• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-E1 advantages over Sony A7R

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $1898*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Sony A7R advantages over Fujifilm X-E1

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    36.4 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    17 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Produces superior image quality that's better than many DSLRs; Handsome and functional camera design recalls classic rangefinder models; Surprisingly good kit lens.

  • Mixed-bag operational performance, with sluggish startup and mediocre autofocus speed and shot-to-shot times; Video quality is only so-so.

  • Incredibly small body for a fully-featured, full-frame camera; Resolution that rivals a medium-format camera; Excellent image quality even at very high sensitivities; Decent performance bearing in mind its extremely high resolution; Accepts existing Alpha-mount and E-mount lenses, and can optionally crop to APS-C image circle.

  • Extreme resolution makes focus and lens quality critical; Modest performance; Loud shutter; Lacks hybrid autofocus of the A7; Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder; Slow X-sync; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7

Fujifilm X-E1
Sony A7
  • $481
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A7R
Sony A7
  • $1881
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $989
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax K-01

Fujifilm X-E1
Pentax K-01
  • $481
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Less shutter lag
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7R
Pentax K-01
  • $1881
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Samsung NX20

Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung NX20
  • $481
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
Sony A7R
Samsung NX20
  • $1881
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $481
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $740
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi
Sony A7R
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1881
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $740
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Samsung NX30

Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung NX30
  • $481
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Sony A7R
Samsung NX30
  • $1881
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
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