Fuji X-A2 Field Test Part I: A nice entry into the Fuji X-series family


posted Monday, August 17, 2015 at 5:22 PM EST


Reviewer Eamon Hickey's been spending some quality time with Fujifilm's latest entry-level X-series camera, the updated X-A2. He's brought back his Part I installment of his detailed X-A2 Field Test, and so far, he seems quite smitten with the compact ILC. 

In his Part I report, Eamon walks us through his shooting experience with the new entry-level camera, focusing on its ergonomics, controls and other physical characteristics. In his upcoming second installment, he'll dive in more closely to the camera's image quality, performance as well as using some of Fuji's more unique lenses outside of the X-A2's updated 16-50mm kit lens. 

XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II: 32.5mm, f/5.6, 1/60s, ISO 800

The earlier X-A1 was a brand new model and a new price-point entry into Fuji's X-series lineup of interchangeable lens cameras. While many of Fuji's X-mount cameras sport their unique, proprietary X-Trans CMOS sensor, the X-A1 and the X-A2 that follows utilize a standard Bayer-filtered CMOS chip. The X-A2, therefore, provides entry-level users a fantastic low barrier of entry into the highly-regarded world of Fujifilm X-mount lenses.

On a whole, the X-A2 is not vastly different from its predecessor as it shares the same sensor and processor. However, the new models does sport a slightly redesigned exterior styling, a full 180-degree rotating LCD screen as well as new autofocus modes, Classic Chrome film simulation option and better battery life.

Head on over to our Fuji X-A2 Field Test Part I for all the details and stay tuned for Part II!

XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS: 10mm, f/4.0, 1/450s, ISO 400, +0.7EV
XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II: 25.6mm, f/5.0, 1/180s, ISO 800, -0.7EV

Fujifilm X-A2 Field Test Part I

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