Fujifilm X-A3 Field Test
Fujifilm X-A3 Field Test Part I
Great image quality for the price, but there are some tradeoffs
The Fujifilm X-A3 slots in as one of the more affordable interchangeable lens X-series cameras from Fujifilm. The camera includes consumer-oriented features such as a simplified control layout, touchscreen "selfie" display and a bevy of in-camera creative shooting modes. Considering its entry-level price point, the X-A3 still offers a lot of image quality performance for the price, and the X-series lenses are very versatile. Let's take a look at how the X-A3 handles in the real world.
The X-A3 is compact and easy to use, but the display is poor in bright light
The Fujifilm X-A3 is a fairly compact mirrorless camera. It has a retro-inspired appearance and shape, and I like the look of it a lot. When it comes to the feel, I'm less smitten with the X-A3. Its front grip is quite small and the faux-leather covering doesn't offer much grip. The plastic body does not convey a particularly rugged camera, which isn't surprising given its low cost. When using a longer lens, such as the XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS, the small front grip makes it hard to keep the camera feeling balanced.
Fujifilm X-A3 Field Test Part II
X-A3 has many virtues, but sub-par video features and performance
In this second Field Test, I will be looking at the camera's shooting modes, video quality and performance, and wireless features. I will also revisit some of the camera's performance in a real-world context before wrapping up the Field Test.