Fujifilm X-A2 vs Canon EOS R8

This is a full comparison between the cameras Fujifilm X-A2 and Canon EOS R8. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Fujifilm X-A2 is manufacturered by Fujifilm but Canon EOS R8 is from Canon. Both Fujifilm and Canon are well known brands though.

Fujifilm X-A2 were released 2015 and Canon EOS R8 was released 2023. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Fujifilm X-A2 2015
Canon EOS R8 2023

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Fujifilm X-A2 has a "Fujifilm APS-C"-sensor while Canon EOS R8 has a "Canon Full Frame"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Fujifilm X-A2 75 mm
Fujifilm sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS R8 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:

Resolution

Fujifilm X-A2 has a 16 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS R8 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Fujifilm X-A2 16 MP
15980544 pixels
4896 x 3264
Canon EOS R8 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS R8 has a 50 % larger resolution than Fujifilm X-A2. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS R8 has a larger ISO-range than Fujifilm X-A2. Canon EOS R8 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 102400 while Fujifilm X-A2 has 200 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Fujifilm X-A2 200-6400
Canon EOS R8 100-102400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS R8 belongs to the Canon EOS R-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm X-A2
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R8

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Fujifilm X-A2 can shoot up to 5,6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS R8 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Fujifilm X-A2 5,6
Canon EOS R8 6

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Fujifilm X-A2 and Canon EOS R8 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS R8 weighs 461 gr (equal to 1.02 lb) which is 32% heavier than Fujifilm X-A2 and its 350 gr (or 0.77 lb).

Camera Weight
Fujifilm X-A2 350 gr
0.77 lb
Canon EOS R8 461 gr
1.02 lb

Fujifilm X-A2 vs Canon EOS R8 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Fujifilm X-A2 and Canon EOS R8, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Fujifilm X-A2
Canon EOS R8
Name Fujifilm X-A2 Canon EOS R8
Manufacturer Fujifilm Canon
Release Date and Price
Fujifilm X-A2
Canon EOS R8
Release Year 2015 2023
Release Date 2015-01-15 2023-02-08
MSRP 549 USD 1499 USD
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Camera Type
Fujifilm X-A2
Canon EOS R8
Camera Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Sensor
Fujifilm X-A2
Canon EOS R8
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 4896 x 3264 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 16 MP 24 MP
Image Processor EXR Processor II DIGIC X
Image
Fujifilm X-A2
Canon EOS R8
ISO Range 200 - 6400 100 - 102400
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Fujifilm X-A2
Canon EOS R8
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 49 1053
Lens Mount Fujifilm X

See Compatible Lenses
Canon RF

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Fujifilm X-A2
Canon EOS R8
Articulated LCD Tilting Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 920000 1620000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type 175-degree upward-tilting TFT LCD N/A
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type No Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 2360000
Photography features
Fujifilm X-A2
Canon EOS R8
Frames per second 5,6 fps 6 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 7 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Spot
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Fujifilm X-A2
Canon EOS R8
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format H.264
H.264
H.265
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Fujifilm X-A2
Canon EOS R8
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Fujifilm X-A2
Canon EOS R8
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No Yes
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n)
Yes
Built-in (Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n) (2.4 GHz)32, with Bluetooth 4.2 support)
Remote Control Yes (Wired or via smartphone) Yes. RS-60E3-type terminal (remote control terminal)
GPS No Yes
Optional via GP-E2
Body & Dimensions
Fujifilm X-A2
Canon EOS R8
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-W126 lithium-ion battery & charger
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17
Battery Life (CIPA) 410 shots 220 shots
Width 117 mm 133 mm
Height 67 mm 86 mm
Depth 40 mm 70 mm
Weight 350 gram 461 gram