Product review

5 ways that you can do using Fujifilm X-A3

A few weeks ago, I embarked to Cebu for the second time as I attended Cebu Food Crawl 2017 and also “me time” away from work. Been there for a week of food adventure and sightseeing around Sugbu. I was fascinated by what did Fujifilm X-A3 makes my stay in the Queen City of the South.

 

 

I’m an amateur photographer and did my first photog stint last June for Britney Spears concert that was held at Mall of Asia Arena. Though planning to try out basic photography and buy a professional camera, but when I tried out the mirrorless revolution of X-A3, every shot that I did were fab.

Here are 5 ways that you can do using Fujifilm X-A3:

  • While in Cebu, I was able to try its Panorama function. You have to pan the direction you want to take a photo from left to right or up and down. I thought I have to long press the button the recording…it’s not.
Overlooking Fort San Pedro, Cebu City

 

Outside Casa Gorordo Museum

 

  • Before the plane took off to Cebu, I was able to record a video using X-A3 with continuous focus adjustment.
  • During my stay in Cebu, I was able to check out museums around the city. Took photos using Portrait enhancer.
One of the kitchenware at Fort San Pedro

 

 

Dining area at Casa Gorordo Museum

 

Near the lobby of Montebello Villa Cebu

 

  • One of the things that I love X-A3 is taking food shots. When I took this photo below using the Autofocus option, the crisp of the vibrant colors appears.
  • While waiting for my flight going back to Manila, I was able to try the Advanced Filters such as Fish Eye, Pop Color, and Partial Color.

I will recommend Fujifilm X-A3 for those who are planning to try photography like me. It’s handy and also if you’re focusing on food and portrait shots, it’s easy to use.

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Specs:

Model Name FUJIFILM X-A3
Number of effective pixels 24.2 million pixels
Image sensor 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C) CMOS with primary color filter

Sensor Cleaning system
Ultra Sonic Vibration
Storage media SD Card (-2G) / SDHC Card (-32G) / SDXC Card (-256G) UHS-I*1
File format
Still image
JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*2 / RAW (RAF format) / RAW+JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Movie
Movie File Format: MOV
Movie Video Compression: H.264
Audio: Linear PCM Stereo
Number of recorded pixels L: (3:2) 6000x4000 / (16:9) 6000x3376 / (1:1) 4000×4000
M: (3:2) 4240x2832 / (16:9) 4240x2384 / (1:1) 2832×2832
S: (3:2) 3008x2000 / (16:9) 3008x1688 / (1:1) 2000×2000

<Motion Panorama>
180°: Vertical: 2160 x 9600 / Horizontal: 9600 x 1440
120°: Vertical: 2160 x 6400 / Horizontal: 6400 x 1440
Lens mount FUJIFILM X mount
Sensitivity Standard Output Sensitivity : AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3(up to ISO6400) / ISO200 to 6400(1/3 step)
Extended output sensitivity : ISO100 / 12800 / 25600
Exposure control TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average
Exposure mode P(Program AE) / A(Aperture Priority AE) / S(Shutter Speed Priority AE) / M(Manual Exposure)
Exposure compensation -3.0EV – +3.0EV, 1/3EV step
(movie recording : -2.0EV – +2.0EV)
Image Stabilizer Supported with OIS type lens
Face detection Yes
Eye detection Yes
Shutter type Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter speed
(with mechanical shutter)
Mechanical Shutter
4 sec. to 1/4000 sec.(P mode), 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.(All modes)
Bulb mode(up to 60 min), TIME : 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
Electronic Shutter*3
1 sec. to 1/32000 sec.(P / A / S / M modes)
Bulb mode : 1 sec. fixed, TIME : 1 sec to 1/32000 sec.
Mechanical + Electronic Shutter
4 sec. to 1/32000 sec.(P mode), 30 sec. to 1/32000 sec.(All modes)
Bulb mode(up to 60 min), TIME : 30 sec. to 1/32000 sec.
Synchronized shutter speed for flash
1/180 sec. or slower
Continuous shooting Approx. 6.0 fps (JPEG : max. approx. 10 frames)
Approx. 3.0 fps (JPEG : max. approx. 50 frames)

  • * Recordable frame number may vary depending on the type of memory card used.
  • * The frame rate varies with shooting condition and the number of images recorded.
Auto bracketing AE Bracketing (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)
Film Simulation Bracketing (Any 3 types of film simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (100% · 200% · 400%)
ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)
White Balance Bracketing (±1, ±2, ±3)
Focus
Mode
Single AF / Continuous AF / MF / AF+MF
Type
TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available
AF frame selection
Single point AF: 7×7 (Changeable size of AF frame among 5 types),
Zone AF: 3×3 / 5×3 / 5×5 from 77 areas on 11×7 grid,
Wide/Tracking AF: (up to 9 area)
  • * AF-S : Wide
  • * AF-C : Tracking
White balance Automatic Scene recognition / Custom1-3 / Color temperature selection (2500K-10000K) / Preset: Fine,Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White),Incandescent light, Underwater
Self-timer 2 sec. / 10 sec. / Smile / Buddy (LV.1 – LV.3) / Group (1-4 subjects)
Flash Manual pop-up flash (Super Intelligent Flash)
Guide number : Approx 5 (ISO100・m) / Approx 7 (ISO200・m)
Flash modes
Red-eye removal OFF
Auto/Forced Flash/Suppressed Flash/Slow Synchro/Rear-curtain Synchro/Commander
Red-eye removal ON
Red-eye Reduction Auto/Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash/Suppressed Flash/ Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro/Red-eye Reduction & Rear-curtain Synchro/Commander
  • * Red-eye removal is active when Face Detection is set to ON.
Hot shoe Yes ( dedicated TTL Flash compatible)
LCD monitor 3.0-inch, aspect ratio 3:2, approx. 1,040K-dot Tilt-type, TFT color LCD monitor (approx. 100% coverage)
Movie recording Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p / 50p / 24p, Continuous recording : up to approx. 14 min.
HD 1280 x 720 60p / 50p / 24p, Continuous recording : up to approx. 27 min.

  • * Use a card with SD Speed Class with class 10 or higher
Mode dial Advanced SR AUTO / P / S / A / M / C(Custom) / Night / Sports / Landscape / Portrait Enhancer / SP(Scene Position) / Adv.
Film Simulation mode 11 type (PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, CLASSIC CHROME, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA)
Dynamic range setting AUTO, 100%, 200%, 400%
ISO restriction (DR100%: No limit, DR200%: ISO400 or more, DR400%: ISO800 or more)
Advanced filter Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Fish-eye, Soft focus, Cross screen, Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)
Touch screen Shooting Mode : Shooting, AF, Focus area , Digital zoom, Protrait enhancement level (Portrait Enhancer mode)
Display Mode : Swipe, Zoom, Pinch-in / Pinch-Out, Double-tap, Drag
Other photography functions Advanced SR AUTO, Eye detection AF, Face Detection, Interval timer shooting, Auto Red-eye Removal, Select custom setting, Motion panorama, Color space, Setting (Color, Sharpness, D-range, Gradation), Film Simulation, Advanced Filter, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Preview depth of focus, Pre-AF, Focus check, Focus Peak Highlight, Multiple exposure, Release priority / Focus priority selection, Fn button setting, ISO AUTO control, Interlock spot AE & Focus area, Edit/Save quick menu, Preview exp./WB in manual mode, Shutter Type, Touch screen setting
Playback functions RAW conversion, Image rotate, Auto image rotate, Face Detection, Red-eye reduction, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Protect, Crop, Resize, Panorama, Favorites
Wireless transmitter
Standard
IEEE 802.11b / g / n (standard wireless protocol)
Access mode
Infrastructure
Wireless functions Geotagging setup, Image transfer (Individual image/Selected multiple images), View & Obtain Images, PC Autosave, instax Printer Print
Playback functions RAW conversion, Image rotate, Auto image rotate, Face Detection, Red-eye reduction, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Protect, Crop, Resize, Panorama, Favorites
Other functions PictBridge, Exif Print, 35 Languages, Date/Time, Time difference, Sound & Flash OFF, Quick start Mode, High Performance, Preview exp. in Manual mode, LCD Brightness, LCD Color, Preview Pic. Effect, DISP. Custom Setting
Terminal
Video output
Digital interface
USB 2.0 High-Speed / micro USB terminal
* connectable with Remote Release RR-90 (sold separately)
HDMI output
HDMI Micro connector (Type D)
Power supply NP-W126S Li-ion battery (included)
Dimensions 116.9(W) mm x 66.9 (H) mm x 40.4(D) mm / 4.6 in.(W) x 2.6 in. (H) x 1.6 in. (D)
(Minimum depth: 31.6 mm/ 1.2 in.)
Weight Approx. 339g / 12.0 oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 290 g / 10.2 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
Operating Temperature 0 – 40°C / 32 – 104°F
Operating Humidity 10 – 80% (no condensation)
Battery life for still images*4 Approx. 410 frames (with XF35mmF1.4 R lens)
Starting up period Approx. 0.7 sec., when QUICK START mode set to ON
Approx. 1.3 sec., when QUICK START mode set to OFF

 

 

 

 

Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance social media manager and web developer. She also devoted her time managing her food blog, and music/concert blog. One of the Hootsuite Ambassador for the Philippines since 2014 and currently working as social media manager for the local band, The Itchyworms. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.