• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-A2 advantages over Panasonic GX850

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.77 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~1.40 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    76 mm vs 64 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/180 vs 1/50 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Panasonic GX850 advantages over Fujifilm X-A2

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lighter weight
    336g vs 564g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.23 vs 0.36 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • 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
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.3 fps vs 5.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    114 vs 16 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.5 fps vs 5.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    17 vs 12 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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.

  • Impressive image quality; Sleek design; 4K video recording; Good overall performance; Tilting touchscreen; Enjoyable user experience.

  • No EVF; No hot shoe, Short 4K clip limit; MicroSD card slot, Poor battery life.

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
Panasonic GX850
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Fujifilm X-A2
Panasonic GF7
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic GX850
Panasonic GF7
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

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
Panasonic GX850
Fujifilm X-E2S
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $485
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A2
Fujifilm X-A10
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
Panasonic GX850
Fujifilm X-A10
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to YI M1

Fujifilm X-A2
YI M1
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $300
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic GX850
YI M1
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
  • $300
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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