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

Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs Olympus XZ-1

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

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Olympus XZ-1

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
200 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-1

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

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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
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
Color depth
Better color depth
20.5 bits vs 18.8 bits
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Distinguishes 1.7 more bits of color
True resolution
Significantly 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$199.99 vs $398.29
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The best price we've seen is $198 cheaper (around 50% less)
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
320 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
1.7" vs 2.2"
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Around 30% thinner
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
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              X10f/2.0
              XZ-1f/1.8
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              X102/3" 8.8x6.6mm
              XZ-11/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X1011.3 EV
              XZ-110.4 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X1020.5 bits
              XZ-118.8 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X10245 ISO
              XZ-1117 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X1050.0
              XZ-134.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              X1012,800 ISO
              XZ-1None
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              X103,200 ISO
              XZ-16,400 ISO
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              X10460k dots
              XZ-1614k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $345

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $589

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $966

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $186

              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 S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $218

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              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 Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $1,279

              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
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $399 - $419

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $450 - $599

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

              Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $166

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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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.
              Lawrence Rand.
               
              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.