• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400

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Differences

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Sony A7S

  • Less expensive
    $1699 vs $1998*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~1.40 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.77x vs 0.71x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.3 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony A7S advantages over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 8.40 vs 4.82 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    62 vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    39 vs 23 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; Solid, weather-sealed body; Retro design that actually makes sense in a digital camera; Very low viewfinder lag for single-servo shooting; Fast burst shooting with great buffer depths; In-camera Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Exposure compensation dial is easily bumped; Four-way controller buttons are hard to press; Significant viewfinder lag for burst shooting; No raw files above ISO 6,400; Default settings strongly limit JPEG dynamic range

  • Outstanding high ISO performance; excellent dynamic range; 4K video recording (via uncompressed HDMI); XAVC S option for HD video; Slightly improved battery life over A7/A7R; Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC connectivity.

  • 4K video requires expensive external recorder; Sluggish startup time; Loud shutter; Silent Shooting mode hurts image quality; Lacks a built-in, pop-up flash; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

The Competition

Compared to Leica M Monochrom

Fujifilm X-T1
Leica M Monochrom
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $4295
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A7S
Leica M Monochrom
  • $2081
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $4295
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More pixels

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Sony A7S
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $2081
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Samsung NX30

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX30
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sony A7S
Samsung NX30
  • $2081
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Sony A7S
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $2081
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A7S II

Fujifilm X-T1
Sony A7S II
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $2698
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7S
Sony A7S II
  • $2081
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $2698
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
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