• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Fujifilm X-A1 advantages over Sony QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 52 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.6 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    30 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony QX1 advantages over Fujifilm X-A1

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    216g vs 330g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • 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

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 QX1
Sony NEX-3N
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Fujifilm X-A1
Samsung NX2000
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony QX1
Samsung NX2000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen

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 QX1
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Lighter weight
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Tiltable Screen

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 QX1
Sony NEX-5T
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Fujifilm X-A1
Samsung NX3300
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Lighter weight
Sony QX1
Samsung NX3300
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
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