Updated (January 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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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
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Advantages of the Panasonic FH10

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Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$88.69 vs $122.20
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The best price we've seen is $34 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-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$122.20
              FH10$88.69
              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              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
              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

              $115

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $178

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Travel zoom

              $60

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Panasonic Lumix FH10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $109

              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $242

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              $188

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

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