• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600

Advantages

Fujifilm X-E1 over Sony NEX-5R

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • External Mic
    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 NEX-5R over Fujifilm X-E1

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Lighter weight
    466g vs 687g
    Lighter weight

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.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • External Mic
  • $1277
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Sony NEX-5R
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1277
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • GPS

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Fujifilm X-E1
Panasonic GX7
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • External Mic
  • $776
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony NEX-5R
Panasonic GX7
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $776
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony NEX-5R
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • External Mic

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • Internal flash
  • $1644
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Sony NEX-5R
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • 24p
  • $1644
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • External Mic

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Fujifilm X-E1
Olympus E-M10
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • External Mic
  • $783
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony NEX-5R
Olympus E-M10
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $783
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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