Updated (July, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3 vs Panasonic Lumix FH10

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
290 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FH10

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-XS1

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DMC-XS1's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Battery life Longer battery life 290 shots vs 260 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Panasonic FH10

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Lowest price Slightly cheaper $105.00 vs $130.79
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The best price we've seen is $26 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent ultra compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              DMC-XS1:94x54x18 mm
              FH10:93x55x18 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              DMC-XS1:103 g
              FH10:100 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DMC-XS1:$130.79
              FH10:$105.00
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              24 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Ultra compact

              $87

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $125 - $130

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $120

              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $144 - $162

              3D Captures 3D images
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $110

              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

              Compact

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Panasonic Lumix FH10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $114

              Screen size Larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $98 - $99

              Screen size Larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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