Canon EOS M vs Fujifilm X-A1

Canon EOS M
Fujifilm X-A1

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-A1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Size
Really small
Mid size (117×67×39 mm)

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS M.
Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm X-A1.

differences

Advantages of the Canon EOS M

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 15.8 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Size
Slightly smaller
109×66×32 mm vs 117×67×39 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.5"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
298 g vs 330 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X-A1

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
500 ms vs 2700 ms
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5.4x less delay when turning on
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
500 ms vs 742 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Battery life
Longer battery life
350 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
49 vs 31
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
8 lenses vs 4 lenses
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2x more lenses available
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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
EOS M$239.99
X-A1$278.79
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
30 seconds
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
EOS M742 ms
X-A1500 ms
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Lens availability Few lenses available Help
EOS M4 lenses
X-A18 lenses
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Focus points Few focus points Help
EOS M31
X-A149
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 - $329 body only

$599 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$398 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$566 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 - $448 body only

$498 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$465 - $650 body only

$589 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Canon EOS M Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$641 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$399 - $509 body only

$499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Size Significantly larger
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$370 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Fujifilm X-A1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-A2

Fujifilm X-A2

Boutique

$549 - $550

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Battery life Longer battery life
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $599 body only

$731 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$440 - $599

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
True resolution Lower true resolution

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