• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-E1 advantages over Olympus E-M10

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $590 vs $699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel

Olympus E-M10 advantages over Fujifilm X-E1

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~1.30 vs 2.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Less shutter lag
    0.23 vs 0.44 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Newer
    17 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    515g vs 687g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • 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.

  • Great image quality especially from RAW files; Excellent dynamic range for a Four Thirds sensor; Very good high ISO performance; Realistic colors and excellent hue accuracy; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Improved HD video; Lightweight and very portable; Built-in pop-up flash; Minimal EVF lag time.

  • Contrast-Detect AF struggles with small and low-contrast subjects; Mediocre battery life; No external microphone or headphone jack; Mediocre burst speed with continuous AF; No weather sealing; Heavy-handed high ISO noise reduction.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax K-01

Fujifilm X-E1
Pentax K-01
  • $413
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $616
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus E-M10
Pentax K-01
  • $597
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $616
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX20

Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung NX20
  • $413
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Olympus E-M10
Samsung NX20
  • $597
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Fujifilm X-E1
Panasonic GX7
  • $413
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $514
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GX7
  • $597
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $514
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung NX30

Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung NX30
  • $413
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
Olympus E-M10
Samsung NX30
  • $597
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus E-M5 II

Fujifilm X-E1
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $413
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Olympus E-M10
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $597
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
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