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

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

  • Fairly small: Standard size (140×82×43 mm) vs Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
  • 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 larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots

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)

  • Much 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
  • Thin: 2.2" vs 1.5"

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
2 years newer
$950

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

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

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

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
8 years older

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the S3 Pro and X-E1

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D

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

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 40D and X-E1

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
1 year older
$602 (body only)

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the D7000 and X-E1

  • None found

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
4 years older
$449 (body only)

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the E-1 and X-E1

  • None found

Pentax K-r

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

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the K-r and X-E1

  • None found

Pentax K-50

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

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the K-50 and X-E1

  • None found

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 smaller screen (2.8" vs 3"), 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 and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (6 fps vs 10 fps).

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
1 year older
$750

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the X10 and X-E1

  • None found

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
2 years newer
$974

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the X30 and X-E1

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$534

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the G7 X and X-E1

  • None found