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

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Differences

Fujifilm X-M1 advantages over Sony A99 II

  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    330g vs 849g
    Lighter weight
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Sony A99 II advantages over Fujifilm X-M1

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 1.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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 490 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Less shutter lag
    0.11 vs 0.38 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • 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
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.5 fps vs 5.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    61 vs 16 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 fps vs 5.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    25 vs 11 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Superb image quality at low, moderate ISOs; Improved high ISO performance; Fast continuous shooting speeds; Very impressive hybrid autofocus; High-quality 4K UHD video; Rugged camera body.

  • Multi-selector joystick can be awkward to use; No EVF live view at fastest burst rate; Buffer clearing is slow with no UHS-II support; 4K UHD video isn't as full-featured as E-mount counterparts.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Fujifilm X-M1
Sony NEX-3N
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A99 II
Sony NEX-3N
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Fujifilm X-M1
Sony NEX-5T
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A99 II
Sony NEX-5T
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-M1
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Sony A99 II
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon 5DS

Fujifilm X-M1
Canon 5DS
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Sony A99 II
Canon 5DS
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D850

Fujifilm X-M1
Nikon D850
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Sony A99 II
Nikon D850
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
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