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conclusion:We like it

81 December 23rd 2013 11:02 am

Fuji's X-A1 is the company's cheapest compact to date, offering solid image quality but lacking the premium feel of their more expensive models. While What Digital Camera compliments the X-A1's "retro styling that matches the classic rangefinder look," Pocket-Lint feels the old-school design is covered in "unconvincing faux leather." The X-A1 also suffers from "disappointing" video quality, according to Expert Reviews, but at least Fuji didn't skimp on image quality, with TechRadar saying the X-A1 is capable of "superb images," and the Phoblographer says "the X-A1 provides some beautiful results." If you don't mind your retro styling feeling just a bit cheap, the X-A1 offers great images in an affordable package.

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Critic reviews

7.9
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    9.4
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    6.5
  • Battery life
    10
  • Design and form factor
    7.9
  • Durability
    7.6
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    7.8

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8.0
Macworld May 22, 2014

If you’ve been seduced by the premium look and feel of previous Fujifilm X cameras but haven’t been able to justify the expense until now, the X-A1 is a great value-added place to start.

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7.0
PC Mag Feb 11, 2014

The Fujifilm X-A1 is the least expensive X-series camera that Fuji sells; while it doesn't feature the company's unique X-Trans image sensor, it's still a solid performer.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Oct 15, 2013

The Fujifilm X-A1 puts in a very good performance, and although we felt it was missing a few niceties when stood beside its closest competitors, we found them easy to overlook on account of the affordable price.

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8.0
Reviewed.com Cameras Oct 14, 2013

The X-A1 feels like it's disposable. X-mount lenses are a bargain compared to similar glass from Canon and Nikon, but you're still looking at spending upwards of a grand to getting the X-A1 plus the prime of your choice.

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9.0
What Digital Camera Oct 29, 2013

While it's a bit on the complicated side for beginners, it has the style, performance and handling to appeal to the more ambitious casual photographers, while its photographic versatility, superb image quality and Fuji's growing line of top-quality lenses will sell it to enthusiasts on a budget.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Nov 1, 2013

The Fujifilm X-A1 delivers an excellent standard of image quality, is an attractively designed camera and has a strong level of performance. While the lenses in the X series might not be the cheapest on the market, the X-A1 is well worthy of consideration in the entry-level CSC market.

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8.0
Steve's Digicams Nov 6, 2013

The mirrorless camera market has a serious contender in the X-A1. Its APS-C sensor, high image quality, and stellar low-light performance make it a very attractive option.

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8.0
TechRadar Nov 11, 2013

The X-A1 scores well for build and functionality and price, which makes the slight (and some might say theoretical) dip in image quality in comparison with the Fuji X-M1 much more palatable.

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8.0
Digital Versus Mar 18, 2014

... the X-A1 is a very good little mirrorless lens-switcher that gives plenty of bang for relatively few bucks. Still, let's not forget that Fuji's excellent XC 16-50 mm lens does a lot of the work here, and that's what really helps this DSLM stand out from other models.

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9.0
ePHOTOzine Nov 6, 2013

With the introduction of the X-A1, Fujifilm also introduced a number of more affordable lenses, making the Fujifilm X series a much more compelling system. With impressive image quality and a camera packed with features, we would highly recommend the Fujifilm X-A1.

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8.0
The Phoblographer Oct 18, 2013

With a wealth of glass available for it, the X-A1 is a smart choice for those in the market for their first interchangeable lens camera who find the bigger rigs a bit too daunting.

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9.0
Photography Blog Oct 3, 2013

Ultimately, we prefer the X-A1 to the X-M1, as it delivers the same handling, features and performance, and, crucially, very similar image quality at a lower price.

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