Since we're on a major migration process of this website, some component documents here are out of sync right now. In the meantime you may want to look at the asciidoc in the repository: https://github.com/apache/camel/blob/master/README.md https://github.com/apache/camel/blob/master/components/readme.adoc
How does Camel compare to ServiceMix EIP
ServiceMix EIP was the ancestor though they both do similar things.
The main difference with ServiceMix EIP is its integrated into the existing ServiceMix XBean XML configuration whereas Camel has more Enterprise Integration Patterns and can be used outside of JBI (e.g. just with pure JMS or MINA). Also Camel supports a Java DSL or XML configuration.
Converting from ServiceMix EIP to Camel
Here's an example of a servicemix-eip route
Here's the equivalent Camel code in XML