Today Fujifilm announces its all-new X-A5 digital camera body with XC15-45mm lens kit, the lightest camera-zoom lens combination from the company's X Series. The camera also debuts the XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ, the first electric-powered zoom lens for X Mount digital cameras.

“The X-A5 packs Fujifilm’s renowned image quality and exciting fun features in a compact, lightweight body,” says Yuji Igarashi, General Manager of the Electronic Imaging Division & Optical Devices Division at FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “We are excited to bring a user-friendly camera that can capture great images, to the market at an affordable price.”

The camera arrives in three colors, each decked out with synthetic leather and coming packaged with the latest Bluetooth technology to speed up image transfer and broaden video capabilities with its 4K output.

The powerful 24.2MP APS-C sensor features phase detection, combined with the brand's celebrated color reproduction technology. An intelligent Hybrid AF system then focuses two times as fast as previous models, while the ISO sensitivity range is now up to ISO12800, with extended sensitivity range up to ISO51200.

The X-A5's electric-powered lens is in turn ideal for capturing closer shots, allowing you to start at a wide angle and then zoom in seamlessly.

The camera also shoots video in 4K, with a Burst Function that offers 15 frames per second in 4K image quality. Multi Focus Mode in turn stacks 4K-quality images while automatically changing the depth of field setting.

You can look forward to Fujifilm's all-new X-A5 camera kit becoming available February 8 for $599.95 USD. The XC15-45mmF3.5- 5.6 OIS PZ lens ($299.95 USD) then arrives March 15.

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