• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony NEX-5R advantages over Fujifilm X-E2S

  • Less expensive
    $448 vs $880
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Lighter weight
    466g vs 680g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-E2S advantages over Sony NEX-5R

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen 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

  • 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
  • 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-E2S
Sony NEX-5N
  • $544
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life

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-E2S
Canon EOS M
  • $544
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-3N
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $445
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm X-E2S
Sony NEX-3N
  • $544
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $445
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X-A2

Sony NEX-5R
Fujifilm X-A2
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X-E2S
Fujifilm X-A2
  • $544
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle kit lens

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Sony NEX-5R
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $588
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X-E2S
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $544
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $588
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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