Updated (November, 2011): Compare the Fujifilm X-S1 vs Nikon Coolpix P500

Fujifilm X-S1 vs Nikon Coolpix P100

Winner
Fujifilm X-S1

72

Nikon Coolpix P100

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 114x83x99 mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
190 ms shutter lag
Weight
Light-weight
481 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift

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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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$469.99 vs $505.33
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P100

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Size
Much smaller
114x83x99 mm vs 135x107x149 mm
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2.3x smaller
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
Weight
Much lighter
481 g vs 920 g
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Around 50% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.9" vs 5.9"
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More than 30% thinner
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              X-S1$469.99
              P100$505.33
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              X-S15.9"
              P1003.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              X-S1920 g
              P100481 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              X-S1135x107x149 mm
              P100114x83x99 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X-S126x
              P10026.1x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $345 - $349

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $547 body only

              $447 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
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $627 - $1,550 body only

              $400 - $497 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
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $200 - $248

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $630 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
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $302 - $320

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $351 - $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much smaller
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $381 - $480

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $692 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $461

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $450

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $639 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Does not take movies

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