As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Fujifilm X-A1 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and pro digicams. The Fujifilm X-A1's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the X-A10 and the X-T1) and Olympus (such as the PEN E-PM2 and the Stylus 1)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm X-A1 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out, can focus continuously while recording movies, supports an external flash and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and lacks and external mic jack.

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10
3 years newer
$439 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A10 (vs the X-A1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X-A10 (vs the X-A1)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the X-A10 and X-A1

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Mid size (117×67×39 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 331 g vs 330 g

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
4 months newer
$1,299 (body only)

Significant advantages of the X-T1 (vs the X-A1)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Weather sealed
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 (vs the X-A1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the X-T1 and X-A1

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.5"

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2
1 year older
$284 (body only)
$320 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PM2 (vs the X-A1)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly more lenses available: 108 lenses vs 58 lenses
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the E-PM2 (vs the X-A1)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the E-PM2 and X-A1

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×64×34 mm) vs Mid size (117×67×39 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.5"

Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3
2 years newer
$489 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A3 (vs the X-A1)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 15.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the X-A3 (vs the X-A1)

  • None found

common strengths of the X-A3 and X-A1

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Mid size (117×67×39 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 339 g vs 330 g

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
5 months newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the X-A1)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the X-A1)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and X-A1

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Mid size (117×67×39 mm)

Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2
similar age
$555 (body only)
$668 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-E2 (vs the X-A1)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-E2 (vs the X-A1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the X-E2 and X-A1

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (129×75×37 mm) vs Mid size (117×67×39 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm X-A1 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (5.6 fps vs 4.5 fps), has much less startup delay (500 ms vs 1500 ms) and can focus continuously while recording movies.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (15.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
10 months older
$600 (body only)
$567 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the X-A1)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the X-A1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Mid size (117×67×39 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the D5200 and X-A1

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 49

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the X-A1)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the X-A1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Mid size (117×67×39 mm)
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 49

common strengths of the T3i and X-A1

  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
5 years older
$449 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the X-A1)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 58 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the X-A1)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×103×77 mm) vs Mid size (117×67×39 mm)

common strengths of the D90 and X-A1

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the X-A1)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the X-A1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Mid size (117×67×39 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the D5300 and X-A1

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 49

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm X-A1 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (mid size (117×67×39 mm) vs large (135×107×149 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (15.8 MP vs 10 MP), has a screen which flips out and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (350 shots vs 410 shots), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), is much more expensive ($1,645.97 vs $699.99) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1
1 year older
$1,043

Significant advantages of the X-S1 (vs the X-A1)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much longer battery life: 460 shots vs 350 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X-S1 (vs the X-A1)

  • Much larger: Large (135×107×149 mm) vs Mid size (117×67×39 mm)
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the X-S1 and X-A1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 460 shots vs 350 shots

Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1
similar age
$276

Significant advantages of the Stylus 1 (vs the X-A1)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Longer battery life: 410 shots vs 350 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 1 (vs the X-A1)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Stylus 1 and X-A1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 410 shots vs 350 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
3 years older
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the X-A1)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the X-A1)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and X-A1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 400 shots vs 350 shots
  • Support external flash

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
8 months older
$528

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the X-A1)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the X-A1)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the x20 and X-A1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
1 year newer
$974

Significant advantages of the X30 (vs the X-A1)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much longer battery life: 470 shots vs 350 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X30 (vs the X-A1)

  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the X30 and X-A1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 470 shots vs 350 shots