Fuji X-A2 Field Test Part II: Testing performance and going beyond the kit lens


posted Friday, September 25, 2015 at 4:42 PM EDT


After going over the design, ergonomics and general shooting experience in Part I of his Fuji X-A2 Field Test, Eamon Hickey is back with his Field Test Part II, which dives in deeper to the camera's performance, it's Wi-Fi and video-shooting capabilities, as well as exploring how it handles with some additional Fuji X-mount lenses beyond the standard kit lens.

The experience overall was quite positive. The little entry-level X-series camera has a lot going for it -- great image quality, controls that should please even more advanced photographers, plus a compact design for easy portability. Eamon did encounter some downsides, however, which mainly centered around the camera's speed and nimble performance, or lack thereof -- which could be cause for concern depending on the subject matter one likes to photograph.

10-24mm f/4: 10mm, f/5.6, 1/60s, ISO 800, -0.7EV

Head over to Eamon's Fuji X-A2 Field Test Part II to read all the details and see just exactly where this little camera shines and where it falters. 

The earlier X-A1 was a new price-point entry into Fuji's X-series lineup of interchangeable lens cameras. While most of Fuji's X-mount cameras sport their unique 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. The X-A2 sports a slightly redesigned exterior styling compared to its predecessor, a full 180-degree rotating LCD screen as well as new autofocus modes, Classic Chrome film simulation option and better battery life.

56mm f/1.2: 56mm, f/2, 1/800s, ISO 200
10-24mm f/4: 24mm, f/8, 1/105s, ISO 800, -0.7EV

Fuji X-A2 Field Test Part II

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