Fujifilm X-A3 vs Fujifilm X-S20

This is a full comparison between the cameras Fujifilm X-A3 and Fujifilm X-S20. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Fujifilm.

Fujifilm X-A3 were released 2016 and Fujifilm X-S20 was released 2023. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Fujifilm X-A3 2016
Fujifilm X-S20 2023

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Fujifilm X-A3 has a "Fujifilm APS-C"-sensor while Fujifilm X-S20 has a "Fujifilm APS-C"-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-A3 75 mm
Fujifilm sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Fujifilm X-S20 75 mm
Fujifilm sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** 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-A3 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Fujifilm X-S20 has 26 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Fujifilm X-A3 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Fujifilm X-S20 26 MP
25958400 pixels
6240 x 4160

Fujifilm X-S20 has a 8 % larger resolution than Fujifilm X-A3. 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

Fujifilm X-S20 has a larger ISO-range than Fujifilm X-A3. Fujifilm X-S20 has an ISO range that stretches from 160 to 12800 while Fujifilm X-A3 has 200 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Fujifilm X-A3 200-6400
Fujifilm X-S20 160-12800

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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm X-A3
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm X-S20

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Fujifilm X-A3 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Fujifilm X-S20 can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Fujifilm X-A3 6
Fujifilm X-S20 8

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Fujifilm X-A3 and Fujifilm X-S20 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.

Fujifilm X-S20 weighs 491 gr (equal to 1.08 lb) which is 45% heavier than Fujifilm X-A3 and its 339 gr (or 0.75 lb).

Camera Weight
Fujifilm X-A3 339 gr
0.75 lb
Fujifilm X-S20 491 gr
1.08 lb

Fujifilm X-A3 vs Fujifilm X-S20 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Fujifilm X-A3 and Fujifilm X-S20, 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-A3
Fujifilm X-S20
Name Fujifilm X-A3 Fujifilm X-S20
Manufacturer Fujifilm Fujifilm
Release Date and Price
Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-S20
Release Year 2016 2023
Release Date 2016-08-25 2023-05-24
MSRP 599 USD 1299 USD
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Camera Type
Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-S20
Camera Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Sensor
Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-S20
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6240 x 4160 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 26 MP
Image Processor EXR Processor II X-Processor 5
Image
Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-S20
ISO Range 200 - 6400 160 - 12800
White Balance Presets 7 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No Yes
(Sensor-Shift)
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 7 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-S20
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 77 425
Lens Mount Fujifilm X

See Compatible Lenses
Fujifilm X

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
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
Screen & Viewfinder
Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-S20
Articulated LCD Tilting Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 1040000 1840000
Touch screen Yes Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type No Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.93 (0.62 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 0 2360000
Photography features
Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-S20
Frames per second 6 fps 8 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 900 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 7 meters 7 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Spot
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-S20
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
H.265
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
4096 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-S20
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-S20
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No Yes
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n)
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (wired or via smartphone) Yes (via smartphone and wired remote)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-S20
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & USB charger
NP-W235
Battery Life (CIPA) 410 shots 750 shots
Width 117 mm 127 mm
Height 67 mm 85 mm
Depth 40 mm 65 mm
Weight 339 gram 491 gram