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

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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
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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-A1

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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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
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4.8x less delay when turning on
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 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size Smaller 117x67x39 mm vs 129x74x38 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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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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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
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-A1:500 ms
X-E1:438 ms
Lens availability Few lenses available Help
8 lenses
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather

competitors

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
Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 - $1,298 body only

$1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$983 - $1,299

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 - $520 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 FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$599

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$574 body only

$749 - $759 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay Has much more startup delay

Fujifilm X-A1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$236 body only

$315 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Fujifilm X-E1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 - $1,499 body only

$1,598 - $1,600 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Larger
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 - $699 body only

$750 - $799 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p No 24p support
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

appearance

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discussion

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