Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100s vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

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Olympus OM-D E-M5

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Olympus OM-D E-M5

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

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

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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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 size Larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
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Around 70% larger sensor
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $684.22 vs $799.00
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The best price we've seen is $115 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
Startup delay Much less startup delay 1100 ms vs 3200 ms
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2.9x less delay when turning on
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
Image stabilization Image stabilization 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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 277 ms vs 403 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 610k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
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
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 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9 fps vs 5 fps
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80% faster continuous shooting
Size Slightly smaller 122x89x43 mm vs 127x75x54 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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              X100:APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
              E-M5:Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              X100:Optical
              E-M5:Digital
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $649 body only

              $749 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,099 - $1,100

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $748 - $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $599 body only

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $899 - $1,000 body only

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,699 with 18-200mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

              $999 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $565

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Leica M9

              Leica M9

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $6,880 body only

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $654 - $697

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

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              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,299 - $1,399 body only

              $1,790 - $2,100 with 12-40mm 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

              $698 - $721 body only

              $798 with 14-42mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Fujifilm X-E2

              Fujifilm X-E2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 body only

              $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Fujifilm X-T1

              Fujifilm X-T1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,299 body only

              $1,899 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Pen E-P5

              Olympus Pen E-P5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 body only

              $1,299 with 17mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing

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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