• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony A5000 advantages over Fujifilm X-A3

  • Less expensive
    $448 vs $599
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Lighter weight
    388g vs 534g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    15 vs 9 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    9 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-A3 advantages over Sony A5000

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Newer
    15 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.9 fps vs 3.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.8 fps vs 2.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 16000 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
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A5000
Samsung NX1100
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
Fujifilm X-A3
Samsung NX1100
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Sony A5000
Samsung NX3000
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Fujifilm X-A3
Samsung NX3000
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X-A3
Sony A5100
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Higher-res screen
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Sony A6300

Sony A5000
Sony A6300
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-A3
Sony A6300
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Sony A5000
Canon EOS M6
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-A3
Canon EOS M6
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
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