Fujifilm X-S1 vs Nikon Coolpix P100

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Fujifilm X-S1

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

Large sensor
Sensor size
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
460 shots
Many focus points
Focus points
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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

Items often bought with the Fujifilm X-S1 or Nikon P100

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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
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
Sensor size
Larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
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More than 2x larger sensor
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 20% 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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$400.50 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $149 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P100

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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
Size
Much smaller
114×83×99 mm vs 135×107×149 mm
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2.3x smaller
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
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              X-S15.9"
              P1003.9"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              X-S1920 g
              P100481 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              X-S1135×107×149 mm
              P100114×83×99 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X-S126x
              P10026.1x
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Super zoom

              $999

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $312 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $304

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $240 - $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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $312 - $398

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $300 - $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $151

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $420 with 16-50mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $426

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

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