• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony A37 advantages over Fujifilm X-E1

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 2.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Less shutter lag
    0.11 vs 0.44 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)

Fujifilm X-E1 advantages over Sony A37

  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    16 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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

  • Produces superior image quality that's better than many DSLRs; Handsome and functional camera design recalls classic rangefinder models; Surprisingly good kit lens.

  • Mixed-bag operational performance, with sluggish startup and mediocre autofocus speed and shot-to-shot times; Video quality is only so-so.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A35

Sony A37
Sony A35
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $567
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
Fujifilm X-E1
Sony A35
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner
  • $567
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A57

Sony A37
Sony A57
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • External Mic Jack
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher-res screen
Fujifilm X-E1
Sony A57
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Samsung NX20

Sony A37
Samsung NX20
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung NX20
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Pentax K-5 IIs

Sony A37
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-E1
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Sony A37
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $524
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • $524
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
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