FujiFilm AV250 vs Sony a5000

FujiFilm FinePix AV250 front
Sony Alpha a5000 front

FujiFilm AV250 vs Sony a5000 Key Specs

FujiFilm AV250
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 32-96mm (F) lens
  • 168g - 93 x 60 x 28mm
  • Revealed January 2011
  • Alternate Name is FinePix AV255
Sony a5000
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 16000
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 269g - 110 x 63 x 36mm
  • Introduced January 2014
  • Old Model is Sony NEX-3N
  • Updated by Sony a5100
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FujiFilm AV250 vs Sony a5000 Overview

Let's look more closely at the FujiFilm AV250 vs Sony a5000, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by rivals FujiFilm and Sony. The sensor resolution of the AV250 (16MP) and the a5000 (20MP) is pretty well matched but the AV250 (1/2.3") and a5000 (APS-C) enjoy different sensor sizes.

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The AV250 was launched 4 years before the a5000 which is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras come with different body type with the FujiFilm AV250 being a Compact camera and the Sony a5000 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go through a thorough comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the AV250 scores against the a5000 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm AV250 over the Sony a5000

 AV250 a5000 

Reasons to pick Sony a5000 over the FujiFilm AV250

 a5000 AV250 
IntroducedJanuary 2014January 2011More modern by 36 months
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution461k230kSharper screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the FujiFilm AV250 and Sony a5000

 AV250 a5000 
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither comes with Touch friendly screen

FujiFilm AV250 vs Sony a5000 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry around your camera regularly, you'll have to factor in its weight and size. The FujiFilm AV250 comes with outside dimensions of 93mm x 60mm x 28mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") and a weight of 168 grams (0.37 lbs) while the Sony a5000 has specifications of 110mm x 63mm x 36mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.4") accompanied by a weight of 269 grams (0.59 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you select at that time. Underneath is the front view size comparison of the AV250 compared to the a5000.

FujiFilm AV250 vs Sony a5000 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the AV250 and a5000 is 94 and 89 respectively.

FujiFilm AV250 vs Sony a5000 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm AV250 vs Sony a5000 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be hard to imagine the gap between sensor sizes only by reading through a spec sheet. The image underneath might give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the AV250 and a5000.

Clearly, both the cameras posses different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The AV250 due to its tinier sensor is going to make shooting shallow depth of field more difficult and the Sony a5000 will give greater detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The more aged AV250 is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

FujiFilm AV250 vs Sony a5000 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm AV250 vs Sony a5000 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm AV250 vs Sony a5000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm AV250 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony a5000 as a Portrait photography camera
resolution is good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
focusing manually
good resolution (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features face detect autofocus
supports RAW files
no external flash support
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm AV250 Street photography info
Sony a5000 Street photography info
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
screen tilts up and down
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm AV250 Sports photography advice
Sony a5000 Sports photography advice
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,400s)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
bad battery life (180 per charge)
does not have phase detect AF
good resolution (20MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking focus
great battery pack (420 shots)
max frames per second very slow (4.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm AV250 Travel photography advice
Sony a5000 Travel photography advice
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
good max aperture (f)
lack of Timelapse function
bad battery life (180 per charge)
does not contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (32mm)
great battery pack (420 CIPA)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm AV250 Landscape photography info
Sony a5000 Landscape photography info
good max aperture (f)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (32mm)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
bad battery life (180 per charge)
lack of Timelapse function
focusing manually
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
good resolution (20MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
great battery pack (420 per charge)
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm AV250 Vlogging info
Sony a5000 Vlogging info
good max aperture (f)
wide angle not good (32mm)
does not contain selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external microphone jack
features face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
lack of microphone socket
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

FujiFilm AV250 vs Sony a5000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm AV250 and Sony a5000
 FujiFilm FinePix AV250Sony Alpha a5000
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Sony
Model FujiFilm FinePix AV250 Sony Alpha a5000
Also referred to as FinePix AV255 -
Class Small Sensor Compact Entry-Level Mirrorless
Revealed 2011-01-05 2014-01-07
Physical type Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor - Bionz X
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.2 x 15.4mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 357.3mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3440 5456 x 3632
Highest native ISO 1600 16000
Highest enhanced ISO 3200 -
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points - 25
Lens mounting type fixed lens Sony E
Lens focal range 32-96mm (3.0x) -
Available lenses - 121
Crop factor 5.8 1.6
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor TFT LCD with 180 upward tilt
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Min shutter speed 8s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/1400s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames/s 4.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.50 m 4.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize - 1/160s
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60i/24p), 1440 x 1080 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (25 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
Wireless None Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 168 grams (0.37 lb) 269 grams (0.59 lb)
Dimensions 93 x 60 x 28mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") 110 x 63 x 36mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 79
DXO Color Depth score not tested 23.8
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.0
DXO Low light score not tested 1089
Battery life 180 pictures 420 pictures
Battery type AA Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-FW50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse shooting With downloadable app
Type of storage SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots One One
Price at release $160 $448