• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony A58 advantages over Fujifilm X-A3

  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 700 vs 410 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.13 vs 0.37 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)

Fujifilm X-A3 advantages over Sony A58

  • Less expensive
    $402 vs $598
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    534g vs 731g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.9 fps vs 4.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.8 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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

  • Improved 20.1-megapixel resolution; Impressive image quality, especially for its price; Fast and decisive autofocus (in most conditions); Very good battery life; Good video quality (Full HD 1080p, though it doesn't support 60p frame rate).

  • Plastic lens mount; Slower burst mode speeds and shallower buffer than A57; LCD no longer fully articulating; Mediocre kit lens; Electronic instead of an optical viewfinder may be a turnoff for some.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D5200

Sony A58
Nikon D5200
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-A3
Nikon D5200
  • $476
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon T5i

Sony A58
Canon T5i
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X-A3
Canon T5i
  • $476
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection

Compared to Canon T5

Sony A58
Canon T5
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-A3
Canon T5
  • $476
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Sony A58
Canon EOS M6
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-A3
Canon EOS M6
  • $476
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-A5

Sony A58
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $476
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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