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

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Differences

Sony NEX-5 advantages over Fujifilm X-A10

  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    38 vs 20 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-A10 advantages over Sony NEX-5

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    2 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.0 fps vs 2.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-3

Sony NEX-5
Sony NEX-3
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-A10
Sony NEX-3
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Samsung NX100

Sony NEX-5
Samsung NX100
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm X-A10
Samsung NX100
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Sony NEX-C3

Sony NEX-5
Sony NEX-C3
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X-A10
Sony NEX-C3
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Fujifilm X-A2

Sony NEX-5
Fujifilm X-A2
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fast startup
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-A10
Fujifilm X-A2
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2S

Sony NEX-5
Fujifilm X-E2S
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lighter weight
  • $485
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-A10
Fujifilm X-E2S
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $485
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
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