Updated (February 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Fujifilm FinePix X100 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix X100

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Olympus OM-D E-M5

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X100

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
73.0 vs 71.0
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Almost the same
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
49 vs 35
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
1,001 ISO vs 826 ISO
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The X100 has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
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Advantages of the Olympus E-M5

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
1100 ms vs 3200 ms
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2.9x less delay when turning on
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
277 ms vs 403 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
610k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Battery life
Longer battery life
500 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The E-M5's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
15.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9 fps vs 5 fps
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80% faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly smaller
122×89×43 mm vs 127×75×54 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.7" vs 2.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Digital vs Optical
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$479.00 vs $644.50
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The best price we've seen is $166 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              X100Optical
              E-M5Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $380 - $599 body only

              $460 - $699 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $648 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available
              Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

              Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fujifilm X-T1

              Fujifilm X-T1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 - $1,200 body only

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

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available
              Fujifilm X-T10

              Fujifilm X-T10

              Boutique

              $799 - $800

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $694 - $800 body only

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $848 - $1,055

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $411 - $600

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 body only

              $644 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $1,009 - $1,300

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth

              Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $750 - $1,299 body only

              $1,177 with 12-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $539 - $549 body only

              $593 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,198 - $1,698 body only

              $1,498 with 28-70mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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              jo (7:03 PM, March 13, 2013)
              n y aurait il pas un problème ?? le vainqueur x100 mais vainqueur contre le x100s , louche tout ca , surtout avec tous les avantages du OM