Updated (October 2013): Compare the Fujifilm X-E2 vs Nikon D5300

Nikon D5200 vs Fujifilm X-E1

Nikon D5200
Fujifilm X-E1

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
84.0
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-E1

Size
Really small
Mid size (129×75×38 mm)
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.5"

galleries

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

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-E1

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Viewfinder coverage
Much better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Size
Significantly smaller
129×75×38 mm vs 129×98×78 mm
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2.7x smaller
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3.1"
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2x thinner
Weight
Lighter
350 g vs 555 g
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Around 40% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon D5200

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
500 ms vs 2400 ms
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4.8x less delay when turning on
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
230 lenses vs 58 lenses
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Around 4x more lenses available
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
302 ms vs 438 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
500 shots vs 350 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.51x vs 0.24x
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Around 4.5x larger viewfinder
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recommendations

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

similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Supports 24p 24p support Help
For that film look
Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
Many lenses to choose from
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
X-E1Digital
D5200Pentamirror
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/4000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
X-E1438 ms
D5200302 ms
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$718 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$735 - $897 body only

$989 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$399 - $509 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Thickness Is thicker
Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity

Fujifilm X-E1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 body only

$940 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Lowest price More expensive
Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $499 body only

$560 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,299 body only

$1,586 - $1,899 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Larger
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$740 - $799 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Size Slightly larger
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$479 - $1,099 body only

$499 - $1,340 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$578 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$485 - $649 body only

$589 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$550 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$368 body only

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
True resolution Lower true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality

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