• APS-C 372.9mm2
  • 12.3 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X100 advantages over Sony NEX-5T

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.50 vs 4.78 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

Sony NEX-5T advantages over Fujifilm X100

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 53 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    5 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 4.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 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
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

  • Superb image quality; Dazzling Hybrid Viewfinder; Traditional mechanical controls; Mostly excellent optical performance.

  • Quirky interface; Manual dials turn easily; Manual focus is too difficult to use; Dramatic lens flare, especially at night.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X100S

Fujifilm X100
Fujifilm X100S
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony NEX-5T
Fujifilm X100S
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Fujifilm X100
Sony NEX-3N
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $445
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony NEX-5T
Sony NEX-3N
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $445
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony A5000

Fujifilm X100
Sony A5000
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony NEX-5T
Sony A5000
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Fujifilm X100
Fujifilm X100T
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • $1234
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony NEX-5T
Fujifilm X100T
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1234
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Internal flash

Compared to Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm X100
Fujifilm X100F
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony NEX-5T
Fujifilm X100F
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Internal flash
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