Fujifilm X-A2

 
Fujifilm X-A2 front
 
Portability
86
Imaging
61
Features
68
Overall
63

Fujifilm X-A2 overview

Fujifilm X-A2 is FujiFilm's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera first released on January of 2015. The camera features a 16MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4896 x 3264.

FujiFilm released this camera to upgrade the older Fujifilm X-A1 (Read Full Comparison) & then brought out the fresher Fujifilm X-A3 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to upgrade this camera.

The X-A2 is positioned #39 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & all round #242 out of 1421 for cameras in our database. You can check our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your personal criteria.

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Fujifilm X-A2 family

The Fujifilm X-A2 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the full range below.

ModelResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleasedWeight
Fujifilm-X-E4 front thumbnailFujifilm X-E4
X-A2 vs X-E4
26MPAPS-C20.0 fps2021364g
Fujifilm-X-S10 front thumbnailFujifilm X-S10
X-A2 vs X-S10
26MPAPS-C20.0 fps2020465g
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Fujifilm-X-T200 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T200
X-A2 vs X-T200
24MPAPS-C8.0 fps2020370g
Fujifilm-X-Pro3 front thumbnailFujifilm X-Pro3
X-A2 vs X-Pro3
26MPAPS-C20.0 fps2019497g
Fujifilm-X-A7 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A7
X-A2 vs X-A7
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2019320g
Fujifilm-X-T30 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T30
X-A2 vs X-T30
26MPAPS-C20.0 fps2019383g
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Fujifilm-X-T100 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T100
X-A2 vs X-T100
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2018448g
Fujifilm-X-A5 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A5
X-A2 vs X-A5
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2018361g
Fujifilm-X-E3 front thumbnailFujifilm X-E3
X-A2 vs X-E3
24MPAPS-C14.0 fps2017337g
Fujifilm-X-T20 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T20
X-A2 vs X-T20
24MPAPS-C14.0 fps2017383g
Fujifilm-X-A10 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A10
X-A2 vs X-A10
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2016331g
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Fujifilm-X-A3 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A3
X-A2 vs X-A3
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2016339g
Fujifilm-X-Pro2 front thumbnailFujifilm X-Pro2
X-A2 vs X-Pro2
24MPAPS-C8.0 fps2016495g
Fujifilm-X-E2S front thumbnailFujifilm X-E2S
X-A2 vs X-E2S
16MPAPS-C7.0 fps2016350g
Fujifilm-X-T10 front thumbnailFujifilm X-T10
X-A2 vs X-T10
16MPAPS-C8.0 fps2015381g
Fujifilm-X-A2 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A216MPAPS-C5.6 fps2015350g
Fujifilm-X-E2 front thumbnailFujifilm X-E2
X-A2 vs X-E2
16MPAPS-C7.0 fps2014350g
Fujifilm-X-A1 front thumbnailFujifilm X-A1
X-A2 vs X-A1
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013330g
Fujifilm-X-M1 front thumbnailFujifilm X-M1
X-A2 vs X-M1
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013330g
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Fujifilm-X-E1 front thumbnailFujifilm X-E1
X-A2 vs X-E1
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013350g
Fujifilm-X-Pro1 front thumbnailFujifilm X-Pro1
X-A2 vs X-Pro1
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2012450g

Fujifilm X-A2 Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Fujifilm X-A2 based on things that are usually seen as crucial in a camera.

comes with face detection autofocus
comes with tracking autofocus
exports RAW formats
great battery power (410 shots)
has built in flash
has HDMI out
manual focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
screen is selfie friendly
screen size is good (3 inches)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
switch lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
tilting screen
very good screen resolution (920 thousand dots)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lack of image stabilization
lack of phase detect autofocus
missing external mic support
missing headphone support
missing Time Lapse recording
slow continuous shooting (5.6 frames per second)
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Fujifilm X-A2 Sensor specifications

The Fujifilm X-A2 houses the EXR Processor II chip. The dimension of the sensor on the Fujifilm X-A2 is 23.6mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 368 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4896 x 3264 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 200 to 6400. This ISO can be widened digitally to 100 to 25600. RAW photos are supported which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.

The picture below illustrates the X-A2's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The X-A2 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is highlighted in green.

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To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X-A2 dimensions

Fujifilm X-A2 is 0.77 lb (350g / 12.35 oz) & has exterior dimensions of 117mm x 67mm x 40mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.6"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 323g and the Fujifilm X-A2 is very similar when compared to its rivals.

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The following is a visual of the Fujifilm X-A2 with a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm X-A2 dimensions scale

The top view here will highlight the button arrangement on the X-A2.

Fujifilm X-A2 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X-A2 Lens specifications

The X-A2 works with the Fujifilm X mount and has 55 lenses to pick from. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the X-A2.

ModelSizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Samyang-MF-14mm-F2.8-Mk2--Rokinon-MF-14mm-F2.8-II-Fujifilm-X lensSamyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk214mmf/2.8649g
Fujifilm-XF-16-55mm-F2.8-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR16-55mmf/2.8 655g
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7artisans-35mm-F2-Fujifilm-X lens7artisans 35mm F235mmf/2320g
Fujifilm-XF-90mm-F2-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm XF 90mm F2 R LM WR90mmf/2.0 540g
Fujifilm-XC-50-230mm-F4.5-6.7-OIS lensFujifilm XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS50-230mmf/4.5-6.7 375g
Fujifilm-XF-10-24mm-F4-R-OIS-WR lensFujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR10-24mmf/4.0 385g
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Fujifilm-XF-50mm-F2-R-WR lensFujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR50mmf/2.0 200g
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Fujifilm X-A2 Connectivity

The X-A2 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that include NFC or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can transfer photos and at times alter settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.

Many applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB socket.

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Fujifilm X-A2 Video specifications

The highest video quality on the Fujifilm X-A2 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in H.264 format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance between quality versus file sizes but FULL HD will not give you any room to crop. The camera doesn't include a microphone or headphone socket which means you have no control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to get a different camera if you need better sound for your video clips.

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Fujifilm X-A2 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing for the Fujifilm X-A2 so you need to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.

Fujifilm X-A2 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X-A2 features a 3 inch tilting display boasting a resolution of 920 thousand dots.

It has got a selfie friendly display to take self portraits and even group photos if required. Sadly the display is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder details for Fujifilm X-A2 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are rather useful during bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.

Fujifilm X-A2 Shutter specifications

Fujifilm X-A2 has the capability to shoot continuously at 5.6 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Fujifilm X-A2 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Fujifilm X-A2 comes with both integrated flash together with external flash ability. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/180s.

Fujifilm X-A2 Autofocusing specifications

Fujifilm X-A2 comes with just Contrast Based AF & lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker & precise compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which makes it valuable for portrait photography.

The Sensor features 49 focus points to pick from. It also comes with Tracking AF for things that move. Fujifilm X-A2 comes with manual focusing if required during low light occasions or you need to have more accurate focusing control.

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Fujifilm X-A2 Battery life

The battery power (NP-W126) for the Fujifilm X-A2 is designed to last for 410 shots based on the CIPA specifications making it above average ın comparison with its category. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 337. Samsung NX mini has got the highest (650) battery life within this kind of cameras.

Following is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that come with the highest battery life:

ModelMax VideoBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Samsung-NX-mini front thumbnailSamsung NX mini
X-A2 vs NX mini
1920 x 1080650 yesnono
Pentax-K-01 front thumbnailPentax K-01
X-A2 vs K-01
1920 x 1080540 yesnono
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Sony-Alpha-NEX-3N front thumbnailSony NEX-3N
X-A2 vs NEX-3N
1920 x 1080480 yesnono
Sony-Alpha-NEX-F3 front thumbnailSony NEX-F3
X-A2 vs NEX-F3
1920 x 1080470 yesnono
Sony-Alpha-A3000 front thumbnailSony A3000
X-A2 vs A3000
1920 x 1080470 yesnono

Fujifilm X-A2 for various styles of photography

The following illustration indicates a summation of the Fujifilm X-A2 for various styles of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph below.

Portrait photography with Fujifilm X-A2

The Fujifilm X-A2 receives a points total of 76 which is impressive, meaning that it is a wonderful fit for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW photos in addition to the potential to work with external flash.

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you can focus manually
good resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has face detect focusing
saves RAW files

Fujifilm X-A2 Street photography information

Getting a fantastic points tally of 76, the Fujifilm X-A2 is a wonderful pick to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

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screen tilts up and down
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
does not have image stabilization

Fujifilm X-A2 as a Sports photography camera

A decent sports photography score of 59 indicates the Fujifilm X-A2 is relatively acceptable for photographing sports. A camera needs to have excellent focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
good battery power (410 per charge)
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.6 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
has no phase detect auto focus

Fujifilm X-A2 Travel photography details

Weight is extremely critical in getting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Fujifilm X-A2 gets a exceptional 78 for a travelling camera which makes it a fantastic fit to purchase for your holidays.

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better than average battery (410 CIPA)
good resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
does not have Timelapse function

Landscape photography with Fujifilm X-A2

If you're looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the biggest factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm X-A2 and it's very good score of 71 as a landscape camera is a fine choice amongst its competitors.

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has manual focus
swap lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
decent MP (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW files
good battery pack (410 per charge)
no image stabilization
lack of Time Lapse recording

Vlogging with Fujifilm X-A2

A camera for vlogging should really posses a moving screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Fujifilm X-A2 is a respectable pick for vlogging as it delivers a very good rating of 70.

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display is selfie friendly
offers face detect autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not have image stabilization
missing mic support

Fujifilm X-A2 Alternatives

If you are interested in alternatives to the X-A2, below is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall within the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The graph followed below offers you a bird's eye view of the X-A2 compared to it's top scored competitors mentioned previously.

Following are several cameras you might take a look at as alternative options. To read a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
FujiFilm
Model type
Fujifilm X-A2
Type
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Revealed
2015-01-14
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Chip
EXR Processor II
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor dimensions
23.6 x 15.6mm
Sensor area
368.2mm²
Sensor resolution
16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4896 x 3264
RAW support
Maximum native ISO
6400
Maximum boosted ISO
25600
Min native ISO
200
Min boosted ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points
49
Lens
Lens support
Fujifilm X
Amount of lenses
54
Crop factor
1.5
Screen
Display type
Tilting
Display sizing
3 inches
Resolution of display
920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology
TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
30 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate
5.6 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
7.00 m (at ISO 200)
Flash options
Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro, rear-curtain synchro, commander
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize
1/180 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Maximum video resolution
1920x1080
Video format
H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
350g (0.77 lbs)
Physical dimensions
117 x 67 x 40mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.6")
Other
Battery life
410 shots
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery ID
NP-W126
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots
Single
Retail price
$370