• 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A9 advantages over Fujifilm X-A7

  • Slower slow-motion
    120 fps vs 100 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.93 vs 3.92 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
    105 vs 55 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 650 vs 270 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm X-A7 advantages over Sony A9

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $3998*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
    41 mm vs 63 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    920k vs 360k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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

  • 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 sensor offers incredible performance; Excellent image quality at low & high ISOs; Very good dynamic range; Phenomenal 20fps burst speed & deep buffer; Very good battery life for a mirrorless; 4K video; Dual card slots.

  • Slow buffer clearing; Only one card slot is UHS-II compatible; Touchscreen underutilized; No lossless RAW compression option; No 4K/60p option.

The Competition

Compared to Leica SL (Typ 601)

Sony A9
Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $3944
  • 35mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Top deck display
Fujifilm X-A7
Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3944
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A7R III

Sony A9
Sony A7R III
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
  • $2548
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony A7R III
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2548
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Fujifilm X-A5

Sony A9
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-A7
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Newer
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Canon EOS M200

Sony A9
Canon EOS M200
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X-A7
Canon EOS M200
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Sony A9 II

Sony A9
Sony A9 II
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Newer
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony A9 II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
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