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Fujifilm Adds X-A1 Entry CSC

Valhalla, N.Y. – Fujifilm introduced Wednesday the X-A1 as its entry-level model in its X series of mirrorless compact system cameras.

The X-A1, which ships later this month, carries a $599 suggested retail price, and packs a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS kit lens.

The camera includes a 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a Bayer color filter array but omits the X-Trans image sensor of other X-Series compacts.

The camera is available in black, and includes built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.

Other key features include: an EXR Processor II image processing, 3-inch 920,000 dot tilting LCD monitor screen,     Full HD 1080p video capture with stereo sound, extended sensitivity to ISO 25,600, a 5.6fps continuous shooting rate, advanced SR AUTO and Q menu button, film simulation and advanced filters.

At the same time, Fuji introduced the Fujinon XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS lens to the arsenal of available lenses for the X-series models. It is expected to ship in November at a $400 suggested retail price.