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A First Look At Fujifilm’s Retro X-A3 Mirrorless Camera

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I love Fujifilm and Fujiguys because even if you don’t own a Fuji camera, which shame on you! The Fujiguys on Twitter and Youtube provide tons of feedback for their cameras and tips on photography that can help everyone from the novice photo taker like myself to the more professional photographer looking to improve their game. 

Last year I introduced you guys to Fujifilm X-A2 Mirrorless Camera. An innovative camera for use by everyone, and one I used on my blog daily almost for six months, and although it’s still one of my favorite cameras I’ve ever reviewed. I couldn’t wait to see what Fujifilm did to improve upon it. 

Well, you’re in luck! 

Here’s a first look at the brand new Fujifilm X-A3 Mirrorless Camera, and this baby has tons of improvements along with the fact it takes some of the best photos I’ve ever taken. 

As the video states above many features were improved upon with the upgrade to the X-A3, including the newly developed 24MP sensor the camera uses highlighting your subject and blurring out the background to give you more image stabilization during your shot, and control over your focus of subject. 

Above is an example of me using the new sensor on auto plus mode to isolate the subject (the coffee) while everything else fades into the background. 

Above another example: I isolated the cake my soon-to-be sister in law made for my nephew celebrating his birthday. I love how the cake is the focus while everything else is sort of blurred out.

Just playing around. BTW this setting is just me using the auto controls. I can’t even imagine what you can create while in manual mode. 

Another thing that is great about the Fuji X-A3 is there is no dedicated MACRO button. That’s right. Just point and shoot your subject. I love it! You can get as close as 7cm to your subject. 

Above is a pic of my son who decided to get as close to the camera without jumping inside the lens LOL. The details and quality are incredible! 

Speaking of details. The Fuji X-A3 takes professional photographs. No need to hire a photographer for your special event. I love this shot I took of my soon to be sister in law and her son. It’s a great photo that captures the essence of love between a mother and child, and I cannot rave enough about the quality of the shot. Better than any cell phone I’ve ever used! 

More Great Shots! 

Overall the Fujifilm X-A3 is incredible! The shots I was able to create just using AUTO mode were fast, simple, and easy. None of these photos are edited btw. They are used as taken.

If you are a seasoned photographer though. The Fujifilm X-A3 allows for RAW photos, manual mode where you can adjust the ISO settings, lighting, adding many more options for you to choose from and play around with, making this a camera that is truly for everyone. 


One of the biggest selling features of the X-A3 is the ability to take true selfies like the way our cell phones do. The X-A3 sports a flip around touch screen shifting 180 degrees so you can take selfies and videos while you’re traveling or on the go. This is great for Vloggers like myself or anyone wanting to capture some selfie moments. 

You can also connect the X-A3 wirelessly to share your photos with your friends instantly through your cell phone, which is great for today’s society of social networking. Above my son poses with me for a selfie at the party. 

Photo Source/Fujifilm

The Fujifilm X-A3 is very retro looking (old skool) in appearance, but there isn’t anything old skool about it.  It comes in three colors. Brown. Pink & Black. 

Let’s Look At The Rundown 

  • NEW! battery heat protector S-series
  • Tilting 180-degree touch display
  • Different shooting modes and advanced filters such as toy, nighttime, auto plus, and many more. 
  • NEW! Easy grip and slimmer profile making it simple to hold in the hands
  • NEW! USB chargeable
  • Full HD video with face detection
  • NEW! Time lapse photos
  • NEW! Panoramic photos
  • Automatic sensor cleaning 
  • Interchangeable lenses
  • NEW! auto macro mode


The Fujifilm X-A3 is a camera really for everyone with a ton of really great features. You can purchase the camera anywhere that sells Fujifilm cameras such as Bestbuy and London Drugs with a price point of $749 CDN and worth the price in my own opinion.  

Tip: Use a larger numbered SD card 10 and up for better quality. Lower quality SD cards don’t function properly with the sensor. 

With a higher built-in sensors. The ability to shoot RAW and edit later. Macro mode built in. Different filters. Easy grip and long shooting lens. The Fujifilm X-A3 is a great mirrorless camera for any family wanting to capture those special moments in life.

What do you think of the Fujifilm X-A3? Have you ever used a mirrorless camera? 

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