Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of V1 vs X-E1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

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


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

Reviews from,,, and 3 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Nikon 1 V1 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon 1 V1  based on its focusing and responsiveness.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon 1 V1 vs Fujifilm X-E1

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Nikon 1 V1
2,600 LPH
Fujifilm X-E1
2,300 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 V1
97 ms
Fujifilm X-E1
438 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon 1 V1
1,300 ms
Fujifilm X-E1
2,400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 V1
60 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon 1 V1
350 photos
Fujifilm X-E1
350 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 V1  vs Fujifilm X-E1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon 1 V1
6,400 ISO
Fujifilm X-E1
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

Nikon 1 V1
11.6 microns
Fujifilm X-E1
23.0 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon 1 V1  vs Fujifilm X-E1 

Detail resolution is very high, as we'd expect from the specification, although like all EVFs, diagonal lines at a shallow angle to horizontal/vertical do display some 'stair stepping.
Fujifilm X-E1

The new 18-55mm lens is also worthy of mention, with the fast maximum apertures making it easy to creatively throw the background out of focus, and delivering sharp results throughout the focal range.
Fujifilm X-E1


7.5 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nikon 1 V1  vs
Fujifilm X-E1 
Megapixels 10 MP 16 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592 4896 x 3264
Size Nikon CX APS-C
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 2.7x 1.5x
Pixel size 11.6 microns 23.0 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,600 LPH 2,300 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,600 LPH 2,300 LPH

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Contrast detection
Supports continuous No Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/16000 s 1/4000 s


Max continuous shooting 60 fps 6 fps
Battery life 350 350
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
6 fps
Focus lag 97 ms 438 ms
Shutter lag 73 ms 54 ms
Startup delay 1,300 ms 2,400 ms


Nikon 1 V1  vs
Fujifilm X-E1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps
Shoots video in 24p No Yes
Shoots high speed video Yes No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm


Size 3" 2.8"
Resolution 921 k dots 460 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%

form factor

Size 113 x 76 x 43.5 mm 129 x 74.9 x 38.3 mm
Thickness 43.5 mm 38.3 mm
Weight 294 g 350 g
Is weather sealed No No


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