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Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Sony NEX-5

Portability
82
Imaging
73
Features
88
Overall
79
Fujifilm X-T30 II front
 
Sony Alpha NEX-5 front
Portability
89
Imaging
54
Features
58
Overall
55

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Sony NEX-5 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-T30 II
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 160 - 12800 (Expand to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 383g - 118 x 83 x 47mm
  • Revealed September 2021
  • Earlier Model is Fujifilm X-T30
Sony NEX-5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 287g - 111 x 59 x 38mm
  • Revealed June 2010
  • Updated by Sony NEX-5N
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Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Sony NEX-5 Overview

Let's look a bit more in depth at the Fujifilm X-T30 II versus Sony NEX-5, both Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras by brands FujiFilm and Sony. There exists a noticeable gap among the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm X-T30 II (26MP) and NEX-5 (14MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The Fujifilm X-T30 II was manufactured 11 years after the NEX-5 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm X-T30 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Sony NEX-5 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before going through a in depth comparison, below is a simple highlight of how the Fujifilm X-T30 II matches up against the NEX-5 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T30 II over the Sony NEX-5

 Fujifilm X-T30 II NEX-5 
RevealedSeptember 2021June 2010Newer by 137 months
Screen resolution1040k920kClearer screen (+120k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Sony NEX-5 over the Fujifilm X-T30 II

 NEX-5 Fujifilm X-T30 II 

Common features in the Fujifilm X-T30 II and Sony NEX-5

 Fujifilm X-T30 II NEX-5 
Manually focus More accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurements
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Sony NEX-5 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to travel with your camera frequently, you are going to need to factor its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm X-T30 II has got outer dimensions of 118mm x 83mm x 47mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 1.9") having a weight of 383 grams (0.84 lbs) whilst the Sony NEX-5 has measurements of 111mm x 59mm x 38mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 1.5") accompanied by a weight of 287 grams (0.63 lbs).

Analyze the Fujifilm X-T30 II versus Sony NEX-5 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you choose during that time. Following is the front view over all size comparison of the Fujifilm X-T30 II vs the NEX-5.

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Sony NEX-5 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm X-T30 II and NEX-5 is 82 and 89 respectively.

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Sony NEX-5 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Sony NEX-5 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is tough to picture the gap in sensor dimensions just by viewing technical specs. The picture here should offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm X-T30 II and NEX-5.

As you can tell, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different MP. You can count on the Fujifilm X-T30 II to render more detail due to its extra 12MP. Higher resolution will help you crop pictures much more aggressively. The fresher Fujifilm X-T30 II provides a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Sony NEX-5 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Sony NEX-5 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Sony NEX-5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II as a Portrait photography camera
Sony NEX-5 as a Portrait photography camera
83
manual focus
megapixel count high (26MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
72
has manual focus
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II Street photography info
Sony NEX-5 Street photography info
79
tilting screen
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
offers focus by touch
does not have image stabilization
76
screen tilts
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm X-T30 II
Sports photography with Sony NEX-5
80
silent shooting (1/32,000s)
fast shooting (30.0 frames per second)
megapixel count high (26 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
good battery pack (380 per charge)
sensor has phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization
52
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
lack of image stabilization
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II Travel photography details
Sony NEX-5 Travel photography details
80
good battery pack (380 shots)
connects via bluetooth
offers focus by touch
megapixel count high (26MP)
built-in flash
does not have selfie friendly screen
59
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
lack of Time Lapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm X-T30 II
Landscape photography with Sony NEX-5
81
manual focus
change lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
megapixel count high (26 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
does not have anti-alias filter
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (380 CIPA)
does not have image stabilization
68
has manual focus
change lenses (Sony E mount)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II Vlogging details
Sony NEX-5 Vlogging details
37
has touchscreen
comes with face detect focusing
high quality video (4096 x 2160 pxls)
includes mic jack
does not have selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
28
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
lack of mic socket
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Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Sony NEX-5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-T30 II and Sony NEX-5
 Fujifilm X-T30 IISony Alpha NEX-5
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Sony
Model type Fujifilm X-T30 II Sony Alpha NEX-5
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Revealed 2021-09-02 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 dimensions 23.5 x 15.6mm 23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface 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
Full resolution 6240 x 4160 4592 x 3056
Max native ISO 12800 12800
Max boosted ISO 51200 -
Minimum native ISO 160 200
RAW images
Minimum boosted ISO 80 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 425 25
Lens
Lens mount type Fujifilm X Sony E
Available lenses 62 121
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 1,040 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 900s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Maximum silent shutter speed 1/32000s -
Continuous shooting rate 30.0 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 5.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m
Flash settings Auto, on, slow sync, manual, commander Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize - 1/160s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
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 @ 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)
Max video resolution 4096x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
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 383 grams (0.84 pounds) 287 grams (0.63 pounds)
Dimensions 118 x 83 x 47mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 1.9") 111 x 59 x 38mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 380 photographs 330 photographs
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-W126S NPFW50
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 images))
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported) SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Cost at launch $900 $599