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

Fujifilm X-S1 vs Nikon Coolpix P100

Winner
Fujifilm X-S1

68

Nikon Coolpix P100

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
Great battery life
Battery life
460 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (114×83×99 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
190 ms shutter lag
Weight
Light-weight
481 g

galleries

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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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. 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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
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More than 2x larger sensor
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$431.69 vs $512.51
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The best price we've seen is $81 cheaper (around 20% less)
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
114×83×99 mm vs 135×107×149 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 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$431.69
              P100$512.51
              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-S1135×107×149 mm
              P100114×83×99 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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $228

              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

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $299 - $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $303 - $311

              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

              $362 - $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much smaller
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Pro DSLR

              Size Significantly smaller
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $439

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Super zoom

              $290

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $169

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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