• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony DSLR-A390 advantages over Fujifilm X-Pro1

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Fujifilm X-Pro1 advantages over Sony DSLR-A390

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 83 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1230k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.60x vs 0.49x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

  • 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 Nikon D5000

Sony DSLR-A390
Nikon D5000
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Nikon D5000
  • $834
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Samsung NX10

Sony DSLR-A390
Samsung NX10
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Samsung NX10
  • $834
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony DSLR-A290

Sony DSLR-A390
Sony DSLR-A290
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More viewfinder magnification
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Sony DSLR-A290
  • $834
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A33

Sony DSLR-A390
Sony A33
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • External Mic Jack
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Sony A33
  • $834
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony NEX-6

Sony DSLR-A390
Sony NEX-6
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Sony NEX-6
  • $834
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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