Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Fujifilm X-E1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs X-E1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Fujifilm X-E1 Specs

OM-D E-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

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

OM-D E-M1X 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: OM-D E-M1X and X-E1 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Fujifilm X-E1

OM-D E-M1X vs X-E1: Viewfinder

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.

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.

OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)

X-E1 (0.62x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the X-E1

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras. However, with these two cameras the difference is considerable in any case.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Fujifilm X-E1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice

OM-D E-M1X

X-E1

Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4016.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)186
Auto Focus points (4)12149
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO200 - 6400 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)8025
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)870350
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Olympus are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the optical image stabilizer, that the display has a higher resolution and the articulated display. A recommendation of the OM-D E-M1X is made easy by the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the X-E1: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video and the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 43 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X-E1

OM-D E-M1X

X-E1

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
300g
(9.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
370cm³
(23 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-E1 are the larger sensor, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X. Another advantage over the OM-D E-M1X: the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the X-E1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

X-E1

External microphone
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Fujifilm X-E1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and X-E1

OM-D E-M1X und X-E1, front viewOM-D E-M1X und X-E1, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und X-E1, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und X-E1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Fujifilm X-E1

43
11

We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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