• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 504.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 560.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm S1800 advantages over Pentax VS20

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.3 fps vs 1.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Pentax VS20 advantages over Fujifilm S1800

  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 81 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    235g vs 432g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    6 vs 3 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

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
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review 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 S2550HD

Fujifilm S1800
Fujifilm S2550HD
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
Pentax VS20
Fujifilm S2550HD
  • $106
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm S2800HD

Fujifilm S1800
Fujifilm S2800HD
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
Pentax VS20
Fujifilm S2800HD
  • $106
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon L120

Fujifilm S1800
Nikon L120
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • HDMI out
Pentax VS20
Nikon L120
  • $106
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • HDMI out

Compared to Olympus SZ-12

Fujifilm S1800
Olympus SZ-12
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
Pentax VS20
Olympus SZ-12
  • $106
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out

Compared to Olympus SZ-16

Fujifilm S1800
Olympus SZ-16
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
Pentax VS20
Olympus SZ-16
  • $106
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • HDMI out
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