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

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Differences

Olympus E-M1 advantages over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $999* vs $1499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.4 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
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    50 vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    50 vs 23 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Olympus E-M1

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 63 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • 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
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 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.

  • 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

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M5

Olympus E-M1
Olympus E-M5
  • $1050
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $531
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Fujifilm X-T1
Olympus E-M5
  • $1169
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $531
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Pentax K-01

Olympus E-M1
Pentax K-01
  • $1050
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X-T1
Pentax K-01
  • $1169
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Olympus E-M1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1050
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $495
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1169
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $495
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Olympus E-M1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1050
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1169
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Olympus E-M1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1050
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $715
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1169
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $715
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
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