• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X-A2 advantages over Nikon S6900

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 115k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    16 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon S6900 advantages over Fujifilm X-A2

  • Less expensive
    $230 vs $550 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 40 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.0 fps vs 5.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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 an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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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.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon S800c

Fujifilm X-A2
Nikon S800c
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon S6900
Nikon S800c
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-A2
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $585
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S6900
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $585
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Fujifilm X-A2
Samsung WB50F
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S6900
Samsung WB50F
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2S

Fujifilm X-A2
Fujifilm X-E2S
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $533
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S6900
Fujifilm X-E2S
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $533
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A2
Fujifilm X-A10
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
Nikon S6900
Fujifilm X-A10
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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