• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A5100 advantages over Fujifilm X-H1

  • Less expensive
    $448 vs $1949
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 310 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 85 mm
    Thinner
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    67 vs 40 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-H1 advantages over Sony A5100

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    9 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • 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
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very small and comfortable form factor; Very good image quality for its class; New dual video record function; Quick autofocus and good dynamic range.

  • Lacks an EVF and external mode dial; No hot shoe; JPEG processing at higher ISOs not as good as some competing mid-level models.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A5100
Samsung NX1100
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
Fujifilm X-H1
Samsung NX1100
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony A5100
Sony A5000
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $448
  • APS-C
Fujifilm X-H1
Sony A5000
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Sony A6000

Sony A5100
Sony A6000
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher-res screen
Fujifilm X-H1
Sony A6000
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro H

Sony A5100
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-H1
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-T3

Sony A5100
Fujifilm X-T3
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-H1
Fujifilm X-T3
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Top deck display
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
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