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

Advantages

Fujifilm X-E1 over Panasonic GX7

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 13 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Panasonic GX7 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
    0.90 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
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • High-res screen
    1037k vs 460k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Less shutter lag
    0.192 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
    2.1 fps vs 1.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.1 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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.

  • Sharp retro design and solid build; High resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder and LCD touchscreen monitor; Competitive still image quality; Very good video quality, recording Full HD at frame rates up to 60p; Fast autofocusing and all-around performance; Robust Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, including remote shooting when paired with a smart device

  • Weak built-in flash; No external mic or headphone jack for video recording; Some poor results when shooting in Creative Panorama mode

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G6

Fujifilm X-E1
Panasonic G6
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
  • $715
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $764
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $715
  • 4/3
  • External Mic

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • External Mic
  • $1303
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Panasonic GX7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $764
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1303
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
Panasonic GX7
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $764
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • Internal flash
  • $1626
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Panasonic GX7
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $764
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1626
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Fujifilm X-E1
Olympus E-M10
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • External Mic
  • $801
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $764
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 60p
  • $801
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
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