Images of the Fujifilm X-A7 have been leaked by Nokishita. These photos confirm that there will indeed be no D-pad, which has been replaced instead by a joystick. This allows for a large LCD screen that takes up most of the back of the camera. Unfortunately, these photos don't show the new blue color that's rumored to be available for this camera.
The Fujifilm X-A7 will reportedly be announced at some point this week, according to a rumor from website Fuji Rumors. An upgrade to the Fujifilm X-A5, this latest update will have some interesting specs that'll certainly grab the attention of vloggers and entry-level photographers everywhere.
One new feature that may raise some eyebrows is the lack of a D-pad. Many photographers consider this to be an essential part of a camera due to its ability to arrange the focus point. However, it appears as if Fujifilm will simply be replacing the D-pad with a joystick in the upcoming X-A7.
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One of the reasons Fujifilm may have done this is because the joystick will take up less room than the D-pad, allowing more space for the rumored larger screen. Even more excitingly, the X-A7 will include a vari-angle LCD. Apparently, this will work similarly to the Canon 6D Mk II's screen.
Vari-angle LCDs are perfect for vlogging, as the versatile screen allows you to film yourself while being able to watch the LCD to ensure that your focus and exposure is correct. According to Fuji Rumors, this will be the first vari-angle LCD screen in the Fujifilm world, so perhaps Fujifilm have decided to try and capture their own little slice of the vlogging camera market.
However, these aren't the only surprises Fujifilm has in store for us. Apparently the X-A7 will also come in a new blue color.
As for us, we enjoyed using the Fujifilm X-A5 and we're excited to see what the latest upgrade can do. We're hoping that the Fujifilm X-A7 will have a lighter body than the X-A5 (which weighed in at a slightly bloated 361g). We'd also like to see a faster autofocus as well. However, it seems that it might only be a matter of time until we see a full list of specs, so we'll keep you updated as soon as we hear.