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Fujifilm X-S20 vs Sony NEX-5

Portability
72
Imaging
74
Features
92
Overall
81
Fujifilm X-S20 front
 
Sony Alpha NEX-5 front
Portability
89
Imaging
54
Features
58
Overall
55

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Sony NEX-5 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-S20
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 160 - 12800 (Boost to 51200)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 6240 x 4160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 491g - 127 x 85 x 65mm
  • Revealed May 2023
  • Earlier Model is Fujifilm X-S10
Sony NEX-5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 287g - 111 x 59 x 38mm
  • Launched June 2010
  • Replacement is Sony NEX-5N
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Fujifilm X-S20 vs Sony NEX-5 Overview

The following is a thorough assessment of the Fujifilm X-S20 and Sony NEX-5, both Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Sony. There is a large difference among the resolutions of the X-S20 (26MP) and NEX-5 (14MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The X-S20 was launched 13 years after the NEX-5 which is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras have different body design with the Fujifilm X-S20 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Sony NEX-5 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before getting into a full comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the X-S20 scores versus the NEX-5 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-S20 over the Sony NEX-5

 X-S20 NEX-5 
LaunchedMay 2023June 2010Newer by 158 months
Display typeFully articulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Display resolution1840k920kClearer display (+920k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony NEX-5 over the Fujifilm X-S20

 NEX-5 X-S20 

Common features in the Fujifilm X-S20 and Sony NEX-5

 X-S20 NEX-5 
Manual focus Dial precise focusing
Display dimensions3.00"3"Equal display measurements

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Sony NEX-5 Physical Comparison

In case you're going to travel with your camera, you'll need to consider its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm X-S20 has outer measurements of 127mm x 85mm x 65mm (5.0" x 3.3" x 2.6") having a weight of 491 grams (1.08 lbs) whilst the Sony NEX-5 has measurements of 111mm x 59mm x 38mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 1.5") with a weight of 287 grams (0.63 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm X-S20 and Sony NEX-5 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are using at that time. Here is a front view measurements comparison of the X-S20 compared to the NEX-5.

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Sony NEX-5 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the X-S20 and NEX-5 is 72 and 89 respectively.

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Sony NEX-5 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Sony NEX-5 Sensor Comparison

Often, it's difficult to see the contrast in sensor dimensions just by going through specifications. The picture here will help provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the X-S20 and NEX-5.

To sum up, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Fujifilm X-S20 to provide greater detail utilizing its extra 12MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics a bit more aggressively. The more recent X-S20 is going to have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Sony NEX-5 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Sony NEX-5 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Sony NEX-5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony NEX-5 as a Portrait photography camera
84
manual focus
MP count high (26MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
features face detect focus
exports RAW formats
72
has manual focus
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 as a Street photography camera
Sony NEX-5 as a Street photography camera
75
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
features touch focus
heavier than average (491 grams)
76
screen tilts
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 as a Sports photography camera
Sony NEX-5 as a Sports photography camera
87
silent shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count high (26 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking focus
good battery power (750 CIPA)
supports phase detect auto focus
52
megapixel count decent (14MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
no image stabilization
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Travel photography advice
Sony NEX-5 Travel photography advice
77
good battery power (750 CIPA)
connects via bluetooth
features touch focus
MP count high (26MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
heavier than average (491g)
59
megapixel count decent (14MP)
no Timelapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Landscape photography details
Sony NEX-5 Landscape photography details
86
manual focus
change lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
decent sized screen (3.00 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count high (26 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
doesnt have low pass filter
exports RAW formats
good battery power (750 CIPA)
68
has manual focus
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
screen is a decent size (3")
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no image stabilization
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Vlogging advice
Sony NEX-5 Vlogging advice
77
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detect focus
video resolution high (6240 x 4160 pxls)
comes with mic support
heavier than average (491 grams)
28
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
no microphone support
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Fujifilm X-S20 vs Sony NEX-5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-S20 and Sony NEX-5
 Fujifilm X-S20Sony Alpha NEX-5
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Sony
Model type Fujifilm X-S20 Sony Alpha NEX-5
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Revealed 2023-05-24 2010-06-07
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor - 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 26 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6240 x 4160 4592 x 3056
Max native ISO 12800 12800
Max enhanced ISO 51200 -
Minimum native ISO 160 200
RAW data
Minimum enhanced ISO 80 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 425 25
Lens
Lens mount type Fujifilm X Sony E
Available lenses 86 121
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Type of screen Fully articulated Tilting
Screen size 3.00" 3"
Screen resolution 1,840k dots 920k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 900s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/32000s -
Continuous shutter rate 8.0 frames per second 7.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 7.00 m (at ISO 200) 12.00 m
Flash settings Auto, on, slow sync, manual, commander Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/180s 1/160s
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 6240 x 4160 @30p, 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 6240x4160 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 AVCHD
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 491 grams (1.08 lbs) 287 grams (0.63 lbs)
Physical dimensions 127 x 85 x 65mm (5.0" x 3.3" x 2.6") 111 x 59 x 38mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 69
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 22.2
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.2
DXO Low light rating not tested 796
Other
Battery life 750 photographs 330 photographs
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-W235 NPFW50
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 images))
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-II supported) SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at release $1,299 $599