Beyond all the fights, the teasing, and the gossip lies a bond so unique, innocent and strong that it can resolve any quarrel, small and big alike. Such is the relationship between a brother and a sister. Catering to all the whims and fancies of your demanding sister may take a lot out of you, but that sense of pride that comes over you when your sister asks you for something remains unparalleled. You would go to any lengths to see her smile, even though that thought might seem a little far-fetched idea when she’s running behind you because you tugged on her hair too hard or snatched her phone from her hand and tried to run away with it! Your overprotectiveness comes to the fore when your sister’s out at night or requires your assistance with an issue she’s facing, and even though she might not show it, she appreciates this over-caring, albeit “preachy” side of yours. These mischievous shenanigans are what hold the essence of the brother-sister bond. Rakshabandhan is a festival that shines a spotlight on this truest of bonds, and needs to be celebrated with a vigor and heartiness that stands true to the values of this festival. A brother dare not disappoint his sister with the gift he buys for her, or else he will have to face the ultimate wrath followed by incessant demands for new gifts, yes, plural! So, to ensure that you get it right the first time around, be a vigilant listener and do not miss any detail that she might coyly drop while conversing with you or around you.
If your sister mentions that she loves photography or has always wished to take it up, then motivate her to do the same by getting her a digital camera. But, not just any ordinary camera because photography is an art that allows one to portray their truest selves and is the most accurate medium to exhibit one’s self-expression, hence you should go only for the best. A pioneer in its industry, Fujifilm’s X Series of Mirrorless Cameras strive for precision and accuracy in every shot you take. They are built for perfectionists who always want the best or want nothing at all. With their best-in-class designs, latest softwares, and ergonomically efficient bodies, no camera in the market stands up to these offerings by Fujifilm. So, if you want your sister to realize her photography potential or hone her existing craft, take a look at the following mirrorless cameras being offered by Fujifilm at consumer-friendly prices.
Fujifilm’s APS-C-based mirrorless cameras have time and again proved that their image quality is second to none. This is the true mark of a good camera and with the Fujifilm X-T4 that prestige is furthered. The X-T4 is solid with its all-metal design that employs an impressive new shutter mechanism, with In-body image stabilization (IBIS) and a full-display rear touchscreen that can be turned around to prevent scratches. Between the IBIS, the stabilized lenses, and high ISO options, there is no low-light situation that the X-T4 cannot capture. The X-T4 Body Only is Priced at Rs. 154,999/-, while the X-T4 Kit with Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 and the X-T4 Kit with Fujinon XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR are priced at Rs. 184,999/- and Rs. 199,999/- respectively.
With its deep grip, you can pick the Fujifilm X-S10 out from a distance. The camera is a callback to simpler times, while preserving the latest technology that Fujifilm is known for. With a simpler user interface and the new X-S10 APS-C sensor mirrorless camera is a beauty in itself. Once you look at it, you can’t take your eyes off it. The X-S10’s simpler design is a departure from the old more complex and large size cameras. It’s the ultimate all-rounder that offers something a little bit different to every user. The camera uses the very latest 26-megapixel APS-C sized BSI X-Trans sensor and the flagship X-Processor 4. The BSI design of the sensor affords reduced noise and greater overall clarity giving you those sharp and aesthetic photos for your Instagram. The X-S10 is available at MRP ₹ 99,999/- (Body only), X-T30 Kit at MRP ₹ 1,34,999 (18-55mm lens) and MRP ₹ 1,49,999/- (16-80mm lens).
The X100V is the perfect camera for photographers who are impulsive and like shooting straight from the hip. It is your perfect travel buddy as you can fit it comfortably into your pocket or in a small corner in your bag. A fast/bright lens with good resolving power, The X100V’s classic body has top and bottom plates milled from single pieces of aluminum, which gives it a sharp and elegant body look with clean, attractive edges. Coupled with a beautiful satin coating, the X100V is a joy to behold and an extremely efficient instrument to work with. Adept with both design and technology, the X100V features a new 23mmF2.0 lens to ensure that the user does not miss out on a single detail. The Fujifilm X100V is available at an MRP of Rs.1,17,999.
The X-E4 is most compact and most lightweight model in the X Series. It smaller in size than most digital cameras weighing only 364 grams, but it manages to pack quite a big punch. It features the latest 4th Gen 26MP APS-C sized sensor which uses the FUJINON X-mount lineup of lenses. Packed with a powerful high-speed X-Processor 4 image processing engine, the camera has intuitive autofocus, and superior burst shooting. You can also capture videos in full-blown 4K, keeping your memories as realistic as they can get. To give you those perfect memories of your vacation, the X-E4 features a tilting rear LCD monitor that can flip 180 degrees, helping in capturing high resolution selfies. The camera’s sheer capability to deliver the best performance and results while extremely lightweight makes it the choice of professionals and frequent travellers. The X-E4 is available at MRP ₹74,999/- (Body only), while the lenses on offer are FUJINON XF27mmF2.8 R WR at MRP ₹ 36,999/- and FUJINON XF70-300mmF4-5.6 R LM OIS WR priced at MRP ₹73,999/-.
Fujifilm has been always the go-to camera for enthusiasts, and with the X-T200 the company has extended hands to beginners as well. The X-T200 offers ease of use for budding photographers, along with enough speed and manual control to keep mirrorless camera enthusiasts happy. The camera’s in-hand grip and electronic viewfinder (EVF) paired with its light body weight (370 g without lens) makes it is easy to carry around which makes it handy for somebody who’s just starting to learn the art of photography. The camera comes with a 24.2-megapixel sensor with improved autofocus system aided by phase detection technology. And, it also supports 4K video recording at 30 frames per second. Living up with the technological needs, the camera also has an option to connect smartphone with the camera through Wi-Fi, saving you the burden of transferring images the old way. The X-T200 is available for ₹ 66,999/-.
The Fujifilm X-A7 is made for people who want to click beautiful photos but do not want to be dependent on their smartphones anymore, and yet do not wish to carry huge gear around with them. The best vlogging camera available on the market, the X-A7 is designed around a touch-based interface, and offers tap-and-swipe operation on the 3.5 inch Vari-angle LCD screen making it easier for casual photographers to use, but with manual controls to help you learn the technique and pick up the style of photography. With impeccable picture quality and the option for 4K video recording, X-A7 is the best camera out there for vlogging. The camera is available with a XC 15-45mm lens kit at an MRP of ₹ 59,999/-.