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

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Differences

Fujifilm X-E1 advantages over Panasonic GX7

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.77 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 54 mm
    Thinner
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Panasonic GX7 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
    ~0.90 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
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Less shutter lag
    0.19 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
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 16 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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 Pentax K-01

Fujifilm X-E1
Pentax K-01
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic GX7
Pentax K-01
  • $503
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic G6

Fujifilm X-E1
Panasonic G6
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $500
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $503
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $500
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $771
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
Panasonic GX7
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $503
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $771
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $1286
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Panasonic GX7
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $503
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $1286
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Fujifilm X-E1
Olympus E-M10
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $494
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $503
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $494
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Bigger RAW buffer
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