• 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 270.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm F80EXR advantages over Panasonic DMC-S1

  • More telephoto lens reach
    270 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic DMC-S1 advantages over Fujifilm F80EXR

  • Less expensive
    $120 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    20 mm vs 28 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    117g vs 183g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.0 fps vs 1.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm F70EXR

Fujifilm F80EXR
Fujifilm F70EXR
  • $300
  • 1/2 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $214
  • 1/2 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Panasonic DMC-S1
Fujifilm F70EXR
  • $120
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $214
  • 1/2 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic DMC-ZS5

Fujifilm F80EXR
Panasonic DMC-ZS5
  • $300
  • 1/2 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic DMC-S1
Panasonic DMC-ZS5
  • $120
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm JZ500

Fujifilm F80EXR
Fujifilm JZ500
  • $300
  • 1/2 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Longer exposure
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Panasonic DMC-S1
Fujifilm JZ500
  • $120
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Panasonic DMC-S3

Fujifilm F80EXR
Panasonic DMC-S3
  • $300
  • 1/2 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $130
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Panasonic DMC-S1
Panasonic DMC-S3
  • $120
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $130
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels

Compared to Pentax RS1500

Fujifilm F80EXR
Pentax RS1500
  • $300
  • 1/2 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $90
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Panasonic DMC-S1
Pentax RS1500
  • $120
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $90
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
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