Updated (January 2013): Compare the Fujifilm X-S1 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs Fujifilm X-S1

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Really small
Size
Standard size (117×70×57 mm)
Thin
Thickness
2.2"
Light-weight
Weight
350 g
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm X-S1.
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differences

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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Battery life
Much longer battery life
460 shots vs 300 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
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
Zoom
More zoom
26x vs 4x
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Around 42.5x more zoom
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$411.35 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $38 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Size
Much smaller
117×70×57 mm vs 135×107×149 mm
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4.6x smaller
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the X10's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Weight
Much lighter
350 g vs 920 g
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2.6x lighter
Thickness
Much thinner
2.2" vs 5.9"
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2.6x thinner
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
245 ISO vs 216 ISO
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The X10 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
50.0 vs 49.0
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Focus points Lots of focus points Help
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              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              12 MP
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              X-S1Digital
              X10Tunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X-S111.2 EV
              X1011.3 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X-S120.4 bits
              X1020.5 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X-S1216 ISO
              X10245 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X-S149.0
              X1050.0

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              X-S15.9"
              X102.2"
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $345 - $399

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $311

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $322 - $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much smaller
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Pro DSLR

              Size Significantly smaller
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much smaller
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $518

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $645

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $431 - $500

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Lowest price More expensive

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