• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X-E1 advantages over Sony RX10 III

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $1298*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 127 mm
    Thinner
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Sony RX10 III advantages over Fujifilm X-E1

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 420 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.20 vs 0.44 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.2 fps vs 5.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    44 vs 16 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.0 fps vs 5.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    29 vs 12 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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.

  • Versatile all-in-one replacement for a DSLR or mirrorless camera; Great handling and build; Excellent image quality; Spectacular zoom reach; Swift performance with generous buffer depths; Extremely capable video capture; Comprehensive remote control; Quick-and-easy image sharing

  • Extremely expensive for a fixed-lens camera; Fairly heavy for fixed-lens camera; Somewhat soft in the corners at wide-angle or tele; Noise reduction intrudes at higher sensitivities; No built-in ND filter; Not as fast when shooting raws; Slow buffer clearing

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX20

Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung NX20
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony RX10 III
Samsung NX20
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony NEX-F3

Fujifilm X-E1
Sony NEX-F3
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Sony RX10 III
Sony NEX-F3
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • $526
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony RX10 III
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $526
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Fujifilm X-E1
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony RX10 III
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony RX10 IV

Fujifilm X-E1
Sony RX10 IV
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1598
  • 1 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony RX10 III
Sony RX10 IV
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $1598
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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