With its latest camera, Fujifilm is taking on the industry megapixel leader Sigma and their 46 megapixel cameras. Fujifilm’s new digital camera, the X-A2 has fewer megapixels but the megapixels are selfie megapixels, which according to Fujifilm are at least three times more valuable. After all, the most important function of any camera is to take photos of the camera’s owner. Using this formula, the 16 megapixel X-A2 is equivalent to a 48 megapixel non-selfie camera, beating Sigma by two megapixels.
To qualify as a selfie camera, Fujifilm has included a a display that tilts back 175-degrees so that the owner can see herself, along with face and eye detection. Facial recognition ensures that the new camera will not take a photo unless the camera’s owner is in the photo, while eye detection ensures that her face will be in focus. Fujifilm expects to add these features to other cameras in their lineup, since the main purpose of every camera is to take selfies.
For more details on the Fujifilm X-A2 see Fujifilm’s New Compact Camera Is a Mirrorless Selfie Machine and Fujifilm’s latest mirrorless camera is for hardcore selfie fans. For more information on the megapixel wars see Megapixel War.
Har har, “her face”. I know lots of young men that are (strangely) selfie takers as well.
That would be my son!!! Never did understand the “selfie” thing!