Sony a3500 vs Fujifilm X-E4

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a3500 and Fujifilm X-E4. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony a3500 is manufacturered by Sony but Fujifilm X-E4 is from Fujifilm. Both Sony and Fujifilm are well known brands though.

Sony a3500 were released 2014 and Fujifilm X-E4 was released 2021. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony a3500 2014
Fujifilm X-E4 2021

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony a3500 has a "Sony APS-C"-sensor while Fujifilm X-E4 has a "Fujifilm 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 **
Sony a3500 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Fujifilm X-E4 75 mm
Fujifilm 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

Sony a3500 has a 20 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Fujifilm X-E4 has 26 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a3500 20 MP
19816192 pixels
5456 x 3632
Fujifilm X-E4 26 MP
25958400 pixels
6240 x 4160

Fujifilm X-E4 has a 31 % larger resolution than Sony a3500. 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 a3500 has a larger ISO-range than Fujifilm X-E4. Sony a3500 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 16000 while Fujifilm X-E4 has 160 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a3500 100-16000
Fujifilm X-E4 160-12800

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 Sony a3500
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm X-E4

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a3500 can shoot up to 3,5 pictures per seconds and Fujifilm X-E4 can shoot up to 20 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a3500 3,5
Fujifilm X-E4 20

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Sony a3500 and Fujifilm X-E4 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 a3500 weighs 411 gr (equal to 0.91 lb) which is 13% heavier than Fujifilm X-E4 and its 364 gr (or 0.8 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a3500 411 gr
0.91 lb
Fujifilm X-E4 364 gr
0.8 lb

Sony a3500 vs Fujifilm X-E4 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a3500 and Fujifilm X-E4, 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
Sony a3500
Fujifilm X-E4
Name Sony a3500 Fujifilm X-E4
Manufacturer Sony Fujifilm
Release Date and Price
Sony a3500
Fujifilm X-E4
Release Year 2014 2021
Release Date 2014-03-21 2021-01-27
MSRP 399 USD 849 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a3500
Fujifilm X-E4
Camera Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Sensor
Sony a3500
Fujifilm X-E4
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Resolution 5456 x 3632 pixels 6240 x 4160 pixels
Megapixels 20 MP 26 MP
Image Processor Bionz X-Processor 4
Image
Sony a3500
Fujifilm X-E4
ISO Range 100 - 16000 160 - 12800
White Balance Presets 9 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Optical)
No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a3500
Fujifilm X-E4
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 25 425
Lens Mount Sony E

See Compatible Lenses
Fujifilm X

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
Sony a3500
Fujifilm X-E4
Articulated LCD Fixed Tilting
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 230400 1620000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7 (0.47 35mm equiv.) 0.93 (0.62 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 2360000
Photography features
Sony a3500
Fujifilm X-E4
Frames per second 3,5 fps 20 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 4 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 6 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony a3500
Fujifilm X-E4
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format H.264
AVCHD
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
4096 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Sony a3500
Fujifilm X-E4
Memory Card Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony a3500
Fujifilm X-E4
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (via optional RM-VPR1)
Yes (via smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony a3500
Fujifilm X-E4
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and USB charger
NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 480 shots 380 shots
Width 128 mm 121 mm
Height 91 mm 73 mm
Depth 85 mm 33 mm
Weight 411 gram 364 gram