6 Super Awesome Fuji X-A3 Features #Fuji4Families

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It should be no surprise that photography is very important to me. It’s the reason behind The Bewitchin’ Kitchen’s success and something that I work hard at to improve. This past week I’ve been playing with the new Fuji X-A3 and here are my favorite Fuji X-A3 features.

6 super awesome features of the Fuji X-A3. A mirrorless camera that's perfect for family and blog photography. My favorite use: travel.

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Note: all images from the Fuji X-A3 are unedited, this way you can see the true quality.

Partial color feature is super easy to achieve with the Fuji X-A3! It's the perfect blogger camera.

The Fuji X-A3 is a mirrorless camera. What’s a mirrorless camera? 

A digital camera that accepts different lenses. Also called a “mirrorlessinterchangeable-lens camera” (MILC), “hybrid camera” and “compact systemcamera” (CSC), the body is thinner than a digital SLR (DSLR) because it does not use a mechanical mirror to switch the scene between the optical viewfinder and image sensor. – PC Mag

I’m in a few photoraphy groups on Facebook and a lot of photographers are making the switch to mirrorless. From what I understand (and please corret me if I’m wrong) mirroless is smaller, lighter, uses a digital system (not a mirror system) to capture the image. What you see is what you get.

Fuji X-A3 Features:

  • Selfie screen
  • Touchscreen
  • Advanced mode options (see below for a more in-depth demonstration)
  • Auto macro
  • Wifi
  • Full HD video recording
  • Flip LCD screen
  • 3 colors: brown, silver, and pink (guess which one I got).

Fuji X-A3 Shooting Modes:

Fuji Shooting and Portrait Modes

Fuji Shooting and Portrait Modes

There are multiple shooting modes and scene selections to help capture the moments that matter.

Standard Shooting

The Fuji XA3 mirrorless camera is the perfect camera for bloggers and families! It does it all.

Although I usually shoot manual, I found myself using the Advanced SR Auto (SR+) setting the most with the Fuji X-A3.

Advanced SR AUTO automatically optimizes shutter speed, aperture, and other settings. It instantly recognizes 14 scene types and then selects the most appropriate settings. All you do is frame, press the shutter and enjoy pro-class photo quality.

For me that means less time learning and fiddling with settings and more time capturing the memories being made with my family. As you can tell with the above image, the lens is pretty sharp! You can see the texture from my headboard (even from a distance).

Using the auto setting with the Fuji XA3

Even in the awkward angles with backlighting (and not much light on the subject) the Fuji knew just how to take the perfect image.

Taking Selfies Just Got Easier

The Fuji X-A3 is an amazing little camera. It's mirrorless, has a selfie mode (and flip screen), super cool advanced features and it's fun family photography!

Remember the days of taking selfies of old digital cameras? Guessing where your face was? That’s a thing of the past because this camera has a cool flip screen. I see this working very well when I record videos for YouTube.

Selfie Flip Screen with Fuji

The results? Effortless selfies that even a four-year-old can do. The flip screen flips up 180°, so taking selfies are a breeze. The screen also rotates to a few different angles so difficult photos are easier to capture (meaning you don’t have to lay on the ground to get that perfect angle – or is it just me who does that?).

Touchscreen

I found the touchscreen to be really useful. You can zoom in and out or take the image by tapping on the screen. I’m really shaky (thanks thyroid) and I found that having the touchscreen reduced camera shake and more photos turned out.

Macro

I just upped my breakfast game. Plus how cool is it that I can sync this image taken with my Fuji X-A3 to my phone? #fuji4families #ad

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I was really impressed with the auto macro of this camera. With my other camera, I have to have a special (and expensive) lens to achieve a close up shot. The Fuji X-A3 allows you to get up to 7 cm of the subject.

Fuji X-A3 Advanced Filters

Fuji Mirrorless Camera (Fuji X-A3) super cool photography features. LOVE this for blogging.

Partial Color

The partial color could very well be my favorite advanced filter. It takes the image in but pops the color of choice. The color choices are blue (like Carl’s eyes), red, orange, purple, green, and yellow. What’s awesome about this is that it’s easy to implement. There is no editing, you simply select the option on the camera, click and you’re done.

 

Pop Color feature on the Fuji XA3 Mirrorless Camera

Pop Color

Another favorite advanced filter is the pop color option. It brings up the saturation and brings the natural colors to life.

Soft Focus Effect

Soft Focus

The soft focus is one of my least favorites. I wouldn’t use this everyday because it makes me think of glamour shots from the 80s. Just being honest. The other camera effects I wasn’t a fan of was soft key, high key, toy camera, and miniature. I’m not a fan of filters that take away the natural beauty in images. I like enhanced filters but nothing that makes the image look fake.

Wireless Connection

The wireless connection is one of the coolest features. You’re able to transfer your images from the camera to your cell phone (or computer) instantly through the FujiFilm app.

This is perfect for when you’re traveling! You can get quality images straight to your Instagram or Facebook to share with your friends and family with a few clicks on your phone.

Fuji App

There is also the camera remote app, and that allows your to take photos with your phone. This works really well for getting the whole family in a shot. You can see it squared up from your phone (while you’re in the frame) and ensure you get the perfect shot every time.

Disclosure: I am participating in the FujiFilm campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received product in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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261 comments on “6 Super Awesome Fuji X-A3 Features #Fuji4Families”

  1. I would take a picture of my kids!! (And then my chickens of course )

  2. Well I have an incredibly photogenic kid so probably her 🙂

  3. my little furbaby Lou would be first, then a selfie

  4. would take pic of my sweet wife

  5. i would love to win this for my daughter! she would take a selfie first, I imagine

  6. My daughters!

  7. It would be a tosa up between my kids and my eco jewelry. Either way Id love this camera!

  8. Fingers crossed! I need a camera for my trips instead of using my phone for everything.

  9. I would definitely take a picture of my kids first and foremost! 🙂

  10. We’re heading to Cuba in a month, and I’d love to capture our family vacation memories! Thanks for the chance!

  11. would love to take more pictures of my kids! Not just phone shots

  12. For my next trip! Hopefully Bora Bora

  13. My first pic would be of my doggy.

  14. my baby belly

  15. My two cats.

  16. It’ll probably be a cat, or some products I’m reviewing on my blog.

  17. I would be taking photos of our trip to SE Asia! 

  18. My wedding trip in a couple months

  19. I would snap a pic of my boys and our pets first

  20. I would take a picture of my 2 boys holding our adorable cat Juliet.

  21. I would take a pic of my daughter! Followed by lots and lots of food!

  22. My granddaughter is graduating in may and she would love for someone in the family to take her graduation pictures for her announcements, this is a beautiful camera, thanks for the chance to win it! 

  23. I would take a pic of my 2 dogs. They have so much personality I would love to catch it in a photo.

  24. I would take a picture of one of my cats.

  25. I’d take a picture of my new puppy!! 

  26. Oh man I love this camera I would love this for travel so I didn’t have to haul all my huge cameras around!!! Love the blog Randa

  27. i would take a picture of my family.

  28. I think I would take a photo of my dog. She’s so photogenic!

  29. Serendipitously, I am taking a photography class this winter. Just to keep up with all you fabulous bloggers. I would take a picture of my kids. I don’t take enough of them!

  30. I’d take a picture of my baby.

  31. I would take pictures of my kids playing together first.

  32. I would take a photo of my boys first!

  33. Dim sum! It’s my go to subject for testing a new camera’s features… And then I have lunch 🙂

  34. I would use it for the best family vacation to the Dominican that is happening in April.  I can just imagine the photos I would get. 

  35. My first photo would be my son 🙂

  36. I’d take a picture of my dog Monty – he’s always mugging for the camera.

  37. I would take pics of everything.

  38. I could use a new camera to take pictures at my two nieces weddings this summer!

  39. I would take pictures of the kids and my dog first ! 

  40. I would take pictures of my Siamese cat.

  41. Ha, well since this has a Selfie Screen, I think the first photo would be a family selfie! It’s always so hard to make sure the 4 of us are in the shot, and that the littlest one is actually looking at the camera, so the screen would really help – we’d love it!

  42. Family and friends

  43. I’d take pictures of my kids first, buuuuut the selfie screen got me!   #selfiesfordays

  44. I love scenery and my little grandson,who is so photogenic and funny so probably both of these subjects. 🙂

  45. I would take pictures down at the beach!

  46. What a lovely post! I would take a photo of something I find inspiring. Most likely puppies, a beautiful nature scape, or food lol.

    Fingers crossed!

  47. I would take a picture of my dog and cat.

  48. Our puppy would definitely be the first picture I’d take!

  49. I think I’d like to take a new profile pic of me and the children together… not posed but free form and smiling if at all possible. They’re teens – that HAS to be taken into account.

    M

  50. I love this camera! Looks like it’d be so much fun to work with. So, I’ve been wanting to try making your Saucy Peanut Chicken Quesadillas since I’m obsessed with peanut butter and Mexican food, so I’d probably use the new camera to photograph that! Then maybe take it outside to shoot some nature landscapes!

  51. My cat Kai & then some nature shots.

  52. It would be great to use this camera to document the arrival of our new puppy and the kids as we welcome her.

  53. I need this! I take way to many pics of my little ones!

  54. I’d probably end up taking pics of my kids and I ❤ and then food. Haha

  55. I’m in the process of.buying a new home and plan to do some renovations would love to take before and after pictures

  56. I would use it to take pictures on my next trip!! Orlando at the end of March and Mexico in May!! I can’t wait

  57. I would take like a million pics of my kids. Lol

  58. I’d take photos of the girls & then hope for more magical snowflakes like the ones I was taking photos of today!  This looks like a great camera to tag along in a small bag on a vacation! P.s. that is a great shot of Carter on your bed, I love natural portraits!

  59. i would definitely be taking pictures of my little buddy Nate 

  60. I would take a photo of my grandkids first!

  61. I would take a picture of my cat.

  62. I am going to Europe in April this year and would love to use this to capture all my adventures and the sights of Portugal and Italy!

  63. I would take a picture of my daughter as I was telling her that I’d be giving the camera to her for her to use on our trip to Disney this spring!

  64. I would take pictures of my new granddaughter.

  65. I would take a photo of my little one and our peke!

  66. I would take a picture of one of my cats first.

  67. I would take a picture of my kids!

  68. I would go to my favourite restaurant, order their most food porn worthy dish and take a picture of that! Since the camera has wi-fi, it goes straight to IG!! This is an awesome giveaway 🙂

  69. My son would be my first picture with this awesome camera!

  70. this would be absolutely fantastic for taking pics of my 4 kids and my 5 grandkids. It would be also be geat for me to use for pics for work.

  71. I would first take a picture of my little grandson.

  72. I would take pictures of my 3 dogs — they’re my favorite photo subjects.

  73. I would take a picture of my 2 kids first.

  74. I would take a million pictures of my baby boy coming in March with his big brother!

  75. I would take a picture of my four kids on our vacation coming up soon. I have needed a new camera for a while now and this one is great!

  76. I would take a million pictures of my baby boy due in March with his big brother!

  77. I would take pictures of my nieces and nephews first.

  78. I have a baby niece due in May, I think Id start there.

  79. I would take pictures of my beautiful garden flowers ! 

  80. The furkids as they are always here lol

  81. The very first picture i would take would be of food. Somewhere in the process from seed to belly. Or of clouds. I love clouds.

  82. I would take a picture of my two weiner dogs.

  83. I would take pictures of my kiddos!

  84. Tons of info, thank you!! First photo would be of my kids with tons to follow of out trips this year and sports. I’d love to see what action photos would look like! 

  85. 9 Hill Street

  86. I would take a picture of my cat first.

  87. I would be looking at taking awesome photos of my art work.

  88. Probably one of my kids! 🙂

  89. this looks so rad! I’d likely take a selfie with my hubby 🙂

  90. I would take a picture of my four dogs , they are my models in a moment goto victims lol. They are always available to assist when I am trying something new, food, photos, whatever. My kids and my gardens are also great but they have to be feeling it, or it better be spring! The dogs are always in the mood, I swear they enjoy their closeups!

  91. First thing would be one of my boys then food i love taking pics of our backing creations!!

  92. I’d take a picture of my beautiful daughter first!!

  93. I’d probably take pictures of all of my food first LOLOL! #lifeofablogger! Thank you for the chance to win!

  94. I would take a picture of my granddaughters!

  95. I would take a picture of my beautiful funny photogenic grandchildren! We are expecting number 7 in May so would be perfect!!!

  96. The first thing I would take a picture of is my kids. it’s always my kids!

  97. A picture of my wife, beyondumami holding a plate of her macarons!

  98. I would take a picture of my granddaughters… ypu can never have too many photos!

  99. I would definitely take pictures of my new little grandson, and my granddaughter.

  100. I would take a picture of my cockatiel, she is a grey with a little yellow on the face.

  101. I would probably take a picture of my furbabies.

  102. I would most definitely use the camera for food photography-starting with my macarons! I would love to have a point and shoot as it would make it easier sometimes than carrying around a big camera. I like the size of this and the mirror less camera! I love the quality of the pictures! 

  103. I would first take pictures of my family.

  104. Awesome camera! I would first take a picture of my little girl with our dog.

  105. The picture will be of my upcoming grandchild

  106. I would probably take a picture of my cats. 

  107. I would take a picture of my family in disneyland!!!

  108. This camera would be so easy to take with you.  Love it

  109. I’d be taking pictures of my grandkids. 

  110. My 1st test subject would be my adorable cat Asia

  111. I would take pictures of our puppy, she loves to pose and show off when you have a camera out.

  112. I would take pictures of my new niece!

  113. I would take a picture of “The Princess” our lovable little rescue dog.

  114. I would take photos of my kids!

  115. I’d take a picture of my kids, but individually so I can use the pop colour function (my youngest daughter has beautiful blue eyes).

  116. I’d love to take a picture of our family out skating this winter on the ice rink!

  117. I would photograph one of the two minor hockey teams that I currently manage.

  118. I keep trying to get a good picture of my son and our dog together, but my camera isn’t great. I would take that picture first.

  119. I would take a picture of our beautiful 18 month old daughter ☺

  120. I would first take a pic of my dog.

  121. Definitely food pictures for my blog 🙂 

  122. Love this, thank you for the chance… have a sweet weekend 🙂 xo

  123. I would say my boys 🙂

  124. Once the weather breaks, I will take pictures of all the blooming flowers. They are so nice to see!!!

  125. I would take pictures of my grandkids and my dog.

  126. I would take pictures of my 2 girls

  127. The camera would make a perfect travel companion for Leeza and I in Thailand!

  128. Grand babies, grand babies and more grand babies and maybe our new puppy lol. 

  129. The kids of course. Lots of birthdays coming up too

  130. My children for sure

  131. I would take a picture of the kids

  132. I’d take a picture of the Sunset.

  133. My kids! I would totally grab them and start snapping away <3

  134. I would take pictures of my daughter and her pets

  135. I would take pictures of my cats lol 

  136. I will take picture of my daughter when she give some shows.  She have a little band and make music.

  137. I’d love to use this to take photos of my kiddos!!

  138. I love the flip screen for videos, what a great feature.

  139. The first pictures I would take would be of my grandchildren!

  140. The first picture I would take would be of my dog Blue.

  141. my wife would be the first picture

  142. I would take a photo of myself in front of my green screen, to put this bad boy to the test.

  143. My dogs of course! I love, love, love the partial colour feature! I would have lots of fun with that. What a great looking camera!

  144. It would definitely be action shots from my son’s next hockey game.

  145. I think I would take it to the nursing home, and take some pictures with my parents.

  146. First picture? Probably my hubby who will be likely by my side. The pink camera body is so cute! Hope I will win 🙂

  147. My cute little fur baby! my adorable Boston Terrier….he is so adorable 

  148. My first picture would probably be a product shot for my blog!

  149. I would use this camera for everything from nieces and nephews birthday parties, family holidays, and my wedding in August. Rather then carrying my Nikon 5100.

  150. I’d take a picture of my son and his cat. 

  151. I’d take a picture of my dog of course

  152. I would take a picture of my cat or a selfie 

  153. I would definitely take a picture of my children first 🙂

  154. I would take a picture of my daughter first

  155. I would first take a picture of my dog, Newton. We don’t have kids so he is our child, which makes him my favourite thing to photograph!

  156. Pictures of my puppy first.

  157. I think I would take a picture of my family first 🙂

  158. I would take a picture of me with my newly opened camera box!

  159. I would probably take an outdoor shot of the dog first!

  160. I would take a picture of my kids first.

  161. I would take a picture of my family!

  162. Hi there if I won I would take unlimited pictures of my Mother. (On October 27th 2016, my Mother had a cerebral aneurysm that had ruptured, and needed immediate surgery to stop the bleeding & to live. She didn’t get surgery until about 24 hours later where she was shipped off about halfway across the province from me. The team of neurologists she had said she was very very very lucky to be alive. In middle of November she was returned home and suffers from headaches daily, but she and our family are so so so grateful that she is still with us; she is our rock, she is the one that holds us together. 

    I would take pictures of my Mom, so so much pictures of her <3

  163. My first photo would be of the heron that hangs out in our creek. I haven’t been able to get a decent shot with my phone. Is the camera fast?

  164. If I were lucky enough to win, I would take a picture of everything I could! Not sure what my first photo would be of although I am thinking it most likely would be my furbaby Tracker. Then I would use it to take awesome photo’s for use on my blog! I need a great camera.

  165. i’d take a picture of my dog

  166. I would probably take a picture of either my kids or my cats first 🙂 (And can I mention what a beautiful Siamese you have. Reminds me of my Teia who I had growing up, gorgeous blue eyes). Thanks for the chance.

  167. My precious grandson

  168. I am just about to do some remodelling. I would like to photograph the “before” pictures.

  169. I would definitely take a picture of my three children first! 🙂 I have been solely using my cell, I would love to have a digital!

  170. I would first take a picture of my son.

  171. The first pictures I would take is of my niece’s new born baby!

  172. I would take a picture of my adorable little girls

  173. I would take a picture of my students. I teach Special Education and I love to document their successes.

  174. this looks like an amazing camera and beter than anything I have ever had. My region is so gorgeous, picturesque, that it begs for a nice camera.

  175. I am always looking for an opportunity to photograph my grandchildren.

  176. I will take a picture of my granddaughter.

  177. The first pic. I would take would be of my Great kids and spouses with my hubby of 38yrs.

  178. I would take pictures of my dogs first.

  179. I would take my cat pic.

  180. I would take a picture of the cat.

  181. I would first take pictures of my family.

  182. I love taking sunset pictures, especially after a storm has passed through. I think they are totally gorgeous and I do feel a sense of spirituality in that moment.

  183. I would probably be silly and take a selfie! I would then post it to facebook because the camera has wifi! I am LOVING this camera! Good luck everyone!

  184. UGH! I am SOOOOO sorry! Please disregard my entries! I just realized this is a Canada only giveaway. I am in the US. I am so sorry for the inconvenience!

  185. I would take a picture of my kids.

  186. I would take pictures of my grandson.

  187. I would probably take a picture of my boyfriend, lol. My current camera is pretty good but my auto focus doesn’t work, so it’s fine for food photos but not anything that moves, like a face! It’d be really nice to be able to snap good quality shots without the longer manual set up time.

  188. I would probably take a picture of mon in the kitchen.

  189. The test of all my Camera is to see which takes the best night pictures from my Balcony.
    I want a Camera that will let me take really nice shots of the moon.

  190. I would take a picture of some beautiful spring flowers.

  191. I love this camera has Selfie screen, Touchscreen & Wifi

  192. My son and husband snowshoeing. Great review. Thanks

  193. I’d take a picture of all the birds I’m feeding during this snowstorm!

  194. My little camera has just given up so this would be perfect for our outdoor adventures. We have beautiful scenery and would take lots of pictures of the great outdoors

  195. I’d take a picture of my son’s cat

  196. I would probably take pictures of food first!! I am always taking pictures of the things we’re eating. There are a few birthdays and other celebrations coming up though and those are always worth documenting.

  197. A friend and I just founded a not for profit! This camera would allow us to launch our not-for-profit’s social media and website! This would be incredible to receive to help us create professional website! We would take pictures of our team to help celebrate all the people who made our dream possible!

  198. My grandson and dog. 

  199. my beautiful grand daughter

  200. Please disregard my entry as well! US here too! Sorry!

  201. What a cool camera! I would first want to take some pictures of my brittany dog at nearby Albion Falls.

  202. I’d take a picture of my adorable cats.

  203. I would take a picture of my favorite subjects……my boys.

  204. I would be taking a picture of my kids first for SURE!

  205. I would be taking endless photos of my kids! This would also really help me to elevate my blog!

  206. my grand kids

  207. This is just what I need for taking pictures of everything I am making/crafting to sell online and at the upcoming craft fairs. There are so many projects I am working on and am thinking of putting together an album as well. All I have right now is my cell phone to take pictures so this camera would be perfect! 🙂

  208. Lunnie — always my favourite subject.

  209. Definitely a sunset from my balcony! ;D

  210. I would take photos of our cat and dog

  211. The first photo would be of my granddaughters.

  212. My first picture would be of my son!

  213. I’d take a picture of my kids, and my cats! 

  214. Selfie of course! LOL

  215. My first photo would be probably be of dinner!

  216. Would love the camera for my daughters wedding in April

  217. Would be perfect for when we go waterfall chasing this summer 🙂

  218. I would take pictures of food! 🙂

  219. I would probably take a picture of my hubby and our dog Brenna!

  220. The first photo you take with a new camera is almost always a selfie LOL

    But after that, probably my family.

  221. I would take a photo of my family!

  222. I would take pictures of my babies and recipes for my meal prep posts. 

  223. I’d take a picture of myself, I call it a “selfie” 😉

  224. I would get my girls & their Grandmas together for a round of ice cream cones, then I would capture all of the smiles and giggles! I’ve come to appreciate pictures like that more and more since my Grandmother passed. We have to make the most of our moments together, and take a few pictures while we’re at it!

  225. My first pictures will be of my new granddaughter

  226. I’d first take a photo of a family member.

  227. I would have to take a bunch of pictures of my dogs!

  228. id take a picture of my family and animals

  229. My first picture would be of my kids.  They are probably my most photographed subjects.  Thank for the most awesome giveaway and for the chance!!!!

  230. I would snap shot my kids and my husky in the snow /) 

  231. I would take a picture of our dogs. They are what would be closest for ‘posing’.

  232. My children!

  233. I would use the camera out in my garden ! I love my garden and have tons of beautiful flowers . Your recipes rock ! 

  234. I love the colour pop option!! It’d be nice and handy for vacation and trips since my DSLR is so big and I’m scared to break it. Plus the kids can’t even hold it steady for a shot so it’s no good for anyone but me to shoot with. 

  235. My first picture would probably be of my foot by accident while checking out the camera 😉

  236. my son playing with our dog

  237. I would take a pic of the birds at my feeder.

  238. I would picture first out travel adventures!

  239. I think I would take a picture of my chihuahua first

  240. I would first take a picture of my toddler!

  241. Spring is just around the corner and I would take pictures of the squirrels who tip down the blossoms of my hostas to drink out of them.

  242. I would take a picture of my kids!

  243. I love taking pictures of our daughter outside

  244. I love the color profile of the Fujifilm XA3! When it comes to photos, I don’t really have much problem. However, with videos, it’s not the best but it’s okay for a beginner. It’s a good vlogging camera but it’s not something advanced vloggers would love.

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