Fujifilm X-S1

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Fujifilm X-S1

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Pentax X90

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Pentax X90

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 112x81x99 mm
Weight
Light-weight
428 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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More than 2x larger sensor
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 6x faster continuous shooting
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 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 112x81x99 mm vs 135x107x149 mm
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2.4x smaller
Weight Much lighter 428 g vs 920 g
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2.1x lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The X90's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Significantly thinner 3.9" vs 5.9"
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More than 30% thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        X-S1:1 cm
        X90:0.9 cm
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        X-S1:5.9"
        X90:3.9"
        Weight Heavy Help
        X-S1:920 g
        X90:428 g
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Size Large Help
        X-S1:135x107x149 mm
        X90:112x81x99 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
        26x
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        X-S1:460k dots
        X90:230k dots

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $363 - $518

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $299

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $389 - $506 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
        Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

        Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $316 - $500

        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

        $394 - $499

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Size Significantly smaller
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Pro digicam

        $847 - $898

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Zoom Less zoom
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

        Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

        Pro DSLR

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        Pentax X90 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Super zoom

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $190

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Pentax X-5

        Pentax X-5

        Super zoom

        $219 - $324

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $168 - $279

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Pentax Optio 550

        Pentax Optio 550

        Compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Thickness Significantly thinner
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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