Fujifilm X-A5

Fujifilm X-A5 front

Fujifilm X-A5 summary

Fujifilm X-A5 is FujiFilm's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera first released on January of 2018. It features a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 6000 x 4000.

FujiFilm introduced this camera in order to replace the older Fujifilm X-A3 (Read Full Comparison) and afterwards released the fresher Fujifilm X-A7 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to update this camera.

The Fujifilm X-A5 ranks at #14 out of 117 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and overall #104 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. Please try our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your personal criteria.

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Fujifilm X-A5 family

The Fujifilm X-A5 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can view all older and the latest models along with key specs.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
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Fujifilm X-A5 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of positives and negatives of the Fujifilm X-A5 based on criterias that are typically regarded as essential in a camera.

comes with face detect autofocus
comes with HDMI out
comes with microphone support
comes with tracking focus
delivers RAW formats
features touch to focus
flash built-in
good battery life (450 shots)
good megapixels (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
has bluetooth
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
quiet shooting (1/32,000s)
screen tilts up and down
selfie friendly screen
supports phase detect autofocus
very good screen resolution (1,040 k dots)
you can focus manually
lack of image stabilization
max frames per second low (6.0 frames/s)
missing headphone support
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Fujifilm X-A5 Sensor details

The sensor size in the Fujifilm X-A5 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 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 - 12800. This ISO can also be increased digitally to 100 - 51200. RAW files are saved therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.

The image below illustrates the Fujifilm X-A5's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The Fujifilm X-A5 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is displayed in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X-A5 dimensions

Fujifilm X-A5 weighs about 0.80 pounds (361 gr or 12.73 oz) and the over all size of the camera is 117mm x 68mm x 40mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.6"). The weight of average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 329 gr so the Fujifilm X-A5 is similar as compared to other competitors.

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The following is a photo of the Fujifilm X-A5 alongside a soda to help you have a sense of its scale.

Fujifilm X-A5 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will illustrate the button arrangement on the Fujifilm X-A5.

Fujifilm X-A5 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X-A5 Lens specs

The Fujifilm X-A5 works with the Fujifilm X mount and has 72 lenses on the market today. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the Fujifilm X-A5.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Fujifilm-XF-100-400mm-F4.5-5.6-R-LM-OIS-WR lensFujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR100-400mmf/4.5-5.6 1375g
Fujifilm-XC-35mm-F2 lensFujifilm XC 35mm F235mmf/2130g
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Fujifilm-XF-16-55mm-F2.8-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR16-55mmf/2.8 655g
Zeiss-Touit-2.850M-Fujifilm-X lensZeiss Touit 2.850M50mmf/2.8 290g
Fujifilm-XF-18mm-F1.4-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR18mmf/1.4 370g
Sigma-30mm-F1.4-DC-DN-C-X-Mount lensSigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN C30mmf/1.4 265g
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Fujifilm-XF-50mm-F1.0-R-WR lensFujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR50mmf/1.0 845g
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Fujifilm X-A5 Connectivity

The Fujifilm X-A5 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras with NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily send pictures and at times change camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.

Some applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Fujifilm X-A5 Video specs

The highest possible video resolution in the Fujifilm X-A5 is 3840 x 2160 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p offers an exceptional resolution for video. You can easily crop to 1080p in order to get clearer video. Be wary of the massive file sizes and make sure you get decent SD cards that have fast write speed. While the camera comes with a microphone jack, it is unfortunately missing a headphone jack which means you will not have the capability to keep an eye on your sound levels.

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Fujifilm X-A5 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing in the Fujifilm X-A5 so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.

Fujifilm X-A5 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X-A5 features a 3" tilting display boasting a resolution of 1,040k dots.

The display is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and group photos when required. Moreover the display is touch friendly which means you can easily set focus point and adjust settings by using your fingers.

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The View Finder specs regarding Fujifilm X-A5 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are quite handy during bright outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.

Fujifilm X-A5 Shutter specs

Fujifilm X-A5 continuous shooting speed is 6.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds. The camera also comes with silent electronic shutter of 1/32000 seconds. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter may produce "rolling shutter" under certain lighting conditions.

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Fujifilm X-A5 Flash and Hot shoe specs

Fujifilm X-A5 has got both inbuilt flash and external flash support. The max flash sync speed is 1/180 seconds.

Fujifilm X-A5 Autofocus specs

Fujifilm X-A5 has got both Phase Detect Autofocus along with Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and precise compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera features Face detect making it valuable for portraits.

The Sensor features 91 focus points to pick from. Fujifilm X-A5 has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to adjust where you focus. It also features Tracking Autofocus for moving things. Fujifilm X-A5 supports manual focusing in case it is required during low light or you want more precise control on focusing.

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Fujifilm X-A5 Battery life

The battery life (NP-W126S) in the Fujifilm X-A5 is built to last for 450 pictures based on the CIPA specifications which is above the usual for its category. The average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 343. Fujifilm X-S20 offers the best (750) battery life within this category of cameras.

Here is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that have the best battery life:

Fujifilm X-A5 for different kinds of photography

The following chart indicates a rundown of the Fujifilm X-A5 for different kinds of photography. To read more, check out the specific section below.

Fujifilm X-A5 Portrait photography factors

The Fujifilm X-A5 has a points total of 81 which is tremendous, meaning that it is a excellent fit to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support together with the option to use external lighting.

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manual focus
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
includes face detection focusing
exports RAW files

Fujifilm X-A5 as a Street photography camera

With a impressive score of 80, the Fujifilm X-A5 is a tremendous pick to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of image quality and portability.

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has a tilting screen
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW files
features touch focus
lack of image stabilization

Fujifilm X-A5 Sports photography information

A nice sports photography points total of 72 suggests the Fujifilm X-A5 is a fine fit for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs excellent focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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quiet mode (1/32,000s)
resolution is good (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features tracking focus
better than average battery life (450 per charge)
comes with phase detect autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization

Travel photography with Fujifilm X-A5

Portability is extremely critical when selecting a camera for travel. In general, the Fujifilm X-A5 gets a wonderful 88 as a travelling camera which is a brilliant choice for your vacations.

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great battery pack (450 per charge)
supports bluetooth
provides focus via touch
decent MP (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display

Fujifilm X-A5 Landscape photography information

If you are looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm X-A5 at it's outstanding grade of 79 for a landscape camera is a awesome choice amongst its competition.

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manual focus
swap lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
good battery pack (450 CIPA)
no image stabilization

Fujifilm X-A5 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging really should offer a articulating screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Fujifilm X-A5 is a outstanding option for vlogging as it gets a terrific score of 81.

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display is selfie friendly
touchscreen enabled
comes with face detect focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has mic socket
no image stabilization

Fujifilm X-A5 Alternatives

If you are interested in alternatives to the Fujifilm X-A5, below is a list of the top rated cameras which fall in to the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The chart underneath will give you an overview of the Fujifilm X-A5 vs it's top scored competitors listed earlier.

These are some more cameras you might view as alternative options. To review a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm X-A5
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
24 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW format
Max native ISO
Max enhanced ISO
Minimum native ISO
Minimum enhanced ISO
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points
Lens support
Fujifilm X
Available lenses
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Display diagonal
3 inches
Display resolution
1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Fastest quiet shutter speed
Continuous shutter rate
6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
5.70 m (at ISO 200)
Flash modes
Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro, rear-curtain synchro, commander
External flash
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
3840 x 2160 (15p), 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 24, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 24p, 23.98p)
Max video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
361 grams (0.80 lbs)
117 x 68 x 40mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.6")
Battery life
450 pictures
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
Card slots
Retail price