• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • APS-C 364.3mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Fujifilm X-E1 advantages over Sigma sd Quattro

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 90 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.6 fps vs 3.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sigma sd Quattro advantages over Fujifilm X-E1

  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    19.6 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

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 HDMI output 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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

  • 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 NX20

Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung NX20
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Sigma sd Quattro
Samsung NX20
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Sony NEX-F3

Fujifilm X-E1
Sony NEX-F3
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Sigma sd Quattro
Sony NEX-F3
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A3000

Fujifilm X-E1
Sony A3000
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Sigma sd Quattro
Sony A3000
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sigma sd Quattro
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro H

Fujifilm X-E1
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sigma sd Quattro
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • More viewfinder magnification
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