• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony A77 advantages over Fujifilm X-Pro1

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 530 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • Less shutter lag
    0.12 vs 0.37 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.73x vs 0.60x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.6 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.6 fps vs 5.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Fujifilm X-Pro1 advantages over Sony A77

  • Less expensive
    $499* vs $1000
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.95 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very fast top frame rate; full-time phase-detect autofocus; Full 60p HD video; Excellent kit lens; Very good high-resolution sensor.

  • Heavy; EVF appears dim when used in bright light; AF tracking in Movie mode was unreliable in our testing.

  • Quality build; Unique hybrid optical viewfinder; Excellent LCD; Good controls; Excellent image quality.

  • Limited to prime lenses (for now); Loose aperture ring and EV dial; Mediocre autofocus speeds; Slow buffer clearing; Tripod socket too close to battery compartment.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX10

Sony A77
Samsung NX10
  • $772
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Samsung NX10
  • $834
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon 60D

Sony A77
Canon 60D
  • $772
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Canon 60D
  • $834
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony NEX-6

Sony A77
Sony NEX-6
  • $772
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Sony NEX-6
  • $834
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon D7100

Sony A77
Nikon D7100
  • $772
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Nikon D7100
  • $834
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Pentax K-3

Sony A77
Pentax K-3
  • $772
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Pentax K-3
  • $834
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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