Fujifilm X-S1 vs Pentax X90

Winner
Fujifilm X-S1

66

Pentax X90

51

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 Pentax X90

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (112×81×99 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
428 g
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

Items often bought with the Fujifilm X-S1 or Pentax X90

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm X-S1.
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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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
7 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 6x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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" 6.13x4.6mm
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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
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Pentax X90

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Size
Much smaller
112×81×99 mm vs 135×107×149 mm
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2.4x smaller
Weight
Much lighter
428 g vs 920 g
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2.1x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.9" vs 5.9"
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More than 30% thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The X90's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              X-S11.0 cm
              X900.9 cm
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              X-S15.9"
              X903.9"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Weight Heavy Help
              X-S1920 g
              X90428 g
              Size Large Help
              X-S1135×107×149 mm
              X90112×81×99 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
              X-S1460k dots
              X90230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              26x
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              X-S11080p @ 30fps
              X90720p

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              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

              Pentax X90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

              Super zoom

              $230

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $549

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $450

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Pentax X70

              Pentax X70

              Super zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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              Fujifilm X-S1 Pentax X90
              Fujifilm X-S1 Pentax X90

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