• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony NEX-5R advantages over Fujifilm X-A3

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.78 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-A3 advantages over Sony NEX-5R

  • 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 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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-5N

Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-5N
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm X-A3
Sony NEX-5N
  • $528
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Sony NEX-F3

Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-F3
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm X-A3
Sony NEX-F3
  • $528
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon EOS M

Sony NEX-5R
Canon EOS M
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
Fujifilm X-A3
Canon EOS M
  • $528
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Sony NEX-5R
Canon EOS M6
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $779
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X-A3
Canon EOS M6
  • $528
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $779
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-A5

Sony NEX-5R
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $528
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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