In this article, we’ll be doing an in-depth Sony a6000 vs Fujifilm X-A3 comparison. We want you to have all the information necessary to making the right camera choice.
This is why we have listed out and explained the features of each camera. And not just that, we’ve compared the features of one camera against those of the other. This way, you know where and in what way one camera supersedes the other.
However, if you are in a hurry and do not have the time to go through the entire review, we’ve got you covered. There is a comparison overview below with tidbits of information that’ll help you make a quick decision.
There is also a comparison table where we’ve quickly compared the features of one camera with those of the other. You could quickly check that out, too.
Comparison Overview — Sony a6000 Vs Fujifilm X-A3
Now, here is a quick overview of what both cameras are about:
Overall Rating Of The Sony a6000 Vs Fujifilm X-A3
Looking at the combined features of each camera, we could say that they are both good cameras in their own rights. Neither of them is a professional camera so don’t expect any frills. But for semi-pro cameras, they are both good.
Of the two cameras, the Sony a6000 is your better bet for pictures. This is not saying that the Fujifilm will not take good pictures. However, the Sony a6000 has a continuous shot of 11 frames per second which is five frames more than the Fujifilm X-A3 offers.
On the other hand, the Fujifilm X-A3 could be the better option for recording videos. We say this basically because of the time-lapse recording feature.
Ratings Of The Features Of The Sony a6000 Vs Fujifilm X-A3
The Sony a6000 and the Fujifilm X-A3 have share a number of features in common. They both have an articulating screen and an in-built wireless connection.You would also like that both cameras can be controlled via a smartphone.
However, you need to bear in mind that neither of these cameras comes with an image stabilization feature or weather protection.
That said, the Sony a6000 has an electronic viewfinder which we really find interesting because the Fujifilm X-A3 doesn’t. Something else we think you’ll like is that the Sony a6000 is NFC enabled.
On the other hand, the Fujifilm X-A3 has a touch screen. Imagine how cool that will be. Screens look to be this cameras thing because the Fujifilm X-A3 is also selfie friendly. Plus its screen resolution (1040k dots) is slightly higher than that of the Sony a6000 (922k dots).
Which has the better price-value ratio: Sony a6000 or Fujifilm X-A3
The Sony a6000 has a better price-value ratio than the Fujifilm X-A3. These two cameras are pretty much on par with each other when it comes to features and specifications, but the a6000 being more than a hundred dollars cheaper means that you get more value per dollar spent with this camera.
About The Brands
Sony is a Japanese brand that could best be described as a conglomerate. The reason is Sony has a wide range of ventures that it is involved in. The range is wide enough that it includes games, electronics, imaging and even finance.
Sony has been around for a long time and in that period, it has been able to gather for itself a following of loyal customers.
There are a number of reasons for this, one of them being that its products range in prices. It could also be because the Sony products are usually of good quality. Whatever the reason, let’s see how the Sony a6000 fairs.
Fujifilm Holdings Corporation or Fujifilm is another Japanese company. However, unlike the Sony brand, Fujifilm is more specific in its ventures. It basically has products in the Imaging and Photography lines.
This specificity looks to be really working for it as it also has its own following of loyal customers. Its products have to have that something. Anyway, we’ll get to see that with the Fujifilm X-A3.
Comparison Table — Sony a6000 Vs Fujifilm X-A3
|Weight||0.76 pounds||0.75 pounds|
|Dimensions||4.7 by 2.6 by 1.8 inches||4.6 by 2.6 by 1.6 inches|
|Battery Life||360 shots per charge||410 shots per charge|
|Continuous Shooting||11.0 frames per second (fps)||6.0 frames per second (fps)|
|Screen Type||Tilting screen||Tilting screen|
|ISO||100 – 25600 and can be expanded to 51200||200 – 6400 and can be expanded to 100 -25600|
Which Is Better Under What Circumstance — Sony a6000 Vs Fujifilm X-A3?
|First off, the Sony a6000 is a semi-pro camera. So if you are looking for that back-up professional camera, this could be it.||On the other hand, if you are looking for an entry level camera, the Fujifilm X-A3 could be a good fit for you.|
|Also, the Sony a6000 is the faster of the 2 cameras as it can take 11 frames per shot.||Also, if you need more battery power, consider getting the Fujifilm X-A3 as you’ll get 50 mores shots per charge with this camera than with the Sony a6000.|
|You’ll also consider that the Sony a6000 has a wider ISO range than the Fujifilm X-A3.||And you need to also consider that the Fujifilm X-A3 is more affordable than the Sony a6000.|
Common Features — Sony a6000 Vs Fujifilm X-A3
Here are ways in which the Sony a6000 and the Fujifilm X-A3 are similar:
ii. Articulating screen
iii. Built-in flash
iv. Wireless connection
v. Picture resolution
vi. RAW support
vii. Face detection focus
viii. Time-lapse recording
Let us now look at each of them individually:
As you already know or must have gathered from our explanation of mirrorless cameras, they tend to be pretty lightweight because of the absence of the mirror. Hence, it isn’t shocking to realize that both the Sony a6000 and the Fujifilm X-A3 are lightweight cameras.
However, this is one of those features with a slight variation. Now, while the Sony a6000 comes in weighing 0.76 pounds, the Fujifilm X-A3 weighs 0.75 pounds. And as we earlier hinted at, a 0.01 pound difference is definitely not enough to make us swing one way or the other.
However, in deciding what weight is appropriate for you, you have to do more than consider the weight of the body. You’ll have to remember that the lenses you’ll add will contribute to the overall weight of the camera.
That said, each camera comes with a number of different lenses. Hence, we cannot look through each lens to determine what each one weighs.
What you do need to know is that the Sony a6000 vs the Fujifilm X-A3 have the same APS-C sized sensor. This translates into both cameras needing the lenses of the same weight and similar aperture and focal length. Hence, we can say both cameras practically weigh the same.
2. Articulating Screen
First off, what is an articulating screen? An articulating screen is basically any camera screen that can be moved (flipped or rolled) without necessarily moving the camera body.
On the one hand, you have articulating screens that are tilting screens in that they can be moved upward and down back again. And on the other hand, you have fully articulating screens. Fully articulating screens can be moved in more directions than the tilting screen.
That said, both the Sony a6000 and the Fujifilm X-A3 come with tilting screens. However, because the screen of the Fujifilm X-A3 can be tilted further than that of the Sony a6000, it (the former) can be used as a selfie camera.
Since we’ve mentioned one slight variation, here’s another. The screen of the Fujifilm X-A3 is a touch screen while that of the Sony a6000 isn’t.
With the way the world is getting very picture crazy, one need not be a professional photographer to understand the importance of proper lighting to taking the perfect picture. We already know that if the lighting is too low, the picture is probably going to be terrible or close.
This is the basic reason for the existence of the flash. Some cameras make a provision for the flash to be attached, so, you’ll have to get the external kind. However, some others (of which both the cameras in this article are) come with the flash built in.
We think the latter is a better and more convenient idea. We think it is convenient because you are sure that you always have a remedy for the low light situation.
On the other hand, we think it is a better option because the cameras that come with the in-built flash, typically also come with a port for an external flash like both the Sony a6000 and the Fujifilm X-A3.
This way, you get 2 flash options. The in-built flash you can use in low light situations while you can use the external flash for more intense stuff light flash photography.
4. Wireless Connection
Most (if not all) digital cameras have a medium through which they connect to the internet. After all, the whole world is on the internet.
Now, some cameras make a kind of provision in that they are compatible with certain external wireless connection devices. However, for both the Sony a6000 and the Fujifilm X-A3, the wireless connection is in-built.
This way, your camera is always ready to be connected to the internet; all you need is decent Wi-Fi.
Furthermore, seeing as we are on the topic of connection, let’s talk smartphone. Did you know that you can control your camera using your smartphone? Well, with these two cameras you definitely can.
All you need do is download the right app and then connect your smartphone to your camera. You can then control your camera from your smartphone, using your phone as both viewfinder and control.
5. Picture Resolution
The picture resolution in numbers helps you understand what the quality of the photo taken will be. The higher the number in megapixels, the more details the camera is able to take in capturing images.
Thankfully, both cameras have a picture resolution of 24 megapixels. So, whichever camera you choose, you can be sure that the camera will be paying attention to the details.
6. RAW Support
RAW is a format in which pictures captured a stored. To appreciate the fact that both cameras support the RAW format, allow us tell you about its alternative; jpeg.
With the jpeg format, the camera kinda steps down the quality of the photo taken to be able to store it. This format has its saving grace, though, as the photo saved doesn’t take up much space.
On the other hand, the RAW format saves the picture in its original quality which is good news for both these cameras. However, bear in mind that the photos captured will take a bit more space.
7. Face Detection
Both the Sony a6000 and the Fujifilm X-A3 come with a feature that helps them detect and focus on faces. This feature will certainly come in handy when you want to take portraits.
8. Time-Lapse Recording
When your time-lapse recording, you’re basically shooting in a lower frequency than you would use in normal sequence. This way, when it is played back, it seems faster than regular recording. It’s a neat way of recording time.
Now, both cameras allow for this feature. However, while the Fujifilm X-A3 comes with an in-built time-lapse recording feature, you’ll have to download an app to be able to time-lapse record on the Sony a6000.
A Sony a6000 Demonstration Video
Unique Features — Sony a6000 Vs Fujifilm X-A3
Which is better in low light: a6000 or X-A3?
With the Sony a6000, you get an ISO that ranges from 100 to 25600 which is further expandable 51200. On the other hand, the Fujifilm X-A3 offers an ISO that ranges from 200 to 6400 and is further expandable to 100 – 25600. This is the reason the Sony camera is the better camera in low light.
The ISO range is what helps you understand how low and high the light sensitivity of the camera can be adjusted. The ISO, on the other hand, tells you how sensitive the camera is to light; low numbers mean low sensitivity and high numbers mean high sensitivity.
Now, different levels of sensitivity have a thing or two that they are good for, hence the need for a wide enough range. If you need the camera to capture more light, you’ll need a high ISO; the higher the amount of light you need captured, the higher the ISO numbers you need and vice versa.
However, the high ISO numbers come with an attendant issue. Because the camera, in the high ISO setting, has opened its signal to capture as much light as it can, it usually ends up capturing some environmental interferences which might lead to having very obvious grains on the picture.
Nonetheless, we think it is a better idea for a camera to have a wide enough ISO range that it affords the photographer enough room to navigate. It is on the premise that we think that the ISO range of both the Sony a6000 and the Fujifilm X-A3 could have been wider.
Which comes with a viewfinder: a6000 or X-A2?
The Sony a6000 comes with a built-in electronic viewfinder while the Fujifilm X-A3 doesn’t come with a viewfinder at all. Now, with the Fujifilm X-A3, you either can decide to do without the viewfinder all together (which isn’t very favorable) or get an external electronic viewfinder.
The viewfinder is one important aspect of the camera such that camera brands usually find a way of either including it in the camera or making a provision for an external one to be attached.
Furthermore, as we pointed out in the comparison overview, mirrorless cameras usually either come with an electronic viewfinder or no viewfinder at all. And this is typified in this Sony a6000 vs Fujifilm X-A3 comparison.
Which is faster in continuous shooting: a6000 or X-A2?
The Sony a6000 can capture 11 frames per second (fps) which is pretty fast. On the other hand, the Fujifilm X-A3 can capture 6 frames per second (fps) which is just a little bit more than half the speed of the Sony a6000. Continuous shooting in numbers tells us how fast a camera is. If you intend using the camera for anything professional, you really need to consider this feature.
Which has the longer lasting battery: a6000 or X-A2?
With the Sony a6000, you can get 360 shots before it needs to be charged while the Fujifilm X-A3 can get up to 410 shots. Now, neither battery life is exceptional. However, if you understand that mirrorless cameras aren’t exactly known for their long battery life, you’d appreciate, the Fujifilm X-A3 a little bit, at least.
Which allows for a one touch wireless connection: a6000 or X-A2?
The Sony a6000 comes with near field communication (NFC). A camera that is NFC enabled can connect with other devices that are also NFC enabled just by touching them together. Through the NFC, you can transfer files from the camera to another device, creating more space in the camera.
Which allows you use UHS memory cards: a6000 or X-A2?
The Sony a6000 is compatible with ultra high speed (UHS) memory cards but the Fujifilm X-A2 is not. These memory cards allow for speedy transfer of photos taken to storage. Basically all digital cameras make provision for a memory card to be used as this is where photos captured will be stored, but apparently, not every camera is compatible with UHS memory cards.
Which has more lenses available: a6000 or X-A2?
First off, we’ll point out that both cameras do not have the most when it comes to lenses available. The Sony a6000 does have more lenses available than the Fujifilm X-A3. The Sony a6000 has 102 lenses available to it while the Fujifilm X-A3 has only 49.
Furthermore, you need to know that neither the Sony a6000 nor the Fujifilm X-A3 comes with an image stabilization feature. This feature is supposed to ensure that photos captured do not come out blurry if it is taken while the camera is in motion.
Now, because both cameras lack this feature inherently, you’ll need something external to stabilize things. That external thing you need is an optical stabilization lens. That said, the Sony a6000 has 23 optical stabilization lenses available while the Fujifilm X-A3 has 9 optical stabilization lenses available.
Unique Pros — Sony a6000 Vs Fujifilm X-A3
Pros Of The Sony a6000
- The Sony a6000 has its electronic viewfinder built into it as against the Fujifilm X-A3 whose viewfinder has to be bought separately.
- Furthermore, the Sony a6000 has a wider ISO range vs the Fujifilm X-A3.
- One very important advantage that the Sony a6000 has over the Fujifilm X-A3 is that it is faster. While it can take 11 frames per second, the Fujifilm X-A3 can only take 6.
- We also like that this camera can wirelessly connect with other devices that are, like it, NFC enabled.
- The Sony a6000 supports the use of the UHS memory which is definitely a good thing.
- One more thing, the Sony a6000 has more lenses (regular and optical stabilization) available to it than the Fujifilm X-A3.
Pros Of The Fujifilm X-A3
- First off, the Fujifilm X-A3 has a touch screen. Also, because of how far the screen can be tilted, it can be used to take selfies.
- Furthermore, the Fujifilm X-A3 has a longer battery life vs the Sony a6000. While the Fujifilm X-A3 can take 410 shots with 1 charge, the Sony a6000 can take 360 shots with 1 charge.
- Also, for the time lapse recording, the feature comes with the camera as against the Sony a6000 where you need to download an app.
- The flash of the Fujifilm X-A3 has a 1 meter longer reach than the Sony a6000.
- Lastly and importantly, the Fujifilm X-A3 is more affordable than the Sony a6000.
A Fujifilm X-A3 Demonstration
Unique Cons — Sony a6000 Vs Fujifilm X-A3
Cons Of The Sony a6000
- The Sony a6000 doesn’t have as long a battery life as the Fujifilm X-A3 does.
Cons Of The Fujifilm X-A3
- The Fujifilm is not as fast as the Sony a6000. It can only take 6 frames per second while the Sony a6000 can take 11 frames per second.
- Also, the Fujifilm X-A3 doesn’t come with a viewfinder; you’ll have to get an external electronic viewfinder separately.
- The Fujifilm X-A3 doesn’t have a very wide ISO range which could be kinda restricting in certain settings.
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Common Pros — Sony a6000 Vs Fujifilm X-A3
|Weight||We really like that the Sony a6000 is lightweight. You can hold the camera and capture your photos without having aches.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|RAW Support||The Sony a6000 supports the RAW format which allows for pictures to be stored in their original quality. And in the case of this camera, that’s a good thing.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|Picture Resolution||We also like that the Sony a6000 has a good picture resolution. 24 megapixels is high enough to ensure that pictures come out in great detail.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|Smartphone Control||If you are for convenience, you’ll definitely like this. The Sony a6000 can be controlled from a smartphone, provided you download the appropriate app.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|Flash||The Sony a6000 has an in-built flash that will certainly come in handy in low light settings. The camera also comes with a port for an external flash which will come in handy if you need to do some intense stuff like flash photography.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|Wireless Connection||We also like that the Sony a6000 comes with an in-built wireless connection. The camera can be connected to the internet provided there is Wi-Fi.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
Common Cons — Sony a6000 Vs Fujifilm X-A3
|Image Stabilization||The Sony a6000 does not come with an image stabilization feature. As a result, you might end up having blurry pictures when you take snapshots with the camera in motion. However, you can make up for that by getting an image optimization lens.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|Environmental Protection||Also, the Sony a6000 doesn’t come with a feature that protects it against the elements including dust, rain, snow and all such stuff. This already limits the camera to certain places and times.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
What People Think About Each Camera — Sony a6000 Vs Fujifilm X-A3
|The Sony a6000 looks to be pretty well received among photographers more than among videographers. The major reason for this is the absence of a microphone port. There have also been some other complaints including the lack of an environmental protection features.||The Fujifilm X-A3 also has its fair share of market acceptance. People generally like the touch screen feature as it helps for better auto focus. Furthermore, people also like that the camera is compact and lightweight.|
|However, people seem to have more good things to say about the camera. For instance, people appreciate the weight, speed and also wireless connection.||However, there are some complaints. One of them being that the camera isn’t the fastest camera out there. Also, the fact that the camera doesn’t come with a viewfinder bothers some people.|
Our Opinion — Sony a6000 Vs Fujifilm X-A3
|We like the Sony a6000 and believe it will make a great semi-pro camera for anybody. The major reason we think this is because of the speed of the camera. We also really like the weight of the camera, it just sits comfortably on your hand.||We also like the Fujifilm X-A3 and believe it will make a good camera for those family gatherings and informal stuff. The picture quality is good and it retains its quality even when it is moved to storage.|
|There are a number of issues this camera has that are both peculiar to it and common with the Fujifilm X-A3.||This camera also comes with its attendant issues.|
Sony a6000 Vs Fujifilm X-A3 – FAQs
Is the Fujifilm X-A3 good for vlogging?
The Fujifilm X-A3 is not a bad camera to vlog with but it is far from the best. Yes, it shoots full HD (which is good quality for vlogs), but there is a limit to the length of the videos you can record in full HD. This camera also does not allow the use of UHS memory cards, so, getting your videos out could be quite a job.
Anyway, the Fujifilm X-A3 has a selfie-friendly LCD screen, so, self-recording will be really easy; great news for vloggers, surely. It can also record time-lapse videos if you are looking to get creative.
Is the Fujifilm X-A3 easy to use?
The Fujifilm X-A3 is a pretty easy camera to use. First of all, it is lightweight, so, it won’t even feel like an encumbrance. Furthermore, it has a touch sensitive screen which makes operating it feel like operating your smartphone.
With this camera, is it easy to navigate through the menu and functions. And even when you want to focus on a particular object, you can just tap on the screen instead of looking for an appropriate button.
Basically, we believe that someone who has never operated a camera before won’t have much trouble finding their way around the X-A3.
How long does the Fujifilm X-A3’s battery last?
The Fujifilm X-A3 has a battery that can get you up to 410 shots per full charge. Now, on the surface of it, this is not very impressive, but when you consider that mirrorless cameras are know to generally have bad batteries, you may appreciate this a little more.
Surely, you will need to get extra batteries if you plan to shoot with the X-A3 for long stretches. However, this battery performance is actually more impressive than many mirrorless cameras of its level.
Does the Fujifilm X-A3 have wireless connection?
The Fujifilm X-A3 comes with built-in Wi-Fi, but sadly, that is only how far it goes when it comes to wireless connectivity. It does not come with near field communication, neither does it have Bluetooth. But well, there’s a lot to appreciate about the built-in Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi on the X-A3 will be even more appreciated considering that it does not allow one use ultra high speed memory cards. So, basically, you only hope of fast transfers will be this feature.
Also, after creating a wireless connection with your smartphone, the X-A3 has a function which makes it possible for you to use that phone as a remote controlling device for the camera.
Is the Fujifilm X-A3 good for flash photography?
The Fujifilm X-A3 is a pretty good camera for flash photography. It will be doing a decent job for a camera which is not for professionals. This camera comes with a built-in flash that has a 7 meter coverage. In addition to that, it comes with a hot shoe on which you can mount an external flash to enhance the lighting.
Of course, there are cameras that let you use off-camera flashes; those are better for flash photography. But there are not many cameras of this level that are compatible with that, so, this is pretty impressive.
Is the Fujifilm X-A3 good for beginners?
The Fujifilm X-A3 is good for beginners. Firstly, it is affordable, so, if you are not making money from photography, it would be a good idea to go for one that won’t hurt your pocket. Furthermore, it is a pretty intuitive camera; it has a touch sensitive screen which makes it pretty easy to use.
More so, the X-A3 is a compact and lightweight camera with good ergonomics. So, you won’t mind carrying this one around with you anywhere and everywhere.