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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 vs Panasonic Lumix FH10

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

97

Panasonic Lumix FH10

95

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 94x54x18 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FH10

Weight
Light-weight
100 g
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x55x18 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              DMC-XS1:94x54x18 mm
              FH10:93x55x18 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DMC-XS1:103 g
              FH10:100 g
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DMC-XS1:$112.36
              FH10:$112.15
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              5x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $228

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $137

              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Travel zoom

              $421

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $344 - $598

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Panasonic Lumix FH10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix SZ8

              Panasonic Lumix SZ8

              Travel zoom

              $69

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $96 - $98

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

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