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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera 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
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 117x67x39 mm
 
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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 Smaller 109x66x32 mm vs 117x67x39 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The EOS M's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 1.3" vs 1.5"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $235.79 vs $462.95
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The best price we've seen is $227 cheaper (around 50% less)
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 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 Significantly 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
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 8 lenses vs 4 lenses
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2x more lenses available
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
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 5.6 fps vs 4.3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
30 seconds
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
EOS M:742 ms
X-A1:500 ms
Lens availability Few lenses available Help
EOS M:4 lenses
X-A1:8 lenses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather

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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

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

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 - $410 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

$698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

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

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $550 body only

$549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$485 - $1,092 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $831 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$438 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

Canon EOS M Competitors

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Disadvantages

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $600 body only

$579 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Much larger
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$680 - $700 body only

$489 - $820 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Much larger
Color depth Worse color depth

Fujifilm X-A1 Competitors

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Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$414 - $599 body only

$699 - $785 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

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