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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
84.0
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-E1

Size
Really small
Mid size 129x74x38 mm
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-E1

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Size Significantly smaller 129x74x38 mm vs 129x98x78 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
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $414.16 vs $496.95
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The best price we've seen is $83 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D5200

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Startup delay Much less startup delay 500 ms vs 2400 ms
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4.8x less delay when turning on
Lens availability Much more lenses available 205 lenses vs 8 lenses
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More than 25.5x more lenses available
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 302 ms vs 438 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking 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 Common Weaknesses
External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
For that film look
Sensor size Large sensors Help
X-E1:APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
D5200:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
Many lenses to choose from
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
X-E1:16 MP
D5200:24 MP
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
X-E1:Digital
D5200:Pentamirror
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 - $747 body only

$629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $415 body only

$389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 body only

$886 with 55-200mm lens

Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $899 body only

$959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$815 - $947 body only

$1,247 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,147 body only

$1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

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

Fujifilm X-E1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 - $1,298 body only

$1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Supports 24p No 24p support
Lowest price More expensive
Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 - $1,499 body only

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

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Larger
Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-A1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$463 - $503 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Startup delay Much less startup delay
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$983 - $1,299

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon D5200 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 - $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
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $1,048 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
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $449 body only

$458 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $774 body only

$549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

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

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