• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-E1 advantages over Sony A6000

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Sony A6000 advantages over Fujifilm X-E1

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Less shutter lag
    0.15 vs 0.44 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    13 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    468g vs 687g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    47 vs 16 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 5.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    22 vs 12 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 fps vs 5.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • 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
  • 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

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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.

  • Amazing image quality for the price; Blazing-fast hybrid autofocus; Swift burst shooting with generous buffer depths; Good battery life with LCD monitor; More compact than a DSLR; In-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Continuous autofocus can't match its burst rate; High-ISO JPEGs can look overprocessed; Sluggish startup; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Pentax K-01

Fujifilm X-E1
Pentax K-01
  • $481
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Less shutter lag
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A6000
Pentax K-01
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $481
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $733
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi
Sony A6000
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $733
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $481
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $1252
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Sony A6000
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1252
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A5100

Fujifilm X-E1
Sony A5100
  • $481
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $345
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Less shutter lag
  • $345
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung NX500

Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung NX500
  • $481
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
  • $790
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Sony A6000
Samsung NX500
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $790
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Touchscreen
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