Let's compare Canon's entry-level DSLRs to the hobbyist Fujifilm X-E4. Let's go through the parameters of these cameras with short comments.
|Canon 850D||Canon 250D||Fujifilm X-E4|
|Year of construction||2020||2019||2021|
|Matrix||CMOS 24.1MP with Bayer filter||CMOS 24.1MP with Bayer filter||Back-illuminated CMOS (BSI) 26MP without filter|
|Ñ Ð º Ñ € Ð ° Ð ½||3 in 1 036 800 points||3 in 1 036 800 points||3 inches 1 dots|
|viewfinder||penta mirror (discounted pentaprism) with coverage of 95% of the frame, magnification 0,51||penta mirror (discounted pentaprism) with coverage of 95% of the frame, magnification 0,54||electronic with 100% frame coverage, 0,62 magnification (larger = better)|
|focus points||45 cross points||9 points (1 cross in the center)||425 points (mirrorless phase sensors)|
|AF sensitivity in dark||-4 EV (level Sony A1)||-0.5 (bottom level)||up to -7 EV (with f1.0 lens)|
|photography speed||7 fps (suitable for anything)||5 fps (braked as in Canon RP)||8 fps on the mechanical shutter, 20-30 fps on the electronic|
|exposure range||30 seconds - 1/4000 second||30 seconds - 1/4000 second||15 minutes - 1/4000 on the mechanical shutter, 1/32000 on the electric shutter|
|declared battery capacity||800 photos (Canon LP-E17)||1070 photos (Canon LP-E17)||300 photos (Fujifilm NP-W126S)|
|video capabilities||4K 24 / 25fps (with extra crop), FullHD 24-60fps||4K 24 / 25fps (with extra crop), FullHD 24-60fps||4K 24-30fps, FullHD 24-240fps|
By the way, the 250D can be purchased in both black and white. The 850D is only sold in black. The X-E4 comes in black and silver (like the model in the review).
Photo with bokeshka on Canon R5 + Tamron SP 24-70 f2.8 GII
Looking at these characteristics, you can understand that Fujifilm X-E4 - a much more sophisticated camera. In almost every parameter, it surpasses the initial Kenons. But you have to understand that this is a more expensive camera and a more expensive system. If the difference in price between the Canon 850D and the Fujifilm X-E4 may seem insignificant against the background of the advantages of a mirrorless camera, then the difference in price of cropped Canon EF-S optics and Fujinon optics will be quite tangible. However, the X-E4 is usually taken with the kit Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 and is not soared (better to take with the second version of the pancake). The X-E4 is such a high-tech soap box that you can put in your pocket and carry with you wherever you go.
Inexpensive DSLRs from Canon have a more user-friendly design, a bunch of buttons, a full-touch screen, very capacious batteries... The Canon 850D and 250D are easier to learn and can handle a wider range of tasks. Yes and choice of optics much wider and more economical.
On kenon DSLRs you can bomb the gardens, shoot cheap commerce, attach a bunch of used optics with Canon EF mount and enjoy savings at every step. These are the most economical options among modern cameras. They can also write 4K, albeit with a strong crop and lousy autofocus. Fuijfilm is more of a fun and entertainment camera for those who are willing to pay for it. It feels more expensive and premium in the hand. The buttons are not intuitive, but you will get used to it over time. The logic is there and you can configure this camera for your convenience.
These devices are designed for different consumers. In general, as they say, everything is tailored to your tasks.
More details in my video review Canon 850D vs Canon 250D vs Fujifilm X-E4:
Also see the comparison: FF vs Crop - Nikon vs Fujifilm
Date of writing: April 2021