Fujifilm X-T1 vs Sony Alpha A7

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Fujifilm X-T1
Sony Alpha A7

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 is a 27mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 9mm shorter than the Sony Alpha A7 (36mm).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) 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 (numeric) Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels. That's 118,400 pixels higher than the Sony Alpha A7 (921,600 pixels).
8% higher magnification 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.

Lighter lens weight Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a lens weight of 310g, however the Sony Alpha A7 is a 974g lens weight digital camera (664g heavier).
A lot smaller lens diameter Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a lens diameter of 65mm, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 is an 83mm lens diameter digital camera (18mm bigger).
Cheaper by £2,578
The Fujifilm X-T1 is £2,578 cheaper than the Sony Alpha A7.
11 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
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 85% (based on 115 reviews).
8 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a total megapixels of 24.7MP, however the Fujifilm X-T1 is only a 16.7MP digital camera (8MP less).
Hugely smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Sony Alpha A7 is 22 maximum aperture, but the Fujifilm X-T1 is only a 4 maximum aperture digital camera (18 bigger).
20% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 105mm. That's 21mm longer than the Fujifilm X-T1 (105mm).
Nine number of diaphragm bladess Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has nine number of diaphragm bladess, however the Fujifilm X-T1 only has seven number of diaphragm bladess.
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a vari-angle LCD display, but the Fujifilm X-T1 does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Twenty-two more awards
The Sony Alpha A7 has 23 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 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 megapixels Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 is a 16.7MP digital camera. That's 8MP less than the Sony Alpha A7 (24.7MP).
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Fujifilm X-T1 is only 4 maximum aperture. That's 18 bigger than the Sony Alpha A7 (22).
25% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 84mm, however the Sony Alpha A7 is a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera (21mm longer).
Two less number of diaphragm bladess Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 has seven number of diaphragm bladess, however the Sony Alpha A7 only has nine number of diaphragm bladess.
Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Fujifilm X-T1 does not have a vari-angle LCD display, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 does.
Older by eleven months
The Fujifilm X-T1 is eleven months older than the Sony Alpha A7.
Twenty-two less awards
The Fujifilm X-T1 has only received 1 award, but the Sony Alpha A7 has received 23 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 677 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
9mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 36mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm X-T1 is a 27mm minimum focal length digital camera (9mm shorter).
25,600 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm X-T1 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 higher).
13% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a display resolution (numeric) 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 magnification Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera, 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.

Heavier lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 974g lens weight digital camera. That's 664g heavier than the Fujifilm X-T1 (974g).
18mm bigger lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is an 83mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 18mm bigger than the Fujifilm X-T1 (83mm).
£2,578 more expensive
The Sony Alpha A7 is more expensive than the Fujifilm X-T1 by £2,578.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Sony Alpha A7, but 12 retailers sell the Fujifilm X-T1. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Sony Alpha A7 is 85%, whereas the average expert rating of the Fujifilm X-T1 is 100% (based on 4 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
23 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
3dnews.ru: Editor's Choice
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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
onfoto.ru: Gold
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 12 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
16.3MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS II
BEST
 CMOS II
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.6 x 15.6 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
16.7MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
4 22
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 2.8
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
84mm 105mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27mm
BEST
36mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 24 - 70
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
14/10 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Fujifilm X
 Sony E
 Fujifilm X
 Sony E
Number of Aspheric Elements
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 9
BEST
Filter Size
58mm 77mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.6 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.30 - 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 117
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.40 - 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 200
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 200
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
51,200
BEST
25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
Flash Guide Number
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
0.01s Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1440x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1440x1080@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 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 Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Slide show
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
17.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
390g
BEST
416g
Height
89.8mm 94.4mm
Depth
46.7mm 48.2mm
Width
129mm 126.9mm
Lens Weight
310g
BEST
974g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 111mm
Lens Diameter
65mm
BEST
83mm
Weight (including Battery)
440g
BEST
474g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NP-W126 NP-FW50
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
350 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Type
EF-X8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatibility
EXR Processor II Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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