Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm X-A1 vs Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-A1 vs Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-A1
Fujifilm X-E1

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-A1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-E1

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-A1

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
Help
Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
500 ms vs 2400 ms
Help
4.8x less delay when turning on
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Slightly smaller
117x67x39 mm vs 129x74x38 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$230.00 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $269 cheaper (2.2x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
330 g vs 350 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X-E1

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
Help
Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
438 ms vs 500 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about either the X-A1 or the X-E1.

similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
30 seconds
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
X-A1500 ms
X-E1438 ms
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Lens availability Few lenses available Help
8 lenses
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
X-A115.8 MP
X-E116 MP

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 - $499 body only

$599 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$699 - $800 body only

$999 - $1,100 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Fujifilm X-A2

Fujifilm X-A2

Boutique

$550

Interchangeable lenses Has a built-in lens
Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 - $1,399 body only

$1,598 - $1,699 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Light sensitivity (boost) Much higher boost light sensitivity
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$493 - $1,099 body only

$899 - $1,390 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Weight Is slightly heavier
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$466 - $569 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay

Fujifilm X-A1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Image stabilization No image stabilization
External flash No external flash support

Fujifilm X-E1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$999 - $1,000 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Battery life Shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$899 - $949

Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Supports 24p No 24p support

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