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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

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
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Image stabilization Image stabilization 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
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.3 EV vs 11 EV
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0.3 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
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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Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 60 fps vs 10 fps
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6x faster continuous shooting
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 1,200 fps vs 200 fps
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6x higher fps
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Autofocus Faster video autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Focus points Many more focus points 135 vs 49
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size Smaller 106x61x29 mm vs 117x70x57 mm
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2.4x smaller
Overall image quality Better image quality 56.0 vs 50.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Color depth Better color depth 21.5 bits vs 20.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Thickness Thinner 1.2" vs 2.2"
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Around 50% thinner
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
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2x larger sensor
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
Weight Lighter 277 g vs 350 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $199.99 vs $330.89
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The best price we've seen is $131 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X10:11.3 EV
              J1:11 EV
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X10:245 ISO
              J1:372 ISO
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X10:20.5 bits
              J1:21.5 bits
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X10:50.0
              J1:56.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $439 body only

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 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
              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-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
              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $245

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $598

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $390 - $400

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $850 - $900

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

              Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $409 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 S1

              Nikon 1 S1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $264 with 11-2mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon 1 J2

              Nikon 1 J2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $316 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
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $325 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Autofocus Slower autofocus

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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"