• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • $1873 Average Retail $2000 MSRP
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • $818 Average Retail $1400 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony A7 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
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • High-res screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Less shutter lag
    0.227 vs 0.438 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Higher boost ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher boost ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Fujifilm X-E1 over Sony A7

  • Lens zoom ratio
    3.1x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Review Excerpt

  • Incredibly small body for a fully-featured, full-frame camera; Very high resolution; Hybrid autofocus is reasonably fast and confident; Significantly better burst-shooting performance than A7R; Excellent image quality even at very high sensitivities; Faster x-sync than A7R; Accepts existing Alpha-mount and E-mount lenses, and can optionally crop to APS-C image circle.

  • Grass-is-greener syndrome when compared to its higher-res sibling; Moderate performance; Loud shutter (but electronic first-curtain helps); Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder; Weak low-light autofocus considering its price; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Sony A7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1873
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $818
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • External Mic
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Sony A7
Panasonic GX7
  • $1873
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Lens zoom ratio
Fujifilm X-E1
Panasonic GX7
  • $818
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • External Mic
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Sony A7
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1873
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $818
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • Internal flash
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Sony A7
Olympus E-M10
  • $1873
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Lens zoom ratio
Fujifilm X-E1
Olympus E-M10
  • $818
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • External Mic
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A6000

Sony A7
Sony A6000
  • $1873
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $781
  • APS-C
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
Fujifilm X-E1
Sony A6000
  • $818
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • $781
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens
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