• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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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
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 4.82 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    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
    24.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    11 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.227 vs 0.438 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • 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

Fujifilm X-E1 over Sony A7

  • 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
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.1x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking

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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 Sony A7R

Sony A7
Sony A7R
  • $1498
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $2098
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lighter weight
Fujifilm X-E1
Sony A7R
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $2098
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Sony A7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1498
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1029
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • External Mic
  • $1029
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Sony A7
Panasonic GX7
  • $1498
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-E1
Panasonic GX7
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Sony A7
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1498
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Sony A7
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1498
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Less shutter lag
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • Internal flash
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
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