Fujifilm X-A2 Review - The X-A2 adopts classic rangefinder styling and presents some subtle improvements over the X-A1. Is this enough to make it stand out as one of the best options in a saturated entry-level market?

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Fujifilm X-A2

Features:
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LCD viewfinder:

Pros:

  • - LCD screen flips by 175° making it easier to take a selfie
  • - Capable of focusing within 15cm with the Auto Macro function
  • - Lightweight and attractive rangefinder design

Cons:

  • - Aperture control wheel at the rear is small and fiddly to use
  • - No Raw support in the expanded ISO sensitivity settings
  • - Screen is not the touchscreen type

Product:

Fujifilm X-A2 Review

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Price as reviewed:

£529.00 (Body only)

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Fujifilm X-A2 Review – Image Quality

It won’t be a great surprise to read that the X-A2 puts in an identical image quality performance to the X-A1. Using the same internals as its predecessor is no bad thing however, and when we reviewed the X-A1 last it blew us away with a highly impressive set of results that hasn’t always been the case with the cheapest model in a manufacturer’s range.

Although the X-A2’s 16.3-millon pixel sensor may not be X-Trans or the highest resolution on the market, it’s very capable of capturing the finer details in a scene. Our lab results also revealed an admirable performance from the sensor when it comes to the way it handles image noise.

Between ISO 200 and ISO 800 images are effectively noise-free and it’s only as you push the sensitivity to ISO 3200 and 6400 that noise becomes more recognisable. As is often the case with most cameras, the highest ISO settings (ISO 12800 and 25,600) reveal an obvious drop off in quality and therefore should only be used when there’s no other option to get the shot.

  1. 1. Fujifilm X-A2 Review - Introduction
  2. 2. Fujifilm X-A2 Review - Features
  3. 3. Fujifilm X-A2 Review - Build and Handling
  4. 4. Fujifilm X-A2 Review - Performance
  5. 5. Fujifilm X-A2 Review - Image Quality
  6. 6. Fujifilm X-A2 Review - Dynamic Range
  7. 7. Fujifilm X-A2 Review - Resolution
  8. 8. Fujifilm X-A2 Review - Our Verdict
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