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

High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great battery life
Battery life
290 shots
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FH10

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1.

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 4 f-stops better
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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
              Size Very small Help
              DMC-XS194×54×18 mm
              FH1093×55×18 mm
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Very light Help
              DMC-XS1103 g
              FH10100 g
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.7"
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DMC-XS1$117.74
              FH10$128.19
              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 size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Fastest shutter speed Very 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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

              Ultra compact

              $105

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $188

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $145

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Casio Exilim EX-Z300

              Casio Exilim EX-Z300

              Compact

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Panasonic Lumix FH10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $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

              $242

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Olympus VG-170

              Olympus VG-170

              Compact

              $139

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $291

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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