Fuji X-A2 Review: Entry-level X-series offers quality images at an affordable price

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posted Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 4:12 PM EST

 
 

Providing subtle improvements to the original X-A1, the newer Fujifilm X-A2 maintains its spot as Fuji's entry-level X-series interchangeable lens camera. Offering minor updates like a 180-degree tilting screen, more film simulation presets and increased battery life, the X-A2 boasts an affordable level of entry into the world of Fuji's excellent X-mount lens family all while providing high quality images and easy-to-use functionality.

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

We've just published our finalized review conclusion on this budget-friendly mirrorless camera, as well as our Image Quality Comparison and Print Quality Analysis, and there's a lot to like about this little camera. Despite not using the fancier X-Trans-style sensor like Fuji's higher-end models, the X-A2 nevertheless produces very good images with lots of detail as well as impressive higher ISO performance for an entry-level APS-C camera. Furthermore, the dual-dial control setup gives the camera a bit of familiarity with for more seasoned photographers, who typically expect some form of physical dials and buttons on their camera.

There's a lot to like about the Fuji X-A2, though it's certainly not without its faults and disadvantages. The camera clearly handles certain shooting situations quite well, and not so much on other, more challenging endeavors. To read all about the X-A2, head over to our full Fujifilm X-A2 review, or jump right to the Review Conclusion for our final verdict.

 
10-24mm f/4: 24mm, f/8, 1/105s, ISO 800, -0.7EV
 
 
16-50mm f/3.5-5.6: 16.7mm, f/8, 1/480s, ISO 400, -0.7EV

Fuji X-A2 ReviewConclusion

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XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS: 24mm, f/9.0, 1/8s, ISO 200, -0.7EV