• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony DSLR-A550 advantages over Fujifilm X-E2S

  • 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 950 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos

Fujifilm X-E2S advantages over Sony DSLR-A550

  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    6 years vs 13 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    680g vs 912g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.62x vs 0.53x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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 Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 50D

Sony DSLR-A550
Canon 50D
  • $859
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-E2S
Canon 50D
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon D300S

Sony DSLR-A550
Nikon D300S
  • $859
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1671
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-E2S
Nikon D300S
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1671
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony DSLR-A500

Sony DSLR-A550
Sony DSLR-A500
  • $859
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-E2S
Sony DSLR-A500
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Sony DSLR-A550
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $859
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-E2S
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • External Mic Jack
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Sony DSLR-A550
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $859
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-E2S
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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