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Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M1

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,400k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-T1

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-T1

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Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
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More than 60% larger sensor
Size Smaller 129x89x46 mm vs 130x93x63 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.8" vs 2.5"
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Around 30% thinner
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The X-T1's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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 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
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 2 f-stops better
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 800 ms vs 1000 ms
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20% less delay when turning on
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Fujifilm X-T1.

similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weather sealed Both are weather sealed, which is fairly uncommon among similar cameras Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
X-T1:1,040k dots
E-M1:1,400k dots
Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Weight Heavy Help
X-T1:440 g
E-M1:497 g
Lowest price Very expensive Help
X-T1:$1,298.95
E-M1:$1,299.00
Size Large Help
X-T1:129x89x46 mm
E-M1:130x93x63 mm
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support

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competitors

Shared Competitors

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Disadvantages

Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,498 - $2,298 body only

$1,770 - $1,798 with 28-70mm lens

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

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 body only

$899 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
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$648 body only

$798 - $799 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
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$649 body only

$749 with 14-42mm lens

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,047 body only

$1,347 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 much heavier
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$899 - $1,000 body only

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 body only

$1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Size Is slightly smaller
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points

Fujifilm X-T1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Fujifilm X-T1.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Competitors

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Disadvantages

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

appearance

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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