The only thing we can bring back from an amazing trip with our kids is precious memories… and photos of them.
Don’t you think our kids grow way too fast? Isn’t great to go back to a time and place where your family had the best vacation by looking at photos?
And with the growing popularity of Instagram and photo books, we can set up and get printed by ourselves, taking breathtaking photos of our family has become a must when we travel. When you’ll feel your smartphone isn’t doing a good job anymore at taking the best photos of your travel adventures, you’ll without a doubt buy a mirrorless camera.
The Fujifilm X-A5 is a cool camera for Insta worthy family travel photos, and here are 6 reasons why.
My favorite features of the new cool Fujifilm X-A5 mirrorless camera
1. Mirrorless means small, compact and lightweight
Long gone are the days when you needed a bulky and heavy DSLR camera to take clear and high-quality Insta worthy photos of your kids on the beach. Mirrorless cameras are the new DSLR! The Fujifilm X-A5 mirrorless camera is small, so it is easy to carry in a purse or backpack (depending on the lens you are using of course!). Even though it is small, it is compact enough to offer you all the cool features a DSLR has. It is also lightweight: it weighs approximately 361g / 12.7 oz. (including battery and memory card), so it is light enough to be easy to carry around all day.
2. The look!
The Fujifilm X-A5 has a very cool retro design! You can get it in Pink, Brown or Silver (I got the brown one, and I love the vintage look!). Taking a photo with this good-looking camera turn heads! If we are trying hard to make our outfits match and look lovely when traveling, why not choose a cute camera too?
3. The 180° tilting LCD and portrait enhancer for selfies
This feature is my #1 favorite: you can now get a high-quality selfie with the help of the 180° tilting LCD and portrait enhancer: perfect for Insta worthy photos. No smartphone can give you a 24M selfie! By the way, it makes recording videos of yourself easy too, since you can take a shot and record a video in selfie mode!
The tilting screen makes it also so easy to take low shots, for example, holding the camera at your waist, and still perfectly capturing the moment.
4. Wireless communication
The wireless communication is great for 2 reasons.
First, it makes sharing high-quality photos taken with your terrific Fujifilm X-A5 mirrorless camera so easy! You only have to download and install on your smartphone the app “Fujifilm Camera Remote”, and then you can pick and choose the photos from your camera, download them on your phone via Bluetooth and share on Instagram, Facebook, or any other social media.
Second, you can take photos with your Fujifilm X-A5 remotely from your phone. This makes it so easy to set up your camera for example on a lounge chair, on the beach, and then take the time to get all your family looking good in the turquoise clear water, selecting exactly where you want the camera to focus from your phone, and then easily and seamlessly taking the photo. Easy, breezy… Fujifilm!
5. The touchscreen
How cool is that: you can select where you want the focus to be and take the photo only by touching the LCD screen. You can also know with only a quick look at what ISO is selected, battery level, exposure compensation, and flipping through your recorded photos too.
6. So many other cool features
You finally have access to hundreds of cool features: different scenes to choose from (night, flower, snow, beach, party, sunset, portrait, etc.) for when it’s your spouse who know nothing about photography that is taking the shot, advanced filter (fog remove, HDR, cross screen, etc.), film simulation, 4k movies and burst shots, macro photography, and many more.
7. One last thing…
As a blogger, I take it very seriously to tell you all the facts, the good, the bad and the ugly about the products that I test and try. The Fujifilm X-A5 is indeed a very good camera. It is written in the specification that it works best between 0 to 40°C, and they are right. My camera bugged a little bit when it was colder and hotter than that (when we were in Iceland and in the Dominican Republic). The extreme temperatures made my lens unable to focus, and I couldn’t turn off my camera. These bugs only happened in extreme temperatures, so don’t worry because in every other situation: your camera will work wonderfully.
Yes, technology has its limits, but the Fujifilm customer care service doesn’t. When I needed help with something, they quickly and happily answered me. So you can feel safe with a Fujifilm camera: you are in good human hands!
Are you ready to finally post high-quality photos on your family’s Instagram account, effortlessly? You should definitely try the Fujifilm X-A5, at only $499!
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What is your favorite feature on a camera?