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

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Advantages

Sony A7 over Fujifilm X-T1

  • 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
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    50 vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • 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 2.1 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

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
  • $989
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $1881
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm X-T1
Sony A7R
  • $1252
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $1881
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Sony A7
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $481
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1252
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $481
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Sony A7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $989
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1015
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1252
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1015
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Sony A7
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $735
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1252
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $735
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung NX30

Sony A7
Samsung NX30
  • $989
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $792
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX30
  • $1252
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $792
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Fast startup
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