Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel SL1 vs Fujifilm X-E2

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-E1

Size
Really small
Mid size 129x74x38 mm
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
 
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Advantages of the Canon SL1

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Startup delay Much less startup delay 600 ms vs 2400 ms
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4x less delay when turning on
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 8 lenses
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More than 24.5x more lenses available
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 264 ms vs 438 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The SL1's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.24x
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Around 5x larger viewfinder
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 380 shots vs 350 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X-E1

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Size Smaller 129x74x38 mm vs 117x91x69 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.5" vs 2.7"
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More than 40% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 6 fps vs 4 fps
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50% faster continuous shooting
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Weight Slightly lighter 350 g vs 407 g
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More than 10% lighter
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
For that film look
Sensor size Large sensors Help
SL1:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
X-E1:APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
Many lenses to choose from
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
SL1:17.9 MP
X-E1:16 MP
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
SL1:Pentamirror
X-E1:Digital
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support

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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$339 - $567 body only

$389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 body only

$450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$547 body only

$549 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$598 body only

$748 - $810 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$322 body only

$311 with 22mm lens

Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points
Size Larger
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $699 body only

$200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$699 - $849 body only

$499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$547 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Touch screen No touch screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Fujifilm X-E1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$519 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 - $800 body only

$1,139 - $1,199 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Lowest price More expensive
Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,288 - $1,299 body only

$1,698 - $1,699 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Larger
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$1,144 - $1,300

Supports 24p No 24p support
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$899 - $900 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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