Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

62

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
200 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

differences

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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Size
Smaller
117x70x57 mm vs 124x90x74 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 10.1 EV
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1.2 f-stops more 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 2.6 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Focus points
More focus points
49 vs 23
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness
Thinner
2.2" vs 2.9"
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More than 20% thinner
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
Weight
Slightly lighter
350 g vs 381 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$400.09 vs $599.90
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G10

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Sensor size
Larger sensor
Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
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More than 4x larger sensor
Color depth
Better color depth
21.2 bits vs 20.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
52.0 vs 50.0
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Almost the same
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
411 ISO vs 245 ISO
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The DMC-G10 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-G10's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              X10:Tunnel
              DMC-G10:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X10:11.3 EV
              DMC-G10:10.1 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X10:20.5 bits
              DMC-G10:21.2 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X10:245 ISO
              DMC-G10:411 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X10:50.0
              DMC-G10:52.0
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              No significant shared competitors found.

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $620

              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $644

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

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $519 - $599

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $587 with 14-45mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Smaller
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

              Entry-level DSLR

              $950 with 75-300mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $470 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $309 with 14-42mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality

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