• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A58 advantages over Fujifilm X-A7

  • Less expensive
    $598 vs $699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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 270 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    83 mm vs 68 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens

Fujifilm X-A7 advantages over Sony A58

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    5 months vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    455g vs 731g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    920k 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
    23 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.0 fps vs 4.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (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 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
  • 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

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

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 Pentax K-5 IIs

Sony A58
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-A7
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D5200

Sony A58
Nikon D5200
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $493
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-A7
Nikon D5200
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $493
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Canon T5i

Sony A58
Canon T5i
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X-A7
Canon T5i
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

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-A7
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Newer
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Canon EOS M200

Sony A58
Canon EOS M200
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-A7
Canon EOS M200
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
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