Learn How To Take Better Photos Challenge + Fuji X-A2 Camera GIVEAWAY!

2016 is the year that Crystal from Hello Creative Family is going to learn how to take better photos. Follow along as Crystal learns from The Fuji Guys!

I’ve always had a secret desire to learn how to take better photos. My senior year of high school I took a photography class. I spent my senior year, capturing fleeting moments, observing life through my view finder. I wasn’t the greatest photographer, it definitely wasn’t my calling, but I loved it. I was horrible when it came to knowing how my camera worked, I was clueless about f-stops and shutter speeds, but I was pretty decent when it came to composition and finding interesting subjects to capture, or how to pose someone so an interesting shadow fell across their face. I made up for my poor technical skills in the darkroom where I would play with chemicals to make my photos appear the way I should have been able to make them appear if I properly knew my camera. 

I left photography behind for other creative endeavours– acting school, sewing, cooking, writing… but I continued to capture moments here and there, preserving memories on film and then digitally. When I started blogging I received a fairly nice camera as a gift, but I went back to my senior year ways– I used the camera on automatic, didn’t have the slightest clue how to use it on manual and made up for my poor technical skills by using photo editing programs. 

Recently Fuji gave me a gift, a brand new Fuji X-A2 camera, and then an even bigger gift– access to their Fuji Guys to teach me how to use the camera. I had my first call with Jerry, “my Fuji Guy” two days ago, and in one half hour phone call my outlook on photography changed.

New Year’s is right around the corner, and with a new year, comes new year’s resolutions. I’m resolving to learn how to take better photos by doing this:

  1. Learn how to properly use a camera in 2016
  2. Play with my camera and experiment
  3. Study composition and what appeals to me about the way people lay out and frame their photos
  4. Improve my photography skills as much as possible

A few (of the many) reasons I love my Fuji X-A2:

-The Adv+ mode lets me easily play with different preset styles. From color pop (Which pulls out one color in the photo and makes the rest black and white- see below), to toy camera (which creates a shaded boarder like when using a toy camera) to high key and low key (which plays with the brightness and highlights in an image either brightening them or darkening them).  

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-The automatic macro which lets us get up close with our subject without having to worry about complicated settings. The Hubs got pretty up close and personal with this snake at the aquarium. Because he didn’t have to play with macro settings he was able to get this great shot.

-The size and weight of the camera. This camera has a lot of power, but it’s light enough that I can slip it into my purse and carry it around when I’m out and about with the kids so that I’m always prepared to capture the perfect moment. 

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-The different dial modes which allow you to learn while you play! The camera has a ton of modes that you can photograph in. I find that the S and the A mode are great modes for learning in. The S mode allows the camera to be in automatic mode, but the user selects the shutter speed. The A mode allows the camera to be in automatic mode but the user selects the aperture. In the past, I’ve gotten lost when putting my camera into manual mode because I don’t know what I’m doing, but playing in one of these “semi-automatic” mode lets me play around with how either aperture or shutter speed affects my photo while letting the camera do the other half of the work. 

 -A tilt screen that can flip all the way up and around so you can use the phone in selfie mode, which is awesome for shooting videos and taking family self portraits. 

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-The color options. It might seem silly to like a camera because of the way it looks, but I love that this camera comes in 3 different color options. I got the camera in brown, and I think it has a fun, unique look. People have stopped me to ask me about the camera and that opens up a door to talk about photography. Every extra opportunity to chat about creativity is a bonus to me!

-The ability to wirelessly transfer photos to my phone. This is AMAZING for those of us who love social media. With the FujiFilm Camera App and a click of a button you can wirelessly transfer photos and videos from your camera to your phone (or ipad) to share on social media. 


With the idea of doing a photo challenge in mind, I asked Jerry, The Fuji Guy, what his tips would be for someone who is interested in getting better at photography. He said:

  1. Experiment and play. The beauty of a digital camera is  that you can delete images if you don’t like them. Set up a scene, take out your camera and PLAY! Try all the different settings on your camera, see how each time you change the shutter speed, aperture or film speed it changes the photo that you take. Get your camera off of automatic mode and have fun with it. 
  2. Experiment with film mode and your depth of field. See how it changes the feel of your image when the background is blurred and the subject is in focus. Play with shadow and how that changes the look of your photo. 
  3. Take a closer look at composition. Look at photos that appeal to you and analyze why they appeal to you. What are they doing in their photo that draws your eye to the picture? How does your eye travel around the photo? Take note of what you like and what you don’t BUT don’t change your style because you think that other people’s photos are better than yours. Once you are trying to fit inside someone else’s box of what makes a good photo, it will stop being fun. 

With Jerry’s tips jotted down in my notebook and fresh in my mind, I set up two scenes in my house, next to our front window on an incredibly overcast day. I took an hour or two and I played with my camera.

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I took some AWFUL photos that day, but that’s ok, because each photo I took, taught me a bit more about my camera and was a step on my journey of becoming a better photographer. 

The day before my call with Jerry, I shared this photo on Instagram of my gluten free ginger chip cookies, shot on my iphone, which at the time I thought was pretty decent. 

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After getting to know my Fuji X-A2 camera a bit better, I shot this photo:

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This is the photo of my chocolate sunbutter cups that I planned on sharing on instagram, which would have gotten a filter applied to it… but still:

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And this is the photo I shot on my Fuji X-A2 after chatting with Jeff about camera settings and composition: 

Chocolate Sunbutter Cups


So who is with me? Who wants to learn how to take better photos in 2016?

I’m going to be awarding one, insanely lucky reader a Fuji X-A2 Camera! Talk about a very merry Christmas right? Enter below. 

For the rest of you, I’d love for you to join me on this crazy adventure to learn how to be a better photographer. I’ll be checking in over the upcoming months with tips and tricks from Jerry and the rest of The Fuji Guys on how to take our photos from ho-hum to AMAZING! 

I’d love for you to share your photos with me either here, or on social media. You can use the hashtag #HCFPhotoChallenge and tag @hellocreativecrystal on instagram, or @hellocreativef on twitter. We’d also love for you to share your photos on our Facebook wall.

And please remember, don’t be afraid to play! Share with us the good, the bad and the ugly. We’re right along on this journey with you. 

I’ve also created a pinterest board of beautiful food photos which I know will help me broaden my composition skills:

Follow Hello Creative Family- Crystal & Karen’s board Hello Creative- Beautiful Food Photos on Pinterest.

 

Ready for the crazy good stuff? Enter to win a Fuji X-A2 camera below and tell us what is the feature you’d most like to try on the Fuji X-A2 camera and/or what photography question would you like for me to ask The Fuji Guys for next month’s post?

Must have a Canadian shipping address to win.

Disclosure: Thank you to FujiFilm for working with me on this post. As with all articles on Hello Creative Family, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own.   a Rafflecopter giveaway



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'Learn How To Take Better Photos Challenge + Fuji X-A2 Camera GIVEAWAY!' have 244 comments

  1. December 10, 2015 @ 1:09 pm joy

    my favourite feature would be the tilt screen – this camera would be a great surprise for my daughter – she loves to take pictures and is good at it too!

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  2. December 10, 2015 @ 1:16 pm Jeannie

    I absolutely love the ability to transfer the pictures to my phone without wires. That’s so neat.

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  3. December 10, 2015 @ 1:23 pm Sheri

    I’d love to just be able to take pictures again. My last camera broke about 10 years ago and my poor cell doesn’t even have a camera on it.

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  4. December 10, 2015 @ 1:34 pm julie nowell

    Do you have to clean the lenses ever? I always wonder about cleaning my old camera?

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  5. December 10, 2015 @ 1:35 pm Melanie Barclay

    The ability to wirelessly transfer photos to my phone!! I think thats awesome feature!!

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  6. December 10, 2015 @ 1:39 pm LILLIAN BROWN

    I like the screen that can flip all the way up and around so you can use the phone in selfie mode, which is awesome for shooting videos and taking family self portraits.

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  7. December 10, 2015 @ 1:40 pm Gillian Morgan

    I would like to ask them how to avoid glare when taking pictures outside.

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  8. December 10, 2015 @ 1:49 pm Mark V

    I love the fact it has a wifi connectio to upload pics

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  9. December 10, 2015 @ 1:49 pm Helena

    I’d love to try the Pop Color Filter, it’s looks awesome.

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  10. December 10, 2015 @ 1:50 pm Angela

    I love the ease of uploading to your phone wirelessly. Cameras are so much fun, it would be great to have a good one! Thanks!

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  11. December 10, 2015 @ 1:58 pm Brenda Penton

    The feature I like the most is the Intelligent Auto Focus. I often want to take pictures on the auto settings so the auto focus is very important to me.

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  12. December 10, 2015 @ 2:01 pm Randa @ TBK

    The tilt screen is so handy! That’s a feature I could use.

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  13. December 10, 2015 @ 2:01 pm Tainan

    my favourite feature is wireless

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  14. December 10, 2015 @ 2:03 pm Lisa | The Viet Vegan

    OMG! I’ve been eying that Fuji camera for a while! I really want to see the difference between mirrorless and mirrored cameras. A friend of mine uses this and it takes GORGEOUS potraits!
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  15. December 10, 2015 @ 2:11 pm kayla_93@hotmail.ca

    My favourite feature is the Intelligent Auto Focus!

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  16. December 10, 2015 @ 2:12 pm Paula H

    I really love the pre-sets! That color pop setting is amazing!

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  17. December 10, 2015 @ 2:19 pm Heather Hayes Panjon

    I Like The Tilt Screen Feature, I’d Love To Use This Camera!

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  18. December 10, 2015 @ 2:47 pm elaing8

    I like to try the tilt screen. I could really use that :)

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  19. December 10, 2015 @ 2:49 pm joanne darrell

    I like the feature of transferring pictures to your phone.

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  20. December 10, 2015 @ 2:53 pm Amy Heffernan

    I love how it has 3 different color options!

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  21. December 10, 2015 @ 2:55 pm Anne Taylor

    I love the wireless transfer of photos from the camera to my phone! I’d like to know how to take a good picture because I’m a lousy photographer lol

    thanks

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  22. December 10, 2015 @ 3:03 pm Suzi

    I love the tilt screen and I’d like to know the best way to take photos in a dark environment – I use my flash but that doesn’t always work as well as I’d like

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  23. December 10, 2015 @ 3:13 pm ivy pluchinsky

    I like the tilt screen feature! So very cool.

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  24. December 10, 2015 @ 3:17 pm Leslie

    What is the feature you’d most like to try on the Fuji X-A2 camera?
    I would like to try the wireless transfer
    and/or what photography question would you like for me to ask The Fuji Guys for next month’s post?
    tips on improving composition
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  25. December 10, 2015 @ 3:19 pm Tamara

    The automatic macro. I’ve always wanted to experiment taking closer shots.

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  26. December 10, 2015 @ 4:00 pm Florence C

    I would love the automatic focus on the camera.and the Wi-Fi feature.

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  27. December 10, 2015 @ 4:11 pm Courtney

    My favourite feature is the colour options! I love that it comes in different colours

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  28. December 10, 2015 @ 4:15 pm Maria

    The ability to wirelessly transfer photos to phone, and automatic focus

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  29. December 10, 2015 @ 4:21 pm Jenness M

    I’d like to try the wireless image transfer.

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  30. December 10, 2015 @ 4:34 pm ginette4

    Love that you can transfer photos to phone!! We are becoming the wireless generation for sure

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  31. December 10, 2015 @ 4:59 pm Jessica

    That camera sounds like the perfect one for me!! Pretty much weightless and so versatile that learning how to use it is actually fun! The phone transferring app just makes it better!!

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  32. December 10, 2015 @ 5:17 pm Lee Ann

    I am interested in the color pop setting!

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  33. December 10, 2015 @ 5:29 pm Carly W

    I would be most excited to try the WIFI transferring!

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  34. December 10, 2015 @ 5:33 pm Ladena

    I really like the tilt screen. As for questions, how can you take a bright picture when it’s raining?
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  35. December 10, 2015 @ 5:58 pm maria

    I love that it’s wireless and you can transfer the photos on to your phone. My question would be, i have never owned a good camera, how do i go about taking good pictures?

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  36. December 10, 2015 @ 6:19 pm Sarah M

    I’d love to learn about using the macro feature. I take lots of closeups, and it would be interesting to see what options and tips there are for this mode.
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  37. December 10, 2015 @ 6:19 pm Jenn

    I’d love to try the 175° Tilting LCD screen. I’ve never had a camera with a flip up screen like that so I’d imagine that the camera would be great for taking selfies or vlogs too when on vacation!

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  38. December 10, 2015 @ 7:13 pm loriag

    I love the tilt screen feature on the Fuji X-A2 and I would love to ask what is the best tip for a new admixture photographer.

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  39. December 10, 2015 @ 7:38 pm Brandee

    Wow, I was reading through the specs of the camera and it sounds incredible! I love the sound and look of the advanced filters. I’d love to try those out, I have been working to try and improve my pictures as well but it is an ongoing process,
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  40. December 10, 2015 @ 7:41 pm Judy Cowan

    Would love to try the Color Pop Mode, it looks so neat. This sounds like an amazing camera!

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  41. December 10, 2015 @ 7:50 pm Holly

    Intelligent Auto Focus is my favourite feature. My question is, what is the best way to get sharp, in-focus action shots?

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  42. December 10, 2015 @ 8:15 pm Tammy Dalley

    The tilt screen is great

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  43. December 10, 2015 @ 8:43 pm Corey Hutton

    The 1080p Video feature is my favorite.

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  44. December 10, 2015 @ 9:10 pm Angela Mitchell

    I just lost my camera about 2 months ago so my fingers are crossed for this one. I’d love a camera that has wireless transfer — how convenient! My question would be: What’s the number 1 mistake beginner photographers make?

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  45. December 10, 2015 @ 10:24 pm Jes

    Best tips for getting more natural light in the shot. (Reflectors)

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  46. December 11, 2015 @ 3:26 am seham merzib

    the LCD monitor

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  47. December 11, 2015 @ 3:31 am Crystal Porter

    I love the tilting lcd screen
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  48. December 11, 2015 @ 3:50 am BeckyPB

    I am a fiber artist/art quilter. I use photos for inspiration for creating the quilt. Sometimes I use them to get a color pallette, lines and shapes, but more of my work leans toward realism by using different fiber techniques. I want to work on getting better close up photos and photos with a foreground focus with the background visible, with good contrast between the foreground and the background. My camera is an older point and shoot one. I really need a newer camera with more features – like the camera you have been working with, but my budget has been tight. Thank you for giving the chance to win such a great prize in this giveaway.

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  49. December 11, 2015 @ 4:00 am Pam

    I appreciate the wireless transfer, makes everything easier.

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  50. December 11, 2015 @ 5:21 am Elizabeth R

    I’d really like to know how to take good photos at night, most of my shots are useless.

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  51. December 11, 2015 @ 5:59 am em

    i’m excited to try out the camera’s ISO performance and the Super Intelligent Flash feature

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  52. December 11, 2015 @ 7:12 am SUMMER PLEWES

    I am curious if photography can be a learned skill or if you just have to be born with a natural tendency to be good at it. Curious. Nature versus nurture kind of thing.

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  53. December 11, 2015 @ 7:24 am Amy

    I would love the ability to wirelessly transfer photos to my phone!!!

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  54. December 11, 2015 @ 7:43 am Diane @ Vintage Zest

    I’d love to know how to make everything come into focus when doing overhead shots! I have no idea how it all works.
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  55. December 11, 2015 @ 8:20 am Mark V

    I love the wireless transfer of pics

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  56. December 11, 2015 @ 8:44 am Danielle

    I’m most interested in the self-portrait feature

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  57. December 11, 2015 @ 10:13 am Anna P

    Hi! I love the wireless image transfer option and tilt LCD screen. Both would be optimal for me to post makeup shots whenever creativity strikes. This camera looks so sweet!

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  58. December 11, 2015 @ 11:48 am Kim Tanti

    I like that you can load to your phone wirelessly.

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  59. December 11, 2015 @ 12:37 pm Brooke Takhar

    Oooh – low light kills me. Our apartment has terrible light so how to get better pics inside would be my question. :)

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  60. December 11, 2015 @ 2:27 pm Robyn Bellefleur

    I love the tilt screen feature.

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  61. December 11, 2015 @ 4:01 pm Katheryn

    definitely the tilt screen

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  62. December 11, 2015 @ 4:15 pm Victoria Ess

    I love the wireless transfer option!

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  63. December 11, 2015 @ 5:10 pm Wendy hutton

    love the wifi transferring and the tilt screen

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  64. December 11, 2015 @ 6:05 pm Suzi M

    I would like to try the automatic macro which lets you get up close with your subject without having to worry about complicated settings.

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  65. December 11, 2015 @ 6:25 pm Lisa

    I’d love to try the wireless transfer the most.

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  66. December 11, 2015 @ 6:44 pm Sara

    I want to know more about shooting indoors in the evenings. How can I make it look good?
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  67. December 11, 2015 @ 6:44 pm Lushka Smith

    I really like the wireless image transfer, so cool

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  68. December 11, 2015 @ 6:53 pm Janette

    Would love to test out the tilt screen and the ability to transfer photos to my phone without wires.. YAY!

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  69. December 11, 2015 @ 7:02 pm Monique L.S.

    I like the tilt screen that can flip around.

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  70. December 11, 2015 @ 7:03 pm Jolie

    Love that it’s wireless, it’s so convenient.

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  71. December 11, 2015 @ 7:18 pm Jenn

    I love the automatic macro feature!

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  72. December 11, 2015 @ 7:20 pm Laura Snow

    I’d love to play around with film mode!
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  73. December 12, 2015 @ 3:06 am Elizabeth

    The tilt screen. My daughter would be ecstatic with this.

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  74. December 12, 2015 @ 7:09 am Eddy Baller

    The forward facing LCD screen would be great for Vlogging.

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  75. December 12, 2015 @ 7:56 am jessica s

    the tilt screen sounds like a really cool feature!

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  76. December 12, 2015 @ 8:01 am Louise Chapman

    I like the tilt screen

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  77. December 12, 2015 @ 9:30 am Alisa

    I would love to try using the camera app to transfer photos to my phone wirelessly

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  78. December 12, 2015 @ 1:13 pm louise

    my favourite feature that it’s wireless and the tilt screen :) so cool how we have come a long ways in cameras

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  79. December 12, 2015 @ 2:08 pm Dawn

    So many awesome things about this camera I am overwhelmed by all of the features. I would definitely love the wireless transfer.

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  80. December 12, 2015 @ 4:02 pm Tabathia B

    The question I would like to ask is once a photo is taken even with terrible lighting, can it be fixed or corrected without damaging the photo

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  81. December 12, 2015 @ 4:09 pm jan

    I like the uploading to your phone wirelessly

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  82. December 12, 2015 @ 6:14 pm Rebby

    I absolutely love the wireless transfer feature!

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  83. December 12, 2015 @ 7:11 pm Kris Wilson

    I like that it can fit into my purse and I can wirelessly transfer photos to my phone.

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  84. December 12, 2015 @ 10:03 pm Maritess S

    What is the best setting to capture a moment when the surrounding scenery is all white? I like the wireless transfer feature.

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  85. December 13, 2015 @ 12:59 am Jonnie

    The tilt screen sounds like a really great feature

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  86. December 13, 2015 @ 7:22 am Jenny Major

    I love the ability to transfer the pictures to my phone without wires

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  87. December 13, 2015 @ 7:49 am Maggie C

    Question: for people just starting to take pictures, what is your #1 tip to take scenic shots?

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  88. December 13, 2015 @ 8:17 am Chanel | Cultural Xplorer

    I would really love to try the color pop option on that camera – it looks like it would make for some very fun pictures! :D
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  89. December 13, 2015 @ 2:11 pm Lee-Ann

    Love the wireless picture transfer capability!

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  90. December 13, 2015 @ 3:04 pm Nicole Jubleew

    I love the tilt screen.

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  91. December 13, 2015 @ 5:45 pm Bo Simms

    The feature I most want to try on the Fuji X-A2 camera is the automatic macro, for close up photos without complicated settings.

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  92. December 13, 2015 @ 6:36 pm Nate Fuller

    I like the screen that spins around to take selfies very cool feature.

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  93. December 13, 2015 @ 7:38 pm heather sibley

    I love the idea of the wireless transfer.

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  94. December 13, 2015 @ 8:05 pm Eldon

    I love the tilting screen the most

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  95. December 13, 2015 @ 8:18 pm Karla Sceviour

    My favorite feature is the wireless picture transfer. my question would be ,,what is the best quality camera for “beginners”?

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  96. December 13, 2015 @ 8:57 pm missbobloblaw

    I like the tilt screen- very convenient!

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  97. December 13, 2015 @ 9:58 pm andrea amy

    I love the wireless picture transfer

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  98. December 14, 2015 @ 5:14 am Soozle

    Id really like to try the color pop feature – how cool is that?!

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  99. December 14, 2015 @ 7:43 am Linda

    The Adv+ mode sounds fantastic – especially helpful for a novice photographer like me.

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  100. December 14, 2015 @ 11:31 am lisa neutel

    there are so many great features on this great camera but i really like the tilt screen

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  101. December 14, 2015 @ 1:10 pm Cheryl

    I love the idea of the ability to wirelessly transfer photos to my phone.

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  102. December 14, 2015 @ 6:39 pm Jackie M

    I love the tilt screen function – great for those hard to get shots and of course selfies! I also love the colour pop option! Looks fun!

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  103. December 14, 2015 @ 7:40 pm Christine Bruckmann

    Definitely the wireless image transfer!! What would be the optimal setting to take food pictures?

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  104. December 14, 2015 @ 8:29 pm Ally G.

    The feature I like best on the Fuji X-A2 camera is the wi-fi connectivity, it’s a necessary feature to be able to transfer photos.

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  105. December 14, 2015 @ 8:31 pm Yuen C

    I want to try the wireless transfer!

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  106. December 14, 2015 @ 8:31 pm Melanie

    I’d love the tilt screen that can flip.

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  107. December 15, 2015 @ 12:58 pm William Ng

    Wifi enabled is my favourite feature!

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  108. December 15, 2015 @ 1:05 pm Brian C

    I like the possibility of transferring photos onto my phone freely and wirelessly. I think thats the most amazing aspect of the camera.

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  109. December 15, 2015 @ 1:31 pm Kelly H

    The feature I would most like to try is the different Macro settings!

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  110. December 15, 2015 @ 1:41 pm Thomas Kwan

    The best one is the wifi connection for uploading photos.

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  111. December 15, 2015 @ 1:43 pm Terry

    Wireless transfer to phone … very cool.

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  112. December 15, 2015 @ 1:53 pm stacey dempsey

    The ability to wirelessly transfer photos to my phone is an awesome feature!!

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  113. December 15, 2015 @ 2:03 pm Kristian Weavers

    The auto macro would be good to try if it works well

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  114. December 15, 2015 @ 2:22 pm KellyPC

    The wireless transfer would be amazing, there are so many photos that are just sitting on my little blue FijiFilm Finepix camera because it’s such a pain to dig out the cables! lol

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  115. December 15, 2015 @ 2:37 pm Mommy Outside

    The wireless transfer is the bomb!
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  116. December 15, 2015 @ 2:38 pm Eliz T

    The colour pop function is really neat! I also like that I can send photos to my phone!

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  117. December 15, 2015 @ 3:02 pm John C

    I like the tilt screen feature.

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  118. December 15, 2015 @ 3:06 pm farhd

    The ADV+ mode will be the feature I would use most.

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  119. December 15, 2015 @ 3:57 pm Caroline

    I like the ability to wirelessly transfer photos to my phone. What s the proper way to clean lenses?

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  120. December 15, 2015 @ 3:57 pm Debbie Bashford

    The tilt screen

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  121. December 15, 2015 @ 4:03 pm naiddia p

    I love that I can wireless transfer to my phone.

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  122. December 15, 2015 @ 4:49 pm Marc-Andre Taillefer

    My favourite feature is the Intelligent Auto Focus!

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  123. December 15, 2015 @ 5:22 pm sean tomlinson

    Adv+ mode seems interesting…. I like b+w pics and it must be interesting to add pop… can you ask the tech guys if the cameras have image stabilization.

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  124. December 15, 2015 @ 5:22 pm Anna Given

    I like the wirelessly transfer of photos

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  125. December 15, 2015 @ 5:27 pm margaux retrophiliac

    The Automatic Macro Feature looks GREAT!!

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  126. December 15, 2015 @ 5:33 pm Janet M

    I am interested in the tilt screen which would be great at Christmas for family pictures.

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  127. December 15, 2015 @ 5:45 pm tanyab79

    Love the transferring feature that would come in super handy.

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  128. December 15, 2015 @ 6:02 pm Carla B

    I’d love to try the auto macro function!!

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  129. December 15, 2015 @ 6:05 pm Margaret K

    I love the colour feature. I would like to ask what is the best method to take photos in low light.

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  130. December 15, 2015 @ 6:09 pm Chris Riddle

    Love how small and convenient to carry it is.

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  131. December 15, 2015 @ 6:13 pm Kay

    I’d like to try out the depth of field. I’d like if you asked them what the max ISO is!

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  132. December 15, 2015 @ 6:29 pm Rosi

    I love the automatic macro

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  133. December 15, 2015 @ 6:44 pm Michal

    The tilting LCD display is my favourite feature especially when using for recording videos from below eye level.

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  134. December 15, 2015 @ 6:51 pm luisduo@gmail.com

    Love the tilt screen.

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  135. December 15, 2015 @ 6:52 pm JoAnne Hudy

    What is the best way to photograph the moon at night? It never turns out for me.

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  136. December 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm robert young

    I like ti try the wireless photo transfer

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  137. December 15, 2015 @ 7:49 pm Lawrence

    The wifi connection is great

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  138. December 15, 2015 @ 8:16 pm Lindsay O

    The question I’d love for you to ask the Fuji Guys is what are some tips for taking good low light photos? (ie. an indoor concert).

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  139. December 15, 2015 @ 8:20 pm Yong C

    the Intelligent Auto Focus

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  140. December 15, 2015 @ 8:25 pm Yanhua T.

    like the wirelessly transfer photos feature.

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  141. December 15, 2015 @ 8:26 pm Marco Bairos

    Transferring photos wirelessly is the a great feature

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  142. December 15, 2015 @ 8:30 pm Lucien

    Wireless transfer to phone

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  143. December 15, 2015 @ 8:36 pm mrdisco

    i really want to try the tilt screen for trick shots

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  144. December 15, 2015 @ 9:20 pm Brett

    wirelessly transfer photos to my phone, now thats cool!

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  145. December 15, 2015 @ 11:24 pm Bryan

    Wireless transfer!

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  146. December 15, 2015 @ 11:40 pm Manuel Vizcaya

    I’d like to try the different preset styles that the Fuji X-A2 camera offers.

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  147. December 15, 2015 @ 11:54 pm Daniela Plume

    I love the wireless transfer feature. I would like to ask about using flash without harsh shadows.

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  148. December 16, 2015 @ 12:16 am marla

    Love the tilt screen

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  149. December 16, 2015 @ 12:37 am Helisa

    Love the wireless transfer, and the flip screen will make taking great selfies a breeze
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  150. December 16, 2015 @ 1:42 am Wanda Jean P

    I have a question “How do you get a person to smile naturally”?

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  151. December 16, 2015 @ 3:53 am Kathleen Roffey

    wirelessly transfer photos to my phone

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  152. December 16, 2015 @ 4:16 am Sarah Oswald

    My favorite feature is the automatic macro which lets us get up close with our subject without having to worry about complicated settings

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  153. December 16, 2015 @ 4:47 am Shelley Nelson

    I am always intimidated by the fancy cameras so I would find the semi-automatic mode great since I could experiment with low risk.

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  154. December 16, 2015 @ 5:28 am Garnet Leib

    Wireless photo transfer

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  155. December 16, 2015 @ 5:28 am kathy thorn

    My favorite feature is the Adv+ mode, that lets you play with your picture to create different effects.

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  156. December 16, 2015 @ 6:20 am Darren Scrubb

    I would like using the wireless transfer,

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  157. December 16, 2015 @ 6:22 am Barb B

    How do you keep everyone from squinting on a bright, sunny day?

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  158. December 16, 2015 @ 6:31 am Nicole B

    The ability to wirelessly transfer photos is my favorite feature.

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  159. December 16, 2015 @ 6:33 am Shahram

    The tilt screen so I can take photos at odd angles.

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  160. December 16, 2015 @ 6:50 am kim

    I’d like to try wireless transfer.

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  161. December 16, 2015 @ 7:14 am Alison Braidwood

    I’d like to learn how to save settings and do macros. I tend to take one great picture, and then never remember how to duplicate it.

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  162. December 16, 2015 @ 8:04 am Vanessa L

    I would love to try the fact that you can send the pictures wirelessly to your computer. Sounds convenient!

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  163. December 16, 2015 @ 8:28 am Vesper Meikle

    I like the ability to wirelessly transfer photos to a phone.

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  164. December 16, 2015 @ 9:31 am shan k

    Wireless transferring of image seems cool.

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  165. December 16, 2015 @ 9:33 am Jesse LaPaire

    I would love to try out the wireless photo transfer to my phone!

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  166. December 16, 2015 @ 10:16 am Isaac C

    i would like to try the selfie mode

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  167. December 16, 2015 @ 10:16 am will

    transferring photos to a phone wirelessly

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  168. December 16, 2015 @ 10:37 am Edith Rennes

    I love the idea of the automatic macro…and really don’t have any questions

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  169. December 16, 2015 @ 10:47 am Sahra Altaha

    The automatic macro is the feature I’d love to try the most!

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  170. December 16, 2015 @ 11:45 am Diane To

    love the ability to transfer the pictures to my phone without wires

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  171. December 16, 2015 @ 12:08 pm Wanda Bergman

    I’d most like to try the tilt screen. Awesome! What is the best setting for just general picture taking when you’re in a hurry to snap and go?

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  172. December 16, 2015 @ 12:09 pm Cathy C

    I think the wireless photo transfer would make it perfect for blog photos.

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  173. December 16, 2015 @ 2:14 pm Kristi

    I would like to be able to try the Auto Focus.

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  174. December 16, 2015 @ 2:17 pm Wayne S

    I love the brown “old school” look of the camera. It reminds me of my original fully manual 35mm!

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  175. December 16, 2015 @ 2:23 pm Clay

    I would love to try that funky flip screen. :)

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  176. December 16, 2015 @ 2:26 pm Sausan

    Fav feature is 175° Tilting LCD screen & Intelligent Auto Focus

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  177. December 16, 2015 @ 2:30 pm Dave H

    Love the automatic macro

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  178. December 16, 2015 @ 2:40 pm Chris MacDonald

    I like the Intelligent Auto Focus feature

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  179. December 16, 2015 @ 2:43 pm Leanne Cobbledick

    The wireless photo transfer is a cool feature to me. I take terrible photos and need some “basic” settings to get me exploring what the camera is capable of. I would love to know where to start and what to look for.

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  180. December 16, 2015 @ 2:46 pm handmaidenxstitch@gmail.com

    I like the wireless transfer.

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  181. December 16, 2015 @ 3:14 pm Brenda

    the semi automatic mode looks really interesting

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  182. December 16, 2015 @ 3:58 pm kristine ewald

    I love the macro feature

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  183. December 16, 2015 @ 4:16 pm 409cope

    I like the tilt screen. I would like to know how to avoid red eye.

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  184. December 16, 2015 @ 4:23 pm Wayne Couzens

    I have never had a newer digital camera and the Fuji X-A2 Camera looks like it could do just about anything. My question is would I have to take a photography course to properly use this camera.

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  185. December 16, 2015 @ 4:34 pm Sunshine G

    The wireless transfer is amazing – I hate finding the cords for everything!

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  186. December 16, 2015 @ 5:22 pm Ashley C

    Auto-focus is a great feature for sure.

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  187. December 16, 2015 @ 5:35 pm Iris L

    different preset styles

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  188. December 16, 2015 @ 5:59 pm Vickie

    What a great camera and giveaway.
    I am need of a good camera, my very expensive camera and all my lenses were destroyed in our last hurricane.
    The auto focus and tilt would be great with my photography set ups.

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  189. December 16, 2015 @ 6:37 pm r00str

    The Intelligent Auto Focus feature sounds pretty spectacular!

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  190. December 16, 2015 @ 7:02 pm ctuomi@hotmail.com

    I would use red eye removal a lot. The pictures I take with the present camera have red eye all the time.

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  191. December 16, 2015 @ 7:27 pm Suzanne G

    I like the 175° Tilting LCD screen & Intelligent Auto Focus feature.

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  192. December 16, 2015 @ 7:59 pm Tamara M

    I like the wireless media transfer to my computer.

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  193. December 16, 2015 @ 8:01 pm Don R

    I like the cool display, it looks amazing

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  194. December 16, 2015 @ 8:27 pm DebP

    I’d like to try the wireless transfer.

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  195. December 16, 2015 @ 8:28 pm Krista M

    I’d love to use the automatic macro feature to zoom in so close & see the small details without the picture turning blurry/fuzzy.

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  196. December 16, 2015 @ 9:19 pm KC

    The tilt screen is great – would be useful when shooting high or low

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  197. December 16, 2015 @ 9:49 pm Jillian P.

    Wireless image transfer- yes please!!

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  198. December 16, 2015 @ 11:46 pm Rebecca w

    I would love to try the adv+ mode! This camera looks great!

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  199. December 17, 2015 @ 1:34 am Jim (shutterbug wannabe)

    The wireless transfer is a feature I’d like to try out.

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  200. December 17, 2015 @ 1:54 am Tamara

    That selfie feature looks amazing. How do you go about making sure the camera gets a clear image when taking a photo of multiple people?

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  201. December 17, 2015 @ 4:50 am Matt D

    The retro looks of this camera just scream “yes”?!

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  202. December 17, 2015 @ 11:15 am FREDERIC BROWN

    I like the ease of uploading to your phone wirelessly

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  203. December 17, 2015 @ 11:17 am Sandy Couzens

    Hi !! My favorite feature you have listed would be Intelligent Auto Focus. By the time I ever got a picture focused my subject was gone. My question would be, I am Not a photographer but would love to take “everyday” pictures on nature walks with our dog for example. What price range would be a good camera to start at for a “simple” camera that takes really nice pictures ? Thank you for this Fantastic Giveaway and Merry Christmas :)

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  204. December 17, 2015 @ 2:06 pm Elaine D

    I like the wireless image transfer option and tilt LCD screen. And would love to find out what to use to clean the lenses with.

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  205. December 17, 2015 @ 2:27 pm alexa

    I have wanted this camera ever since it came out!

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  206. December 17, 2015 @ 4:45 pm Margaret Huitema

    The tilt screen is a great feature….

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  207. December 17, 2015 @ 7:09 pm Emma Leung

    X Series color and image quality

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  208. December 17, 2015 @ 7:35 pm Adam

    The tilt screen

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  209. December 17, 2015 @ 8:05 pm Samnang

    The tilt screen looks like a wonderful feature that I could put to use.

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  210. December 17, 2015 @ 8:20 pm Tanya

    I like the automatic macro. My question would be what are the best lighting choices for portraits that are affordable.

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  211. December 17, 2015 @ 9:05 pm Jana L.

    I love that it can wirelessly transfer my pictures

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  212. December 17, 2015 @ 9:57 pm aarone mawdsley

    the tilt screen is cool

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  213. December 18, 2015 @ 12:24 am Peter H

    I’d like to try the Fuji X-A2 Camera’s wireless file transfer of photos and videos to other devices.

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  214. December 18, 2015 @ 12:33 am Ben

    I’m torn between the wireless transfer feature and the automatic macro….both have me pretty stoked if I win.

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  215. December 18, 2015 @ 4:08 am LisaN

    I’d like to use the feature that allows it to convert to selfie mode.

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  216. December 18, 2015 @ 12:48 pm Jen

    I’d love to know how to capture better dusk and dawn photos. Our sunsets and sunrises are so gorgeous, and full of pink and orange!
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  217. December 18, 2015 @ 1:05 pm Dixie

    Id love the wireless transfer!!

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  218. December 18, 2015 @ 1:20 pm Leanne S

    I think the tilting screen would be great

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  219. December 18, 2015 @ 5:36 pm lorna

    I love the wireless transfer

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  220. December 18, 2015 @ 5:59 pm Jennifer Stuart

    macro! Can you ask about what would be best for shooting fireworks?

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  221. December 18, 2015 @ 9:23 pm Bons

    I want to try the wireless transfer of photos.

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  222. December 19, 2015 @ 1:35 am Kris L

    Its wireless, thats awesome!

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  223. December 19, 2015 @ 1:42 pm Daniel Tse

    The flipout view finder.

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  224. December 19, 2015 @ 2:09 pm Aneta Alaei

    I am interested in the Auto Macro and would love to ask Fuji Guys what other lenses they recommend.
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  225. December 19, 2015 @ 5:17 pm Tanya C

    The ability to wirelessly transfer photos to my phone.

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  226. December 19, 2015 @ 6:47 pm Dorothy H

    Wireless file transfer

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  227. December 19, 2015 @ 8:32 pm Ron

    I like the tilt screen

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  228. December 19, 2015 @ 10:23 pm Sunshine H

    I like the wireless transfer of photos. I would love to learn more about taking photos in the evening/at night, and how it works with/without a flash.

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  229. December 20, 2015 @ 3:24 am Betty S

    I love to be able to transfer the pictures without wires, that is what usually holds me up. getting out all the gear to put the pics on my computer

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  230. December 20, 2015 @ 5:58 am Hanna Jordan

    I live in Pittsburgh now and the city is photogenic!!! I want to capture it, but my phone produces blurry pics

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  231. December 20, 2015 @ 8:15 am Clara

    I’d love to learn about the advanced modes and aperture settings. I have very limited knowledge of photography but love scrap booking but I’m always embarrassed of my photos so I do less of both photo taking and scrapbooking. I’d enjoy these hobbies a lot more if I had confidence in my skills. I’d love to win the Fugi X – A2 and learn along with you in 2016.

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  232. December 20, 2015 @ 9:31 am Deb

    Could use a camera like this to take better food pic for my up and coming website. The iPhone just doesn’t cut it!

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  233. December 20, 2015 @ 11:31 am InezbyDesign

    I have never used a quality digital camera, well except maybe my phone! :D I would love to see a beginners course or something like that. Maybe a challenge for beginners. Like 12 weeks 12 photos… whatever.

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  234. December 20, 2015 @ 12:08 pm jane kramer

    i love the fact thst i can transfer the pictures on my phone without wires or anything

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  235. December 20, 2015 @ 12:13 pm Barb

    My daughter just moved to Pittsburgh and is describing to me all these beautiful things that she has been seeing! I think it would be fantastic to get her one of these so she can show me and scrapbook as well!

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  236. December 20, 2015 @ 2:19 pm Liz Lumsden

    The tilt screen on this camera is awesome!!!! I love the vintage look of the camera too.

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  237. December 20, 2015 @ 3:44 pm Kevin L

    I like the large APS-C sensor, should be great for photos and low light. Speaking of which, I guess my question for the Fuji Guys would be how to take good concert photos, which tend to be challenging due to the lighting.

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  238. December 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm Silvia D

    Photography is my passion, and I love Macro photography, so that is the feature I like is the automatic macro on this camera

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  239. December 20, 2015 @ 6:27 pm Aimee

    The wireless share feature would be nice and I would like to ask which camera would be best for a 12 year old

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  240. December 20, 2015 @ 6:34 pm dawn gordon

    i love the macro settings..wondering how good pictures of insects could turn out with this camera….

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  241. December 20, 2015 @ 8:53 pm Liz

    Really like the wifi wireless feature, and would really like a new camera for the New Year.

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  242. December 21, 2015 @ 9:56 am Lucille L

    The tilting feature is so great and useful!!
    I’d love to ask what the best settings and tips are for taking photos in the snow!

    thank you.

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  243. December 21, 2015 @ 2:00 pm Sandra Tuplin

    There are so; many great things on the camera that it’s hard to choose. I hope I’m entered to win the camera by commenting here.

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  244. August 31, 2016 @ 3:20 am Tracey Warbey

    Thanks for the great photography tips! My only issue is that I’m now very, very hungry!
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