• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Fujifilm X-E1 advantages over Fujifilm X-E2

  • Less expensive
    $599 vs $689
    Save money for lenses or accessories

Fujifilm X-E2 advantages over Fujifilm X-E1

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 5.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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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.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX20

Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung NX20
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-E2
Samsung NX20
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony NEX-F3

Fujifilm X-E1
Sony NEX-F3
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-E2
Sony NEX-F3
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Samsung NX300

Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung NX300
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-E2
Samsung NX300
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-A2

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-A2
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-A2
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
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