• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • $824 Average Retail $1400 MSRP
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $380 Average Retail $600 MSRP

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Advantages

Fujifilm X-E1 over Canon EOS M

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Less shutter lag
    0.438 vs 0.742 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.0 fps vs 0.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.1 fps vs 0.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)

Canon EOS M over Fujifilm X-E1

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • High-res screen
    1040k vs 460k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer

Review Excerpt

  • Produces superior image quality that's better than many DSLRs; Handsome and functional camera design recalls classic rangefinder models; Surprisingly good kit lens.

  • Mixed-bag operational performance, with sluggish startup and mediocre autofocus speed and shot-to-shot times; Video quality is only so-so.

  • Excellent image quality similar to Rebel T4i, T5i and SL1 DSLRs, with 18-megapixel APS-C-type sensor delivering considerable resolution for a mirrorless camera; Solid build and sleek design; Bright, high-resolution 3-inch LCD touchscreen monitor; Full 1080p HD video recording that's virtually silent with an STM lens.

  • Barely acceptable autofocus speed still lags far behind most mirrorless cameras despite firmware update fix; Limited physical controls and buttons, including no Program, Priority, or Manual on Mode dial; Lacks built-in flash or electronic viewfinder option; Only two compact EF-M mount lenses currently available.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Fujifilm X-E1
Sony NEX-3N
  • $824
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • External Mic
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lighter weight
Canon EOS M
Sony NEX-3N
  • $380
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung NX1100
  • $824
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Canon EOS M
Samsung NX1100
  • $380
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $824
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • External Mic
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Canon EOS M
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $380
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • Lighter weight
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $824
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • $1182
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
Canon EOS M
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $380
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • 24p
  • $1182
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $824
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • Internal flash
  • $1643
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Canon EOS M
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $380
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • 24p
  • $1643
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
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