Fujifilm X-A3 Review

Overall 47
Imaging 16
Features 55
Size 82
Price 0

Main Features

  • 24.0 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 200 - 6400 (Expands to 100 - 25600)
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 6.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 24p)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 117 x 67 x 40 mm
  • Weight: 339 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Fujifilm X-A2. Compare

Fujifilm X-A3 Summary

This review is devoted to X-A3 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Aug 25, 2016. This model is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 24.0 MP and a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

This is an upgraded model that Fujifilm released to replace their older product X-A2. To learn more about the specs and difference between these two models, check our complete comparison by following this link:
Fujifilm X-A3 vs. X-A2

In Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #104 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 47/100 and it takes a rank of #194 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm X-A3 Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm X-A3 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Sensor Size: APS-C
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Number Of Focus Points: 77
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 6.0 fps
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Battery Life: 410 shots

CONs

  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

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Complete Comparison of Fujifilm X-A3 With Other Cameras in Entry-Level Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm X-A3. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3 has the following external dimensions 117 x 117 x 40 mm (46.06 x 26.38 x 15.75″) with the weight of 339 g.

The typical weight for average Entry-Level Mirrorless type cameras is 319g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm X-A3, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm X-A3 has about an average thickness compared to other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 40mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm X-A3 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm X-A3 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm X-A3 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm X-A3 — 410 shots
Min: 210 shots
Average: 338 shots
Max: 650 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm X-A3 — 40 mm
Min: 23 mm
Average: 40 mm
Max: 85 mm

Weight

Fujifilm X-A3 — 339 g
Min: 180 g
Average: 319 g
Max: 561 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-A3 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-A3 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm X-A3 Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm X-A3 comes with EXR Processor II processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 24.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Fujifilm X-A3 has the following ISO range 200 - 6400 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 100 - 25600.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

In a huge database of models that we have collected, Fujifilm X-A3 features a 24.0 MP sensor. In the Entry-Level Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Fujifilm X-A3 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Fujifilm X-A3 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm X-A3

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-A3 is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm X-A3 are its 6.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

X-A3 features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Focusing

In addition, X-A3 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm X-A3, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm X-A3 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Fujifilm X-A3 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

X-A3 comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.

Fujifilm X-A3 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Fujifilm X-A3 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, X-A3 is equipped with its USB NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & USB charger or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect X-A3 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm X-A3 provides a shooting life of 410, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 338 shots.

Compared to all models in the Entry-Level Mirrorless category, Fujifilm X-A3 offers the highest battery life that reaches 410 shots.

How Good is Fujifilm X-A3 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm X-A3’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm X-A3’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the X-A3 to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm X-A3 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-A3 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 89. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-A3 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-A3 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-A3 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 48. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-A3 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • Large APS-C(23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (117 x 67 x 40 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder
  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-A3 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-A3 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 68. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-A3 can be called a 68 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Big Number of autofocus Points (77)
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (6.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)
  • Small battery life (410 shots)

Fujifilm X-A3 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-A3 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 14. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-A3 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder

Fujifilm X-A3 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-A3 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 81. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-A3 can be called a 81 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Fujifilm X-A3 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model X-A3
Announced Aug 25, 2016
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fujifilm X
Number of Lenses 43
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,040k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 6.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 7
Flash Modes Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro, rear-curtain synchro, commander
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 368.95 mm2
Sensor Resolution 24.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 6,400
Max Boosted ISO 25,600
Min Native ISO 200
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points 77
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 24p)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 339 g
Physical Dimensions 117 x 67 x 40 mm
Battery Life 410 shots
Battery Type 410 shots
Battery Model NP-W126
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1

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