Face-Off: OM-D E-M10 vs X-T1

Olympus OM-D E-M10
Olympus OM-D E-M10
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Fujifilm X-T1
 
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Fujifilm X-T1
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Olympus OM-D E-M10
Overview - Full review
Fujifilm X-T1
Overview - Full review
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Overall Scene
Olympus OM-D E-M10
Fujifilm X-T1
Score
5/5
5/5
Handling
5/5 5/5
Responsiveness
4/5 4/5
Picture Quality
5/5 5/5
Video
4/5 3/5
User Score
Specifications
Specifications
SensorCMOS 16 Mpx, 4/3", 7.11 Mpx/cm
Lens 3x 12 -42 mm f/3.5 -5.6
StabilisationMechanical
ViewfinderElectronic
Screen7.6 cm, Super LCD, 1440000 dots, 3:2,Monopoint
Sensitivity (ISO range)100 - 25600 ISO
Video mode1920 x 1080 pixels,30 fps, Stereo
Internal memory
External memory
Connections
Power source /
Waterproofno,
Shock resistantno,
Dimensions/Weight x x /
Specifications
SensorCMOS 16.3 Mpx, APS-C (x1,5), 4.38 Mpx/cm
Lens 3x 18 -55 mm f/2.8 -4
StabilisationDepends on lens
ViewfinderElectronic
Screen7.6 cm, not TN, 1040000 dots, 3:2,Not touch-sensitive
Sensitivity (ISO range)200 - 6400 ISO (ext. 100-51200 ISO)
Video mode1920 x 1080 pixels,60 fps, Stereo
Internal memory
External memory
Connections
Power source / Li-ion NP-W126
Waterproofno,
Shock resistantno,
Dimensions/Weight89.8 x 129 x 46.7 mm / 440 g
Conclusion
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 takes the excellent, tried-and-tested tech from its two predecessors and packs it into a stylish and compact mirrorless camera that's cheaper and more accessible. The E-M10 is user-friendly and great-looking camera with excellent performances. It's a premium choice without being pretentious, and it's as likely to please style-conscious shoppers looking for a sleek accessory as it is those in search of first-rate picture quality. It also has enough to keep advanced users happy. It's an all-round success!
The Fujifilm X-T1 is an excellent camera. It boasts first-rate picture quality with improved general responsiveness, a slightly reworked set of controls, and a viewfinder that's surprisingly pleasant and comfortable for an EVF. When mirrorless hybrids get this good, it's safe to say that the interchangeable lens compact market has matured, offering credible and serious alternatives to DSLRs. The Fuji X-T1 is proof enough of that!
Pros

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Excellent build quality

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Clear, sharp, precise EVF

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Very speedy autofocus

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Design, controls, layout

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New 14-42 mm pancake lens with motorised zoom is a real hit

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First-rate picture quality

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Built-in flash

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First-rate picture quality and low digital noise levels up to 6400 ISO

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Excellent 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS kit lens

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Large and comfortable EVF

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8 fps burst mode

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Camera body has weatherproof finish

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Good-quality tilt screen

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Wi-Fi with comprehensive smartphone app

Cons

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Three-axis rather than five-axis stabilisation

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A little slow to start up with the pancake lens and its electronic-powered zoom

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More could be made of the touchscreen controls

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Zoom ring is a little restrictive

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LCD doesn't have touchscreen controls

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Disappointing video mode

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No headphones out for video

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No built-in flash (separate flash accessory supplied)

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Electronic level on one axis only

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Autofocus isn't as speedy as the best micro 4/3 models

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18-55 mm kit lens isn't weatherproof

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Battery life could be better (250 photos)