Clicky

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9

Portability
76
Imaging
69
Features
82
Overall
74
Fujifilm X-T2 front
 
Sony Alpha A9 front
Portability
65
Imaging
75
Features
93
Overall
82

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-T2
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Boost to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 507g - 133 x 92 x 49mm
  • Introduced July 2016
  • Succeeded the Fujifilm X-T1
  • Replacement is Fujifilm X-T3
Sony A9
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Push to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 673g - 127 x 96 x 63mm
  • Released April 2017
  • Updated by Sony A9 II
Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 Overview

Following is a thorough comparison of the Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the other is a Pro Mirrorless by companies FujiFilm and Sony. The image resolution of the Fujifilm X-T2 (24MP) and the A9 (24MP) is very well matched but the Fujifilm X-T2 (APS-C) and A9 (Full frame) come with totally different sensor sizing.

Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos

The Fujifilm X-T2 was announced 9 months before the A9 so they are of a similar generation. The two cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before we go through a complete comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the Fujifilm X-T2 scores versus the A9 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
	
	

Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T2 over the Sony A9

 Fujifilm X-T2 A9 
Display dimension3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Sony A9 over the Fujifilm X-T2

 A9 Fujifilm X-T2 
ReleasedApril 2017July 2016More modern by 9 months
Display resolution1440k1040kSharper display (+400k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm X-T2 and Sony A9

 Fujifilm X-T2 A9 
Manually focus Dial accurate focus
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry around your camera often, you are going to need to factor its weight and volume. The Fujifilm X-T2 offers outer dimensions of 133mm x 92mm x 49mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 1.9") with a weight of 507 grams (1.12 lbs) whilst the Sony A9 has sizing of 127mm x 96mm x 63mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.5") having a weight of 673 grams (1.48 lbs).

Examine the Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the Fujifilm X-T2 vs the A9.

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X-T2 and A9 is 76 and 65 respectively.

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be tough to envision the gap between sensor sizes simply by checking a spec sheet. The image underneath will help offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm X-T2 and A9.

Clearly, both of those cameras posses the exact same MP but not the same sensor sizes. The Fujifilm X-T2 comes with the tinier sensor which will make obtaining shallower depth of field more difficult. The more aged Fujifilm X-T2 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 Portrait photography features
Sony A9 Portrait photography features
81
you can focus manually
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
85
has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
includes face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 Street photography details
Sony A9 Street photography details
76
has a tilting screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
environment proofing
does not have image stabilization
79
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
supports focus via touch
weather sealing
great high ISO (51,200)
Instagram's $20 billion Ad success

Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 Sports photography details
Sony A9 Sports photography details
78
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
silent shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
MP count decent (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports tracking focus
environment proofing
supports phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization
87
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
silent mode (1/32,000 seconds)
max frames per second high (20.0 frames per second)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
includes tracking autofocus
weather sealing
good battery life (650 per charge)
supports phase detect AF
Handle those 8K RED files like a boss

Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 as a Travel photography camera
Sony A9 as a Travel photography camera
70
environment proofing
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
74
good battery life (650 per charge)
weather sealing
has bluetooth
supports focus via touch
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down

Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm X-T2
Landscape photography with Sony A9
80
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inch)
MP count decent (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
no anti aliasing filter
delivers RAW files
environment proofing
2 card slots
does not have image stabilization
86
has manual focus
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
great high ISO (51,200)
delivers RAW formats
weather sealing
good battery life (650 shots)
2 card slots
Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm X-T2
Vlogging with Sony A9
34
supports face detect focusing
good video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
comes with microphone support
does not have a selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
37
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes face detection focusing
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
comes with external microphone support
does not posses selfie friendly screen
World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-T2 and Sony A9
 Fujifilm X-T2Sony Alpha A9
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Sony
Model type Fujifilm X-T2 Sony Alpha A9
Class Advanced Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Introduced 2016-07-07 2017-04-19
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by X-Processor Pro2 BIONZ X
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS III BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.6mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor area 368.2mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 12800 51200
Max enhanced ISO 51200 204800
Minimum native ISO 200 100
RAW support
Minimum enhanced ISO 100 50
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 325 693
Lens
Lens support Fujifilm X Sony E
Number of lenses 54 121
Crop factor 1.5 1
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3.2 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 1,040 thousand dots 1,440 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots 3,686 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.77x 0.78x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/32000s 1/32000s
Continuous shutter rate 14.0fps 20.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, standard, slow sync, manual, commander Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/250s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p) -
Max video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (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 507 grams (1.12 pounds) 673 grams (1.48 pounds)
Dimensions 133 x 92 x 49mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 1.9") 127 x 96 x 63mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 92
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 24.9
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 13.3
DXO Low light rating not tested 3517
Other
Battery life 340 photographs 650 photographs
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-W126S NP-FZ100
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2, 5, 10 secs + continuous)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS II Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
Card slots Dual Dual
Pricing at release $1,600 $4,498