• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony NEX-5R advantages over Fujifilm X-E1

  • Less expensive
    $499 vs $590
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Lighter weight
    466g vs 687g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-E1 advantages over Sony NEX-5R

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 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 NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-5N
  • $373
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer battery life
Fujifilm X-E1
Sony NEX-5N
  • $413
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Pentax K-01

Sony NEX-5R
Pentax K-01
  • $373
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $616
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X-E1
Pentax K-01
  • $413
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $616
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Samsung NX20

Sony NEX-5R
Samsung NX20
  • $373
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung NX20
  • $413
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon EOS M

Sony NEX-5R
Canon EOS M
  • $373
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
Fujifilm X-E1
Canon EOS M
  • $413
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-5T
  • $373
  • APS-C
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Newer
Fujifilm X-E1
Sony NEX-5T
  • $413
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • External Mic Jack
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
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