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Fujifilm X-E4 vs Sony NEX-5R

Portability
86
Imaging
74
Features
88
Overall
79
Fujifilm X-E4 front
 
Sony Alpha NEX-5R front
Portability
89
Imaging
59
Features
76
Overall
65

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Sony NEX-5R Key Specs

Fujifilm X-E4
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 160 - 12800 (Push to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 364g - 121 x 73 x 33mm
  • Released January 2021
  • Old Model is Fujifilm X-E3
Sony NEX-5R
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 276g - 111 x 59 x 39mm
  • Launched August 2012
  • Replaced the Sony NEX-5N
  • Renewed by Sony NEX-5T
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Fujifilm X-E4 vs Sony NEX-5R Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Fujifilm X-E4 vs Sony NEX-5R, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Sony. There is a significant difference between the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm X-E4 (26MP) and NEX-5R (16MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The Fujifilm X-E4 was announced 8 years later than the NEX-5R and that is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before diving straight to a complete comparison, here is a short synopsis of how the Fujifilm X-E4 grades versus the NEX-5R when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-E4 over the Sony NEX-5R

 Fujifilm X-E4 NEX-5R 
LaunchedJanuary 2021August 2012Fresher by 103 months
Display resolution1620k920kClearer display (+700k dot)
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Reasons to pick Sony NEX-5R over the Fujifilm X-E4

 NEX-5R Fujifilm X-E4 

Common features in the Fujifilm X-E4 and Sony NEX-5R

 Fujifilm X-E4 NEX-5R 
Manually focus Dial precise focus
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display size3"3"Same display sizing
Touch display Easily navigate

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Sony NEX-5R Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to carry your camera, you will have to think about its weight and size. The Fujifilm X-E4 has got physical measurements of 121mm x 73mm x 33mm (4.8" x 2.9" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 364 grams (0.80 lbs) while the Sony NEX-5R has specifications of 111mm x 59mm x 39mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 1.5") with a weight of 276 grams (0.61 lbs).

Look at the Fujifilm X-E4 vs Sony NEX-5R in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Following is a front view scale comparison of the Fujifilm X-E4 and the NEX-5R.

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Sony NEX-5R size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm X-E4 and NEX-5R is 86 and 89 respectively.

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Sony NEX-5R top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Sony NEX-5R Sensor Comparison

Generally, its hard to visualize the gap between sensor sizing merely by reviewing specifications. The graphic below should provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm X-E4 and NEX-5R.

Plainly, both the cameras come with the identical sensor size but different megapixels. You should anticipate the Fujifilm X-E4 to offer you more detail with its extra 10 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The more recent Fujifilm X-E4 provides a benefit in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Sony NEX-5R sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Sony NEX-5R Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Sony NEX-5R Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 Portrait photography factors
Sony NEX-5R Portrait photography factors
84
has manual focus
MP count amazing (26 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has face detection focus
exports RAW formats
75
has manual focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 as a Street photography camera
Sony NEX-5R as a Street photography camera
81
tilting screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
boasts focus by touch
no image stabilization
80
tilting screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
has focus by touch
very good high ISO (25,600)
no image stabilization
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 Sports photography information
Sony NEX-5R Sports photography information
80
silent shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
high max frames per second (20.0 frames per second)
MP count amazing (26MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
great battery power (380 shots)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
no image stabilization
69
megapixel count good (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
has phase detect auto focus
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 Travel photography advice
Sony NEX-5R Travel photography advice
89
great battery power (380 per charge)
supports bluetooth
boasts focus by touch
MP count amazing (26MP)
selfie friendly screen
74
has focus by touch
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 Landscape photography features
Sony NEX-5R Landscape photography features
82
has manual focus
change lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
MP count amazing (26 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
does not have anti-alias filter
exports RAW formats
great battery power (380 CIPA)
no image stabilization
76
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony E mount)
good sized screen (3")
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
very good high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW files
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 Vlogging information
Sony NEX-5R Vlogging information
82
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen enabled
has face detection focus
great video quality (4096 x 2160 pixels)
includes external mic port
no image stabilization
31
built-in touchscreen
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
missing microphone port
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Fujifilm X-E4 vs Sony NEX-5R Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-E4 and Sony NEX-5R
 Fujifilm X-E4Sony Alpha NEX-5R
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Sony
Model Fujifilm X-E4 Sony Alpha NEX-5R
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2021-01-27 2012-08-29
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Bionz
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.6mm 23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 366.6mm² 365.0mm²
Sensor resolution 26MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 6240 x 4160 4912 x 3264
Maximum native ISO 12800 25600
Maximum boosted ISO 51200 -
Lowest native ISO 160 100
RAW pictures
Lowest boosted ISO 80 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 425 99
Lens
Lens mounting type Fujifilm X Sony E
Total lenses 58 121
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Display type Tilting Tilting
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 1,620k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech - Tilt Up 180� Down 50� TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/32000 seconds -
Continuous shooting speed 20.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash modes no built-in flash Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/180 seconds 1/160 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 240p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 4096x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 364 gr (0.80 lb) 276 gr (0.61 lb)
Physical dimensions 121 x 73 x 33mm (4.8" x 2.9" x 1.3") 111 x 59 x 39mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 78
DXO Color Depth score not tested 23.7
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.1
DXO Low light score not tested 910
Other
Battery life 380 shots 330 shots
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W126S NPFW50
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 images))
Time lapse shooting With downloadable app
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at launch $849 $750