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

Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
200 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm Finepix X10.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
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 10.1 EV
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2.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Size
Smaller
117×70×57 mm vs 124×90×74 mm
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More than 40% smaller
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
Slightly cheaper
$399.30 vs $675.00
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The best price we've seen is $276 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G10

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Screen size
Larger screen
3" 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
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 2 f-stops 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 Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              X10Tunnel
              DMC-G10Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X1011.3 EV
              DMC-G1010.1 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X1020.5 bits
              DMC-G1021.2 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X10245 ISO
              DMC-G10411 ISO
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X1050.0
              DMC-G1052.0
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $974

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $518

              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

              $448

              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
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $431 - $500

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $645

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

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $180

              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-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $330 body only

              $689 with 14-45mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Smaller
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Samsung GX-10

              Samsung GX-10

              Entry-level DSLR

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $433 body only

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $916 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $160 body only

              $280 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality

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