Guess what guys?
Yes, the inevitable is happening. People start to compare the brand new Sony A9 with the Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro2.
Now, I will say it once for all, so you can avoid to say it in the comments: “These comparisons are all unfair“. :-)
Ok… with that said, here is todays roundup, entirely focused on comparisons (and thoughts) between Sony and Fuji.
Sony Shooter Reviews Fujifilm X-T2
Let’s start with a Fujifilm X-T2 from a Sony APS-C shooter perspective (video above). The reviewer loves the X-T2 a lot. The colors, ACROS, the controls, the better lenses… there seems to be a lot to love on the X-T2 over Sony’s APS-C System.
Check out the video at Fuji X-T2 Review – From a Sony Shooter at The Photo/Video Show Youtube
Sony A9 Vs. Fujifilm X-Pro2 Image Quality
DPreview’s lab test shows that the IQ of the APS-C Fujifilm X-Pro2 can easily keep up with the IQ of the much more expensive FF Sony A9. Actually, X-Pro2 images look noticeably sharper, have way less false colors… overall, IQ on the X-Pro2 seems to be better than on the Sony A9.
However, you buy the Sony A9 for its speed and the black-out less EVF, and I guess A9 owners are ok with sacrificing a bit of IQ for that. The Fujifilm X-Pro2 can’t for sure keep up with the AF-tracking capabilities of the Sony A9 (and also not with the tracking capability of the Fujifilm X-T2).
Check out more at the dedicated Sony A9 Vs. Fuji X-Pro2 lab test IQ Comparison thread at dpreview
Fuji X-T2 Electronic Shutter for Sports. As good as Sony A9?
dsphotoblog tested the Fujifilm X-T2 for sports using the electronic shutter. The point of the video is to show that the X-T2 electronic shutter is also really good and give you a EVF-lag-less experience. So he concludes that:
- A9 is overpriced
- A9 mechanical shutter very slow (5fps) whereas the X-T2 shoots at 11fps
- Fujifilm X-T2 better value for money
- with booster grip, also the X-T2 electronic shutter shows no EVF lag
Check out the full video at dsphotoblog youtube
Sony A9 Vs. Fujifilm X-Pro2 Build Quality
Sony A9 build quality Vs. Fujifilm X-T2 at Cardinal15Photography Youtube