• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony A7R advantages 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
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • More pixels
    36.4 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Sony A7R

  • Fast startup
    ~1.40 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.36 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    30 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.3 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    23 vs 15 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (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 4.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in 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
  • 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
  • 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; 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.

  • 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 A7

Sony A7R
Sony A7
  • $1843
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More pixels
  • $969
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X-T1
Sony A7
  • $1206
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Less shutter lag
  • $969
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Pentax K-01

Sony A7R
Pentax K-01
  • $1843
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X-T1
Pentax K-01
  • $1206
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Sony A7R
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1843
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $495
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1206
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $495
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Sony A7R
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1843
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1206
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Sony A7R
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1843
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $740
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1206
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $740
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
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