Fujifilm X-T3 vs Sony Alpha A9 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

X-T3 vs Alpha A9 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Sony Alpha A9 Specs

X-T3

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 26 megapixel
  • 20 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount X-Bajonett
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 92.8 x 58.8mm³ (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.3")
  • 539g (17.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-T3

Alpha A9

  • Introduced in May 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 20 frames/second
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 126.9 x 95.6 x 63mm³ (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.5")
  • 673g (21.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A9

X-T3 vs Alpha A9 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: X-T3 and Alpha A9 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony Alpha A9

X-T3 vs Alpha A9: Viewfinder

X-T3 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.69 megapixel with magnification of 0.75x.

Alpha A9 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 3.68 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.78x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

X-T3 (0.75x)

Alpha A9 (0.78x)

Simulated viewfinder of the X-T3Simulated viewfinder of the Alpha A9

Better choice: Sony Alpha A9

Fujifilm X-T3 VS Sony Alpha A9 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm X-T3 a better choice

X-T3

Alpha A9

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.1024.20
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.693.68
Weighs less (2)539g
(17.4 oz.)
673g
(21.7 oz.)
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-T3 are the higher resolution, the better viewfinder and the lower weight than the Alpha A9. Another advantage over the Alpha A9: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The X-T3 scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A9

X-T3

Alpha A9

Larger sensor (5)APS-CFull frame
Auto Focus points (4)425693
Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO100 - 51200 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)2550
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.44
Longer battery life (3, photos)390650

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A9 are the larger sensor, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the larger selection of lenses, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 24 points for the Alpha A9.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

X-T3

Alpha A9

Speed (frames/second)2020
Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
Similar size723cm³764cm³
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Fujifilm X-T3 VS Sony Alpha A9 Dimensions

Look at front view of the X-T3 and Alpha A9

X-T3 und Alpha A9, front viewX-T3 und Alpha A9, front view

Top view of cameras

X-T3 und Alpha A9, view from aboveX-T3 und Alpha A9, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm X-T3

Sony Alpha A9

13
24

We recommend Sony Alpha A9 as better choice.

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