• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 50.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A1 advantages over Fujifilm X-T30 II

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer video battery life
    150 vs 45 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/400 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More pixels
    50.1 vs 26.1 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
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm X-T30 II advantages over Sony A1

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    383g vs 737g
    Lighter weight
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30

Sony A1
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
  • $799
  • APS-C

Compared to Sony A7R IV

Sony A1
Sony A7R IV
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer video battery life
  • $3574
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Sony A7R IV
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash
  • $3574
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon R5

Sony A1
Canon R5
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Canon R5
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon Z7 II

Sony A1
Nikon Z7 II
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Top deck display
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Nikon Z7 II
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon EOS M50 II

Sony A1
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Lens selection
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
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