Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of X-E1 vs M

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

EOS M
n.d.
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth, DxOMark Dynamic range and 1 more

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from reviews.cnet.com, trustedreviews.com, photographyblog.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Fujifilm X-E1 vs EOS M

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Fujifilm X-E1
2,300 LPH
EOS M
2,400 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Fujifilm X-E1
438 ms
EOS M
742 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

EOS M
51 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Fujifilm X-E1
2,400 ms
EOS M
2,700 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS M
4.3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Fujifilm X-E1
350 photos
EOS M
230 photos

Features Key features of the Fujifilm X-E1  vs EOS M 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS M
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Fujifilm X-E1
25,600 ISO
EOS M
25,600 ISO

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Fujifilm X-E1
23.0 microns
EOS M
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Fujifilm X-E1  vs EOS M 

9.0
8.0
The Fujifilm X-E1 feels even more like the natural interchangeable lens evolution of the incredibly popular X-100 camera than the X-Pro1 did, offering refined, intuitive handling, fantastic image quality, premium build quality and five high-quality lenses on launch.
Fujifilm X-E1

9.0
8.0
ISO 800 – 100% cropAt ISO 800 noise beginning to encroach ever-so slightly at ISO 800, but it's very subtle.
Fujifilm X-E1

8.0
6.9
The LCD is a mix: small and relatively-low resolution, but sufficiently visible in direct sunlight.
Fujifilm X-E1

Overall

8.5 Out of 10
7.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Fujifilm X-E1  vs
EOS M 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 4896 x 3264 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.6 x 15.6 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 23.0 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 25,600 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,300 LPH 2,400 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,300 LPH 2,400 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Supports continuous Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 129 x 74.9 x 38.3 mm 109 x 66 x 32 mm
Thickness 38.3 mm 32 mm
Weight 350 g 298 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No Yes
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

Fujifilm X-E1  vs
EOS M 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (330 Mbps)
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.8" 3"
Resolution 460 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes No
Type Electronic N/A
Coverage 100% N/A
Magnification 0.37x N/A
Display type OLED N/A
Display resolution 2,360 k dots N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 6 fps 4.3 fps
Battery life 350 230
Continuous shooting
6 fps
4.3 fps
Focus lag 438 ms 742 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 51 ms
Startup delay 2,400 ms 2,700 ms
Fujifilm X-E1
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