Review Date: May 4, 2015
Category: Beginner Amateur
Photoxels Gold Award – Beginner Interchangeable Lens Camera
This Fujifilm X-A2 Review is based on a production model [Firmware versions: body and lens v 1.0]. All sample images are unretouched, except where specified.
Ideal family camera. Compact, lightweight, beautiful — and takes outstanding low light images. Fast, precise, easy to use. Isn’t this the recipe for the ideal family camera? Perfect Mother’s Day gift, if you asked me.
While the X-A2 officially targets beginner photographers, it is also fully featured and therefore also interests advanced users who desire to travel light but are not willing to compromise with excellence in image quality. Its XC16-50mm II kit lens is currently the best kit lens available.
The X-A2 looks beautiful in its classic retro stlying, feels solidly built and handles well for its compact size. I also love the fact that Fujifilm keeps adding to its lens collection for the X-series cameras: currently, there are 2 XC zoom lenses (XC16-50mm and XC50-230mm), 9 XF prime and 8 XF zoom lenses, lenses which are recognized among the very best.
The Fujifilm X-A2 is a camera that I can easily recommend to anyone who wants to start learning about photography. You can start with AUTO (SR+) and scene modes (SP), but at some time in your learning you will want to take control of the exposure settings, and this is where the X-A2 will make it easy to understand with its twin command dials. For many of you considering a purchase, its ease-of-use and outstanding image quality will be the deciding factors. Oh yes, and it also makes taking selfies easier. Highly recommended!