• 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A7 III advantages over Fujifilm X-T30 II

  • 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
    ~ 5.93 vs 3.77 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer video battery life
    115 vs 45 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm X-T30 II advantages over Sony A7 III

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 73 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    9 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Wider angle kit lens
    23 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • New 24MP sensor offers excellent image quality; Outstanding high ISO performance and dynamic range; Improved JPEG colors; Improved build quality; Fast autofocus; Excellent 4K video; Very good battery life.

  • Buffer clearing can be slow even with fast UHS-II cards; UHS-II support only on one card slot; No losslessly compressed RAW option; Dedicated battery charger not included; Menus are still confusing; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon Z6

Sony A7 III
Nikon Z6
  • $1891
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1583
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Nikon Z6
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash
  • $1583
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30

Sony A7 III
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $1891
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
  • $800
  • APS-C

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Sony A7 III
Nikon Z6 II
  • $1891
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • Newer
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Nikon Z6 II
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica SL2-S

Sony A7 III
Leica SL2-S
  • $1891
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Leica SL2-S
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon Z 30

Sony A7 III
Nikon Z 30
  • $1891
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Newer
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Nikon Z 30
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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