• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony A7 II advantages over Fujifilm X-E2S

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 4.82 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.71x vs 0.62x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    52 vs 18 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-E2S advantages over Sony A7 II

  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 59 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    680g vs 930g
    Lighter weight
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization; Sensor-shift IS brings stabilization to nearly any lens; Much-improved ergonomics and top-deck control layout; 'Mark II' maintains same impressive image quality, dynamic range and high ISO performance; XAVC S 50Mbps video format; Faster start-up time; Hybrid AF performs well with good continuous AF.

  • (Similar to A7): Loud shutter (but electronic first-curtain helps); Battery life could be better; Low-light AF still not as good as most DSLRs; High ISO JPEGs look over-processed; Slow buffer clearing; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses (but it's getting better).

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7

Sony A7 II
Sony A7
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $748
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-E2S
Sony A7
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
  • $748
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-A2

Sony A7 II
Fujifilm X-A2
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner
Fujifilm X-E2S
Fujifilm X-A2
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Sony A7 II
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm X-E2S
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Leica SL (Typ 601)

Sony A7 II
Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $3947
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-E2S
Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $3947
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A7 III

Sony A7 II
Sony A7 III
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1698
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-E2S
Sony A7 III
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1698
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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