Sony a7S III vs Fujifilm X-T5

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a7S III and Fujifilm X-T5. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony a7S III is manufacturered by Sony but Fujifilm X-T5 is from Fujifilm. Both Sony and Fujifilm are well known brands though.

Sony a7S III were released 2020 and Fujifilm X-T5 was released 2022. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony a7S III 2020
Fujifilm X-T5 2022

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony a7S III has a "Sony Full Frame"-sensor while Fujifilm X-T5 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 a7S III 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Fujifilm X-T5 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 a7S III has a 12 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Fujifilm X-T5 has 40 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a7S III 12 MP
12007680 pixels
4240 x 2832
Fujifilm X-T5 40 MP
39814656 pixels
7728 x 5152

Fujifilm X-T5 has a 232 % larger resolution than Sony a7S III. 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 a7S III has a larger ISO-range than Fujifilm X-T5. Sony a7S III has an ISO range that stretches from 80 to 102400 while Fujifilm X-T5 has 125 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a7S III 80-102400
Fujifilm X-T5 125-12800

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 a7S III
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm X-T5

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a7S III can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Fujifilm X-T5 can shoot up to 15 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a7S III 10
Fujifilm X-T5 15

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Sony a7S III and Fujifilm X-T5 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 a7S III weighs 699 gr (equal to 1.54 lb) which is 25% heavier than Fujifilm X-T5 and its 557 gr (or 1.23 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a7S III 699 gr
1.54 lb
Fujifilm X-T5 557 gr
1.23 lb

Sony a7S III vs Fujifilm X-T5 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a7S III and Fujifilm X-T5, 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 a7S III
Fujifilm X-T5
Name Sony a7S III Fujifilm X-T5
Manufacturer Sony Fujifilm
Release Date and Price
Sony a7S III
Fujifilm X-T5
Release Year 2020 2022
Release Date 2020-07-28 2022-11-02
MSRP 3499 USD 1699 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a7S III
Fujifilm X-T5
Camera Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Sensor
Sony a7S III
Fujifilm X-T5
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm) APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Resolution 4240 x 2832 pixels 7728 x 5152 pixels
Megapixels 12 MP 40 MP
Image Processor Bionz XR X-Processor 5
Image
Sony a7S III
Fujifilm X-T5
ISO Range 80 - 102400 125 - 12800
White Balance Presets 7 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor-Shift (5-axis))
Yes
(Sensor-shift (Some lenses limited to 5 stops of correction))
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 5.5 stops 7 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a7S III
Fujifilm X-T5
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
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 759 425
Lens Mount Sony E

See Compatible Lenses
Fujifilm X

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 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 a7S III
Fujifilm X-T5
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Tilting
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 1440000 1840000
Touch screen Yes Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.91x 1.2 (0.8 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 9440000 3690000
Photography features
Sony a7S III
Fujifilm X-T5
Frames per second 10 fps 15 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 15 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash No No
Built-in Flash Range N/A N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony a7S III
Fujifilm X-T5
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
H.265
XAVC-S
XAVC-HS
H.264
H.265
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Sony a7S III
Fujifilm X-T5
Memory Card Compact Flash Express
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony a7S III
Fujifilm X-T5
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11ac (dual band) + Bluetooth)
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (wireless or smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony a7S III
Fujifilm X-T5
Enviromentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery charger
NP-W235
Battery Life (CIPA) 600 shots 580 shots
Width 129 mm 130 mm
Height 97 mm 91 mm
Depth 81 mm 64 mm
Weight 699 gram 557 gram