Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs Nikon 1 J2

Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs Nikon 1 J1

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

63

Nikon 1 J1

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm Finepix X10.
Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 11 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
300 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Nikon J1

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
1,200 fps vs 200 fps
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6x higher fps
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
60 fps vs 10 fps
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6x faster continuous shooting
Autofocus
Faster video autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
135 vs 49
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Overall image quality
Better image quality
56.0 vs 50.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Size
Smaller
106×61×30 mm vs 117×70×57 mm
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2.4x smaller
Color depth
Better color depth
21.5 bits vs 20.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 2.2"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight
Lighter
277 g vs 350 g
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More than 20% lighter
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
372 ISO vs 245 ISO
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The J1 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$235.00 vs $398.29
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The best price we've seen is $163 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              X10200 fps
              J11,200 fps
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X1011.3 EV
              J111 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X1020.5 bits
              J121.5 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X10245 ISO
              J1372 ISO
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X1050.0
              J156.0
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $240 body only

              $315 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $57

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $644

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $440 - $599

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 body only

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $700 with 10-100mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon 1 S1

              Nikon 1 S1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $149 with 11-2mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $585 body only

              $490 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Size Larger
              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Nikon 1 J2

              Nikon 1 J2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $288 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth

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              Avatar for djmuzi djmuzi (8:00 AM, October 28, 2011)
              Sensor size of X10 is wrong. Must be 2/3" not 1/1.7"