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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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
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
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 
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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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 610k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 277 ms vs 403 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
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
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $679.99 vs $780.00
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              X100:22.9 bits
              E-M5:22.8 bits
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an 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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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $599 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $493 - $748 body only

              $665 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm X-T1

              Fujifilm X-T1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,299 body only

              $1,699 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $721 - $840 body only

              $930 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Fujifilm X-E2

              Fujifilm X-E2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $937 body only

              $1,300 - $1,399 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder

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              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $598

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Leica M9

              Leica M9

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $7,000 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

              $649

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 body only

              $1,350 with 16225391-32mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

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              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $699 body only

              $799 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,299 body only

              $1,980 - $2,150 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 GX7

              Panasonic GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $745 - $809 body only

              $925 - $1,098 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
              Olympus Pen E-P5

              Olympus Pen E-P5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $684 body only

              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
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $749 body only

              $1,013 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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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