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
 
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Olympus OM-D E-M10
Overview - Full review
Fujifilm X-T1
Overview - Full review
Price
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Overall Scene
Olympus OM-D E-M10
Fujifilm X-T1
Score
5/5
5/5
Handling
5/5 5/5
Speed
4/5 4/5
Image Quality
5/5 5/5
Video
4/5 3/5
User Score
5/5 (1)
Specifications
Specifications
Sensor CMOS 16 Mpx, 4/3" , 7.11 Mpx/cm
Lens 3x 12-42 mm f/3.5 -5.6
Stabilisation Mechanical
Viewfinder Electronic
Screen 7.6 cm, Super LCD, 1440000 dots, 3:2, Monopoint
Sensitivity (ISO range) 100 - 25600 ISO ext. 63 mm
Video mode 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps , Stereo
Internal memory
External memory SDHC SDXC
Connections USB AV HDMI Flash hot-shoe Wi-Fi
Power source
Waterproof no
Shock resistant no
Dimensions/Weight 82.3 x 119.1 x 45.9 mm / 396 g
Specifications
Sensor CMOS 16.3 Mpx, APS-C (x1,5) , 4.38 Mpx/cm
Lens 3x 18-55 mm f/2.8 -4
Stabilisation Depends on lens
Viewfinder Electronic
Screen 7.6 cm, not TN, 1040000 dots, 3:2, Not touch-sensitive
Sensitivity (ISO range) 200 - 6400 ISO
Video mode 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 fps , Stereo
Internal memory
External memory SDHC SDXC
Connections USB AV HDMI Microphone Flash hot-shoe Wi-Fi
Power source Li-ion NP-W126
Waterproof no
Shock resistant no
Dimensions/Weight 89.8 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)