• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-A5 advantages over Canon T8i

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $499 vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Wider angle kit lens
    23 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon T8i advantages over Fujifilm X-A5

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    88 mm vs 68 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Impressive overall image quality; Excellent high ISO performance; Very good dynamic range from RAW files; Full HD video at 60 fps; Good battery life.

  • Slower-than-average AF speed; 4K video capped at 15fps; Very slow startup to first shot time with new power-zoom kit lens; Sluggish single-shot cycle times.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A5
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
Canon T8i
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Fujifilm X-A5
Canon EOS M6
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
Canon T8i
Canon EOS M6
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon EOS M100

Fujifilm X-A5
Canon EOS M100
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
Canon T8i
Canon EOS M100
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-A7

Fujifilm X-A5
Fujifilm X-A7
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Newer
Canon T8i
Fujifilm X-A7
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon EOS M200

Fujifilm X-A5
Canon EOS M200
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Newer
Canon T8i
Canon EOS M200
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
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