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

92

Panasonic Lumix FH10

90

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
Great battery life
Battery life
290 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FH10

Weight
Light-weight
100 g
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x55x18 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"

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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 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
$91.10 vs $124.23
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The best price we've seen is $33 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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-XS194x54x18 mm
              FH1093x55x18 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Weight Very light Help
              DMC-XS1103 g
              FH10100 g
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DMC-XS1$124.23
              FH10$91.10
              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
              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
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $83

              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $124

              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

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $165

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $145

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $285

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $410

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger

              Panasonic Lumix FH10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $242

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $88 - $100

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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