• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.4 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony A77 II advantages over Fujifilm XP90

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.92 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 480 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.5 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    26 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm XP90 advantages over Sony A77 II

  • Less expensive
    $128* vs $1798
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality, especially lower ISOs; Improved high ISO performance when using RAW; Very good dynamic range; High-resolution images; Very fast single-shot autofocus; 12fps burst mode with C-AF; Good value for its class.

  • Lackluster continuous AF performance; Strong NR processing in high ISO JPEGs; Sluggish buffer clearing; Short battery life compared to most DSLRs; Joystick control easy to press accidentally.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7100

Sony A77 II
Nikon D7100
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $830
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm XP90
Nikon D7100
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $830
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Sony A77 II
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1231
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm XP90
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $1231
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm XP80

Sony A77 II
Fujifilm XP80
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Fujifilm XP90
Fujifilm XP80
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon D7200

Sony A77 II
Nikon D7200
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $991
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm XP90
Nikon D7200
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $991
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm XP120

Sony A77 II
Fujifilm XP120
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Fujifilm XP90
Fujifilm XP120
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
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