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Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 II

Portability
76
Imaging
69
Features
82
Overall
74
Fujifilm X-T2 front
 
Sony Alpha A9 Mark II front
Portability
62
Imaging
77
Features
93
Overall
83

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 II Key Specs

Fujifilm X-T2
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Raise to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 507g - 133 x 92 x 49mm
  • Released July 2016
  • Replaced the Fujifilm X-T1
  • Refreshed by Fujifilm X-T3
Sony A9 II
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Bump to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 678g - 129 x 96 x 76mm
  • Announced October 2019
  • Previous Model is Sony A9
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Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 II Overview

The following is a complete analysis of the Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 II, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the other is a Pro Mirrorless by brands FujiFilm and Sony. The resolution of the Fujifilm X-T2 (24MP) and the A9 II (24MP) is fairly similar but the Fujifilm X-T2 (APS-C) and A9 II (Full frame) boast different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm X-T2 was brought out 4 years prior to the A9 II which is quite a serious gap as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before we go right into a detailed comparison, here is a concise summary of how the Fujifilm X-T2 scores vs the A9 II in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T2 over the Sony A9 II

 Fujifilm X-T2 A9 II 
Display dimensions3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Sony A9 II over the Fujifilm X-T2

 A9 II Fujifilm X-T2 
AnnouncedOctober 2019July 2016Newer by 39 months
Display resolution1440k1040kSharper display (+400k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm X-T2 and Sony A9 II

 Fujifilm X-T2 A9 II 
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 II Physical Comparison

When you are planning to travel with your camera regularly, you will have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm X-T2 comes with outside measurements of 133mm x 92mm x 49mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 1.9") along with a weight of 507 grams (1.12 lbs) and the Sony A9 II has dimensions of 129mm x 96mm x 76mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 3.0") and a weight of 678 grams (1.49 lbs).

Look at the Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 II in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are working with at that time. Following is a front view overall size comparison of the Fujifilm X-T2 compared to the A9 II.

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 II size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm X-T2 and A9 II is 76 and 62 respectively.

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 II top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 II Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is difficult to picture the difference between sensor dimensions only by going over specs. The picture here should provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm X-T2 and A9 II.

All in all, both of the cameras have the same megapixel count but different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm X-T2 contains the tinier sensor which should make achieving shallow 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 II sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 II Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm X-T2
Portrait photography with Sony A9 II
81
manual focus
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
offers face detection focus
supports RAW formats
86
manual focus
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
features face detect focus
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm X-T2
Street photography with Sony A9 II
76
has a tilting screen
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
does not have image stabilization
79
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
includes touch focus
environment proof
very good high ISO (51,200)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 Sports photography features
Sony A9 II Sports photography features
78
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
quiet shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
offers tracking autofocus
weather proof
has phase detect auto focus
does not have image stabilization
88
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
quiet shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
high max fps (20.0 fps)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
features tracking focus
environment proof
better than average battery life (690 per charge)
has phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 as a Travel photography camera
Sony A9 II as a Travel photography camera
70
weather proof
good MP (24 megapixels)
does not feature selfie friendly display
73
better than average battery life (690 per charge)
environment proof
has bluetooth
includes touch focus
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 Landscape photography advice
Sony A9 II Landscape photography advice
80
manual focus
switch lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inches)
good MP (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
no anti aliasing filter
supports RAW formats
weather proof
has double storage slots
does not have image stabilization
87
manual focus
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
good sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
very good high ISO (51,200)
delivers RAW files
environment proof
better than average battery life (690 per charge)
has double storage slots
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 as a Vlogging camera
Sony A9 II as a Vlogging camera
34
offers face detection focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has external mic port
does not feature selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
36
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detect focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has mic port
display isn't selfie friendly
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Fujifilm X-T2 vs Sony A9 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-T2 and Sony A9 II
 Fujifilm X-T2Sony Alpha A9 Mark II
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Sony
Model Fujifilm X-T2 Sony Alpha A9 Mark II
Class Advanced Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Released 2016-07-07 2019-10-03
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor X-Processor Pro2 BIONZ X
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS III BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.6mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor surface area 368.2mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 12800 51200
Maximum enhanced ISO 51200 204800
Minimum native ISO 200 100
RAW files
Minimum enhanced ISO 100 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 325 693
Lens
Lens mount Fujifilm X Sony E
Available lenses 54 121
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1
Screen
Display type Tilting Tilting
Display size 3.2 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dot 1,440 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot 3,686 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.77x 0.78x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/32000 secs 1/32000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 14.0 frames/s 20.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 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
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/250 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
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) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 507g (1.12 pounds) 678g (1.49 pounds)
Physical dimensions 133 x 92 x 49mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 1.9") 129 x 96 x 76mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 340 photos 690 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W126S NP-FZ100
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2, 5, 10 secs + continuous, 3 or 5 frames)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS II Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
Storage slots Two Two
Cost at release $1,600 $4,498