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

Fujifilm X-S1

Winner
Fujifilm X-S1

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Nikon Coolpix P100

51

Nikon Coolpix P100

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 114x83x99 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Weight
Light-weight
481 g
 
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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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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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
Thickness Significantly thinner 3.9" vs 5.9"
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More than 30% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
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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 Common Weaknesses
        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
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        X-S1:5.9"
        P100:3.9"
        Weight Heavy Help
        X-S1:920 g
        P100:481 g
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Size Large Help
        X-S1:135x107x149 mm
        P100:114x83x99 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        X-S1:26x
        P100:26.1x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $656 body only

        $399 - $477 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
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 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
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $350 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $249

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Battery life Has a much shorter battery life

        Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $337 - $471

        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

        $365 - $598

        Size Much smaller
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
        Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
        Fujifilm FinePix S1

        Fujifilm FinePix S1

        Super zoom

        $372 - $462

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Size Significantly smaller
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Super zoom

        $255 - $305

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $299 - $380

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Significantly smaller
        Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

        Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $346

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $324 - $347

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $425

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $427 - $447

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $115

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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