The entry level X-A7 has been revealed by Fujifilm with some important fresh features that render it a good upgrade over its predecessor the X-A5.

Source: FUJIFILM X-A7 Smart Mirrorless

It carries the recent 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor from Fujifilm and starters 8.5 times as many phase-detect pixels as its former entry-level model, the X-A5. While burst firing rates stay at 6 fps, this provides it much quicker auto-focus rates and fast face detection.

The X-A7 can now manage 4K at 30 fps for pictures instead of being hobbled at 15fps like the last model, and Fujifilm said it also has less spinning shutter (a probable Sony jab). However, shooting rates of 1080p are restricted to 60 fps. Although it can be expanded to ISO 25,600, the ISO range runs from 100-12,800.

The X-A7 will be simple to wrap around with a tiny, appealing rangefinder body weighing just 455 grams with a lens connected. And while the X-A5 has a selfies pop-up screen, the X-A7 has a full-articulated touch display that makes it more helpful not only for vlogging and selfies, but also for other shooting kinds.

The display is also the main way to change camera settings, as there are not many physical controls on the camera's back. You can alter display visibility, movie simulation, and other impacts by touching, clicking, or swipping.

Other features include the picture identification tech "Bright Mode" from Fujifilm, which uses HDR and other tricks to produce bright, vibrant pictures without fiddling.

This is the type of automatic mode used by smartphone shooters, so Fujifilm obviously believed this would be an significant characteristic for novices who could purchase an entry-level camera.

When it arrives in the US on October 24th, the Fujifilm X-A7 will cost $700 with a Fujinon XC 15-45 mm f/3.5-5.6 OIZ PZ kit lens. It comes with mint green and "camel" color choices, along with the usual silver and dark silver, if you're looking to stand out a little from the crowd. In some areas, you will also be prepared to get it in "navy."