Sony a390 vs Fujifilm X-T100

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a390 and Fujifilm X-T100. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony a390 is manufacturered by Sony but Fujifilm X-T100 is from Fujifilm. Both Sony and Fujifilm are well known brands though.

Sony a390 were released 2010 and Fujifilm X-T100 was released 2018. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony a390 2010
Fujifilm X-T100 2018

Type of camera

Sony a390 is a DSLR camera while Fujifilm X-T100 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony a390 has a "Sony APS-C"-sensor while Fujifilm X-T100 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 a390 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Fujifilm X-T100 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 a390 has a 14 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Fujifilm X-T100 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a390 14 MP
14033152 pixels
4592 x 3056
Fujifilm X-T100 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Fujifilm X-T100 has a 71 % larger resolution than Sony a390. 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

Fujifilm X-T100 has a larger ISO-range than Sony a390. Fujifilm X-T100 has an ISO range that stretches from 200 to 12800 while Sony a390 has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a390 100-3200
Fujifilm X-T100 200-12800

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 a390
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm X-T100

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a390 can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds and Fujifilm X-T100 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a390 2,5
Fujifilm X-T100 6

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Fujifilm X-T100. Sadly, the Sony a390 does not support this.

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 a390 weighs 549 gr (equal to 1.21 lb) which is 23% heavier than Fujifilm X-T100 and its 448 gr (or 0.99 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a390 549 gr
1.21 lb
Fujifilm X-T100 448 gr
0.99 lb

Sony a390 vs Fujifilm X-T100 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a390 and Fujifilm X-T100, 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 a390
Fujifilm X-T100
Name Sony a390 Fujifilm X-T100
Manufacturer Sony Fujifilm
Release Date and Price
Sony a390
Fujifilm X-T100
Release Year 2010 2018
Release Date 2010-06-09 2018-05-24
MSRP 599 USD 599 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a390
Fujifilm X-T100
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Sony a390
Fujifilm X-T100
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type CCD CMOS
Resolution 4592 x 3056 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 14 MP 24 MP
Image Processor Bionz
Image
Sony a390
Fujifilm X-T100
ISO Range 100 - 3200 200 - 12800
White Balance Presets 6 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor-Shift)
No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a390
Fujifilm X-T100
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
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 9 91
Lens Mount Sony A

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 a390
Fujifilm X-T100
Articulated LCD Tilting Tilting
Screen size 2.7 3
Screen dots 230400 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type N/A TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.74 (0.49 35mm equiv.) 0.93 (0.62 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 2360000
Photography features
Sony a390
Fujifilm X-T100
Frames per second 2,5 fps 6 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 10 meters 5 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Spot
Average
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony a390
Fujifilm X-T100
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution N/A 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Sony a390
Fujifilm X-T100
Memory Card Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony a390
Fujifilm X-T100
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1 LE)
Remote Control Yes (Optional) Yes (via smartphone or wired remote)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony a390
Fujifilm X-T100
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion NP-FH50 rechargeable battery & charger
NP-W126S lithium-ion battery
Battery Life (CIPA) 230 shots 430 shots
Width 128 mm 121 mm
Height 97 mm 83 mm
Depth 86 mm 47 mm
Weight 549 gram 448 gram