• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 102.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A7 advantages over Fujifilm GFX 100

  • Less expensive
    $819 vs $9999*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 3.76 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    48 mm vs 102 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/125 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Fujifilm GFX 100 advantages over Sony A7

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~1.30 vs 2.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 800 vs 340 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    6 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    787k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.16 vs 0.23 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.86x vs 0.71x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    102.0 vs 24.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 51200 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Incredibly small body for a fully-featured, full-frame camera; Very high resolution; Hybrid autofocus is reasonably fast and confident; Significantly better burst-shooting performance than A7R; Excellent image quality even at very high sensitivities; Faster x-sync than A7R; Accepts existing Alpha-mount and E-mount lenses, and can optionally crop to APS-C image circle.

  • Grass-is-greener syndrome when compared to its higher-res sibling; Moderate performance; Loud shutter (but electronic first-curtain helps); Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder; Weak low-light autofocus considering its price; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

  • Outstanding image quality; Fast hybrid AF with phase-detect; 5fps bursts at full resolution; In-body image stabilization; Improved EVF; Weather sealing; 4K UHD & Cinema 4K at up to 30fps.

  • Big and bulky; Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; Vertical grip not as comfortable; Native lens selection still limited.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7R

Sony A7
Sony A7R
  • $773
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More pixels
Fujifilm GFX 100
Sony A7R
  • $9999
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A7 II

Sony A7
Sony A7 II
  • $773
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm GFX 100
Sony A7 II
  • $9999
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A7R II

Sony A7
Sony A7R II
  • $773
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm GFX 100
Sony A7R II
  • $9999
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50S

Sony A7
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $773
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $5332
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm GFX 100
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $9999
  • Medium format
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $5332
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Hasselblad X1D II

Sony A7
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $773
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm GFX 100
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $9999
  • Medium format
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
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