Sony a99 vs Fujifilm X-H1

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a99 and Fujifilm X-H1. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony a99 is manufacturered by Sony but Fujifilm X-H1 is from Fujifilm. Both Sony and Fujifilm are well known brands though.

Sony a99 were released 2012 and Fujifilm X-H1 was released 2018. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony a99 2012
Fujifilm X-H1 2018

Type of camera

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony a99 has a "Sony Full Frame"-sensor while Fujifilm X-H1 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 a99 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Fujifilm X-H1 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

Both these cameras have the exact same resolution. Sony a99 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Fujifilm X-H1 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a99 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Fujifilm X-H1 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

ISO range

Sony a99 has a larger ISO-range than Fujifilm X-H1. Sony a99 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Fujifilm X-H1 has 200 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a99 100-25600
Fujifilm X-H1 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 a99
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm X-H1

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a99 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Fujifilm X-H1 can shoot up to 14 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a99 6
Fujifilm X-H1 14

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Sony a99 and Fujifilm X-H1 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 a99 weighs 812 gr (equal to 1.79 lb) which is 21% heavier than Fujifilm X-H1 and its 673 gr (or 1.48 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a99 812 gr
1.79 lb
Fujifilm X-H1 673 gr
1.48 lb

Sony a99 vs Fujifilm X-H1 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a99 and Fujifilm X-H1, 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 a99
Fujifilm X-H1
Name Sony a99 Fujifilm X-H1
Manufacturer Sony Fujifilm
Release Date and Price
Sony a99
Fujifilm X-H1
Release Year 2012 2018
Release Date 2012-09-12 2018-02-15
MSRP 2799 USD 1899 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a99
Fujifilm X-H1
Camera Type SLT Mirrorless
Sensor
Sony a99
Fujifilm X-H1
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm) APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 24 MP
Image Processor Bionz X-Processor Pro
Image
Sony a99
Fujifilm X-H1
ISO Range 100 - 25600 200 - 12800
White Balance Presets 8 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor-Shift)
Yes
(Sensor-Shift)
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 5 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a99
Fujifilm X-H1
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
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 19 325
Lens Mount Sony A

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 a99
Fujifilm X-H1
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Tilting
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 1229000 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type TFT Xtra Fine color LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71 1.13 (0.75 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 3690000
Photography features
Sony a99
Fujifilm X-H1
Frames per second 6 fps 14 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 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
Spot
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 a99
Fujifilm X-H1
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
AVCHD
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1440 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
4096 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Sony a99
Fujifilm X-H1
Memory Card Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony a99
Fujifilm X-H1
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0)
Remote Control Yes (Wired or Wireless (Optional)) Yes (via smartphone or wired remote)
GPS Yes
Built-in
No
Body & Dimensions
Sony a99
Fujifilm X-H1
Enviromentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion NP-FM500H rechargeable battery & charger
NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 shots 310 shots
Width 147 mm 140 mm
Height 111 mm 97 mm
Depth 78 mm 86 mm
Weight 812 gram 673 gram