Fujifilm X-S1

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Fujifilm X-S1

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Canon Powershot SX40

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Canon Powershot SX40

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

True resolution
High true resolution
12 MP
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX40

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Size Much smaller 123x92x108 mm vs 135x107x149 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Zoom More zoom 35x vs 26x
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More than 80% more zoom
Weight Significantly lighter 600 g vs 920 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 4.3" vs 5.9"
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Around 30% thinner
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the SX40's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10.3 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 50% faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $315.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1

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External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 2x larger sensor
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Focus points More focus points 49 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Battery life Longer battery life 460 shots vs 380 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX40:0 cm
              X-S1:1 cm
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SX40:380 shots
              X-S1:460 shots
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX40:4.3"
              X-S1:5.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40:600 g
              X-S1:920 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              SX40:123x92x108 mm
              X-S1:135x107x149 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX40:230k dots
              X-S1:460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX40:35x
              X-S1:26x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $363 - $518

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $285 body only

              $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $280 - $319

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $313

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $223 - $274

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $350

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $316 - $500

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $376 - $499

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $847 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Zoom Less zoom
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $299

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Pro DSLR

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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              Avatar for J.R. Sorrow J.R. Sorrow (11:17 PM, November 21, 2012)
              My Fuji X-S1 has 52x digital zoom. Plus the longest exposure time I've been able to achieve is 8 seconds using either shutter or aperture settings.