• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

Advantages

Sony A7R 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
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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 pixels
    36.4 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    10 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • High-res screen
    307k vs 0k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Lighter weight
    465g vs 687g
    Lighter weight
  • 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 A7R

  • 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

Review Excerpt

  • Incredibly small body for a fully-featured, full-frame camera; Resolution that rivals a medium-format camera; Excellent image quality even at very high sensitivities; Decent performance bearing in mind its extremely high resolution; Accepts existing Alpha-mount and E-mount lenses, and can optionally crop to APS-C image circle.

  • Extreme resolution makes focus and lens quality critical; Modest performance; Loud shutter; Lacks hybrid autofocus of the A7; Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder; Slow X-sync; 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 A7

Sony A7R
Sony A7
  • $2083
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $1865
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Higher max flash sync
Fujifilm X-E1
Sony A7
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $1865
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Sony A7R
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $2083
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1277
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • External Mic
  • $1277
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Sony A7R
Panasonic GX7
  • $2083
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • External Mic
  • $776
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-E1
Panasonic GX7
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • External Mic
  • $776
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Sony A7R
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $2083
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Sony A7R
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $2083
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Headphone jack
  • $1644
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • Internal flash
  • $1644
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
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