Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm X-E2 vs Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-E1 vs Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-M1

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-E1

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-M1

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

differences

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
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X-M1

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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
Startup delay
Less startup delay
1700 ms vs 2400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
381 ms vs 438 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly 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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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
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
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
X-E1:438 ms
X-M1:381 ms
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Lens availability Few lenses available Help
8 lenses
Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
X-E1:2400 ms
X-M1:1700 ms
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
16 MP
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-A1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$499 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$699 - $700 body only

$999 - $1,000 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$649 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 - $1,200 body only

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

Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$475 - $700 body only

$600 - $800 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Thickness Is thicker
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$887 - $899

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$999 - $1,000 body only

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

Fujifilm X-E1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Fujifilm X-E1.

Fujifilm X-M1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
External flash No external flash support
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Fujifilm X-A2

Fujifilm X-A2

Boutique

$550

Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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