• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Fujifilm X-A5 advantages over Nikon Z5

  • Less expensive
    $499 vs $1297
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon Z5 advantages over Fujifilm X-A5

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Newer
    15 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

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

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
Nikon Z5
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $1097
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Fujifilm X-A5
Canon EOS M6
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
Nikon Z5
Canon EOS M6
  • $1097
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-A7

Fujifilm X-A5
Fujifilm X-A7
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Longer video battery life
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Newer
Nikon Z5
Fujifilm X-A7
  • $1097
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon R6

Fujifilm X-A5
Canon R6
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
Nikon Z5
Canon R6
  • $1097
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Fujifilm X-A5
Nikon Z6 II
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
Nikon Z5
Nikon Z6 II
  • $1097
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
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