Fujifilm X-A5 Detailed Review

Fujifilm X-A5

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In additional X-A5 was introduced by Fujifilm in February 2018. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.

Fujifilm is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by Fujifilm.

BrandFujifilm
CategoryMirrorless
Date02/2018
Sensor Properties

Also X-A5 has a APS-C CMOS sensor with size of 24 x 16 mm² (0.93" x 0.62").

Picture of X-A5's sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: X-A5 comparing sensor sizes

The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

The X-A5's sensor has resolution of 24 megapixel.

The Fujifilm supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Fujifilm's RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.

The X-A5 features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.

FormatAPS-C
Sensor area23.60 x 15.70mm²
(0.93" x 0.62")
TypeCMOS
Resolution (physical)24.20 megapixel
Resolution (effective)24.20 megapixel
Pixel size15.40 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 6 frames/second
Lens
Interchangeable lens
MountFujifilm X-Bajonett
Viewfinder Properties

The X-A5 does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera's display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.

Shutter

The X-A5's shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 30s.

Max. shutter speed1/4000s
Min. shutter speed30s
Sensitivity Properties

The X-A5's sensitivity is from 200 ISO and 12800 ISO.

Also, Fujifilm's sensitivity can be boosted to 51200. Therefore, ISO boosting will lead to growth noise.

Automatic
Min. sensitivity200 ISO
Max. sensitivity12800 ISO
Boost51200 ISO
Exposure Modes

The X-A5 supports all general exposure modes.

The Fujifilm allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Multi
Center weight
Partial
Spot
Auto Focus Properties

The X-A5's auto focus processor uses 91 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).

Manual focus is also possible with the Fujifilm, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

TypePhase Detection, Contrast Detection
AF points91
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The X-A5 features a built-in flash with a range of up to 4m (13 ft.). That's on the low end and will only work for very close subjects.

A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Fujifilm's hotshoe. Very useful for indirect flashes or for trigggering remote flashes.

Built-in
Range4.00m
(13 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs
X-A5 display and touch screen

The X-A5 display has a diagonal of 76.00mm (3.0 inches.) and a resolution 1.04 megapixel.

The camera display is intended for selfies or other occasion.

Display parameters:

TypeLCD
Size76.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution1.04 megapixel
Articulated
Touch screen
Video Specs

X-A5 video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.

Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.

Fujifilm X-A5 Video parameters:

Max. resolution1920 x 1080 pixel
...with frame rates24 frames/second
50 frames/second
60 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The X-A5 has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.

For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.

Eventually, if the wifi connection is disabled the wired connection may be used.

Connect the Fujifilm to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Fujifilm supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

WiFi
Bluetooth
NFC
Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
Apps
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini
USB-C
Custom
Memory

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots1
Memory cardsSD
SDHC
SDXC
Battery

The Fujifilm X-A5 has a NP-W126S LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 450 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The X-A5's battery battery parameters:

TypeNP-W126S LiIon
Removable
In-camera charging
Battery life450 photos
Size

The Fujifilm X-A5's size is 116.9 x 67.7 x 40.4mm³. (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.6"). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 4.6" x 2.7" x 1.6" grams (360 oz.) without lens weight.

Here is front and top view of the X-A5:

Fujifilm X-A5 Dimensions (Width / Height)
Fujifilm X-A5 Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).

The X-A5 is not much bigger:

Fujifilm X-A5 size comparison

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