• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X10 advantages over Sony A99

  • Less expensive
    $339 vs $1998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    56 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/1000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    361g vs 828g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.6 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony A99 advantages over Fujifilm X10

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 2/3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 2.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 2.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Better color depth
    25.0 vs 20.5 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,555 vs 245 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.9 vs 11.3 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 270 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.13 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 12.0 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    17 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Really solid body littered with external controls feels like a camera should; Very bright zoom lens; Clever EXR modes; Raw support.

  • White orb problem; EV dial difficult to turn; Below average battery life; Shallow buffers; Occasional demosaicing errors.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Fujifilm X10
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $339
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2824
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A99
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2824
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D800E

Fujifilm X10
Nikon D800E
  • $339
  • 2/3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A99
Nikon D800E
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Fujifilm X20

Fujifilm X10
Fujifilm X20
  • $339
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A99
Fujifilm X20
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Pentax WG-3 GPS

Fujifilm X10
Pentax WG-3 GPS
  • $339
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Sony A99
Pentax WG-3 GPS
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X10
Fujifilm X30
  • $339
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A99
Fujifilm X30
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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