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

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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
Macro focus
Great macro
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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $396.80 vs $749.00
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The best price we've seen is $352 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
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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 Common Weaknesses
              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
              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

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $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
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $684

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $219

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $348 - $362

              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

              $420 - $449

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $450 - $520 with 14-45mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Smaller
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $322 body only

              $450 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $272 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              External flash No external flash support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $899 with 14-42mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Much heavier

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