A5 Specs and Size Comparison

Apotelyt has already added the Fujifilm X-A7 to their database. The specs are all based on the latest leaks.

Hence, you can now compare it to any camera in their system. Down below a few examples you can check out:

  • Fujifilm X-A7 vs Sony A6100 – click here
  • Fujifilm X-A7 vs Sony A6600 – click here
  • Fujifilm X-A7 vs Fujifilm X-A5 – click here
  • for your own comparison access their main page here

The Fujifilm X-A7 will be announced tomorrow, September 12.

Live blogging will take place here on FujiRumors.

Fujifilm X-A7 Specs and Price Leaked – Announcement September 12 – UPDATE

UPDATE: Fujifilm X-A7 coming in 2 more colors in addition to the ones already leaked. Still one missing, though. Let’s see if nokishita can leak that one too :)

The Fujifilm X-A7 is about to be launched tomorrow, and I have been told a few more details about it by a new source (thanks a lot! :) )

  • 24 megapixel sensor
  • faster autofocus than Fujifilm X-A5
  • Touch LCD screen
  • USB-C for charging and connecting
  • Video: 4K at 24, 25 and 29.9fps as well as full HD up to 59.9

The specs above (and the ones we have shared in older X-A7 rumors) have now been confirmed also by nokishita:

  • Newly developed approximately 24.24 million pixel APS-C size sensor
    • Improved image quality during high-sensitivity shooting compared to X-A5
    • Uses copper wiring that enables high-speed data reading
    • Approximately 8.5 times the number of image plane phase difference pixels compared to X-A5
  • Realized 4K video using abundant amount of information equivalent to 6K by reading all pixels of the sensor
  • Capable of shooting smooth 4K movies at 30 frames / second
  • 4K video can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes, and full HD / HD video for up to 30 minutes.
  • Equipped with “Countdown Video” function for the first time as “X Series”
  • Equipped with “HD High Speed ​​Video” function
  • Equipped with 3.5 inch wide (16: 9) touch panel monitor of about 2.76 million dots
  • High visibility is achieved with a rear LCD monitor with a maximum brightness of 1000 candela.
  • For the first time in the “X Series”, the “Vari Angle Structure” that allows the monitor to be adjusted to any angle is adopted.
  • Lineup of “Scene Position” with “Light Trail” as “X Series” for the first time
  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth installed
  • Input / output terminals: USB Type-C (USB 2.0 High-Speed), HDMI micro terminal (Type D), φ2.5mm 3-pole mini jack
  • Recording media: SD card / SDHC card / SDXC card UHS-I
  • Battery: NP-W126S
  • Standard number of shots: approx. 270 standard, approx. 440 economy
  • Size: 119.0mm x 67.7mm x 41.2mm
  • Weight: Approximately 320g (including battery and memory card), approximately 271g (main unit only)
  • Color: Silver, Camel
  • Kit lens: XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
  • Reservation start date: September 12, 2019
  • Scheduled release date: Late October 2019
  • International Price: Lens Kit $ 699

The Fujifilm X-A7 looks actually like a very nice camera to me.

Especially the upgrade in the video compartment (now 4K@30p instead of the previous – and rather useless – 4K@15p) together with the new fully articulating screen, make it a compact options for vloggers.

A nice camera is coming our way, although I wish it had a pop-up EVF instead of a pop-up flash.

Fujifilm X-A7 Images Leaked

As we told you here, the Fujifilm X-A7 comes with a fully articulating screen, as now the leaked images of nokishtia show.

Also all the other specs we already shared are correct:

  • bigger screen
  • no D-Pad
  • joystick

I just wish Fuji would have put a pop up EVF instead of a pop up flash into it.

Also, we told you it will come this week.

PS: Thanks for the nickname ;)