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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-A1

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
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
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-E1

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
Startup delay Much less startup delay 500 ms vs 2400 ms
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4.8x less delay when turning on
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
X-A1:$449.00
X-E1:$469.00
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
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
X-A1:500 ms
X-E1:438 ms
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Lens availability Few lenses available Help
8 lenses
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$530 - $599 with 16-50mm lens

Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$849 body only

$1,199 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$648 body only

$620 - $798 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$480 - $748 body only

$500 - $779 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Startup delay Has much more startup delay
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$1,299

Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$499 - $598

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Focuses automatically
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$298 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

Fujifilm X-A1 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 with 16-50mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Fujifilm X-E1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$999 body only

$1,019 - $1,299 with 12-50mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Supports 24p No 24p support

appearance

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