Fujifilm X-T1 vs Sony Alpha A7

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Fujifilm X-T1
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 higher than the Sony Alpha A7 (25,600).
12% higher display resolution Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 118,400 pixels higher than the Sony Alpha A7 (921,600 pixels).
8% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 is a 0.77x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.06x higher than the Sony Alpha A7 (0.71x). 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.

26g lighter Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a weight of 390g, however the Sony Alpha A7 is a 416g digital camera (26g heavier). 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.

6% shorter Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a height of 89.8mm. That's 4.6mm shorter than the Sony Alpha A7 (94.4mm).
4% thinner Edit
Fujifilm X-T1 is 46.7mm deep. That's 1.5mm thinner than the Sony Alpha A7 (48.2mm).
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Fujifilm X-T1 is 100% based on 4 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Sony Alpha A7 is 87% (based on 98 reviews).
8 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a megapixel count of 24.3MP, but the Fujifilm X-T1 is only a 16.3MP digital camera (8MP 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.

A lot more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MP, however the Fujifilm X-T1 is only a 16.7MP digital camera (8MP less).
A little narrower Edit
Sony Alpha A7 is 126.9mm wide, but the Fujifilm X-T1 is a 129mm wide digital camera (2.1mm wider).
£593 cheaper
The Sony Alpha A7 is £592.59 cheaper than the Fujifilm X-T1.
Available from 10 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Sony Alpha A7 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 21666 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Fujifilm X-T1 ranks No. 33894.
Twenty-one more awards
The Sony Alpha A7 has 22 awards, but the Fujifilm X-T1 has 1 award.
User reviews are slightly better
The Sony Alpha A7 has an average user review score of 90%, whereas the Fujifilm X-T1 has an average rating of 87% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 is a 16.3MP digital camera. That's 8MP lower than the Sony Alpha A7 (24.3MP). 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 is a 16.7MP digital camera. That's 8MP less than the Sony Alpha A7 (24.7MP).
Wider Edit
Fujifilm X-T1 is 129mm wide. That's 2.1mm wider than the Sony Alpha A7 (126.9mm).
More expensive by £593
The Fujifilm X-T1 is £592.59 more expensive than the Sony Alpha A7.
Fewer sellers
The Fujifilm X-T1 is only stocked by 17 stores, but the Sony Alpha A7 is stocked by 27 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by eleven months
The Fujifilm X-T1 is eleven months older than the Sony Alpha A7.
Less popular
The Fujifilm X-T1 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 33894 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 ranks No. 21666.
Twenty-one less awards
The Fujifilm X-T1 has only received 1 award, but the Sony Alpha A7 has received 22 awards.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The average user rating of the Fujifilm X-T1 is 87%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony Alpha A7 is 90% (based on 574 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
25,600 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Fujifilm X-T1 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 higher).
13% lower display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, however the Fujifilm X-T1 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (118,400 pixels higher).
0.06x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.71x, whereas the Fujifilm X-T1 is a 0.77x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.06x 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.

Heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 416g digital camera. That's 26g heavier than the Fujifilm X-T1 (416g). 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.

4.6mm taller Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a height of 94.4mm, however the Fujifilm X-T1 is an 89.8mm tall digital camera (4.6mm shorter).
1.5mm thicker Edit
Sony Alpha A7 is 48.2mm deep, but the Fujifilm X-T1 is a 46.7mm deep digital camera (1.5mm thinner).
A lot Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Sony Alpha A7 is 87%, whereas the average expert rating of the Fujifilm X-T1 is 100% (based on 4 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
22 Awards
3dnews.ru: Editor's Choice
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
ferra.ru: Editor's Choice
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
onfoto.ru: Gold
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
Pocket Lint: Recommended
tek.no: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16.3MP 24.3MP
BEST
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
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 4896 x 2760
 3264 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2496 x 1664
 2496 x 1408
 1664 x 1664
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.6 x 15.6 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
16.7MP 24.7MP
BEST
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
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 105mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 36mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 70
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Fujifilm X
 Sony E
 Fujifilm X
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 77mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 117
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
 64
 80
 100
 200
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
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
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1440x1080@25fps
 1440x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
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
BEST
921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.5" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.77x
BEST
0.71x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
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
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
390g
BEST
416g
Height
89.8mm
BEST
94.4mm
Depth
46.7mm
BEST
48.2mm
Width
129mm 126.9mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 974g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 111mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 83mm
Weight Including Battery
440g
BEST
474g

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
Shot Per Battery Charge
350 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Flash Type
EF-X8 Unknown - Click to provide data
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