Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs Fujifilm X-T1

Olympus OM-D E-M1
Fujifilm X-T1

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M1

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,400k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-T1

Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
51,200 ISO
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm X-T1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M1.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-T1

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Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The X-T1's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
129×90×47 mm vs 130×94×63 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.8" vs 2.5"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
440 g vs 497 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Olympus E-M1

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,400k dots vs 1,040k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
40 lenses vs 8 lenses
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5x more lenses available
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.50x
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Around 2x larger viewfinder
Startup delay
Less startup delay
800 ms vs 1000 ms
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20% less delay when turning on
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The E-M1's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$749.99 vs $1,299.00
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The best price we've seen is $549 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
Great for movies
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
X-T116.3 MP
E-M115.9 MP
Autofocus Slower hybrid detection autofocus Help
slower focusing

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Weather sealed It's body is not weather sealed
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$990 - $1,698 body only

$1,298 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$479 - $899 body only

$499 - $1,140 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
3D Captures 3D images
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 - $599 body only

$499 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$759 - $897 body only

$959 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,269 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Fujifilm X-T1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Placeholder

Fujifilm X-T10

Boutique

$799 - $899

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Olympus OM-D E-M1.

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Showing 3 comments

Ghmjr (11:50 AM, October 05, 2014)
The em1 has the same size lcd as the xt1, the evf is larger on the xt1, fujifilm now has 15 lenses. I wonder how the xt1 would compare if these corrections were made.
 
guest (10:59 PM, August 30, 2014)
xt1 has more than 8 compatible lens that are stated here
 
AdelphosChaz (3:24 PM, February 01, 2014)
X-T1 does not have a built in flash but it does have a 0.77x viewfinder rather than the here stated 0.50