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

Advantages

Fujifilm X-T1 over Olympus E-M1

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • High-res screen
    346k vs 0k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus E-M1 over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    0.80 vs 1.40 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
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    497g vs 771g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; Solid, weather-sealed body; Retro design that actually makes sense in a digital camera; Very low viewfinder lag for single-servo shooting; Fast burst shooting with great buffer depths; In-camera Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Exposure compensation dial is easily bumped; Four-way controller buttons are hard to press; Significant viewfinder lag for burst shooting; No raw files above ISO 6,400; Default settings strongly limit JPEG dynamic range

  • Exceptional rugged, weather-proof, professional build; Lightning fast contrast-detect AF, and phase-detect AF that makes Four Thirds lenses far more responsive; Tons of useful physical controls with immense customizability; Arguably the best image quality of any Micro Four Thirds camera we've tested to date; Large, sharp, high-resolution electronic viewfinder; Advanced Wi-Fi capabilities, including remote control shooting in PASM exposure modes.

  • Bigger and heavier than many other compact system cameras; Most expensive Micro Four Thirds camera on the market to date; Menu system and customization options have a steep learning curve; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M5

Fujifilm X-T1
Olympus E-M5
  • $1644
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1300
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
Olympus E-M1
Olympus E-M5
  • $1601
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $1300
  • 4/3
  • High-res screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1644
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • Internal flash
Olympus E-M1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1601
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1644
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1277
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
Olympus E-M1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1601
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1277
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Fujifilm X-T1
Panasonic GX7
  • $1644
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $771
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Olympus E-M1
Panasonic GX7
  • $1601
  • 4/3
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • External Mic
  • $771
  • 4/3
  • 60p
  • High-res screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1644
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • High-res screen
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Internal flash
Olympus E-M1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1601
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • 60p
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