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

Fujifilm X-S1

Winner
Fujifilm X-S1

69

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Nikon Coolpix P100

56

Nikon Coolpix P100

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
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
 
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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
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
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $353.16 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $47 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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.

              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X-S1:26x
              P100:26.1x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $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
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              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
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 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 D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $458 - $669 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 D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $399 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $309 - $1,000

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $362 - $499

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $343 - $598

              Size Much smaller
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $248 - $291

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $328

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $508

              Zoom More zoom
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $334 - $339

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $399

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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