• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A7 advantages over Fujifilm X-T2

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $998 vs $1799
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 3.93 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

Fujifilm X-T2 advantages over Sony A7

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Fast startup
    ~1.00 vs 2.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Newer
    15 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.05 vs 0.23 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.77x vs 0.71x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    48 vs 28 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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 from both JPEGs and RAW files; Superb high ISO performance; Very fast hybrid AF; Robust weather sealing; Dual UHS-II card slots; 4K video.

  • Precise manual focus is tricky with fly-by-wire focusing; Battery life is only decent; Video quality still not on par with competing cameras.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7R

Sony A7
Sony A7R
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1898
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More pixels
Fujifilm X-T2
Sony A7R
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
  • $1898
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Sony A7
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1799
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X-T2
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1799
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A7 II

Sony A7
Sony A7 II
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $1298
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X-T2
Sony A7 II
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
  • $1298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A7R II

Sony A7
Sony A7R II
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-T2
Sony A7R II
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Sony A7
Canon EOS M5
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-T2
Canon EOS M5
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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