• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm S9800 advantages over Panasonic CM1

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic CM1 advantages over Fujifilm S9800

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 116 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    204g vs 670g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    2074k vs 153k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/1700 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm SL1000

Fujifilm S9800
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $507
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability
Panasonic CM1
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Fujifilm S9800
Fujifilm S1
  • $507
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $524
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic CM1
Fujifilm S1
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $524
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Fujifilm S9800
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $507
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic CM1
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Fujifilm S9800
Olympus SP-100
  • $507
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic CM1
Olympus SP-100
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm S9900W

Fujifilm S9800
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $507
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $729
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic CM1
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $729
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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