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:
Build/Handling:
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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 – Resolution

In JPEG mode at ISO 200, the X-A2 resolves 2600l/ph compared to 2800l/ph when it’s set to Raw. The trend of Raw files resolving more detail than their respective JPEG continues through the ISO range right up to ISO 6400 – the highest setting the camera is capable of shooting uncompressed Raw files at.

Our lab results displayed 2400l/ph at both ISO 3200 and ISO 6400 set to Raw, revealing detail holds up well and doesn’t drop off too dramatically at such high settings. Beyond ISO 6400 the X-A2 records JPEG files up to ISO 25,600 and with fine detail being less impressive at the expanded settings, encouraging users to always shoot in Raw for ultimate quality.

Noise

As to be expected, the X-A2 produces very clean images at its lowest sensitivity setting (ISO 100) and continues to handle noise well throughout its range. At ISO 800 there’s a faint trace of luminance noise visible in shadowed areas at close magnification. Pushing up to ISO 3200 sees the level of noise increase, however it’s of such a fine texture it’s not derogatory to the final image.

The handling of noise at ISO 6400 is also particularly impressive with no trace of chroma noise whatsoever in our Raw files. The in-camera noise reduction that’s automatically applied to JPEGs at ISO 12,800 and 25,600 results in a more waxy appearance so ISO 6400 should be the upper limit at which users will want to push to.

Fujifilm X-A2 Diorama ISO 100Fujifilm X-A2, ISO 100

Fujifilm X-A2 Diorama ISO 200Fujifilm X-A2, ISO 200

Fujifilm X-A2 Diorama ISO 400Fujifilm X-A2, ISO 400

Fujifilm X-A2 Diorama ISO 800Fujifilm X-A2, ISO 800

Fujifilm X-A2 Diorama ISO 1600Fujifilm X-A2, ISO 1600

Fujifilm X-A2 Diorama ISO 3200Fujifilm X-A2, ISO 3200

Fujifilm X-A2 Diorama ISO 6400Fujifilm X-A2, ISO 6400

Fujifilm X-A2 Diorama ISO 12800Fujifilm X-A2, ISO 12800

Fujifilm X-A2 Diorama ISO 25600Fujifilm X-A2, ISO 25600

 

  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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