• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 1.5 inch 233.8mm2
  • 13.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X-A1 advantages over Canon G1X Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $450 vs $599*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 66 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    330g vs 563g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 13.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon G1X Mark II advantages over Fujifilm X-A1

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Wider, longer, faster lens than predecessor, with good overall optical quality; Faster AF performance; Closer macro shooting; Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC with remote shooting; Decent JPEG burst performance; Excellent build quality.

  • Localized flare issue when wide open; No real net improvement in image quality over predecessor; Slow burst mode when shooting RAW files; Poor battery life; Video quality is so-so (not like Canon DSLRs).

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Fujifilm X-A1
Sony NEX-3N
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon G1X Mark II
Sony NEX-3N
  • $624
  • 1.5 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-A1
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $390
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
Canon G1X Mark II
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $624
  • 1.5 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $390
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Fujifilm X-A1
Sony NEX-5T
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon G1X Mark II
Sony NEX-5T
  • $624
  • 1.5 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Fujifilm X-A1
Panasonic LX100
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon G1X Mark II
Panasonic LX100
  • $624
  • 1.5 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Fujifilm X-A1
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon G1X Mark II
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $624
  • 1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
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