Surprisingly well as it turns out. As Fuji XE1 user and a former NEX user (5n) I was curious how the diminutive, viewfinder-less 5T would compare. Granted, they are both old technology but both are incredibly capable cameras and can be had for a song. I just picked up my 5T and have been shooting with the XE1 for several months now so when I started to setup and play with the new NEX I naturally found myself comparing them. So what do I think? Well, for starters despite the fact that Sony and Fuji take vastly different approaches to cameras and photography they are not as different as you might think. Rather than go through a laundry list of features and compare them (that's what reviews are for and I don't feel like boring anyone) I'll just leave you with the main impressions I got from this exercise. The 5T is fast. It reminds me of shooting film with a good SLR. I remember feeling that way when I moved from m43 to the 5n and it felt the same with this. There is no hesitation, you push the shutter button and go. The XE1 feels more like you expect a camera to feel...that is IF you are my age and remember shooting film. It's metal, really familiar in hand and has all the requisite dials. I have to hand it to Fuji, they really did a terrific job of interpreting the analog experience to a digital body. That said, Sony has managed something with the NEX that the Fuji did not quite get to. There is a certain essential quality to the NEX. It's as if Sony distilled down the essence of camera into a minimalist form. Rather than reinterpreting the analog experience to a digital world they asked the question "what is the essence of camera?". They are both valid questions and which you prefer is really a matter of personal preference (no doubt informed by past experience, expectations and a host of other factors). Damn the NEX is small and in the case of the 5T REALLY light! I had never thought of the XE1 as particularly heavy until I picked up the 5T. Now to be fair the 5T is also lighter and smaller than the 5n. At first I was a bit taken aback by the all plastic body but after spending time with it I have come to appreciate the lightness and have found it to be as well put together as the 5n ever was. More to the point, I have found the XE1 to be a little unsettled at times. Sometimes buttons don't work right away, things take longer than you expect them to and sometimes you just need to turn it off and turn it back on to get things to reset. I work as a system admin so I realize that we are likely looking at software issues but it still leaves me with just the slightest feeling that I can't fully trust the camera. I never felt that way with the 5n and so far the 5T is no different. The Fuji is a nice camera that produces wonderful images. The NEX is an equally nice camera that (get ready for it) EQUALLY nice images. They're both 16mp sensors and even though Fuji never states who makes their sensors I wouldn't be at all surprised if they were Sony as well. The X-Trans is certainly capable of great results but like any sensor it has it's weaknesses (foliage being one of them). It's really tuned for low noise and at high ISO it really struts its stuff. The sensor in the NEX is IMHO a bit more balanced. It's noisier at high ISO (although I find the noise reminds me more of film grain that digital noise) but in good light it's a tiny bit better. I always found that the Fuji images reminded me of film (to be expected) but I rather like the NEX images too. Really you'd be hard pressed to tell them from one another without peeking. So there you have it, they're both good. If I had to choose however I would choose the NEX without a second thought. I would make that choice because believe it or not the minimalist approach to "camera' simply works for me. I enjoyed my time playing with the Fuji, met some nice folks and made some nice images but as soon as I had the NEX in hand again I felt comfortable in a way that I never did with the Fuji. The XE1 is a great camera, no doubt about that but it just isn't the right choice for me. The plan was to keep the XE1 as a second camera but as more time goes by I am starting to wonder how much I could sell the XE1 for or what I could trade it for.