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Sony FX3 vs Sony ZV-E1

Portability
62
Imaging
65
Features
92
Overall
75
Sony FX3 front
 
Sony ZV-E1 front
Portability
80
Imaging
67
Features
89
Overall
75

Sony FX3 vs Sony ZV-E1 Key Specs

Sony FX3
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 102400 (Bump to 409600)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 716g - 130 x 78 x 85mm
  • Introduced February 2021
Sony ZV-E1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 102400 (Expand to 409600)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 483g - 121 x 72 x 54mm
  • Announced March 2023
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Sony FX3 vs Sony ZV-E1 Overview

Lets take a more detailed look at the Sony FX3 and Sony ZV-E1, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras and both are manufactured by Sony. The sensor resolution of the FX3 (12MP) and the ZV-E1 (12MP) is very well matched and both cameras provide the same sensor sizing (Full frame).

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The FX3 was released 3 years prior to the ZV-E1 and that is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before delving into a in-depth comparison, here is a simple synopsis of how the FX3 grades against the ZV-E1 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony FX3 over the Sony ZV-E1

 FX3 ZV-E1 
Display resolution1440k1037kSharper display (+403k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony ZV-E1 over the Sony FX3

 ZV-E1 FX3 
AnnouncedMarch 2023February 2021Fresher by 25 months

Common features in the Sony FX3 and Sony ZV-E1

 FX3 ZV-E1 
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing
Display typeFully articulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display dimensions3.00"3.00"Equal display measurement
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch display Easily navigate

Sony FX3 vs Sony ZV-E1 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry your camera regularly, you'll need to factor its weight and proportions. The Sony FX3 features external measurements of 130mm x 78mm x 85mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.3") accompanied by a weight of 716 grams (1.58 lbs) whilst the Sony ZV-E1 has measurements of 121mm x 72mm x 54mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.1") along with a weight of 483 grams (1.06 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are employing at that time. Underneath is a front view sizing comparison of the FX3 and the ZV-E1.

Sony FX3 vs Sony ZV-E1 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the FX3 and ZV-E1 is 62 and 80 respectively.

Sony FX3 vs Sony ZV-E1 top view buttons comparison

Sony FX3 vs Sony ZV-E1 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's difficult to see the gap between sensor sizing purely by reading through technical specs. The graphic below will offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the FX3 and ZV-E1.

As you can tell, each of the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the exact same MP so you should expect similar quality of images though you might want to factor the production date of the products into consideration. The older FX3 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Sony FX3 vs Sony ZV-E1 sensor size comparison

Sony FX3 vs Sony ZV-E1 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony FX3 vs Sony ZV-E1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony FX3 Portrait photography factors
Sony ZV-E1 Portrait photography factors
71
has manual focus
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers face detect focusing
saves RAW files
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
72
has manual focus
big sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Sony FX3 Street photography factors
Sony ZV-E1 Street photography factors
76
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
saves RAW files
comes with touch to focus
environment sealing
good ISO range (102,400)
84
screen can move to multiple angles
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW files
provides touch to focus
environment sealing
lighter than competitors in class (483 grams)
great ISO range (102,400)
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Sports Comparison

Sony FX3 Sports photography information
Sony ZV-E1 Sports photography information
76
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers tracking focus
environment sealing
better than average battery (600 shots)
comes with phase detect AF
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
72
quiet shutter (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
environment sealing
great battery power (570 per charge)
comes with phase detect autofocus
low maximum shutter speed (1/s)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
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Travel Comparison

Sony FX3 Travel photography details
Sony ZV-E1 Travel photography details
71
better than average battery (600 shots)
environment sealing
connects via bluetooth
comes with touch to focus
display is selfie friendly
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
79
great battery power (570 shots)
lighter than competitors in class (483g)
environment sealing
has bluetooth
provides touch to focus
selfie friendly display
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony FX3 Landscape photography features
Sony ZV-E1 Landscape photography features
77
has manual focus
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is decent (3.00 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
good ISO range (102,400)
saves RAW files
environment sealing
better than average battery (600 CIPA)
has dual storage slots
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
79
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony E mount)
pretty good screen size (3.00 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
great ISO range (102,400)
exports RAW files
environment sealing
great battery power (570 CIPA)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony FX3 Vlogging details
Sony ZV-E1 Vlogging details
77
display is selfie friendly
touch screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detect focusing
great video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have mic jack
85
selfie friendly display
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detect autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 1920 resolution)
does have mic support
lighter than competitors in class (483 grams)
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Sony FX3 vs Sony ZV-E1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony FX3 and Sony ZV-E1
 Sony FX3Sony ZV-E1
General Information
Brand Name Sony Sony
Model Sony FX3 Sony ZV-E1
Category Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Introduced 2021-02-23 2023-03-29
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor dimensions 35.6 x 23.8mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor surface area 847.3mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4240 x 2832 4240 x 2832
Max native ISO 102400 102400
Max boosted ISO 409600 409600
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Min boosted ISO 50 40
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 759 759
Lens
Lens mount Sony E Sony E
Total lenses 187 195
Focal length multiplier 1 1
Screen
Display type Fully articulated Fully Articulated
Display size 3.00 inches 3.00 inches
Display resolution 1,440k dots 1,037k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs -
Highest quiet shutter speed - 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 10.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings no built-in flash no built-in flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 280 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 100p / 280 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 280 3840 x 2160 @ 100p / 280 Mbps, XA3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 3840x2160 3840x1920
Video format MPEG-4, XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-1, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 716g (1.58 lbs) 483g (1.06 lbs)
Physical dimensions 130 x 78 x 85mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.3") 121 x 72 x 54mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 85 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 24.2 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 13.4 not tested
DXO Low light score 3900 not tested
Other
Battery life 600 photos 570 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-FZ100 NP-FZ100
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures)) Yes
Time lapse recording With downloadable app With downloadable app
Type of storage Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots 2 1
Pricing at launch $3,900 $2,198