As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Fujifilm X-E1 is also often compared to boutiques, pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs and pro digicams. The Fujifilm X-E1's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the X-E2 and the X-Pro1) and Sony (such as the Alpha A6000 and the Alpha NEX-5)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm X-E1 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), records movies in 24p, has an external mic jack and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.24x vs 1.64x) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2
1 year newer
$555 (body only)
$668 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-E2 (vs the X-E1)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 1.64x vs 0.24x
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the X-E2 (vs the X-E1)

  • No 24p support

common strengths of the X-E2 and X-E1

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Mid size (129×75×37 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1
7 months older
$1,045 (body only)
$1,641 35mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-Pro1 (vs the X-E1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the X-Pro1 (vs the X-E1)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the X-Pro1 and X-E1

  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.5"

Sony Alpha A6000

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

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the X-E1)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.24x

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the X-E1)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and X-E1

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 350 g

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1
10 months newer
$328 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-M1 (vs the X-E1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the X-M1 (vs the X-E1)

  • No 24p support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the X-M1 and X-E1

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×39 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 330 g vs 350 g

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
2 years older
$593 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the X-E1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the X-E1)

  • No 24p support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NEX-5 and X-E1

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 287 g vs 350 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
3 years newer
$493 (body only)
$616 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the X-E1)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the X-E1)

  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and X-E1

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×71×44 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 426 g vs 350 g

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm X-E1 compared to boutique competitors include: it much better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 90%), has an external mic jack, has a slightly longer battery life (350 shots vs 300 shots), is newer (august 2012 vs september 2010) and is thinner (1.5" vs 2.1").

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots).

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$900

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the X-E1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X100 (vs the X-E1)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the X100 and X-E1

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×75×54 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.5"
  • Built-in flashes

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
7 months newer
$499

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the X-E1)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the X-E1)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the GR and X-E1

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 350 g

Sigma DP2

Sigma DP2
3 years older
$1,731

Significant advantages of the DP2 (vs the X-E1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DP2 (vs the X-E1)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.8"
  • Built-in lens only
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DP2 and X-E1

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×60×56 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 350 g
  • Built-in flashes

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
2 years newer
$950

Significant advantages of the X100T (vs the X-E1)

  • Higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the X100T (vs the X-E1)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the X100T and X-E1

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×52 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 440 g vs 350 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm X-E1 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs none), has a much larger screen (2.8" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (16 MP vs 10.1 MP) and lets you preview your photos on the screen.

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.24x vs 0.71x), has much more startup delay (2400 ms vs 400 ms), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), has much more shutter lag (438 ms vs 128 ms) and much fewer lenses available (58 lenses vs 220 lenses).

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
8 years older

Significant advantages of the S3 Pro (vs the X-E1)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the S3 Pro (vs the X-E1)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.8"
  • No live view
  • Much larger: Large (148×135×80 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)

common strengths of the S3 Pro and X-E1

  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
7 years older
$2,499 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 5D (vs the X-E1)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.24x
  • Significantly more lenses available: 165 lenses vs 58 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 5D (vs the X-E1)

  • No live view
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.8"
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 6 fps

common strengths of the 5D and X-E1

  • None found

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
5 years older
$1,800 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the X-E1)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.24x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the 40D (vs the X-E1)

  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 16 MP
  • Much larger: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)

common strengths of the 40D and X-E1

  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.5"
  • Built-in flashes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm X-E1 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 25fps), takes much higher resolution photos (16 MP vs 12.2 MP), lets you preview your photos on the screen, records movies in 24p and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.24x vs 0.61x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), it's body is not weather sealed and has much more startup delay (2400 ms vs 300 ms).

Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II
2 years newer
$1,786 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-3 II (vs the X-E1)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 16 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps

Significant disadvantages of the K-3 II (vs the X-E1)

  • Much larger: Professional size (131×100×77 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much heavier: 800 g vs 350 g

common strengths of the K-3 II and X-E1

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Above average viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 100%

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
1 year older
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the X-E1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.24x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the X-E1)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much heavier: 780 g vs 350 g

common strengths of the D7000 and X-E1

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Above average viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 100%

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
4 years older
$449 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the X-E1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.63x vs 0.24x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the X-E1)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 16 MP
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×103×77 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the D90 and X-E1

  • None found

Olympus E-1

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the E-1 (vs the X-E1)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.48x vs 0.24x
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the E-1 (vs the X-E1)

  • Much lower true resolution: 4.9 MP vs 16 MP
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.8"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 134k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the E-1 and X-E1

  • Above average viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 100%

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r
1 year older
$1,195 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-r (vs the X-E1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much less shutter lag: 105 ms vs 438 ms
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the K-r (vs the X-E1)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 16 MP
  • No 24p support
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×97×68 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)

common strengths of the K-r and X-E1

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (125×97×68 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 1.5"

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50
9 months newer
$1,444 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-50 (vs the X-E1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.24x
  • Much higher true resolution: 16.2 MP vs 16 MP

Significant disadvantages of the K-50 (vs the X-E1)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1.5"
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the K-50 and X-E1

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • Above average viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 100%
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 1.5"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm X-E1 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it slightly larger viewfinder (0.24x vs 0.16x), has an external mic jack, has interchangeable lenses, has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (6 fps vs 10 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
1 year older
$750

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the X-E1)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the X-E1)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the X10 and X-E1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 300 shots vs 350 shots
  • Support external flash

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
2 years newer
$974

Significant advantages of the X30 (vs the X-E1)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the X30 (vs the X-E1)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the X30 and X-E1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 470 shots vs 350 shots
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$534

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the X-E1)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the X-E1)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 350 shots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the G7 X and X-E1

  • Each has a built-in flash