• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 624.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm HS10 advantages over Fujifilm X-S1

  • Less expensive
    $500 vs $800 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 624 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    709g vs 945g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    13.6 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Fujifilm X-S1 advantages over Fujifilm HS10

  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.20 vs 1.69 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
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    12.0 vs 10.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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 Canon SX10 IS

Fujifilm HS10
Canon SX10 IS
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm X-S1
Canon SX10 IS
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon SX40 HS

Fujifilm HS10
Canon SX40 HS
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm X-S1
Canon SX40 HS
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Fujifilm HS10
Panasonic FZ200
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $355
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-S1
Panasonic FZ200
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $355
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm HS50EXR

Fujifilm HS10
Fujifilm HS50EXR
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X-S1
Fujifilm HS50EXR
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Panasonic FZ300

Fujifilm HS10
Panasonic FZ300
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X-S1
Panasonic FZ300
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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