Updated (June 2013): Compare the Fujifilm X-E1 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

Items often bought with the X-E1 or X-M1

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm X-E1.
Explore our gallery of 40 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm X-M1.

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 size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger 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
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 slightly faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly smaller
117×67×39 mm vs 129×75×38 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight
Slightly lighter
330 g vs 350 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$349.00 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about either the X-E1 or the X-M1.

similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
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
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
X-E1438 ms
X-M1381 ms
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
16 MP
Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
X-E12400 ms
X-M11700 ms
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-A2

Fujifilm X-A2

Boutique

$549 - $550

Interchangeable lenses Has a built-in lens
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
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 - $800 body only

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

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10

Boutique

$799 - $800

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Focuses automatically
Interchangeable lenses Has a built-in lens
Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 - $1,280 body only

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

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$411 - $600

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

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 A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$280 body only

$440 - $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

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