• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 675.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X10 advantages over Nikon L820

  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.20 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.0
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    56 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    361g vs 470g
    Lighter weight
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon L820 advantages over Fujifilm X10

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $339
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    675 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 540 vs 270 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    23 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Really solid body littered with external controls feels like a camera should; Very bright zoom lens; Clever EXR modes; Raw support.

  • White orb problem; EV dial difficult to turn; Below average battery life; Shallow buffers; Occasional demosaicing errors.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon L810

Fujifilm X10
Nikon L810
  • $339
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon L820
Nikon L810
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out

Compared to Fujifilm X20

Fujifilm X10
Fujifilm X20
  • $339
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon L820
Fujifilm X20
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax WG-3 GPS

Fujifilm X10
Pentax WG-3 GPS
  • $339
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon L820
Pentax WG-3 GPS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon L830

Fujifilm X10
Nikon L830
  • $339
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon L820
Nikon L830
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster shutter
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X10
Fujifilm X30
  • $339
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon L820
Fujifilm X30
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
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