Fuji instead of Sony?

Started Oct 18, 2018 | Discussions thread
waldoh Contributing Member • Posts: 666
Re: Fuji instead of Sony?

Joe Tam wrote:


I was very interested in switching to Sony but the XT-3 has me taking another look at Fuji.

I used to use Nikon for stills and Panasonic(for stills and video where size, discretion, and silent shutter is required).

Why I want Fuji over Sony:

The smaller lenses and cheaper prices across the board end up saving a lot of money when it comes to 2 bodies, 3-4 lenses and some accessories. i can get 2 xt-3 for $3k vs. $6k for a7riii or $8k for a9.

XT3 doesn’t compare to a high resolution body not a sports focused stacked sensor body. A more appropriate comparison would be A7III.

fuji 50-140/2.8 for $1400) is lighter (2.19 lb / 995 g) vs. Sony 70-200/2.8(ignoring equivalence) at 3.26 lb / 1480 g at $2600

Why ignore equivalence? A 2.8 lens might gather an extra stop of light but you give that back due to the smaller sensor size. Add IBIS to the equation and for still life or video you gain much more than 1 stop.

2.8 FF zooms blow 2.8 APS-C zooms out of the water. Use F4 FF as your comparison.

very compact 24-80/2.8 equivalent that is $1000 vs. sony which is over $2000.

Again, use F4 to compare price, size and weight, or better yet compare Tamron 28-75 2.8 over the GM.

won't have to pay $4000 for distortion free electronic shutter. while there is 1.25x crop at 30fps at 16megapixel that is not an issue for me. also heard some lenses are not compatible with electronic shutter on a9. this is not an issue with fuji.

XT3 does not have distortion free electronic shutter. It’s sensor is not stacked like A9. You will get bendy lines if your using the electronic shutter of XT3, no matter what FPS your using.

Why I want Sony over fuji:

higher sensitivity in extreme situations due to "full frame" sensor


ability to mount many third-party lenses with adapter.

Both can do this

higher megapixel full-frame bodies(a7riii)

If you need high resolution, you probably wouldn’t be looking at the XT3 at all.


Fujis is getting good but not quite Sony levels yet.

reportedly better tracking in low light

a9 is one sick puppy but very expensive.


Yes I wish Fuji didn’t split the XT line into two with XH. Seems like a unnecessary and expensive body that should have just been incorporated into the XT line.

For those who may have switched from Sony to Fuji: are there extreme situations where the fuji xt-3 fall apart and you wish you had sony. Heard low light tracking on Fuji xt-3 might be an issue.

Is Fuji good enough for most situations?

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