• 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 A57 advantages over Fujifilm X-E2

  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 550 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.69x vs 0.62x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-E2 advantages over Sony A57

  • 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
    37 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon D5100

Sony A57
Nikon D5100
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X-E2
Nikon D5100
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A37

Sony A57
Sony A37
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher-res screen
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • External Mic Jack
Fujifilm X-E2
Sony A37
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Sony A57
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $499
  • APS-C

Compared to Pentax K-5 IIs

Sony A57
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X-E2
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Sony A57
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $533
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $533
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Faster JPEG shooting
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