• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1248.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 2000.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax XG-1 advantages over Nikon P900

  • Thinner
    96 mm vs 137 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    567g vs 916g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.0 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon P900 advantages over Pentax XG-1

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    2,000 mm vs 1,248 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 360 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Higher-res screen
    230k vs 153k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Farthest zoom reach for a fixed lens camera (2000mm eq.); Good image quality for its class; Good vibration reduction; Fast aperture at wide angle (f/2.8); Excellent value for the price.

  • No RAW file recording; Limited capabilities in low light, including struggling with autofocus; Lens not as sharp at full tele end; No hot shoe.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Pentax XG-1
Fujifilm S1
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon P900
Fujifilm S1
  • $625
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Pentax XG-1
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon P900
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $625
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Pentax XG-1
Samsung WB2200F
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $503
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Nikon P900
Samsung WB2200F
  • $625
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $503
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Fujifilm S9900W

Pentax XG-1
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $740
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon P900
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $625
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $740
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm S9800

Pentax XG-1
Fujifilm S9800
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $556
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Nikon P900
Fujifilm S9800
  • $625
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $556
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life
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