Fujifilm X-A7 review

Compact, light and almost perfect

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Everything about the X-A7 has been designed with the smartphone user in mind – from the large rear LCD screen and a relatively user-friendly menu interface. And with topnotch image quality that even the experts will be pleased with, it’s an excellent little snapper. Autofocus performance is impressive for both stills and video, which even some enthusiast-level cameras have trouble with. Even the lack of a viewfinder didn’t both us.

Our only complaints are about the camera’s ergonomics – there’s barely a grip to speak of and the joystick isn’t within easy reach of the thumb. You’ll have to support the weight of the camera by holding the lens every time you need to reach for the joystick. The 16:9 display also takes some getting used to. Choose another aspect ratio and you’re going to be losing real estate on either side of the screen.

The physical complaints aside, it’s very easy for us to recommend this camera, particularly since you can grab a kit for a rather reasonable price of $699 / £699 / AU$999. There are cheaper options on the market, but we’re yet to come across one that matches the autofocus performance, ease of use and the image quality of the X-A7.


Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

Sharmishta is TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor and loves all things photography, something she discovered while chasing monkeys in the wilds of India (she studied to be a primatologist but has since left monkey business behind). While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, she's also an avid reader and has become a passionate proponent of ereaders, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about the convenience of these underrated devices. When she's not testing camera kits or the latest in e-paper tablets, she's discovering the joys and foibles of smart home gizmos. She's also the Australian Managing Editor of Digital Camera World and, if that wasn't enough, she contributes to T3 and Tom's Guide, while also working on two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under.