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Advantages of the Fujifilm AX300

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Size
Slightly smaller
93×60×28 mm vs 122×61×51 mm
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2.4x smaller
Weight
Lighter
168 g vs 391 g
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2.3x lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 2"
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Around 50% thinner
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Advantages of the Pentax MX-1

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the MX-1's lens captures much more light (1.7 f-stops)
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 33 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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  1. Digital
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Less risk of blur
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The MX-1's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/1400s
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5.7x faster max shutter speed
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              AX3001.2 fps
              MX-11 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              AX30033 mm
              MX-128 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              AX300
              1. Digital
              MX-1
              1. Sensor shift

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