Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs Olympus XZ-1

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
200 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Focus points
Many focus points
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Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-1

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 50.0 vs 34.0
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Around 50% better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 245 ISO vs 117 ISO
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The X10 has excellent image quality 1.1 f-stops higher ISO than the XZ-1
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.3 EV vs 10.4 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Color depth Better color depth 20.5 bits vs 18.8 bits
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Distinguishes 1.7 more bits of color
Sensor size Larger sensor 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 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
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Olympus XZ-1

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Aperture Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the XZ-1's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 614k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The XZ-1's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size Smaller 110x64x42 mm vs 117x70x57 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.7" vs 2.2"
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Around 30% thinner
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 320 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight Lighter 275 g vs 350 g
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More than 20% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $279.95 vs $359.95
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              X10:f/2.0
              XZ-1:f/1.8
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              X10:2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
              XZ-1:1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X10:11.3 EV
              XZ-1:10.4 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X10:20.5 bits
              XZ-1:18.8 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X10:245 ISO
              XZ-1:117 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X10:50.0
              XZ-1:34.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              X10:12,800 ISO
              XZ-1:None
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              X10:3,200 ISO
              XZ-1:6,400 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              X10:12 MP
              XZ-1:10 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              X10:460k dots
              XZ-1:614k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $1,258

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $580

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $308 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $200 - $294

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $330 - $449

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

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              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $683

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

              Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $159 - $398

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $445

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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              Lawrence Rand (1:42 PM, October 02, 2011)
              The Olympuus is best, because it is what I have and I love it.
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              Den (11:41 PM, September 23, 2011)
              The fuji x10 has a 2/3" sensor not a 1/1.7"
               
              gocamerago (5:18 PM, September 12, 2011)
              What do you mean it's $249 cheaper than the Olympus? The Fuji x10 is not even out on the market as of this date. It is expected to be around $599. Click your own Amazon link and see how it goes to a completely different camera. Try editing your content.