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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution 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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 6x faster continuous shooting
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 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
Lowest price Cheaper $245.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $155 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $600

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $275 - $387 body only

              $401 - $427 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
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348 - $418

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $309 - $788

              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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $291

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

              Pentax X90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Super zoom

              $229

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Super zoom

              $400

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Less zoom
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $240

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $508

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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