• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • $2107 Average Retail $2000 MSRP
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • $1662 Average Retail $1700 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony A7 over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Fujifilm X-T1 over Sony A7

  • Fast startup
    1.40 vs 2.10 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Less shutter lag
    0.144 vs 0.227 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.1x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking

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.

  • 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

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Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Sony A7
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $2107
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $824
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1662
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $824
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Sony A7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $2107
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1662
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Sony A7
Panasonic GX7
  • $2107
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $849
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-T1
Panasonic GX7
  • $1662
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $849
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Sony A7
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $2107
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1182
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1662
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $1182
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony A6000

Sony A7
Sony A6000
  • $2107
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • External Mic
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
Fujifilm X-T1
Sony A6000
  • $1662
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • External Mic
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • 24p
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