Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of X-M1 vs X-A1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth, DxOMark Dynamic range and 1 more

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag and focus points

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 dpreview.com, reviews.cnet.com and techradar.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Fujifilm X-M1 vs X-A1

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Fujifilm X-M1
1,700 ms
Fujifilm X-A1
500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Fujifilm X-M1
10 fps
Fujifilm X-A1
5.6 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Fujifilm X-M1
350 photos
Fujifilm X-A1
350 photos

Features Key features of the Fujifilm X-M1  vs X-A1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Fujifilm X-M1
25,600 ISO
Fujifilm X-A1
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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-M1
23.0 microns
Fujifilm X-A1
23.4 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Fujifilm X-M1  vs
X-A1 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP 15.8 MP
Resolution 4896 x 3264 4872 x 3248
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.6 x 15.6 mm 23.6 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 23.0 microns 23.4 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

Type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points 49 49
Supports continuous Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 117 x 67 x 39 mm 117 x 67 x 39 mm
Thickness 39 mm 39 mm
Weight 330 g 330 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
WiFi Yes Yes
Automatic panorama No No
Image stabilization
Optical

video

Fujifilm X-M1  vs
X-A1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None None

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 920 k dots 920 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No No
Type N/A N/A
Coverage N/A N/A
Magnification N/A N/A
Display type N/A N/A
Display resolution N/A N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 5.6 fps
Battery life 350 350
Continuous shooting
10 fps
5.6 fps
2 fps
Focus lag 381 ms 500 ms
Startup delay 1,700 ms 500 ms
Fujifilm X-M1
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