• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1248.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 20.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax XG-1 advantages over Panasonic FZ80

Panasonic FZ80 advantages over Pentax XG-1

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    8 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Wider angle lens
    20 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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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
Panasonic FZ80
Fujifilm S1
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • 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
Panasonic FZ80
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $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
Panasonic FZ80
Samsung WB2200F
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $503
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Pentax XG-1
Olympus SP-100
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
Panasonic FZ80
Olympus SP-100
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch

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
Panasonic FZ80
Fujifilm S9800
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $556
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life
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