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Sony A7R III vs Fuji X-T2

Sony A7R III takes the spotlight for its excellent set of specifications including its mammoth 42.2 MP Full Frame sensor. Then its AF system – Just incredible that enhanced its phase detection AF points by 400 points than it predecessor A7R II and currently doesn’t allow the trespassers to stand aside. On the other hand, Fuji X-T2 is going slightly back compared to A7R III for its APS-C sensor camera but the cameras really stunned us with it AF points that is one of the most in any APS-C mirrorless camera and then its shutter speed –  Really phenomenal!!

Now let’s go in detail comparison to see where and which camera is taking the edge!

Feature/Models Sony A7R III Fuji X-T2
Megapixel 42.2 MP 24.2 Megapixel
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Image processor Bionz X X Processor Pro
Low pass Filter No No
AF system Contrast detect+ Phase detect Contrast Detect+ Phase detect
AF points

399 phase detection AF points

Contrast AF points: 425

325 AF points
ISO 100-102400 100-51200
Shutter speed  1/8000 to 30 sec 60 seconds-1/32000 secs
Image Stabilization 5-axis No
Continuous shooting speed  10 fps 14 fps
Video 4K @ 30fps 4K Video at 30 fps
Display 3″ Rear Screen Tilting  LCD (1,440,800) 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Hot shoe  Yes  Yes
Wireless Built-in Built-in
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life  650 shots 340 shots
Weight 657 g 507 g
Size  127 x 96 x 74 mm 133 x 92 x 49 mm
 Price  Check on Amazon  $1,599.00

Image quality

Sony A7R III dominates! Yes, at first its Full-frame sensor then its high-resolution 42 MP sensor, ensuring sharp and crystal clear images and can also produce large print of the subjects. Meanwhile, Fuji X-T2 uses APS-C sensor that clearly means its image quality will be not as much sharper as A7R III, plus its effective resolution is 24 MP.


AF system

Sony A7R III, in contrast, using both Phase detect sensor as well as contrast detect sensor means Hybrid AF system, plus it is also comprised of 399 focal-plane phase-detection AF points that cover approximately 68% of the image area in both the horizontal and vertical directions. And 400 more Contrast AF points compared to its predecessor (A7R II has 25 AF points) that ultimately increases the AF acquisition twice the faster than A7R II. On the other hand, Fuji X-T2 does also use both contrast detect and Phase detect 325AF Points which makes it capable of acquiring fast and accurate focus, which is beneficial for capturing fast moving objects. However, there is no so much difference in the AF system but still more ratings go to A7R III for its brilliant AF points.


ISO

Sony A7R III is also superior in lowlight shooting since the camera can extends its highest sensitivity to 102400, whereas X-T2 has got a stop less sensitivity range. So flexible lowlight shooting is absolutely possible with A7RIII.


Shutter speed

The maximum shutter speed of Fuji X-T2 camera is 1/32000 that greatly minimizes the “rolling shutter” effect resulting in reducing of distortion from the images.  Moreover, shooting at wide aperture with the fast shutter speed allows photographers and videographers to capture sharp and crystal clear subjects with beautiful bokeh when shooting at bright lighting conditions. Unfortunately, A7R III uses the highest shutter of 1/8000 sec only (May not be as effective as X-T2).


Image Stabilization

One big advantage that A7R III offers is that you don’t have to keep tripod in your bag everywhere. Yes this High resolution camera does also have 5-axis images stabilization corrects camera shake along five axes during shooting, including angular shake (pitch and yaw) usually occur while shooting with a telephoto lens, shift shake (X and Y axes) increases as magnification increases, and rotational shake (roll) that often affects video recording. With 5-axis I.S system A7R II can produce crisp and blur free images even while shooting in lowight. But Fuji X-T2 doesn’t have I.S so one lens a lens with optical image stabilization to get those crisp and blur free images.


Continuous shooting speed

Sports photographers must be happy seeing Fuji X-T2’s burst speed that is 14fps. Yes! With the help of 14 fps, sports photographers can take advantage of every single frame to seize the subject and capture stunning sports photos. On the other side, A7R III offers 10fps only.


Shots

Sony A7R III lets you take around 650 shots at a time whereas Fuji X-T2 manages to take 340 shots only.


Verdict

Sony A7R III is high-end professional Mirrorless camera that acquainted exceptional AF system along with 42 MP Full-Frame sensor means the camera for those professional who want strong AF system along with High resolution images. On the other hand, Fuji X-T2 is great all-round camera that offers great ergonomics and excellent Image quality. So you can keep Fuji X-T2 as your second camera in the bag.

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