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Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs Sony NEX-C3

Portability
74
Imaging
67
Features
75
Overall
70
Fujifilm X-Pro2 front
 
Sony Alpha NEX-C3 front
Portability
91
Imaging
57
Features
57
Overall
57

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs Sony NEX-C3 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-Pro2
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Expand to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 495g - 141 x 83 x 56mm
  • Introduced January 2016
  • Earlier Model is Fujifilm X-Pro1
  • Renewed by Fujifilm X-Pro3
Sony NEX-C3
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 225g - 110 x 60 x 33mm
  • Introduced August 2011
  • Superseded the Sony NEX-3
  • New Model is Sony NEX-F3
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Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs Sony NEX-C3 Overview

Following is a extensive comparison of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus Sony NEX-C3, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by rivals FujiFilm and Sony. There exists a big gap among the resolutions of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (24MP) and NEX-C3 (16MP) but they possess the same exact sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The Fujifilm X-Pro2 was announced 4 years after the NEX-C3 which is a fairly big gap as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before delving straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a concise overview of how the Fujifilm X-Pro2 scores vs the NEX-C3 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-Pro2 over the Sony NEX-C3

 Fujifilm X-Pro2 NEX-C3 
IntroducedJanuary 2016August 2011More modern by 54 months
Display resolution1620k920kSharper display (+700k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony NEX-C3 over the Fujifilm X-Pro2

 NEX-C3 Fujifilm X-Pro2 
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Common features in the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Sony NEX-C3

 Fujifilm X-Pro2 NEX-C3 
Focus manually Very exact focus
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither has Touch friendly display

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs Sony NEX-C3 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to carry around your camera regularly, you need to factor its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm X-Pro2 has external measurements of 141mm x 83mm x 56mm (5.6" x 3.3" x 2.2") and a weight of 495 grams (1.09 lbs) and the Sony NEX-C3 has proportions of 110mm x 60mm x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3") along with a weight of 225 grams (0.50 lbs).

Examine the Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus Sony NEX-C3 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you have attached during that time. The following is the front view measurements comparison of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and the NEX-C3.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs Sony NEX-C3 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and NEX-C3 is 74 and 91 respectively.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs Sony NEX-C3 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs Sony NEX-C3 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is tough to imagine the gap in sensor sizes merely by viewing specs. The picture underneath may provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and NEX-C3.

All in all, both of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different megapixels. You should anticipate the Fujifilm X-Pro2 to provide you with greater detail with its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop images a little more aggressively. The more modern Fujifilm X-Pro2 should have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs Sony NEX-C3 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs Sony NEX-C3 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs Sony NEX-C3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Portrait photography information
Sony NEX-C3 Portrait photography information
80
manual focus
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
has face detect focus
delivers RAW files
74
you can focus manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro2 as a Street photography camera
Sony NEX-C3 as a Street photography camera
67
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
environment proofing
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
80
screen tilts
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
lighter than competition (225g)
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Sports photography advice
Sony NEX-C3 Sports photography advice
72
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
silent mode (1/32,000s)
megapixel count decent (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
has tracking focus
environment proofing
has phase detect auto focus
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery life (350 per charge)
53
good resolution (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
good battery pack (400 per charge)
continuous shooting slow (6.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Travel photography details
Sony NEX-C3 Travel photography details
63
environment proofing
megapixel count decent (24MP)
terrible battery life (350 shots)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
71
good battery pack (400 per charge)
lighter than competition (225 grams)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
missing Timelapse function
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm X-Pro2
Landscape photography with Sony NEX-C3
75
manual focus
change lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
nice screen size (3")
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
doesnt have low pass filter
delivers RAW files
environment proofing
two card slots
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery life (350 CIPA)
70
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
good sized screen (3 inches)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (400 per charge)
lack of image stabilization
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro2 as a Vlogging camera
Sony NEX-C3 as a Vlogging camera
33
has face detect focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has microphone socket
does not offer selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
27
lighter than competition (225g)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing microphone socket
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Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs Sony NEX-C3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Sony NEX-C3
 Fujifilm X-Pro2Sony Alpha NEX-C3
General Information
Company FujiFilm Sony
Model type Fujifilm X-Pro2 Sony Alpha NEX-C3
Type Advanced Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Introduced 2016-01-15 2011-08-22
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor EXR Processor III Bionz
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS III CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.6mm 23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 368.2mm² 365.0mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 4912 x 3264
Max native ISO 12800 12800
Max enhanced ISO 51200 -
Min native ISO 200 100
RAW images
Min enhanced ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 273 25
Lens
Lens mount type Fujifilm X Sony E
Available lenses 54 121
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 3" 3"
Display resolution 1,620 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech - TFT Xtra Fine LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic and Optical (tunnel) None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 92% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.6x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Max quiet shutter speed 1/32000 seconds -
Continuous shutter rate 8.0 frames/s 6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, suppressed flash, rear-curtain synchro, commander) Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/250 seconds 1/160 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 3840x2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25,p, 24p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 495 grams (1.09 pounds) 225 grams (0.50 pounds)
Dimensions 141 x 83 x 56mm (5.6" x 3.3" x 2.2") 110 x 60 x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 73
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 22.7
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.2
DXO Low light rating not tested 1083
Other
Battery life 350 pictures 400 pictures
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-W126 NPFW50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec 3 or 5 images)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (Dual slots, UHS-II support in slot 1) SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Two 1
Pricing at release $1,700 $343