Fujifilm FinePix X100s vs Olympus Pen E-P5

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Fujifilm FinePix X100s

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Olympus Pen E-P5

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100s

CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Pen E-P5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
900 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

Items often bought with the Fujifilm X100s or Olympus E-P5

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix X100s.
Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Olympus Pen E-P5.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X100s

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Optical vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
49 vs 35
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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Advantages of the Olympus E-P5

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,036k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Size
Smaller
122×69×37 mm vs 127×74×54 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The E-P5's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9 fps vs 6 fps
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50% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 2.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$628.70 vs $1,054.69
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The best price we've seen is $426 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
420 g vs 445 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              X100s1/4000s
              E-P51/8000s
              Common Weaknesses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $380 - $599 body only

              $460 - $699 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $669 - $798

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $694 - $800 body only

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Fujifilm X-E2

              Fujifilm X-E2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 - $800 body only

              $940 - $1,100 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available
              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $399 - $599

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $479 - $1,099 body only

              $499 - $999 with 14-42mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $1,085 - $1,300

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Fujifilm X-T1

              Fujifilm X-T1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 - $1,200 body only

              $1,599 - $1,600 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $645

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Fujifilm X-T10

              Fujifilm X-T10

              Boutique

              $799 - $800

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus

              Olympus Pen E-P5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus PEN E-PL7

              Olympus PEN E-PL7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $449 - $499 body only

              $549 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

              Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Focus points More focus points
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $488 with 14-42mm lens

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

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