• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

Buy From

Differences

Fujifilm X-A2 advantages over Nikon D5600

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 70 mm
    Thinner
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.5 fps vs 4.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    12 vs 8 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Nikon D5600 advantages over Fujifilm X-A2

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 970 vs 410 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    2 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Less shutter lag
    0.11 vs 0.36 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 16 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Fujifilm X-A2

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Nikon D5600

Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Great high ISO performance for its class; Very good optical performance from the kit lens; Decent battery life; Very good value for the money.

  • No built-in EVF; Slower than average full autofocus shutter lag in testing; Sluggish continuous AF for stills & video; Mediocre burst speeds; Limited dynamic range with JPEGs; No remote control with Wi-Fi.

  • Compact camera body; Very good touchscreen display; Excellent image quality for its class; Good overall performance.

  • Not many improvements compared to its predecessor, with some downgrades; No 4K video recording.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-A2
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon D5600
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2S

Fujifilm X-A2
Fujifilm X-E2S
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $485
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon D5600
Fujifilm X-E2S
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $485
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D3400

Fujifilm X-A2
Nikon D3400
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon D5600
Nikon D3400
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A2
Fujifilm X-A10
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
Nikon D5600
Fujifilm X-A10
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SL2

Fujifilm X-A2
Canon SL2
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Nikon D5600
Canon SL2
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Compare Other Cameras?