Because of its 175° tilting LCD screen with face and eye identification, the new Fujifilm X-A2 is an entry-level compact system camera that is meant to snap better selfies than its predecessor, the X-A1. Key features of the X-A2 include a 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, newly developed Eye auto focus (AF), Auto Macro AF and Multi-Target AF, 5.6fps burst shooting, built-in wi-fi, EXR Processor II, a pop-up flash and external hotshoe, a variety of film simulation modes and creative effects, a Classic Chrome film simulation mode, Full HD video recording capabilities at 30 frames per second The Fujifilm X-A2 may be purchased in either silver/black or brown together with the brand-new XC 16-50mm II (24-76mm) F3.5-5.6 OIS zoom lens for a total cost of £449.99 or $549.95 for the package.
Fujifilm X A2 Price in USA
The biggest physical difference between the new Fujifilm X-A2 and the previous generation, the X-A1, is the addition of a revised LCD screen that can now be turned to the front for easier use while taking selfies. Other than that, the new Fujifilm X-A2 looks almost exactly the same.
The Fujifilm X-A2, much like the rest of the cameras in the X-series, is a classically designed interchangeable lens camera that is reminiscent of film rangefinders from the past. It has a charming vintage look that attracts admiring eyes from everyone who sees it. At the same time, Fujifilm has once again included new technology, which serve to guarantee that the X-A2 isn’t only a throwback to simpler times.
The Fujifilm X-A2 is capable of producing photographs of exceptional quality. It captured noise-free JPEG photos at ISO 100 all the way up to 6400, with only a little noise at ISO 12800 and more noticeable noise along with a small desaturation of color at the fastest setting of ISO 25600, which is an astounding performance for a camera with an APS-C sensor. The RAW files were also of very high quality, providing useable photographs over the whole ISO range (200-6400).
The pictures were a touch soft right out of the Fujifilm X-A2 when the sharpness setting was set to the default. For the best results, you should do further sharpening in an application such as Adobe Photoshop; alternatively, you may modify the setting inside the camera. The night image turned out quite well, thanks to the fact that the camera’s maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds was sufficient for the majority of after-dark shots, and that the Bulb mode enabled considerably longer exposures if they were necessary. While the Dynamic Range settings gradually increase the quality in the shadows and highlights, the Film Simulation options harken back to a different period in photography. Before you even take the picture, you’ll have some creative control over your JPEGs thanks to the Advanced Filters.
The Fujifilm X-A2 has nine different ISO settings for JPEG files and six different settings for RAW files. The following are some 100% crops that demonstrate the amount of noise present at each ISO setting for both the JPEG and RAW file formats.
Fujifilm X-A2 Specifications
|MSRP||$549 (with 16-50mm lens)|
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4896 x 3264|
|Other resolutions||S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)|
|Processor||EXR Processor II|
|ISO||Auto, 200-6400 (expandable to 100-25600)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||100|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||25600|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View|
|Number of focus points||49|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen type||175-degree upward-tilting TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Manual pop-up flash)|
|Flash range||7.00 m (at ISO 200)|
|Flash modes||Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro, rear-curtain synchro, commander|
|Continuous drive||5.6 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 secs)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±1 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (Wired or via smartphone)|
|Battery description||NP-W126 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||410|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||350 g (0.77 lb / 12.35 oz)|
|Dimensions||117 x 67 x 40 mm (4.61 x 2.64 x 1.57″)|
The new Fujifilm X-A2 is a very modest upgrade of the previous Fujifilm X-A1, but the few improvements that Fujifilm has made are important ones for the camera’s main target market of compact-camera and smartphone upgraders who are looking to take their first step into the world of interchangeable lens cameras. It appears that 2015 will be the year of the selfie, and the X-A2 certainly gets in on the festivities with its ingenious flip-up screen and intelligent eye/face identification capabilities. Despite the much reduced cost, prospective customers will still anticipate the presence of a touchscreen on the camera, which is a feature that is very necessary.
The image quality of the X-A2 is once again exceptional due to the fact that it employs the same sensor as the X-A1. The only thing that makes noise visible over the whole ISO range of 100-25,600 is how almost nonexistent it is, and the Dynamic Range feature helps to improve contrast and detail in the image. It is also important to notice the new 16-50mm II kit lens since it produces sharp images across the whole focal range, has three stops of built-in optical stabilization, and has a practical close-focus distance of 15 centimeters. The Fujifilm X-A2 is without a doubt right up there with the top APS-C sensor cameras on the market, so if you place a premium on image quality but are looking for a camera that doesn’t break the bank, the X-A2 is an excellent choice. And despite having an even more affordable price point, Fujifilm’s X-A2 is another another camera that is really well-made. It also manages to continue the classy retro style that has been synonymous with the X-series family.
There are still certain aspects of this that we do not particularly enjoy. We have already brought up the lack of a touchscreen, and the wi-fi options are restricted to only transferring images from the camera to a smartphone and back again, as well as syncing to a PC. There are no remote control options, nor is there a direct connection to a wi-fi network, as is the case with some competing models. However, the X-A2 will be available for an even lower price at launch than its predecessor did, and this should make it easier for you to get beyond the camera’s minor shortcomings.
- Strong quality of the images.
- Selfie LCD.
- Integrated lighting system
- Sharp kit lens.
- Attractive design.
- A burst rate of 5.6 frames per second.
- A little bit of a challenge to focus on.
- Lacks the ability to support an add-on EVF.
- No remote control through Wi-Fi.
- Video restricted to 1080p30.
- There is no mic input.