• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
  • Fujifilm X-E1
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Successor:   Fujifilm X-E2
X-E1 vs X-E2
General
Model Number: DSLR-A230 X-E1
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $549.00 $1399.95
Street Price:   $499.00
Date Available: 2009-06-15 2012-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 25.6 oz (725 g)
includes batteries
24.2 oz (687 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.7 in.
(128 x 97 x 68 mm)
5.1 x 2.9 x 1.5 in.
(129 x 75 x 38 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 10.2 16.3
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 368.16mm2 (23.60mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.12 microns 4.82 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG X-Trans
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Not needed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 63  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.3  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.4  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 531  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
2896 x 1936 (5.6 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
3872 x 2176 (8.4 MP, 16:9),
2896 x 1632 (4.7 MP, Other),
1920 x 1088 (2.1 MP, Other)
4896 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
4896 x 2760 (13.5 MP, Other),
3264 x 3264 (10.7 MP, 1:1),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
2496 x 1664 (4.2 MP, 3:2),
2496 x 1408 (3.5 MP, Other),
1664 x 1664 (2.8 MP, 1:1),
7680 x 2160 (16.6 MP, Other),
7680 x 1440 (11.1 MP, Other),
5120 x 2160 (11.1 MP, Other),
5120 x 1440 (7.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3), .RAF RAW (ISO 200-6400), RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.4 5.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24p)
1280x720 (24p)
Movie File Format:   MOV (H.264) with linear PCM stereo sound
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony Alpha (Minolta A) Fujifilm X
Lens: Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS; 14 elements in 10 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses and 1 extra low dispersion element
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83mm 27 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - ?? (T) f/2.8 (wide) / f/4 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 55.0mm 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point TTL phase detection (one cross-type sensor) with eye-start AF Contrast Detection: Area (EVF / LCD: 49 areas in 7 x 7 grid), Multi; Changeable size of AF frame; Single AF, Continuous AF, MF Distance Indicator
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD (playback only) EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.83x mag., 16.5mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.0 diopter EVF: 0.5" 2.36M-dot OLED with 100% coverage, 23mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.55x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.83x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 2.8
Rear Display Resolution: 230,400 dots 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 12.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 200-6400, Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100, 12800 and 25600; AUTO(400), AUTO(800), AUTO(1600), AUTO(3200), AUTO(6400)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom, Color Temperature (K)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 40-segment honeycomb pattern, center-weighted, spot TTL 256-zones metering: Multi, Spot, Average
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night Portrait/Night View Film Simulation: PROVIA/STANDARD, VELVIA/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA); Dynamic range setting AUTO (100-400%), 100%, 200%, 400%; Motion Panorama; Multiple Exposure
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Wireless, High-Speed sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro. Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander; Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro. Red-eye Reduction & Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 10.0 m / 32.8 ft. 5.0 m / 16.2 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent GN=7m (ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW .RAF RAW (ISO 200-6400), RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format:   MOV (H.264) with linear PCM stereo sound
Included Memory:   No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wireless Wired remote or threaded cable release
Connections (extended): DC input, min-HDMI Mini (Type C) HDMI, 2.5mm Stereo Microphone/Remote Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.48 0.92
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.78 0.97
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.93
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.4 5.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 21 16
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   5.6
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   12
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   5.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   11
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.19 seconds 0.44 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.182 seconds 0.240 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.22 seconds 0.58 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.107 seconds 0.054 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus Wide Area AF lag = 0.204s Full AF shutter lag, Wide-area AF mode = 0.523s
Startup Time: 0.6 seconds 2.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.2 seconds 0.6 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.2 seconds 4.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 510 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FH50 Proprietary NP-W126
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FH50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-W126 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Software/USB Driver CD-ROM Fujifilm CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter, etc.)
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS X (v. 10.13+) Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS X 10.5+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: SteadyShot Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization. Available in two-tone black and silver, or solid black.