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

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
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FH10

Thickness
Thin
0.7"
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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recommendations

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:$79.00
              FH10:$84.00
              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 Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              24 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Ultra compact

              $102

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $182

              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $149

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

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $118

              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $187

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix FH10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $214

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              $89

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

              appearance

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