• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX1 advantages over Fujifilm X70

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 4.82 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    35 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    15 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    15 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Fujifilm X70 advantages over Sony RX1

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $2398
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    20 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    347g vs 498g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.17 vs 0.27 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.5 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.6 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Full-frame, 24-megapixel sensor in a compact body; Carl Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f/2 T* lens; Blazing fast autofocus; Impressive image quality that rivals (and sometimes surpasses) full-frame DSLRs; Customizable function buttons make it a breeze to use.

  • Fixed-length lens limits shooting flexibility; Some exposure bias, color shift, moire and video AF issues; Viewfinders (optical or electronic) only available as optional accessories; Extremely expensive for a compact camera.

  • Compact camera body; Impressive optical performance; Very good JPEG image quality; Good high ISO performance; Film Simulation modes; Tilting touchscreen display.

  • Inconsistent AF performance; Clunky menus; Shallow buffer depth; Poor video quality; No built-in viewfinder like X100-series.

The Competition

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Sony RX1
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
Fujifilm X70
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $849
  • APS-C

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Sony RX1
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $493
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Fujifilm X70
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $493
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Sony RX1R

Sony RX1
Sony RX1R
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm X70
Sony RX1R
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica Q

Sony RX1
Leica Q
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X70
Leica Q
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony RX1R II

Sony RX1
Sony RX1R II
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X70
Sony RX1R II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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