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"
  • Light weight: 440 g vs 330 g

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

Nikon D5200

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

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the D5200 and X-A1

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and X-A1

  • None found

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
5 years older
$449 (body only)

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and X-A1

  • None found

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 doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.6 fps vs 12 fps), 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) and is much more expensive ($1,645.97 vs $699.99).

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1
1 year older
$1,043

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the X-S1 and X-A1

  • None found

Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1
similar age
$276

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Stylus 1 and X-A1

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
3 years older
$700

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and X-A1

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
8 months older
$528

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the x20 and X-A1

  • None found

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
1 year newer
$974

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the X30 and X-A1

  • None found