• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 24mm - 624mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24mm - 720mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X-S1 advantages over Fujifilm HS35EXR

  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/2 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.20 vs 1.39 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video

Fujifilm HS35EXR advantages over Fujifilm X-S1

  • Less expensive
    $258 vs $300
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More lens zoom
    30.0x vs 26.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Longer battery life
    More info 600 vs 460 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    687g vs 945g
    Lighter weight
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S100FS

Fujifilm X-S1
Fujifilm S100FS
  • $417
  • 2/3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $800
  • 2/3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
Fujifilm HS35EXR
Fujifilm S100FS
  • $266
  • 1/2 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
  • $800
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm S200EXR

Fujifilm X-S1
Fujifilm S200EXR
  • $417
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More lens zoom
  • $354
  • 1/1.6 inch
Fujifilm HS35EXR
Fujifilm S200EXR
  • $266
  • 1/2 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $354
  • 1/1.6 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm HS30EXR

Fujifilm X-S1
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $417
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
Fujifilm HS35EXR
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $266
  • 1/2 inch
  • Newer
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch

Compared to Fujifilm HS25EXR

Fujifilm X-S1
Fujifilm HS25EXR
  • $417
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More pixels
Fujifilm HS35EXR
Fujifilm HS25EXR
  • $266
  • 1/2 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Newer
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch

Compared to Fujifilm HS50EXR

Fujifilm X-S1
Fujifilm HS50EXR
  • $417
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $329
  • 1/2 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
Fujifilm HS35EXR
Fujifilm HS50EXR
  • $266
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $329
  • 1/2 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
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