Sony a1 vs. Fujifilm XA3
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Megapixels
50.10
24.20
Max. image resolution
8640 x 5760
6000 x 4000
Sensor
Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS
Sensor size
35.9 x 24 mm
23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor size comparison
Sensor size is generally a good indicator of the quality of the camera.
Sensors can vary greatly in size. As a general rule, the bigger the
sensor, the better the image quality.
Bigger sensors are more effective because they have more surface area to capture light. An important factor when comparing digital cameras is also camera generation. Generally, newer sensors will outperform the older.
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Bigger sensors are more effective because they have more surface area to capture light. An important factor when comparing digital cameras is also camera generation. Generally, newer sensors will outperform the older.
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Actual sensor size
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2.34  :  1 
(ratio)  
Sony a1  Fujifilm XA3 
Surface area:
861.60 mm²  vs  368.95 mm² 
Difference: 492.65 mm² (134%)
a1 sensor is approx. 2.34x bigger than XA3 sensor.
Note: You are comparing cameras of different generations.
There is a 5 year gap between Sony a1 (2021) and Fujifilm XA3 (2016).
All things being equal, newer sensor generations generally outperform the older.
Pixel pitch tells you the distance from the center of one pixel (photosite) to the center of the next. It tells you how close the pixels are to each other.
The bigger the pixel pitch, the further apart they are and the bigger each pixel is. Bigger pixels tend to have better signal to noise ratio and greater dynamic range.
The bigger the pixel pitch, the further apart they are and the bigger each pixel is. Bigger pixels tend to have better signal to noise ratio and greater dynamic range.
Pixel or photosite area affects how much light per pixel can be gathered.
The larger it is the more light can be collected by a single pixel.
Larger pixels have the potential to collect more photons, resulting in greater dynamic range, while smaller pixels provide higher resolutions (more detail) for a given sensor size.
Larger pixels have the potential to collect more photons, resulting in greater dynamic range, while smaller pixels provide higher resolutions (more detail) for a given sensor size.
Relative pixel sizes:
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Pixel area difference: 1.93 µm² (13%)
A pixel on Sony a1 sensor is approx. 13% bigger than a pixel on Fujifilm XA3.
Pixel density tells you how many million pixels fit or would fit in one
square cm of the sensor.
Higher pixel density means smaller pixels and lower pixel density means larger pixels.
Higher pixel density means smaller pixels and lower pixel density means larger pixels.
To learn about the accuracy of these numbers,
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Specs
Sony a1
Fujifilm XA3
Total megapixels
50.50
Effective megapixels
50.10
24.20
Optical zoom
Digital zoom
Yes
ISO sensitivity
Auto, 10032000 (extends to 50102400)
Auto, 2006400 (expandable to 10025600)
RAW
Manual focus
Normal focus range
Macro focus range
Focal length (35mm equiv.)
Aperture priority
Yes
Yes
Max. aperture
Metering
Multi, Centerweighted, Highlightweighted, Average, Spot
Multi, Average, Spot
Exposure compensation
±5 EV (in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter priority
Yes
Yes
Min. shutter speed
30 sec
30 sec
Max. shutter speed
1/32000 sec
1/32000 sec
Builtin flash
External flash
Viewfinder
Electronic
None
White balance presets
7
7
Screen size
3"
3"
Screen resolution
1,440,000 dots
1,036,800 dots
Video capture
Max. video resolution
7680x4320 (30p/25p/24p)
1920x1080 (60p/50p/24p)
Storage types
SD/SDHC/SDXC, CFexpress
SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI
Wireless
GPS
Battery
NPFZ100 lithiumion battery
NPW126S lithiumion battery
Weight
737 g
339 g
Dimensions
128.9 x 96.9 x 80.8 mm
116.9 x 66.9 x 40.4 mm
Year
2021
2016
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Diagonal
Diagonal is calculated by the use of Pythagorean theorem:
where w = sensor width and h = sensor height
Diagonal = √  w² + h² 
Sony a1 diagonal
w = 35.90 mm
h = 24.00 mm
h = 24.00 mm
Diagonal = √  35.90² + 24.00²  = 43.18 mm 
Fujifilm XA3 diagonal
w = 23.50 mm
h = 15.70 mm
h = 15.70 mm
Diagonal = √  23.50² + 15.70²  = 28.26 mm 
Surface area
Surface area is calculated by multiplying the width and the height of a sensor.
a1 sensor area
Width = 35.90 mm
Height = 24.00 mm
Surface area = 35.90 × 24.00 = 861.60 mm²
Height = 24.00 mm
Surface area = 35.90 × 24.00 = 861.60 mm²
XA3 sensor area
Width = 23.50 mm
Height = 15.70 mm
Surface area = 23.50 × 15.70 = 368.95 mm²
Height = 15.70 mm
Surface area = 23.50 × 15.70 = 368.95 mm²
Pixel pitch
Pixel pitch is the distance from the center of one pixel to the center of the
next measured in micrometers (µm). It can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel pitch =  sensor width in mm  × 1000 
sensor resolution width in pixels 
a1 pixel pitch
Sensor width = 35.90 mm
Sensor resolution width = 8669 pixels
Sensor resolution width = 8669 pixels
Pixel pitch =  35.90  × 1000  = 4.14 µm 
8669 
XA3 pixel pitch
Sensor width = 23.50 mm
Sensor resolution width = 6026 pixels
Sensor resolution width = 6026 pixels
Pixel pitch =  23.50  × 1000  = 3.9 µm 
6026 
Pixel area
The area of one pixel can be calculated by simply squaring the pixel pitch:
You could also divide sensor surface area with effective megapixels:
Pixel area = pixel pitch²
You could also divide sensor surface area with effective megapixels:
Pixel area =  sensor surface area in mm² 
effective megapixels 
a1 pixel area
Pixel pitch = 4.14 µm
Pixel area = 4.14² = 17.14 µm²
Pixel area = 4.14² = 17.14 µm²
XA3 pixel area
Pixel pitch = 3.9 µm
Pixel area = 3.9² = 15.21 µm²
Pixel area = 3.9² = 15.21 µm²
Pixel density
Pixel density can be calculated with the following formula:
One could also use this formula:
Pixel density = (  sensor resolution width in pixels  )² / 1000000 
sensor width in cm 
One could also use this formula:
Pixel density =  effective megapixels × 1000000  / 10000 
sensor surface area in mm² 
a1 pixel density
Sensor resolution width = 8669 pixels
Sensor width = 3.59 cm
Pixel density = (8669 / 3.59)² / 1000000 = 5.83 MP/cm²
Sensor width = 3.59 cm
Pixel density = (8669 / 3.59)² / 1000000 = 5.83 MP/cm²
XA3 pixel density
Sensor resolution width = 6026 pixels
Sensor width = 2.35 cm
Pixel density = (6026 / 2.35)² / 1000000 = 6.58 MP/cm²
Sensor width = 2.35 cm
Pixel density = (6026 / 2.35)² / 1000000 = 6.58 MP/cm²
Sensor resolution
Sensor resolution is calculated from sensor size and effective megapixels. It's slightly higher
than maximum (not interpolated) image resolution which is usually stated on camera specifications.
Sensor resolution is used in pixel pitch, pixel area, and pixel density formula.
For sake of simplicity, we're going to calculate it in 3 stages.
1. First we need to find the ratio between horizontal and vertical length by dividing the former with the latter (aspect ratio). It's usually 1.33 (4:3) or 1.5 (3:2), but not always.
2. With the ratio (r) known we can calculate the X from the formula below, where X is a vertical number of pixels:
3. To get sensor resolution we then multiply X with the corresponding ratio:
Resolution horizontal: X × r
Resolution vertical: X
1. First we need to find the ratio between horizontal and vertical length by dividing the former with the latter (aspect ratio). It's usually 1.33 (4:3) or 1.5 (3:2), but not always.
2. With the ratio (r) known we can calculate the X from the formula below, where X is a vertical number of pixels:
(X × r) × X = effective megapixels × 1000000 → 

Resolution horizontal: X × r
Resolution vertical: X
a1 sensor resolution
Sensor width = 35.90 mm
Sensor height = 24.00 mm
Effective megapixels = 50.10
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 5779 × 1.5 = 8669
Resolution vertical: X = 5779
Sensor resolution = 8669 x 5779
Sensor height = 24.00 mm
Effective megapixels = 50.10
r = 35.90/24.00 = 1.5 

Resolution vertical: X = 5779
Sensor resolution = 8669 x 5779
XA3 sensor resolution
Sensor width = 23.50 mm
Sensor height = 15.70 mm
Effective megapixels = 24.20
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 4017 × 1.5 = 6026
Resolution vertical: X = 4017
Sensor resolution = 6026 x 4017
Sensor height = 15.70 mm
Effective megapixels = 24.20
r = 23.50/15.70 = 1.5 

Resolution vertical: X = 4017
Sensor resolution = 6026 x 4017
Crop factor
Crop factor or focal length multiplier is calculated by dividing the diagonal
of 35 mm film (43.27 mm) with the diagonal of the sensor.
Crop factor =  43.27 mm 
sensor diagonal in mm 
a1 crop factor
Sensor diagonal in mm = 43.18 mm
Crop factor =  43.27  = 1 
43.18 
XA3 crop factor
Sensor diagonal in mm = 28.26 mm
Crop factor =  43.27  = 1.53 
28.26 
35 mm equivalent aperture
Equivalent aperture (in 135 film terms) is calculated by multiplying lens aperture
with crop factor (a.k.a. focal length multiplier).
a1 equivalent aperture
Aperture is a lens characteristic, so it's calculated only for
fixed lens cameras. If you want to know the equivalent aperture for
Sony a1, take the aperture of the lens
you're using and multiply it with crop factor.
Since crop factor for Sony a1 is 1, the equivalent aperture is aperture.
Since crop factor for Sony a1 is 1, the equivalent aperture is aperture.
XA3 equivalent aperture
Aperture is a lens characteristic, so it's calculated only for
fixed lens cameras. If you want to know the equivalent aperture for
Fujifilm XA3, take the aperture of the lens
you're using and multiply it with crop factor.
Crop factor for Fujifilm XA3 is 1.53
Crop factor for Fujifilm XA3 is 1.53
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