• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Fujifilm X-A1 advantages over Sony A7R III

  • Less expensive
    $450 vs $3596
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 73 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    330g vs 657g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Sony A7R III advantages over Fujifilm X-A1

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 650 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    12 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    42.4 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.9 fps vs 5.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    82 vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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 panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Fantastic image quality; Improved dynamic range over its predecessor; Very good high ISO performance; Much improved real-world AF performance; Class-leading burst rates, even with RAW; Improved 5-axis in-body image stabilization; Better 4K video quality; 1080/120fps video; Dual card slots; Significantly better battery life.

  • Expensive; Menus still confusing; UHS-II support only on one card slot; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash; Buffer clearing still slow despite UHS-II support.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Fujifilm X-A1
Sony NEX-3N
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony A7R III
Sony NEX-3N
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-A1
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
Sony A7R III
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Fujifilm X-A1
Sony NEX-5T
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A7R III
Sony NEX-5T
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A7R II

Fujifilm X-A1
Sony A7R II
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $1598
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony A7R III
Sony A7R II
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • High resolution composite
  • $1598
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon EOS R

Fujifilm X-A1
Canon EOS R
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sony A7R III
Canon EOS R
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
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