choosing between X-T1 and Sony A7

Started Feb 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
juvx
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Re: choosing between X-T1 and Sony A7

DRabbit wrote:

FujiMore wrote:

Dabbler wrote:

Good evaluation so far, the glass should always be your primary consideration. I have XT1 and A7s. I have most XF lenses and so far only 55 and Zeiss 24-70 FE lenses. The XT1 is my go everywhere cam and now that I have my first WR lens my walk around kit is weatherproof.

I use the Sony only when I need very high ISO, silent shutter (events) or want uber IQ although the XT1 produces superb images. The fact that is such an expensive cam means I'm more reluctant to take it on walkabouts, especially in the city. I feel the XT1 is much more rugged with faster responsiveness. Faster and more accurate AF as well. The A7 has both PDAF and CDAF so AF is better that my A7s. The deciding factor for choosing the A7s was it had totally silent shutter. The A7 shutter is LOUD, louder than any of my other bodies.

Good luck with your choice!

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Michael

The A7 shutter is louder than the A7s´one? I thought it were reversed, the A7s is louder ant the A7 more silent.

I had both in my hands today the A7 and the X-T1 and the T1 very clearly wins in following points: 1) EVF ; 2) haptics/ build quality = Mg vs plastic; 3) button controls.

I think buying a A7 you pay for the giant superb sensor in it. I found the A7 somewhat disapointting concerning the body after have held the Fuji. The X-T1 has just one weak point... it leaks the Sony FF Sensor. and as a Fuji Fotographer I have to say, my next camera will be a Sony Alpha7 for its natural looking pictures. I also like manual , lot of fun.

FujiMore: I agree with you. The ergonomics and handling on the Fuji are superior in every way. It's just thought out more, and better refined. I enjoy using the Fuji XT1 so much.

However, having just bought an A7, the sensor in it is quite amazing, to say the least. As someone who will be using it (and thoroughly testing it) in all the same ways I use the Fuji (with manual only, Leica M glass), it will be interesting for me. It's hard to predict and imagine that the Fuji could ever win out on ergonomics alone, only because the sensor in the Sony seems so far ahead. And thats from a fan-girl who absolutely LOVES Fuji and what they've been doing, and who doesn't at all succumb to pixel peepery or mega pixel wars.

Amy

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I completely agree

I've owned both the XT-1 and sony A7 and the fuji wins when it comes to the better camera overall, but in raw power and image quality the sony wins. You can really tell when taking pictures that have grass or large amounts of really fine detail. The Sony resolves it much better.

Another thing that people have a misconception about is the FE lenses. Its true they are few but they are all very good. the 35 2.8,  55 1.8 and 70-200 F4 are true standouts. Even the kit lens is really really good for the value.

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