FujiFilm JV200 vs Sony A57

Portability
96
Imaging
38
Features
18
Overall
30
FujiFilm FinePix JV200 front
 
Sony SLT-A57 front
Portability
64
Imaging
59
Features
85
Overall
69

FujiFilm JV200 vs Sony A57 Key Specs

FujiFilm JV200
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Bump to 3200)
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 36-108mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 125g - 94 x 56 x 21mm
  • Announced January 2011
  • Additionally referred to as FinePix JV205
Sony A57
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 16000 (Raise to 25600)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 618g - 132 x 98 x 81mm
  • Revealed September 2012
  • Superseded the Sony A55
  • Successor is Sony A58
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FujiFilm JV200 vs Sony A57 Overview

The following is a extensive overview of the FujiFilm JV200 and Sony A57, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Entry-Level DSLR by brands FujiFilm and Sony. The image resolution of the JV200 (14MP) and the A57 (16MP) is very close but the JV200 (1/2.3") and A57 (APS-C) enjoy different sensor dimensions.

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The JV200 was brought out 20 months before the A57 making the cameras a generation away from each other. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the FujiFilm JV200 being a Compact camera and the Sony A57 being a Compact SLR camera.

Before getting straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a short highlight of how the JV200 matches up vs the A57 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm JV200 over the Sony A57

 JV200 A57 

Reasons to pick Sony A57 over the FujiFilm JV200

 A57 JV200 
RevealedSeptember 2012January 2011Newer by 20 months
Manually focus More accurate focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k230kCrisper display (+691k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the FujiFilm JV200 and Sony A57

 JV200 A57 
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

FujiFilm JV200 vs Sony A57 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to travel with your camera regularly, you'll need to factor in its weight and volume. The FujiFilm JV200 has got physical dimensions of 94mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs) while the Sony A57 has sizing of 132mm x 98mm x 81mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.2") having a weight of 618 grams (1.36 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are working with at that time. Below is the front view over all size comparison of the JV200 versus the A57.

FujiFilm JV200 vs Sony A57 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the JV200 and A57 is 96 and 64 respectively.

FujiFilm JV200 vs Sony A57 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm JV200 vs Sony A57 Sensor Comparison

Often, its tough to imagine the difference in sensor dimensions only by researching specs. The picture below should give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the JV200 and A57.

All in all, each of the cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The JV200 because of its smaller sensor is going to make getting shallower depth of field trickier and the Sony A57 will provide you with more detail having its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will allow you to crop pics somewhat more aggressively. The more aged JV200 will be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

FujiFilm JV200 vs Sony A57 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm JV200 vs Sony A57 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm JV200 vs Sony A57 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm JV200 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony A57 as a Portrait photography camera
29
good MP (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
75
has manual focus
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detect focus
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm JV200 Street photography highlights
Sony A57 Street photography highlights
56
lighter than average (125g)
fixed screen
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
76
screen articulates
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm JV200 Sports photography details
Sony A57 Sports photography details
30
good MP (14MP)
comes with tracking focus
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,400s)
low fps (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery power (180 shots)
lack of phase detect AF
79
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count decent (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
has phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm JV200 as a Travel photography camera
Sony A57 as a Travel photography camera
61
lighter than average (125 grams)
good MP (14MP)
built-in flash
lack of Time Lapse mode
low battery power (180 per charge)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
67
MP count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm JV200 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony A57 as a Landscape photography camera
28
good MP (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual mode not available
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
low battery power (180 shots)
lack of Time Lapse mode
73
has manual focus
change lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count decent (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with FujiFilm JV200
Vlogging with Sony A57
25
lighter than average (125 grams)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of mic port
77
selfie friendly screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
offers face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has mic support
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FujiFilm JV200 vs Sony A57 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm JV200 and Sony A57
 FujiFilm FinePix JV200Sony SLT-A57
General Information
Make FujiFilm Sony
Model FujiFilm FinePix JV200 Sony SLT-A57
Also Known as FinePix JV205 -
Category Small Sensor Compact Entry-Level DSLR
Announced 2011-01-05 2012-09-13
Physical type Compact Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4288 x 3216 4912 x 3264
Max native ISO 1600 16000
Max enhanced ISO 3200 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points - 15
Cross focus points - 3
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Sony/Minolta Alpha
Lens focal range 36-108mm (3.0x) -
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.6 -
Total lenses - 143
Crop factor 5.8 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology - Xtra Fine TFT drive with TruBlack technology
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,440 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.7x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/1400s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.50 m 10.00 m (@ ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize - 1/160s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 125g (0.28 pounds) 618g (1.36 pounds)
Dimensions 94 x 56 x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") 132 x 98 x 81mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 75
DXO Color Depth score not tested 23.4
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.0
DXO Low light score not tested 785
Other
Battery life 180 pictures 550 pictures
Battery style AA Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD / SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Pricing at release $49 $1,000