• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Fujifilm X-A5 advantages over Fujifilm X-T3

  • Less expensive
    $449 vs $1699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer video battery life
    90 vs 40 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 58 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    496g vs 869g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    23 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Fujifilm X-T3 advantages over Fujifilm X-A5

  • Slower slow-motion
    120 fps vs 100 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~1.10 vs 3.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 68 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Less shutter lag
    0.06 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    64 vs 22 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    36 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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

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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.

  • Great image quality from both JPEGs and raw; Excellent high ISO performance; Up to 20fps full-res burst shooting; Very fast autofocus performance; High-res EVF; 3-way tilting touchscreen; Dual UHS-II slots; 4K 60p video; F-Log support.

  • Slightly higher noise levels than X-T2; No in-body image stabilization; Slight crop in 4K 60p (1.18x); Internal 10-bit HEVC video files require a fast, modern computer.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-A5
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $466
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A5
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $466
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $464
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $464
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Fujifilm X-A5
Canon EOS M6
  • $466
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $349
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
Fujifilm X-T3
Canon EOS M6
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $349
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon EOS M100

Fujifilm X-A5
Canon EOS M100
  • $466
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
Fujifilm X-T3
Canon EOS M100
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Sony A6600

Fujifilm X-A5
Sony A6600
  • $466
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-T3
Sony A6600
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • NFC
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