Fujifilm X-T1 vs Sony Alpha A7S II

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Fujifilm X-T1
Sony Alpha A7S II

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
4.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a megapixel count of 16.3MP, but the Sony Alpha A7S II is only a 12.2MP digital camera (4.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

4.3MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a total megapixel count of 16.7MP, however the Sony Alpha A7S II is only a 12.4MP digital camera (4.3MP less).
A bit larger screen size Edit
Fujifilm X-T1 is 3" screen, but the Sony Alpha A7S II is only a 2.95" screen digital camera (0.05" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

50% lighter Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 is a 390g digital camera. That's 194g lighter than the Sony Alpha A7S II (584g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Moderately shorter Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a height of 89.8mm, however the Sony Alpha A7S II is a 95.7mm tall digital camera (5.9mm taller).
A lot thinner Edit
Fujifilm X-T1 is 46.7mm deep, but the Sony Alpha A7S II is a 60.3mm deep digital camera (13.6mm thicker).
£670 cheaper
The Fujifilm X-T1 is £669.99 cheaper than the Sony Alpha A7S II.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 4 reviews, the Fujifilm X-T1 has an average expert review score of 100%, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II has an average rating of 84% (based on 48 reviews).
14 Reasons For
4x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 4x bigger than the Fujifilm X-T1 (4x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

2x bigger extra / smart zoom Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II has an extra / smart zoom of 2x, whereas the Fujifilm X-T1 is only a unknownx extra / smart zoom digital camera (2x smaller).
88% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II is a 409,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 358,400 higher than the Fujifilm X-T1 (409,600).
Vastly smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II is a 50 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 50 smaller than the Fujifilm X-T1 (50).
16% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 188,800 pixels higher than the Fujifilm X-T1 (1,228,800 pixels).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II is a 0.78x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.01x higher than the Fujifilm X-T1 (0.78x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

23mm bigger eye relief Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II is a 23mm Eye relief digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm X-T1 is only a unknownmm Eye relief digital camera (23mm smaller). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

2% narrower Edit
Sony Alpha A7S II is 126.9mm wide. That's 2.1mm narrower than the Fujifilm X-T1 (126.9mm).
Vastly longer maximum battery life Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a maximum battery life of 1h, however the Fujifilm X-T1 is only a unknownh battery life digital camera (1h shorter). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

370.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II takes 370.00 shots per battery charge, however the Fujifilm X-T1 only takes 350.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

11 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Sony Alpha A7S II ranks No. 12850 by number of sales, whereas the Fujifilm X-T1 ranks No. 32655.
Seven more awards
The Sony Alpha A7S II has 8 awards from expert review sites, but the Fujifilm X-T1 has 1 award.
Better user reviews
Based on 102 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony Alpha A7S II is 92%, whereas the average rating of the Fujifilm X-T1 is 87% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
358,400 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II is a 409,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (358,400 higher).
50 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Sony Alpha A7S II is a 50 minimum ISO speed digital camera (50 smaller).
19% lower display resolution Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels, however the Sony Alpha A7S II is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (188,800 pixels higher).
A little lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.77x, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II is a 0.78x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.01x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

2.1mm wider Edit
Fujifilm X-T1 is 129mm wide, but the Sony Alpha A7S II is a 126.9mm wide digital camera (2.1mm narrower).
Twenty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 takes 350.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony Alpha A7S II only takes 370.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Fewer sellers
Only 18 stores sells the Fujifilm X-T1, but 29 retailers sell the Sony Alpha A7S II. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Eight months older
The Fujifilm X-T1 is older than the Sony Alpha A7S II by eight months.
Worse selling
The Fujifilm X-T1 ranks No. 32655 by sales volume, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II ranks No. 12850.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Fujifilm X-T1 has received 1 award, the Sony Alpha A7S II has received 8 awards.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Fujifilm X-T1 is 87%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony Alpha A7S II is 92% (based on 102 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
34% lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II is a 12.2MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP lower than the Fujifilm X-T1 (12.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

35% less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II is a 12.4MP digital camera. That's 4.3MP less than the Fujifilm X-T1 (12.4MP).
Smaller screen size Edit
Sony Alpha A7S II is only 2.95" screen. That's 0.05" smaller than the Fujifilm X-T1 (2.95"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

A lot heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a weight of 584g, however the Fujifilm X-T1 is a 390g digital camera (194g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a height of 95.7mm. That's 5.9mm taller than the Fujifilm X-T1 (95.7mm).
Thicker Edit
Sony Alpha A7S II is 60.3mm deep. That's 13.6mm thicker than the Fujifilm X-T1 (60.3mm).
More expensive by £670
The Sony Alpha A7S II is £669.99 more expensive than the Fujifilm X-T1.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony Alpha A7S II is 84%, whereas the average expert rating of the Fujifilm X-T1 is 100% (based on 4 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
8 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16.3MP
BEST
12.2MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS II
BEST
 CMOS II
Still Image Resolution
 4896 x 2760
 3264 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2496 x 1664
 2496 x 1408
 1664 x 1664
 4240 x 2832
BEST
 4896 x 2760
 3264 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2496 x 1664
 2496 x 1408
 1664 x 1664
 4240 x 2832
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
BEST
 4896 x 3264
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.6 x 15.6 35.6 x 23.8
Total Megapixel Count
16.7MP
BEST
12.4MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Lens Mount Interface
 Fujifilm X
 Sony E
 Fujifilm X
 Sony E

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 169
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 200
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
 50
 409600
 102400
 64
 80
 100
 200
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
 50
 409600
 102400
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200 409,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 50
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced off
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced off
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@120fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@120fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.95"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.5" 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.77x 0.78x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Cloudy
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 RAW
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 RAW
 DCF
 MPF
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Single image
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 2 -4 - 3
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 23mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
390g
BEST
584g
Height
89.8mm
BEST
95.7mm
Depth
46.7mm
BEST
60.3mm
Width
129mm 126.9mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
440g
BEST
627g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NP-W126 NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Shot Per Battery Charge
350 shots 370 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
-10 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Flash Type
EF-X8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Memory function
Video Capture Resolution (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3840 x 2160
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