• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600

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Advantages

Fujifilm X-E1 over Olympus E-M10

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Olympus E-M10 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 2.40 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Newer
    9 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.234 vs 0.438 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.7 fps vs 1.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.8 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)

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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 Panasonic G6

Fujifilm X-E1
Panasonic G6
  • $442
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic G6
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Newer
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • 60p
  • External Mic

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $442
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • External Mic
  • $1019
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus E-M10
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1019
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Fujifilm X-E1
Panasonic GX7
  • $442
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $484
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GX7
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $484
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 60p

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $442
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
Olympus E-M10
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $442
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • Internal flash
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Olympus E-M10
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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