• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 24mm - 624mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 400mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X-S1 advantages over Panasonic FZ1000

  • Less expensive
    $590 vs $739
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More lens zoom
    26.0x vs 16.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Longer battery life
    460 vs 360 shots
    Capture more photos

Panasonic FZ1000 advantages over Fujifilm X-S1

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 2/3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    9 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    73 vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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 panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Extremely compact compared to interchangeable-lens camera with similar lenses; Comfortable grip and controls; Bright, far-reaching 16x zoom lens; Excellent electronic viewfinder; Versatile tilt/swivel LCD; Excellent performance; Great image quality

  • Body materials feel a bit plasticky; Connector compartment door is fiddly; Limited raw buffer depth; Battery life below average for class; No built-in neutral density filter

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX10

Fujifilm X-S1
Sony RX10
  • $587
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $987
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX10
  • $779
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $987
  • 1 inch
  • Top deck display
  • Headphone jack

Compared to Fujifilm S100FS

Fujifilm X-S1
Fujifilm S100FS
  • $587
  • 2/3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $800
  • 2/3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
Panasonic FZ1000
Fujifilm S100FS
  • $779
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $800
  • 2/3 inch

Compared to Fujifilm S200EXR

Fujifilm X-S1
Fujifilm S200EXR
  • $587
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $354
  • 1/1.6 inch
Panasonic FZ1000
Fujifilm S200EXR
  • $779
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $354
  • 1/1.6 inch

Compared to Fujifilm HS30EXR

Fujifilm X-S1
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $587
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
Panasonic FZ1000
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $779
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Fujifilm X-S1
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $587
  • 2/3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • $1350
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic FZ1000
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $779
  • 1 inch
  • $1350
  • 1 inch
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