• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Sony A9

  • Less expensive
    $1400 vs $3498*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 63 mm
    Thinner
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.22 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Sony A9 advantages over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.93 vs 4.82 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 650 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    20 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
    20.0 fps vs 8.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    364 vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    240 vs 23 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 51200 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; Solid, weather-sealed body; Retro design that actually makes sense in a digital camera; Very low viewfinder lag for single-servo shooting; Fast burst shooting with great buffer depths; In-camera Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Exposure compensation dial is easily bumped; Four-way controller buttons are hard to press; Significant viewfinder lag for burst shooting; No raw files above ISO 6,400; Default settings strongly limit JPEG dynamic range

  • New sensor offers incredible performance; Excellent image quality at low & high ISOs; Very good dynamic range; Phenomenal 20fps burst speed & deep buffer; Very good battery life for a mirrorless; 4K video; Dual card slots.

  • Slow buffer clearing; Only one card slot is UHS-II compatible; Touchscreen underutilized; No lossless RAW compression option; No 4K/60p option.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Sony A9
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Samsung NX30

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX30
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sony A9
Samsung NX30
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $577
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Sony A9
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $577
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Leica SL (Typ 601)

Fujifilm X-T1
Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A9
Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Top deck display

Compared to Sony A7 III

Fujifilm X-T1
Sony A7 III
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A9
Sony A7 III
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More dynamic range
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