Sony Alpha A7 vs Fujifilm X-T1

Sony Alpha A7

Sony Alpha A7

24 megapixels, Full frame, 35.8 x 23.9 mm, Xtra Fine LCD, 3″, 5.0 fps

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

16 megapixels, APS-C, 23.6 x 15.6 mm, TFT LCD (RGBW), 3″, 8.0 fps

Here we are comparing two cameras with different sensors. Sony Alpha A7 is equipped with a Full frame sensor, but Fujifilm X-T1 with APS-C. Both cameras were presented the same year the Sony Alpha A7 on 2014-01-22 and Fujifilm X-T1 on 2014-04-14.


Sony Alpha A7 advantages over Fujifilm X-T1

  • More Megapixels
    24 megapixels vs 16 megapixels
    The more megapixels, the higher the detail of an image
  • Bigger Sensor
    35.8 x 23.9 mm vs 23.6 x 15.6 mm
    Well, when it comes to sensor size, bigger is (usually) better
  • Lower ISO
    100 vs 200
    Both tonal reproduction and colors will be of very high quality
  • Higher ISO
    25,600 vs 6,400
    Higher ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • More Lenses
    83 vs 41
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Higher Screen Resolution
    1,230k dots vs 1,040k dots
    The higher the resolution, the more detail you can see on photos
  • More Auto Focus Points
    117 vs 49
    The more of them available, the greater flexibility the photographer has

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Sony Alpha A7

  • More Photos in a Second
    8.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Fast continuous shooting is great for catching action shots
  • Lighter Weight
    440g vs 474g
    A lighter camera is more convenient for travel
  • Longer Battery Life
    350 shots vs 340 shots
    Capture more photos

Common Strengths

  • Display Size
    3″ vs 3″
  • Live View
    true vs true
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080 vs 1920 x 1080
  • Microphone In
    true vs true
  • Environmental Sealing
    true vs true
  • Storage Slots
    1 vs 1

Sony Alpha A7 vs Fujifilm X-T1 Sensor Comparison

  • Sensor area 855.62 mm²
  • Pixel pitch 5.97 µm
  • Pixel density 2.81 MP/cm²
Full frame
  • 368.16 mm²
  • 4.82 µm
  • 4.3 MP/cm²


ModelSony Alpha A7Fujifilm X-T1
Body TypeSLR-style mirrorlessSLR-style mirrorless

DxO Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score90not tested
DxO Color Depth24.8not tested
DxO Dynamic Range14.2not tested
DxO Low Light ISO2248not tested


Sensor Resolution24 megapixels16 megapixels
Sensor SizeFull frameAPS-C
Sensor Dimensions35.8 x 23.9 mm23.6 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area855.62mm2368.16mm2
Max Image Resolution6000 x 40004896 x 3264
Min Native ISO100200
Max Native ISO25,6006,400
RAW Supporttruetrue


Lens MountSony EFujifilm X
Number of Lenses8341
Manual Focustruetrue
Focal Length Multiplier1x1.5x
Macro Focus Rangen/an/a


Viewfinder Coverage100%100%
Viewfinder Resolution2,359k dots2,360k dots
Viewfinder Magnification0.710.77


Display TypeTiltingTilting
Display TechnologyXtra Fine LCDTFT LCD (RGBW)
Display Size3″3″
Display Resolution1,230k dots1,040k dots
Live Viewtruetrue
Touch Screenfalsefalse

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed30s30s
Max Shutter Speed1/8000s1/4000s
Continuous Shooting5.0 fps8.0 fps
Shutter Prioritytruetrue
Aperture Prioritytruetrue
Manual Exposure Modetruetrue
Exposure CompensationYesYes
Custom White Balancetruetrue
Image Stabilizationfalsefalse
Built-in Flashfalsefalse
External Flashtruetrue
Flash Rangeno built-in flash8.00 m (ISO100)
Flash Modesno built-in flashActivated when external flash is connected Red-eye removal OFF: Auto / Forced Flash / Slow Synchro / Suppressed Flash / Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto / Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash / Suppressed Flash /
Max Flash Sync1/250s1/180s
WB Bracketingtruetrue
AE Bracketingtruetrue

Exposure Modes

Center Weightedtruefalse


Touch Autofocusfalsefalse
Continuous Autofocustruetrue
Single Autofocustruetrue
Tracking Autofocusfalsetrue
Selective Autofocustruetrue
Center Autofocustruetrue
Multi Area Focustruetrue
Live View Focustruetrue
Face Detection Autofocustruetrue
Contrast Autofocustruetrue
Phase Detection Autofocustruetrue
Number of Autofocus Points11749
Number of Cross Focus Points250

Video Features

Video Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)1920 x 1080 (30, 60p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 60p)
Max Video Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Video FormatsMPEG-4, AVCHDH.264
Microphone Intruetrue
Headphone Outtruefalse


WiFi ConnectivityBuilt-InBuilt-In
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Outtruetrue


Camera Weight474g440g
Body Dimensions127 x 94 x 48mm129 x 90 x 47mm
Environmental Sealingtruetrue
Water Prooffalsefalse
Dust Prooffalsefalse
Shock Prooffalsefalse
Crush Prooffalsefalse
Freeze Prooffalsefalse
Battery ModelNP-FW50NP-W126
Battery Life340 shots350 shots
Battery TypeBattery PackBattery Pack

Other Features

TimelapseWith downloadable apptrue
Self TimerYes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))Yes (10sec. / 2sec. Delay)
Storage TypeSD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG DuoSD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-II)
Storage Slots11

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