• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-E2 advantages over Olympus E-M1X

  • Less expensive
    $689 vs $2999*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.36 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer video battery life
    110 vs 90 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 75 mm
    Thinner
  • 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-M1X advantages over Fujifilm X-E2

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 870 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.83x vs 0.62x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    20.4 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.7 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    49 vs 18 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • Built-in 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 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

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $499
  • APS-C
Olympus E-M1X
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-A2

Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-A2
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle kit lens
Olympus E-M1X
Fujifilm X-A2
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
Olympus E-M1X
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Fujifilm X-E2
Panasonic GH5
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-M1X
Panasonic GH5
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Built-in GPS
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic G9

Fujifilm X-E2
Panasonic G9
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-M1X
Panasonic G9
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer video battery life
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
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