Fuji X-A2 Flash

Built-in Flash Test Results

Coverage, Exposure and Range
A weak flash with somewhat narrow coverage. Above average positive exposure compensation required.

16mm, f/3.5, ISO 200

Coverage. Flash coverage is somewhat narrow and uneven at wide angle, leaving the corners of our flash target image quite dark at 16mm, thought that's not unusual, especially for a wider than average kit lens. Some of the corner shading can also attributable to the lens itself. We no longer test flash coverage at telephoto, as it is invariably better.

Normal Flash, ISO 200
+1.0 EV
Slow-Sync Flash, ISO 200

Exposure. Indoors under incandescent background lighting, the Fuji X-A2's flash underexposed our indoor portrait scene at ISO 200 and f/4, despite the +1.0 EV flash exposure compensation used. (An average of +0.7 EV is normally needed for this shot.) You'll likely need to boost ISO (or enable Auto ISO) for typical indoor shots. The camera's slow-sync flash mode required no compensation to produce a bright shot, though the much longer shutter time (1/9s vs 1/125s) resulted in a strong orange cast from the ambient background lighting.

Manufacturer-Specified Flash Range
Telephoto (f/5.6)
5.8 feet, ISO 400

Manufacturer-Specified Flash Range Test. The Fuji X-A2's built-in flash has a Guide Number of only 7m at ISO 200. That works out to about 5.8 feet at ISO 400 and f/5.6. As you can see above, the Fuji XA2 produced a well-exposed flash target using those parameters, which means Fuji's flash range spec is credible.


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