• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony A5000 advantages over Fujifilm X-A2

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    388g vs 564g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Fujifilm X-A2 advantages over Sony A5000

  • Fast startup
    ~1.40 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.5 fps vs 3.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.5 fps vs 2.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 16000 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • 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

  • Very good image quality; Great high ISO performance for its class; Very good optical performance from the kit lens; Decent battery life; Very good value for the money.

  • No built-in EVF; Slower than average full autofocus shutter lag in testing; Sluggish continuous AF for stills & video; Mediocre burst speeds; Limited dynamic range with JPEGs; No remote control with Wi-Fi.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A5000
Samsung NX1100
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
Fujifilm X-A2
Samsung NX1100
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A5000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-A2
Sony NEX-5T
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X-A2
Sony A5100
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2S

Sony A5000
Fujifilm X-E2S
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-A2
Fujifilm X-E2S
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X-A10

Sony A5000
Fujifilm X-A10
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Lighter weight
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
Fujifilm X-A2
Fujifilm X-A10
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
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