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Fujifilm X-A7 vs X-T200

The Fujifilm X-A7 and the Fujifilm X-T200 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in September 2019 and January 2020. Both the X-A7 and the X-T200 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are equipped with an APS-C sensor. Both cameras offer a resolution of 24 megapixels.

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

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm X-A7
versus
Fujifilm X-T200
Fujifilm X-A7 Fujifilm X-T200
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Fujifilm X mount lenses Fujifilm X mount lenses
24 MP, APS-C Sensor 24 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 200-12,800 (200 - 51,200) ISO 200-12,800 (100 - 51,200)
No viewfinder, LCD framing Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots)
3.5 LCD, 2760k dots 3.5 LCD, 2780k dots
Swivel touchscreen Swivel touchscreen
6 shutter flaps per second 8 shutter flaps per second
440 shots per battery charge270 shots per battery charge
119 x 68 x 41 mm, 320 g 121 x 84 x 55 mm, 370 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Fujifilm X-A7 and the Fujifilm X-T200? 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

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Fujifilm X-A7 and the Fujifilm X-T200. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The X-A7 can be obtained in four different colors (silver, graphite, brown, green), while the X-T200 is available in three color-versions (silver, gold, titanium).

Size Fujifilm X-A7 vs Fujifilm X-T200
Compare X-A7 versus X-T200 top
Comparison X-A7 or X-T200 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Fujifilm X-T200 is notably larger (26 percent) than the Fujifilm X-A7. Moreover, the X-T200 is markedly heavier (16 percent) than the X-A7. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the X-A7 nor the X-T200 are weather-sealed.

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. In this particular case, both cameras feature the same lens mount, so that they can use the same lenses. You can compare the optics available in the Fujinon X Lens Catalog. 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.

The battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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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-A7 119 mm 68 mm 41 mm 320 g 440 n Sep 2019 499 i
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T200 121 mm 84 mm 55 mm 370 g 270 n Jan 2020 699 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-E4 121 mm 73 mm 33 mm 364 g 380 n Jan 2021 849 i
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T30 118 mm 83 mm 47 mm 383 g 380 n Feb 2019 899 i
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A5 117 mm 68 mm 40 mm 361 g 450 n Jan 2018 399 i
6.
 
Fujifilm XF10 113 mm 64 mm 41 mm 279 g 330 n Jul 2018 499 i
7.
 
Fujifilm X-T100 121 mm 83 mm 47 mm 448 g 430 n May 2018 599 i
8.
 
Fujifilm X-E3 121 mm 74 mm 43 mm 337 g 350 n Sep 2017 899 i
9.
 
Fujifilm X-T20 118 mm 83 mm 41 mm 383 g 350 n Jan 2017 899 i
10.
 
Fujifilm X-A3 117 mm 67 mm 40 mm 339 g 410 n Aug 2016 399 i
11.
 
Nikon D3500 124 mm 97 mm 70 mm 365 g 1550 n Aug 2018 429 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The X-A7 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 29 percent) than the X-T200, 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.

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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. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature an APS-C sensor and have a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 1.5. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the review cameras among the medium-sized sensor cameras that aim to strike a balance between image quality and portability. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Fujifilm X-A7 and Fujifilm X-T200 sensor measures

The two cameras under review do not only share the same sensor size, but also offer an identical resolution of 24 megapixels. This similarity in sensor specs implies that both the X-A7 and the X-T200 have the same pixel density, as well as the same pixel size. It should, however, be noted that the X-T200 is a somewhat more recent model (by 4 months) than the X-A7, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time.

The X-T200 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Fujifilm X-A7 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 200-51200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Fujifilm X-T200 are ISO 200 to ISO 12800, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-51200.

X-A7 versus X-T200 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. 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-A7 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p...... ..
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T200 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p...... ..
3.
 
Fujifilm X-E4 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p...... ..
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T30 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p...... ..
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A5 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p...... ..
6.
 
Fujifilm XF10 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p...... ..
7.
 
Fujifilm X-T100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p...... ..
8.
 
Fujifilm X-E3 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p...... ..
9.
 
Fujifilm X-T20 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p...... ..
10.
 
Fujifilm X-A3 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p...... ..
11.
 
Nikon D3500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p...... ..

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, and both provide the same movie specifications (4K/30p).

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the X-T200 has an electronic viewfinder (2360k dots), which can be very helpful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the X-A7 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Fujifilm X-A7, the Fujifilm X-T200, and comparable cameras.

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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-A7none n 3.5 2760 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T2002360 n 3.5 2780 swivel Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
3.
 
Fujifilm X-E42360 n 3.0 1620 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n n
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T302360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A5none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
6.
 
Fujifilm XF10none n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
7.
 
Fujifilm X-T1002360 n 3.0 1040 full-flex Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
8.
 
Fujifilm X-E32360 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 8.0 n n
9.
 
Fujifilm X-T202360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
10.
 
Fujifilm X-A3none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
11.
 
Nikon D3500optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
Both cameras have an articulated rear screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This feature will be particularly appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies.

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, both cameras under consideration feature an 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 Fujifilm X-A7 and the Fujifilm X-T200 both have 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.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the X-A7 and the X-T200 write their files to SDXC cards. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of 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-A7 and Fujifilm X-T200 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-A7YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-Y
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T200YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
3.
 
Fujifilm X-E4YstereomonoY-micro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T30YstereomonoY-micro3.1Y-Y
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A5YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-Y
6.
 
Fujifilm XF10-stereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
7.
 
Fujifilm X-T100YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
8.
 
Fujifilm X-E3YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
9.
 
Fujifilm X-T20YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
10.
 
Fujifilm X-A3Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
11.
 
Nikon D3500Ymonomono--mini2.0--Y

It is notable that the X-T200 has a headphone jack, which makes it possible to attach external headphones and monitor the quality of sound during the recording process. The X-A7 lacks such a headphone port.

Both the X-A7 and the X-T200 are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The X-A7 replaced the earlier Fujifilm X-A5, while the X-T200 followed on from the Fujifilm X-T100. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Fujifilm website.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Which of the two cameras – the Fujifilm X-A7 or the Fujifilm X-T200 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.


Reasons to prefer the Fujifilm X-A7:

  • More compact: Is smaller (119x68mm vs 121x84mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 50g or 14 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (440 versus 270) on a single battery charge.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (29 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in September 2019).


Arguments in favor of the Fujifilm X-T200:

  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • 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.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (8 vs 6 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • More modern: Was introduced somewhat (4 months) more recently.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the X-T200 comes out slightly ahead of the X-A7 (6 : 5 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. 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-A7 05:06 X-T200

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Fujifilm X-A7 and the Fujifilm X-T200 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 comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the X-A7 and the X-T200 in practical situations. 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 where reviews by experts come in. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera 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-A73/5..81/1004/53.5/5 Sep 2019 499 i
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T2003.5/5..82/1004/54.5/5 Jan 2020 699 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-E44/5........ Jan 2021 849 i
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T305/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 899 i
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A5..+..4/53.5/5 Jan 2018 399 i
6.
 
Fujifilm XF10....75/1004/54.5/5 Jul 2018 499 i
7.
 
Fujifilm X-T1004/5+79/1004/54.5/5 May 2018 599 i
8.
 
Fujifilm X-E34.5/5+84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2017 899 i
9.
 
Fujifilm X-T205/5+ +82/1005/54.5/5 Jan 2017 899 i
10.
 
Fujifilm X-A3....74/1004.5/54/5 Aug 2016 399 i
11.
 
Nikon D3500....75/1004/54.5/5 Aug 2018 429 i
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. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Fujifilm X-A7 vs Fujifilm X-T200

    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-A7 Fujifilm X-T200
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Fujifilm X mount lenses Fujifilm X mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2019 January 2020
    Launch Price USD 499 USD 699
    Sensor Specs Fujifilm X-A7 Fujifilm X-T200
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm
    Sensor Area 368.95 mm2 368.95 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm 28.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.92 μm 3.92 μm
    Pixel Density 6.50 MP/cm2 6.50 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 200 - 12,800 ISO 200 - 12,800 ISO
    ISO Boost 200 - 51,200 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    Screen Specs Fujifilm X-A7 Fujifilm X-T200
    Viewfinder Type no viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.62x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.5inch 3.5inch
    LCD Resolution 2760k dots 2780k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Fujifilm X-A7 Fujifilm X-T200
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 6 shutter flaps/s 8 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/32000sup to 1/32000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Fujifilm X-A7 Fujifilm X-T200
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.1
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Fujifilm X-A7 Fujifilm X-T200
    Battery Type NP-W126S NP-W126S
    Battery Life (CIPA)440 shots per charge270 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 119 x 68 x 41 mm
    (4.7 x 2.7 x 1.6 in)
    121 x 84 x 55 mm
    (4.8 x 3.3 x 2.2 in)
    Camera Weight 320 g (11.3 oz) 370 g (13.1 oz)

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