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Fujifilm X-A1 vs Sony A1

The Fujifilm X-A1 and the Sony A1 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in September 2013 and January 2021. Both the X-A1 and the A1 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on an APS-C (X-A1) and a full frame (A1) sensor. The Fujifilm has a resolution of 16 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 49.8 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm X-A1 versus Sony A1
Fujifilm X-A1 Sony A1
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Fujifilm X mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
16 MP, APS-C Sensor 49.8 MP, Full Frame Sensor
1080/30p Video 8k/30p Video
ISO 200-6,400 (100 - 25,600) ISO 100-32,000 (500 - 102,400)
No viewfinder, LCD framing Electronic viewfinder (9437k dots)
3.0 LCD, 920k dots 3.0 LCD, 1440k dots
Tilting screen (no touchscreen) Tilting touchscreen
5.6 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
350 shots per battery charge530 shots per battery charge
117 x 67 x 39 mm, 330 g 129 x 97 x 81 mm, 737 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Fujifilm X-A1 and the Sony A1? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Fujifilm X-A1 and the Sony A1 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The X-A1 can be obtained in two different colors (black, blue), while the A1 is only available in black.

Size Fujifilm X-A1 vs Sony A1
Compare X-A1 versus A1 top
Comparison X-A1 or A1 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A1 is considerably larger (60 percent) than the Fujifilm X-A1. Moreover, the A1 is substantially heavier (123 percent) than the X-A1. It is noteworthy in this context that the A1 is splash and dust-proof, while the X-A1 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. A larger imaging sensor will tend to go along with bigger and heavier lenses, although exceptions exist. You can compare the optics available for the two cameras in the Fujinon X Lens Catalog (X-A1) and the Sony FE Lens Catalog (A1). Mirrorless cameras, such as the two under consideration, have the additional advantage of having a short flange to focal plane distance, which makes it possible to mount many lenses from other systems onto the camera via adapters.

Concerning battery life, the X-A1 gets 350 shots out of its NP-W126 battery, while the A1 can take 530 images on a single charge of its NP-FZ100 power pack. The power pack in the A1 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm X-A1 117 mm 67 mm 39 mm 330 g 350 n Sep 2013 399i
2.
 
Sony A1 129 mm 97 mm 81 mm 737 g 530 Y Jan 2021 6,499 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-A5 117 mm 68 mm 40 mm 361 g 450 n Jan 2018 399i
4.
 
Fujifilm X-A3 117 mm 67 mm 40 mm 339 g 410 n Aug 2016 399i
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A10 117 mm 67 mm 40 mm 331 g 410 n Dec 2016 399i
6.
 
Fujifilm X-E2S 129 mm 75 mm 37 mm 350 g 350 n Jan 2016 699i
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A2 117 mm 67 mm 40 mm 350 g 410 n Jan 2015 399i
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T10 118 mm 83 mm 41 mm 381 g 350 n May 2015 799i
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E2 129 mm 75 mm 37 mm 350 g 350 n Oct 2013 999i
10.
 
Fujifilm X-M1 117 mm 67 mm 39 mm 330 g 350 n Jun 2013 699i
11.
 
Fujifilm X-E1 129 mm 75 mm 38 mm 350 g 350 n Sep 2012 999i
12.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro1 140 mm 82 mm 43 mm 450 g 300 n Jan 2012 1,699i
13.
 
Sony A7S III 127 mm 97 mm 81 mm 699 g 600 Y Jul 2020 3,499 i
14.
 
Sony A7R IV 129 mm 96 mm 78 mm 665 g 670 Y Jul 2019 3,499 i
15.
 
Sony A7R III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 650 Y Oct 2017 3,199i
16.
 
Sony A9 127 mm 96 mm 63 mm 673 g 650 Y Apr 2017 4,499i
17.
 
Sony A7R II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 625 g 290 Y Jun 2015 3,199i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The X-A1 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 94 percent) than the A1, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Fujifilm X-A1 features an APS-C sensor and the Sony A1 a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the A1 is 134 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.5 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Fujifilm X-A1 and Sony A1 sensor measures

With 49.8MP, the A1 offers a higher resolution than the X-A1 (16MP), but the A1 has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.16μm versus 4.80μm for the X-A1). Yet, the A1 is a much more recent model (by 7 years and 4 months) than the X-A1, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the A1 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A1 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A1 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 43.2 x 28.8 inches or 109.7 x 73.2 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 34.6 x 23 inches or 87.8 x 58.5 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 28.8 x 19.2 inches or 73.2 x 48.8 cm. The corresponding values for the Fujifilm X-A1 are 24.5 x 16.3 inches or 62.2 x 41.5 cm for good quality, 19.6 x 13.1 inches or 49.7 x 33.2 cm for very good quality, and 16.3 x 10.9 inches or 41.5 x 27.6 cm for excellent quality prints.

The A1 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

Unlike the X-A1, the A1 has the capacity to capture high quality composite images (YESMP) by combining multiple shots after shifting its sensor by miniscule distances. This multi-shot, pixel-shift mode is most suitable for photography of stationary objects (landscapes, studio scenes).

The Fujifilm X-A1 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 6400, which can be extended to ISO 100-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony A1 are ISO 100 to ISO 32000, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 500-102400.

X-A1 versus A1 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Fujifilm X-A1 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/30p........
2.
 
Sony A1 Full Frame 49.8 8640 57608k/30p........
3.
 
Fujifilm X-A5 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p........
4.
 
Fujifilm X-A3 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A10 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/30p........
6.
 
Fujifilm X-E2S APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p........
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A2 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/30p........
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T10 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p........
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E2 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p........
10.
 
Fujifilm X-M1 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/30p........
11.
 
Fujifilm X-E1 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/24p........
12.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro1 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/24p........
13.
 
Sony A7S III Full Frame 12.0 4240 28324K/120p23.713.9252086
14.
 
Sony A7R IV Full Frame 60.2 9504 63364K/30p26.014.8334499
15.
 
Sony A7R III Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.014.73523100
16.
 
Sony A9 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.913.3351792
17.
 
Sony A7R II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.013.9343498

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the A1 provides a better video resolution than the X-A1. It can shoot movie footage at 8k/30p, while the Fujifilm is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the A1 has an electronic viewfinder (9437k dots), which can be very helpful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the X-A1 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Fujifilm X-A1 and Sony A1 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Fujifilm X-A1none n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 5.6 Y n
2.
 
Sony A19437 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
3.
 
Fujifilm X-A5none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
4.
 
Fujifilm X-A3none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A10none n 3.0 1040 tilting n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
6.
 
Fujifilm X-E2S2360 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A2none n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 5.6 Y n
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T102360 n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E22360 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
10.
 
Fujifilm X-M1none n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 5.6 Y n
11.
 
Fujifilm X-E12360 n 2.8 460 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
12.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro11440 n 3.0 1230 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 n n
13.
 
Sony A7S III9440 n 3.0 1440 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
14.
 
Sony A7R IV5760 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
15.
 
Sony A7R III3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony A93686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A7R II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The X-A1 has one, while the A1 does not. While the built-in flash of the X-A1 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The X-A1 has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the A1 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the A1 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Sony A1 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The X-A1 writes its imaging data to SDHC cards, while the A1 uses CFexpress or SDXC cards. The A1 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the X-A1 only has one slot. The A1 supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the X-A1 can use UHS-I cards (up to 104 MB/s).

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Fujifilm X-A1 and Sony A1 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Fujifilm X-A1Ystereomono--mini2.0Y--
2.
 
Sony A1YstereomonoYYmini3.2Y-Y
3.
 
Fujifilm X-A5YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Fujifilm X-A3Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A10-stereomono--mini2.0Y--
6.
 
Fujifilm X-E2SYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A2Ystereomono--mini2.0Y--
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T10YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E2YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
10.
 
Fujifilm X-M1Ystereomono--mini2.0Y--
11.
 
Fujifilm X-E1YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
12.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro1Ystereomono--mini2.0---
13.
 
Sony A7S IIIYstereomonoYYfull3.2Y-Y
14.
 
Sony A7R IVYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
15.
 
Sony A7R IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
16.
 
Sony A9YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
17.
 
Sony A7R IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-

It is notable that the A1 has a headphone jack, which makes it possible to attach external headphones and monitor the quality of sound during the recording process. The X-A1 lacks such a headphone port.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Sony A1 (unlike the X-A1) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The A1 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Sony. In contrast, the X-A1 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the X-A1 was succeeded by the Fujifilm X-A2. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Fujifilm and Sony websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is the Fujifilm X-A1 better than the Sony A1 or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Arguments in favor of the Fujifilm X-A1:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • More compact: Is smaller (117x67mm vs 129x97mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 407g or 55 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (94 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in September 2013).

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Advantages of the Sony A1:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (49.8 vs 16MP), which boosts linear resolution by 76%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Better image quality: Is equipped with a larger and more technologically advanced sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (8k/30p vs 1080/30p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an electronic viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1440k vs 920k dots).
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 5.6 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (530 versus 350) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 2.0).
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Reflects 7 years and 4 months of technical progress since the X-A1 launch.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the A1 is the clear winner of the contest (28 : 7 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

X-A1 07:28 A1

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Fujifilm X-A1 and the Sony A1 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the X-A1 or the A1 perform in practice. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm X-A1......4.5/54.5/5 Sep 2013 399i
2.
 
Sony A15/5........ Jan 2021 6,499 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-A5..+..4/53.5/5 Jan 2018 399i
4.
 
Fujifilm X-A3....74/1004.5/54/5 Aug 2016 399i
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A10......4/54/5 Dec 2016 399i
6.
 
Fujifilm X-E2S4.5/5..77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2016 699i
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A24/5....4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2015 399i
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T104.5/5+ +80/1005/55/5 May 2015 799i
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E24/5..80/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2013 999i
10.
 
Fujifilm X-M13/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 699i
11.
 
Fujifilm X-E14/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 999i
12.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro15/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2012 1,699i
13.
 
Sony A7S III..+ +91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 3,499 i
14.
 
Sony A7R IV5/5+91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2019 3,499 i
15.
 
Sony A7R III..+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2017 3,199i
16.
 
Sony A95/5+ +89/1005/55/5 Apr 2017 4,499i
17.
 
Sony A7R II5/5+ +90/1005/55/5 Jun 2015 3,199i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Fujifilm X-A1 vs Sony A1

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Fujifilm X-A1 Sony A1
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Fujifilm X mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2013 January 2021
    Launch Price USD 399 USD 6,499
    Sensor Specs Fujifilm X-A1 Sony A1
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7 mm 35.9 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 368.95 mm2 861.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm 43.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 16 Megapixels 49.8 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4896 x 3264 pixels 8640 x 5760 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.80 μm 4.16 μm
    Pixel Density 4.33 MP/cm2 5.78 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video 8k/30p Video
    ISO Setting 200 - 6,400 ISO 100 - 32,000 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 25,600 ISO 500 - 102,400 ISO
    Image Processor EXR Processor II Dual BIONZ XR
    Screen Specs Fujifilm X-A1 Sony A1
    Viewfinder Type no viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.9x
    Viewfinder Resolution 9437k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 920k dots 1440k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Fujifilm X-A1 Sony A1
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 5.6 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/32000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDHC cards CFexpress or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Fujifilm X-A1 Sony A1
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.2
    HDMI Port mini HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Fujifilm X-A1 Sony A1
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NP-W126 NP-FZ100
    Battery Life (CIPA)350 shots per charge530 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 117 x 67 x 39 mm
    (4.6 x 2.6 x 1.5 in)
    129 x 97 x 81 mm
    (5.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 in)
    Camera Weight 330 g (11.6 oz) 737 g (26.0 oz)

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