Canon EOS R vs Fujifilm X-E1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs X-E1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Fujifilm X-E1 Specs

EOS R

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 31 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm³ (5.3" x 3.9" x 3.3")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS R

X-E1

  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 200 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 71.00mm (2.8") Monitor
  • Lens mount X-Bajonett
  • No WiFi
  • 129 x 74.9 x 38.3mm³ (5.1" x 2.9" x 1.5")
  • 300g (9.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-E1

EOS R vs X-E1 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: EOS R and X-E1 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

EOS R vs X-E1: Viewfinder

EOS R has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.68 megapixel with magnification of 0.76x.

X-E1 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.62x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS R (0.76x)

X-E1 (0.62x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the X-E1

Advantage: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R VS Fujifilm X-E1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

X-E1

Larger sensor (5)Full frameAPS-C
Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3016.30
Auto Focus points (4)595549
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO200 - 6400 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.100.46
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)370350
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the larger sensor, built-in automatic sensor cleaning and the higher resolution. Additional pros for the Canon are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the EOS R is made easy by the superior video recording, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection. Finally, there's the the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The EOS R scores 40 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X-E1

EOS R

X-E1

Higher speed (4, frames/second)56
Larger lens selection (3)425
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
300g
(9.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
370cm³
(23 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-E1 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.

Yields 13 points for the X-E1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

X-E1

External microphone
Canon EOS R VS Fujifilm X-E1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and X-E1

EOS R und X-E1, front viewEOS R und X-E1, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und X-E1, view from aboveEOS R und X-E1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Fujifilm X-E1

40
13

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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