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Fujifilm X-A5 Summary

24 Megapixels24 MegapixelsHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveUltra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Ultra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review

Fujifilm X-A5 Assessment

The Fujifilm X-A5 follows the entry-level X-A2
Fujifilm X-M1
with an updated sensor and slightly faster processor. It features a standard 24 megapixels 1.5X APS-C CMOS sensor with Bayer Color-Filter and Anti-Alias filters that can capture full-resolution images at 6 FPS and 4K Ultra-HD video at 15 FPS.

Decidedly entry-level by its lack of a viewfinder, the X-A5 offers a simple feature-set yet has numerous controls, including dual control-dials. There is also a mode-dial and a standard hot-shoe, plus most Fuji lenses have an aperture-ring too.

The X-A5 is the most affordable Fuji mirrorless camera and still supports all X-mount lenses. It delivers high image quality which stands out due to its low noise and good dynamic-range. Sharpness is not perfect but its real image-quality issue is metering which tends to over-expose without sufficient EC. The Fujifilm X-A5 is somewhat slower than its peers too.

When it comes to usability though, the Fujifilm X-A5 justifies paying more for a camera. The experience provided by the LCD and the lack of a viewfinder, nor provision to add one, makes framing and adjusting exposure error-prone. The experience for video is quite poor too with no way to frame properly and a long lag before starting to record. Overall, if the low-price of the X-A5 makes it affordable while other Fujifilm mirrorless remain out-of-reach, then by all means consider the X-A5.

PROS CONS
Extremely low image noise until ISO 1600 Tendency to over-expose
Good dynamic-range Strong noise-reduction
Nicely saturated colors Slow autofocus
Sharp LCD with good viewing angle Less than 100% LCD coverage
Minimal shutter-lag Poor Auto WB
Generally responsive Not Exposure-Priority
High number of external controls Below average shot-to-shot speeds
Good battery-life 2s Video capture delay
AverageAverage Average

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Related Information

Previous Models
Fujifilm X-A2
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16 MP, ISO 25600 Max, 1/4000s Max Shutter-Speed, No HDR, No Level, DOF Preview, 1080p Video
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By Neocamera on 2018-07-02

Fujifilm X-A5 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

24 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 100-51200
Fujifilm X Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/32000-30s
1 Axis Digital LevelFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
Built-in Dust ReductionCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
6 FPS Drive, 10 ImagesSpot-Metering
3840x2160 @ 15 FPS Video RecordingHot-Shoe
3" LCD 1 MegapixelsStereo audio input
Lithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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