Fujifilm better than sony?

Started Apr 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
expireduser Regular Member • Posts: 161
Re: Fujifilm better than sony?

thenewcameraguy wrote:

Went to a camera Store today they don't carry nikon or sony but every other brands. The sales guy showed me X-E1 Fuji and he said it's better than nex 6 and it competes with nex 7 and beats nex 7 and I also went to Sony store to see the Nex 6 and 7. Do you guys think Fuji X-E1 competes with nex 7 and it's better? I know Fuji is expensive than both nex so does that makes it better? And the sales guy also told me sony has 5 lenses and they won't release more lens after Thier full frame nex. Is that True? I don't want to buy nex cameras and be stuck with 5 lenses. Either way if I end up with nex I will only have 3 lenses the most. If the sales guy statements are true I'll get Fuji. Please share what you guys think?

I personally love that the Fuji cameras basically copy Leica for design, it's a great look, absolutely beautiful gear. I'm all about old school, so I strongly prefer the aesthetic of the X-Pro 1 over the NEX-7. The lenses are superb and the build quality is very high. I was seriously considering getting an X-Pro 1 for a while, but a few practical realities made me go with my NEX-7.

1) Fuji has no focus peaking. And even if it did, there is only an optical viewfinder on the x-pro and no viewfinder on the X-E1. I love having focus peaking + image magnification, it is wonderful with old manual focus lenses like my beloved Tokina AT-X 90mm f/2.5 macro.

2) Fuji has no movable screen. I really enjoy shooting the NEX-7 at waist level, or even ground-level for some shots. Tilting the screen up makes it as easy as using an old Hassleblad or Rolleiflex.

3) Large prints. Fuji is limited to 16mp, the NEX-7 has 24mp. 50% higher resolution! I want the option to make very large prints of very high quality. I'm pixel-peeping, I'm seeing beautiful sharp detail from corner to corner, the 24mp sensor is not a marketing gimmick, it's for real.

4) Price. Fuji X-Pro 1 with the 35mm f/1.4 would cost about $2,000 on amazon. NEX-7 with the 35mm f/1.8 runs $1450 new from amazon. There are really affordable lens options like the Sigma 19mm and 30mm lenses too, I picked up the pair for $199 - they are excellent! I picked up my NEX-7 for $700 on amazon (open box, mint), shop around.

There are other factors: NEX is far better at video, which I'm not interested in. The Fuji is much better at very high ISO, it is amazing there, big respect! The Fuji is better shooting jpeg, if you are a bad person and shoot jpeg. Don't be a bad person, shoot raw, it works great with Lightroom 4.4.  

Make your own well-informed decision and enjoy whatever you go with! If you ask in BOTH the Fuji and Sony forums, I bet you'll get all the info you need.  

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