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Fujifilm X-E4 vs X-T100

The Fujifilm X-E4 and the Fujifilm X-T100 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in January 2021 and May 2018. Both the X-E4 and the X-T100 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are equipped with an APS-C sensor. The X-E4 has a resolution of 26 megapixels, whereas the X-T100 provides 24 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm X-E4 versus Fujifilm X-T100
Fujifilm X-E4 Fujifilm X-T100
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Fujifilm X mount lenses Fujifilm X mount lenses
26 MP, APS-C Sensor 24 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 4K/15p Video
ISO 160-12,800 (80 - 51,200) ISO 200-12,800 (100 - 51,200)
Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1620k dots 3.0 LCD, 1040k dots
Tilting touchscreen Fully flexible touchscreen
8 shutter flaps per second 6 shutter flaps per second
380 shots per battery charge430 shots per battery charge
121 x 73 x 33 mm, 364 g 121 x 83 x 47 mm, 448 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Fujifilm X-E4 and the Fujifilm X-T100? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Fujifilm X-E4 and the Fujifilm X-T100 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The X-E4 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the X-T100 is available in three color-versions (black, silver, gold).

Size Fujifilm X-E4 vs Fujifilm X-T100
Compare X-E4 versus X-T100 top
Comparison X-E4 or X-T100 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Fujifilm X-T100 is notably larger (14 percent) than the Fujifilm X-E4. Moreover, the X-T100 is markedly heavier (23 percent) than the X-E4. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the X-E4 nor the X-T100 are weather-sealed.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. In this particular case, both cameras feature the same lens mount, so that they can use the same lenses. You can compare the optics available in the Fujinon X Lens Catalog. Mirrorless cameras, such as the two under consideration, have the additional advantage of having a short flange to focal plane distance, which makes it possible to mount many lenses from other systems onto the camera via adapters.

The battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm X-E4 121 mm 73 mm 33 mm 364 g 380 n Jan 2021 849 i
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T100 121 mm 83 mm 47 mm 448 g 430 n May 2018 599i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T200 121 mm 84 mm 55 mm 370 g 270 n Jan 2020 699 i
4.
 
Fujifilm X-S10 126 mm 85 mm 65 mm 465 g 325 n Oct 2020 999 i
5.
 
Fujifilm X-T30 118 mm 83 mm 47 mm 383 g 380 n Feb 2019 899 i
6.
 
Fujifilm X-A7 119 mm 68 mm 41 mm 320 g 440 n Sep 2019 499 i
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A5 117 mm 68 mm 40 mm 361 g 450 n Jan 2018 399i
8.
 
Fujifilm X100F 127 mm 75 mm 52 mm 469 g 390 n Jan 2017 1,299i
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E3 121 mm 74 mm 43 mm 337 g 350 n Sep 2017 899 i
10.
 
Fujifilm X-T20 118 mm 83 mm 41 mm 383 g 350 n Jan 2017 899i
11.
 
Fujifilm X-A3 117 mm 67 mm 40 mm 339 g 410 n Aug 2016 399i
12.
 
Fujifilm X-E2S 129 mm 75 mm 37 mm 350 g 350 n Jan 2016 699i
13.
 
Fujifilm X-T10 118 mm 83 mm 41 mm 381 g 350 n May 2015 799i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The X-T100 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 29 percent) than the X-E4, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature an APS-C sensor, but their sensors differ slightly in size. The sensor area in the X-T100 is 1 percent bigger. They nevertheless have the same format factor of 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Fujifilm X-E4 and Fujifilm X-T100 sensor measures

Despite having a slightly smaller sensor, the Fujifilm X-E4 offers a higher resolution of 26 megapixels, compared with 24 MP of the Fujifilm X-T100. This megapixels advantage comes at the cost of a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 3.76μm versus 3.92μm for the X-T100). However, it should be noted that the X-E4 is much more recent (by 2 years and 8 months) than the X-T100, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that make it possible to gather light more efficiently. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the X-E4 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The Fujifilm X-E4 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 160 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 80-51200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Fujifilm X-T100 are ISO 200 to ISO 12800, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-51200.

X-E4 versus X-T100 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Fujifilm X-E4 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p........
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p........
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T200 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
4.
 
Fujifilm X-S10 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p........
5.
 
Fujifilm X-T30 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p........
6.
 
Fujifilm X-A7 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A5 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p........
8.
 
Fujifilm X100F APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E3 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
10.
 
Fujifilm X-T20 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
11.
 
Fujifilm X-A3 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
12.
 
Fujifilm X-E2S APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p........
13.
 
Fujifilm X-T10 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p........

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the X-E4 provides a higher frame rate than the X-T100. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the X-T100 is limited to 4K/15p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The X-E4 and the X-T100 are similar in the sense that both feature an electronic viewfinder, which is helpful when framing images in bright sunlight. Moreover, their viewfinders offer an identical resolution of 2360k dots. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Fujifilm X-E4, the Fujifilm X-T100, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Fujifilm X-E42360 n 3.0 1620 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n n
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T1002360 n 3.0 1040 full-flex Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T2002360 n 3.5 2780 swivel Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
4.
 
Fujifilm X-S102360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
5.
 
Fujifilm X-T302360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
6.
 
Fujifilm X-A7none n 3.5 2760 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A5none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
8.
 
Fujifilm X100F2360 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E32360 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 8.0 n n
10.
 
Fujifilm X-T202360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
11.
 
Fujifilm X-A3none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
12.
 
Fujifilm X-E2S2360 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
13.
 
Fujifilm X-T102360 n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The X-T100 has one, while the X-E4 does not. While the built-in flash of the X-T100 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The X-T100 has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the X-E4 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, both cameras under consideration feature an electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Fujifilm X-E4 and the Fujifilm X-T100 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the X-E4 and the X-T100 write their files to SDXC cards. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Fujifilm X-E4 and Fujifilm X-T100 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Fujifilm X-E4YstereomonoY-micro3.2Y-Y
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T100YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T200YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
4.
 
Fujifilm X-S10YstereomonoY-micro3.2Y-Y
5.
 
Fujifilm X-T30YstereomonoY-micro3.1Y-Y
6.
 
Fujifilm X-A7YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-Y
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A5YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-Y
8.
 
Fujifilm X100FYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E3YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
10.
 
Fujifilm X-T20YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
11.
 
Fujifilm X-A3Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
12.
 
Fujifilm X-E2SYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
13.
 
Fujifilm X-T10YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--

The X-E4 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Fujifilm. In contrast, the X-T100 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the X-T100 was succeeded by the Fujifilm X-T200. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Fujifilm website.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is there a clear favorite between the Fujifilm X-E4 and the Fujifilm X-T100? Which camera is better? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.


Arguments in favor of the Fujifilm X-E4:

  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (4K/30p versus 4K/15p).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1620k vs 1040k dots).
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (8 vs 6 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More compact: Is smaller (121x73mm vs 121x83mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 84g or 19 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 2.0).
  • More modern: Reflects 2 years and 8 months of technical progress since the X-T100 launch.


Reasons to prefer the Fujifilm X-T100:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • More flexible LCD: Has a full-flex screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (430 versus 380) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (29 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in May 2018).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the X-E4 comes out slightly ahead of the X-T100 (8 : 7 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

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How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Fujifilm X-E4 and the Fujifilm X-T100 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the X-E4 and the X-T100 in practical situations. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm X-E4.......... Jan 2021 849 i
2.
 
Fujifilm X-T1004/5+79/1004/54.5/5 May 2018 599i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T2003.5/5..82/1004/54.5/5 Jan 2020 699 i
4.
 
Fujifilm X-S105/5..86/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2020 999 i
5.
 
Fujifilm X-T305/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 899 i
6.
 
Fujifilm X-A73/5..81/1004/53.5/5 Sep 2019 499 i
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A5..+..4/53.5/5 Jan 2018 399i
8.
 
Fujifilm X100F5/5+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 1,299i
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E34.5/5+84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2017 899 i
10.
 
Fujifilm X-T205/5+ +82/1005/54.5/5 Jan 2017 899i
11.
 
Fujifilm X-A3....74/1004.5/54/5 Aug 2016 399i
12.
 
Fujifilm X-E2S4.5/5..77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2016 699i
13.
 
Fujifilm X-T104.5/5+ +80/1005/55/5 May 2015 799i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Fujifilm X-E4 vs Fujifilm X-T100

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Fujifilm X-E4 Fujifilm X-T100
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Fujifilm X mount lenses Fujifilm X mount lenses
    Launch Date January 2021 May 2018
    Launch Price USD 849 USD 599
    Sensor Specs Fujifilm X-E4 Fujifilm X-T100
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm
    Sensor Area 366.6 mm2 368.95 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.2 mm 28.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 26 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6240 x 4160 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.76 μm 3.92 μm
    Pixel Density 7.08 MP/cm2 6.50 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 4K/15p Video
    ISO Setting 160 - 12,800 ISO 200 - 12,800 ISO
    ISO Boost 80 - 51,200 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    Screen Specs Fujifilm X-E4 Fujifilm X-T100
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.62x 0.62x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots 2360k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1620k dots 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Fully flexible screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Fujifilm X-E4 Fujifilm X-T100
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 8 shutter flaps/s 6 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/32000sup to 1/32000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Fujifilm X-E4 Fujifilm X-T100
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.2 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Fujifilm X-E4 Fujifilm X-T100
    Battery Type NP-W126S NP-W126S
    Battery Life (CIPA)380 shots per charge430 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 121 x 73 x 33 mm
    (4.8 x 2.9 x 1.3 in)
    121 x 83 x 47 mm
    (4.8 x 3.3 x 1.9 in)
    Camera Weight 364 g (12.8 oz) 448 g (15.8 oz)

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