Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3 front

Fujifilm X-A3 overview

Fujifilm X-A3 is FujiFilm's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera originally released on August of 2016. The camera features a 24MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000.

FujiFilm brought out this camera in an effort to improve the older Fujifilm X-A2 (Read Full Comparison) and then released the updated Fujifilm X-A5 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to improve this model.

The Fujifilm X-A3 is scored #26 out of 117 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all around #165 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. Remember to use our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your custom criteria.

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The following is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm X-A3 family

The Fujifilm X-A3 is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed range underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
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Fujifilm X-A3 Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of upsides and downsides of the Fujifilm X-A3 based on aspects which are often viewed as crucial in a camera.

better than average battery (410 CIPA)
comes with face detection focusing
comes with HDMI out
comes with tracking autofocus
good megapixels (24MP)
has built in flash
high resolution screen (1,040 k dots)
quiet mode (1/32,000s)
saves RAW files
screen is selfie friendly
screen is touchscreen
screen size is good (3 inches)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports focus by touch
switch lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
tilting screen
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
you can focus manually
does not have image stabilization
lacks phase detect AF
no external mic support
no headphone support
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames/s)
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Fujifilm X-A3 Sensor info

The Fujifilm X-A3 is run by the EXR Processor II chip. The spec of the sensor in the Fujifilm X-A3 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 24MP and includes a native ISO range of 200 - 6400. This ISO can also be expanded digitally to 100 - 25600. RAW photos are supported therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath displays the Fujifilm X-A3's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The Fujifilm X-A3 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is showcased in green.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X-A3 dimensions

Fujifilm X-A3 weighs around 0.75 lb (339 gr or 11.96 oz) and features outside dimensions of 117mm x 67mm x 40mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.6"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 329 gr so the Fujifilm X-A3 is on par compared to various competitors.

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Down below is a shot of the Fujifilm X-A3 alongside a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.

Fujifilm X-A3 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will illustrate the button design on the Fujifilm X-A3.

Fujifilm X-A3 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X-A3 Lens info

The Fujifilm X-A3 uses the Fujifilm X mount and has 72 lenses that you can buy. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the Fujifilm X-A3.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Carl-Zeiss-Touit-2.8-12-Fujifilm-X lensCarl Zeiss Touit 2.81212mmf/2.8 270g
Fujifilm-XF-50mm-F2-R-WR lensFujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR50mmf/2.0 200g
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7artisans-12mm-F2.8-Fujifilm-X lens7artisans 12mm F2.812mmf/2.8295g
Samyang-135mm-F2.0-ED-UMC-Fujifilm-X lensSamyang 135mm F2.0 ED UMC135mmf/2830g
Fujifilm-XF-50mm-F1.0-R-WR lensFujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR50mmf/1.0 845g
Sigma-16mm-F1.4-DC-DN-X-Mount lensSigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN16mmf/1.4 405g
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Fujifilm-XC-50-230mm-F4.5-6.7-OIS lensFujifilm XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS50-230mmf/4.5-6.7 375g
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Fujifilm X-A3 Connectivity

The Fujifilm X-A3 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send photos and oftentimes alter settings without connecting physically to the camera.

A few applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.

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Fujifilm X-A3 Video info

The maximum video quality in the Fujifilm X-A3 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance between quality vs file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to give you much room to crop. The camera doesn't feature a mic and headphone jack which means that you get no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to have a look at another model should you need good audio in your video clips.

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Fujifilm X-A3 Weather Sealing

There is no weather sealing in the Fujifilm X-A3 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.

Fujifilm X-A3 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X-A3 features a 3" tilting display boasting a resolution of 1,040k dots.

It has a selfie friendly display to shoot self portraits as well as group photos when necessary. Additionally the display is touch friendly which means you can easily change focus points plus adjust settings by using your finger.

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The ViewFinder specs regarding Fujifilm X-A3 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are really useful during sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.

Fujifilm X-A3 Shutter info

Fujifilm X-A3 has the capability to shoot continuously at 6.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s. The camera also includes silent electronic shutter of 1/32000s. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter may result in "rolling shutter" in certain conditions.

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Fujifilm X-A3 Flash and Hot shoe info

Fujifilm X-A3 includes both integrated flash and also external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/180s.

Fujifilm X-A3 Autofocusing info

Fujifilm X-A3 includes just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and accurate compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detect which is helpful for taking photos of people.

The Sensor features 77 focus points to select from. Fujifilm X-A3 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to shift focus points. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Fujifilm X-A3 can use manual focus in case it is required during low light situations or you want to have more accurate focus control.

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Fujifilm X-A3 Battery life

The battery (NP-W126) in the Fujifilm X-A3 is made to last for 410 pictures according to the CIPA benchmarks making it higher than standard when compared to its class. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 343. Fujifilm X-S20 has the highest possible (750) battery life within this type of cameras.

Listed below is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras which have the best battery life:

Fujifilm X-A3 for varying styles of photography

The following chart displays a summation of the Fujifilm X-A3 for varying styles of photography. To read more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Fujifilm X-A3 as a Portrait photography camera

The Fujifilm X-A3 receives a points tally of 80 which is superb, meaning that it is a tremendous option for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos together with the ability to utilize off-camera lighting.

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manual focus
good MP (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports face detection autofocus
saves RAW formats

Fujifilm X-A3 Street photography details

Getting a very high rating of 79, the Fujifilm X-A3 is a fantastic choice for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

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screen tilts up and down
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
has touch to focus
does not have image stabilization

Sports photography with Fujifilm X-A3

A very good sports photography rating of 64 indicates the Fujifilm X-A3 is a respectable option for photographing sports. A camera should have great autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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quiet shutter (1/32,000s)
good MP (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking focus
great battery power (410 shots)
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
does not have phase detect autofocus

Fujifilm X-A3 as a Travel photography camera

Size is really crucial when choosing a travel camera. In general, the Fujifilm X-A3 gets a fantastic 87 as a travel camera which is a awesome fit to buy for your holidays.

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better than average battery pack (410 CIPA)
supports touch to focus
MP count good (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen

Landscape photography with Fujifilm X-A3

When you're planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm X-A3 and it's outstanding rating of 79 for a landscape camera is a fantastic pick within the current marketplace.

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you can focus manually
change lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
nice screen size (3")
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
great battery power (410 per charge)
does not have image stabilization

Fujifilm X-A3 as a Vlogging camera

A vlogging camera should really come with a articulating screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Fujifilm X-A3 is a fine option for vlogging as it comes to a above average score of 74.

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selfie friendly display
screen is touchscreen
comes with face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
no image stabilization
doesn't have external microphone jack

Fujifilm X-A3 Alternatives

If you need alternatives to the Fujifilm X-A3, here is a range of the top rated cameras which fall under the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The line chart down below gives you a summary of the Fujifilm X-A3 vs it's highest ranked competitors suggested previously.

Here are a handful of other cameras you might take into account as alternatives. To check out a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Fujifilm X-A3
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
EXR Processor II
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW support
Maximum native ISO
Maximum boosted ISO
Min native ISO
Min boosted ISO
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
Fujifilm X
Number of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Display diagonal
3 inches
Resolution of display
1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Display technology
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
30 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Maximum quiet shutter speed
1/32000 secs
Continuous shooting rate
6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
7.00 m (at ISO 200)
Flash settings
Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro, rear-curtain synchro, commander
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize
1/180 secs
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 24p)
Maximum video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
339 grams (0.75 pounds)
Physical dimensions
117 x 67 x 40mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.6")
Battery life
410 photographs
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
Card slots
Retail pricing