This review is devoted to X-A5 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jan 31, 2018. 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
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Fujifilm X-A5 vs. X-A3
In Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #76 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 49/100 and it takes a rank of #136 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm X-A5 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.
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In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm X-A5. 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.
Fujifilm X-A5 has the following external dimensions 117 x 117 x 40 mm (46.06 x 26.77 x 15.75″) with the weight of 361 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-A5, 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-A5 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-A5 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm X-A5 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm X-A5 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Fujifilm X-A5 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-A5 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-A5 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-A5 has the following ISO range 200 - 12800 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 100 - 51200.
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-A5 features a 24.0 MP sensor. In the Entry-Level Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.
Fujifilm X-A5 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-A5 with other standard sensor sizes.
Fujifilm X-A5 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.
Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm X-A5 are its 6.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
X-A5 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.
One more highlight that makes Fujifilm X-A5 stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations. With the smart AutoFocus system presented in this model, photographers can choose from 91 points.
In addition, X-A5 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.
As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm X-A5, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm X-A5 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.
Fujifilm X-A5 supports 4K (Ultra-HD) video. This is the highest available resolution as for today . Thus, opting for this model, you will be dazed by the video’s crispness and the quality of details when watching it on a 4K screen.
Such impressive resolution stats make this model stand out against the previous model, which provides a max video resolution of only. Thus, in case you are planning to update your old camera and would love to have a possibility to shoot lots of high-quality videos, high resolution is a significant advantage of X-A5.
X-A5 comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.
In addition, Fujifilm X-A5 is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.
One more advantage of Fujifilm X-A5 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.
In addition, X-A5 is equipped with its USB NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & USB charger or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect X-A5 with suitable external devices.
In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm X-A5 provides a shooting life of 450, 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-A5 offers the highest battery life that reaches 450 shots.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm X-A5’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm X-A5’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the X-A5 to the average MirrorLess camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-A5 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 89. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-A5 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.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-A5 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 51. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-A5 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-A5 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 69. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-A5 can be called a 69 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-A5 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 13. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-A5 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X-A5 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 80. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X-A5 can be called a 80 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.
|Announced||Jan 31, 2018|
|Body Type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Lens Mount||Fujifilm X|
|Number of Lenses||43|
|Focal Length Multiplier||1.5x|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Resolution||1,040k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||6.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro, rear-curtain synchro, commander|
|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||12,800|
|Max Boosted ISO||51,200|
|Min Native ISO||200|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||91|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|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||3840 x 2160|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264|
|USB||USB NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & USB charger|
|Physical Dimensions||117 x 68 x 40 mm|
|Battery Life||450 shots|
|Battery Type||450 shots|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)|