• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28mm - 112mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28mm - 112mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X10 advantages over Olympus XZ-2

  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Higher effective ISO
    245 vs 216 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    6 vs 4 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus XZ-2 advantages over Fujifilm X10

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $339
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Less shutter lag
    0.12 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Really solid body littered with external controls feels like a camera should; Very bright zoom lens; Clever EXR modes; Raw support.

  • White orb problem; EV dial difficult to turn; Below average battery life; Shallow buffers; Occasional demosaicing errors.

  • Good image quality for its class; Fast, bright f/1.8-2.5 i.ZUIKO 4x zoom lens; Dual-purpose front Control Ring lets you select aperture or focus manually; three-inch articulating LCD touch-screen monitor.

  • Pricier than many enthusiast compacts; Image detail starts dropping off at ISO 800 and noise becomes problematic at ISO 3200; Lens cover pops off as zoom lens extends, when you turn the camera on.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P7700

Fujifilm X10
Nikon P7700
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $352
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
Olympus XZ-2
Nikon P7700
  • $261
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $352
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Fujifilm X10
Pentax MX-1
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus XZ-2
Pentax MX-1
  • $261
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Less shutter lag
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Fujifilm X20

Fujifilm X10
Fujifilm X20
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus XZ-2
Fujifilm X20
  • $261
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon G16

Fujifilm X10
Canon G16
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $391
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
Olympus XZ-2
Canon G16
  • $261
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $391
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X10
Fujifilm X30
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $546
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus XZ-2
Fujifilm X30
  • $261
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $546
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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