Panasonic Lumix S1 vs Fujifilm X-E1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

Lumix S1 vs X-E1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic Lumix S1 vs Fujifilm X-E1 Specs

Lumix S1

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount L Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 148.9 x 110 x 96.7mm³ (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8")
  • 1020g (32.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Lumix S1


  • 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

Lumix S1 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: Lumix S1 and X-E1 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Panasonic Lumix S1

Lumix S1 vs X-E1: Viewfinder

Lumix S1 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 5.76 megapixel with magnification of 0.78x.

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.

Lumix S1 (0.78x)

X-E1 (0.62x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Lumix S1Simulated viewfinder of the X-E1

Advantage: Panasonic Lumix S1

Panasonic Lumix S1 VS Fujifilm X-E1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic Lumix S1 a better choice

Lumix S1


Larger sensor (5)Full frameAPS-C
Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2016.30
Auto Focus points (4)22549
Better sensibility (4)100 - 51200 ISO200 - 6400 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)5.762.36
Image stabilizer (3)
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)400350
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Lumix S1 are the larger sensor, built-in automatic sensor cleaning and the higher resolution. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like the optical image stabilizer, that the display has a higher resolution and the articulated display. A recommendation of the Lumix S1 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.

The Lumix S1 scores 43 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X-E1

Lumix S1


Larger lens selection (3)1125
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)1020g
(32.9 oz.)
(9.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1584cm³

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-E1 are the larger selection of lenses, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the Lumix S1. Another advantage over the Lumix S1: the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the X-E1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Lumix S1


Speed (frames/second)66
External microphone
Panasonic Lumix S1 VS Fujifilm X-E1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Lumix S1 and X-E1

Lumix S1 und X-E1, front viewLumix S1 und X-E1, front view

Top view of cameras

Lumix S1 und X-E1, view from aboveLumix S1 und X-E1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic Lumix S1

Fujifilm X-E1


We recommend Panasonic Lumix S1 as better choice.

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