It’s smaller and more affordable than the company’s flagship X-Pro 1, but the Fujifilm X-E1 still looks the part and uses the same 16.3-million-pixel sensor. Read the Fujifilm X-E1 review...

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The competition

Image: Sony NEX-7

Apart from the X-Pro1, both the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Sony NEX-7 are stylish mirrorless cameras that offer strong competition to the X-E1. For a while, the 24.3-million-pixel NEX-7 had the best image quality of any mirrorless APS-C camera, but the X-E1 resolves much more than its pixel count suggests thanks to the unusual sensor set-up, and image quality is similar from both cameras.

Each model has an APS-C-sized sensor, while the OM-D E-M5 uses a four thirds unit, which in low light can’t quite match the others.

Image: Olympus OM-D E-M5

All three models use some of the finest examples of an EVF, while the NEX-7 has a multi-angle LCD screen, and the E-M5 offers touch control. The NEX-7 is the smallest, but the X-E1 is the lightest. The weather-sealed E-M5 offers the best battery life, via an optional battery pack.






  1. 1. Fujifilm X-E1 at a glance:
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Bracketing
  4. 4. Build and handling
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Autofocus
  7. 7. Dynamic range
  8. 8. White balance and colour
  9. 9. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  10. 10. Viewfinder, LCD and video
  11. 11. The competition
  12. 12. Our verdict
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