As well as being compared against other pro digicams and super zooms, the Fujifilm X-S1 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Fujifilm X-S1's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 70D and the PowerShot SX20 IS) and Nikon (such as the D5200 and the D90)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a marginally larger sensor (2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it is significantly larger (large (135×107×149 mm) vs professional size (123×87×106 mm)), is older (november 2011 vs september 2012), is thicker (5.9" vs 3.6"), is slightly heavier (920 g vs 528 g) and is much more expensive ($1,042.88 vs $299.00).

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SX20 IS (vs the X-S1)

  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (128×88×87 mm) vs Large (135×107×149 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 3.4" vs 5.9"
  • Lighter: 600 g vs 920 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX20 IS (vs the X-S1)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the SX20 IS and X-S1

  • Each supports an external flash

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR
similar age

Significant advantages of the HS30 EXR (vs the X-S1)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 460 shots

Significant disadvantages of the HS30 EXR (vs the X-S1)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the HS30 EXR and X-S1

  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 460 shots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
3 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the X-S1)

  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Large (135×107×149 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 528 g vs 920 g
  • Significantly thinner: 3.6" vs 5.9"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the X-S1)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and X-S1

  • Very long battery life: 410 shots vs 460 shots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash

Olympus Stylus 1s

Olympus Stylus 1s
3 years newer
$441

Significant advantages of the 1s (vs the X-S1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much smaller: Standard size (116×87×57 mm) vs Large (135×107×149 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 1s (vs the X-S1)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the 1s and X-S1

  • Very long battery life: 450 shots vs 460 shots
  • Each supports an external flash

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR
similar age
$299

Significant advantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the X-S1)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 460 shots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the HS25 EXR and X-S1

  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 460 shots
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
9 months newer

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the X-S1)

  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Large (135×107×149 mm)
  • Lighter: 595 g vs 920 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the X-S1)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the SX50 HS and X-S1

  • Each supports an external flash

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is much larger (large (135×107×149 mm) vs mid size (107×76×40 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Nikon Coolpix P7700

Nikon Coolpix P7700
8 months newer

Significant advantages of the P7700 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P7700 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the P7700 and X-S1

  • None found

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
2 years newer
$974

Significant advantages of the X30 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X30 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the X30 and X-S1

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11
2 years older

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the G11 and X-S1

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
1 year newer
$528

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the x20 and X-S1

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
9 months newer

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the G15 and X-S1

  • None found

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
8 months newer
$395

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the XF1 and X-S1

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and X-S1

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
7 years older

Significant advantages of the S3 Pro (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3 Pro (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3 Pro and X-S1

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
1 year newer
$600 (body only)
$567 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5200 and X-S1

  • None found

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
3 years older
$449 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the D90 and X-S1

  • None found

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x
2 years older
$1,495 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-x (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-x (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-x and X-S1

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
7 months older
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5100 and X-S1

  • None found

Nikon D50

Nikon D50
6 years older
$1,342 (body only)
$2,058 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D50 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D50 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the D50 and X-S1

  • None found

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
3 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the X-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7200 and X-S1

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 409,600 ISO), has a slightly smaller sensor (2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs APS-H 35.6x23.8mm), is older (november 2011 vs june 2013) and is much larger (large (135×107×149 mm) vs mid size (119×71×36 mm)).

Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-A1
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the X-A1 (vs the X-S1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size (117×67×39 mm) vs Large (135×107×149 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-A1 (vs the X-S1)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the X-A1 and X-S1

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha 7S II

Sony Alpha 7S II
3 years newer
$2,073 - $2,198 (body only)
$3,000 - $3,228 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7S II (vs the X-S1)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 7S II (vs the X-S1)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 7S II and X-S1

  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
2 years newer
$1,299 (body only)

Significant advantages of the X-T1 (vs the X-S1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Standard size (129×90×47 mm) vs Large (135×107×149 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 (vs the X-S1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the X-T1 and X-S1

  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1
1 year newer
$328 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-M1 (vs the X-S1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size (117×67×39 mm) vs Large (135×107×149 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-M1 (vs the X-S1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the X-M1 and X-S1

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
2 years older
$900 14-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF1 (vs the X-S1)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size (119×71×36 mm) vs Large (135×107×149 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 5.9"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF1 (vs the X-S1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DMC-GF1 and X-S1

  • Each has a built-in flash