Fujifilm X-A7 vs Sony a37

This is a full comparison between the cameras Fujifilm X-A7 and Sony a37. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Fujifilm X-A7 is manufacturered by Fujifilm but Sony a37 is from Sony. Both Fujifilm and Sony are well known brands though.

Fujifilm X-A7 were released 2019 and Sony a37 was released 2012. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Fujifilm X-A7 2019
Sony a37 2012

Type of camera

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Fujifilm X-A7 has a "Fujifilm APS-C"-sensor while Sony a37 has a "Sony APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Fujifilm X-A7 75 mm
Fujifilm sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Sony a37 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:

Resolution

Fujifilm X-A7 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Sony a37 has 16 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Fujifilm X-A7 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Sony a37 16 MP
16032768 pixels
4912 x 3264

Fujifilm X-A7 has a 50 % larger resolution than Sony a37. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Sony a37 has a larger ISO-range than Fujifilm X-A7. Sony a37 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Fujifilm X-A7 has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Fujifilm X-A7 100-12800
Sony a37 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm X-A7
Lens compatibility chart for Sony a37

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Fujifilm X-A7 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Sony a37 can shoot up to 5,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Fujifilm X-A7 6
Sony a37 5,5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Fujifilm X-A7 and Sony a37 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Sony a37 weighs 506 gr (equal to 1.12 lb) which is 58% heavier than Fujifilm X-A7 and its 320 gr (or 0.71 lb).

Camera Weight
Fujifilm X-A7 320 gr
0.71 lb
Sony a37 506 gr
1.12 lb

Fujifilm X-A7 vs Sony a37 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Fujifilm X-A7 and Sony a37, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony a37
Name Fujifilm X-A7 Sony a37
Manufacturer Fujifilm Sony
Release Date and Price
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony a37
Release Year 2019 2012
Release Date 2019-09-12 2012-05-17
MSRP 699 USD 599 USD
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Camera Type
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony a37
Camera Type Mirrorless SLT
Sensor
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony a37
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 4912 x 3264 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 16 MP
Image Processor Bionz
Image
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony a37
ISO Range 100 - 12800 100 - 25600
White Balance Presets 7 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No Yes
(Sensor-Shift)
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony a37
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 425 15
Lens Mount Fujifilm X

See Compatible Lenses
Sony A

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony a37
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Tilting
Screen size 3.5 2.6
Screen dots 2760000 230400
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD N/A
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type No Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 1.09 (0.73 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 0 N/A
Photography features
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony a37
Frames per second 6 fps 5,5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 4 meters 12 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony a37
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
AVCHD
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
1440 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony a37
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony a37
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2)
Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Remote Control Yes (via smartphone) Yes (Optional)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony a37
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & charger
Rechargeable NP-FW50 battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 270 shots 500 shots
Width 119 mm 124 mm
Height 38 mm 92 mm
Depth 41 mm 85 mm
Weight 320 gram 506 gram