• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony A7 advantages over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Less expensive
    $1298 vs $1699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 4.82 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    50 vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Sony A7

  • Fast startup
    ~1.40 vs 2.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.23 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.3 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • More kit lens zoom
    3.1x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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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.

  • 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

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7R

Sony A7
Sony A7R
  • $1037
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1858
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More pixels
Fujifilm X-T1
Sony A7R
  • $1218
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $1858
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Sony A7
Sony NEX-7
  • $1037
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC
  • $528
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-T1
Sony NEX-7
  • $1218
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Wi-Fi
  • $528
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Sony A7
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1037
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1218
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Sony A7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1037
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1218
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung NX30

Sony A7
Samsung NX30
  • $1037
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $820
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX30
  • $1218
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $820
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
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