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Advantages of the Fujifilm X100s

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Sensor size
Larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
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Around 9x larger sensor
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 1 fps
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6x faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Optical vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Battery life
Longer battery life
330 shots vs 290 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Pentax MX-1

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2
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At its widest zoom, the MX-1's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
122×61×51 mm vs 127×74×54 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The MX-1's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Slightly lighter
391 g vs 445 g
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More than 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              X100sf/2
              MX-1f/1.8
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              X100s$347.40
              MX-1$393.71
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              X100s1080p @ 60fps
              MX-11080p @ 30fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              X100sHybrid detection
              MX-1Contrast detection
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              X100s6 fps
              MX-11 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              X100s35 mm
              MX-128 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              X100s6,400 ISO
              MX-112,800 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              X100s460k dots
              MX-1920k dots

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