• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm XF1 advantages over Pentax WG-3 GPS

  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.20 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.8 fps vs 1.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Pentax WG-3 GPS advantages over Fujifilm XF1

  • Less expensive
    $229 vs $399
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Less shutter lag
    0.21 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    60 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

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
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Cool retro styling bolstered by a quality build and design; Fast f/1.8 lens at wide angle; Fast autofocus and low shutter lag; Tons of customizability and creative options, including Fuji's special EXR and Film Simulation modes; Full 1080p HD video; PASM controls; RAW still capture.

  • Special modes have somewhat steep learning curve; Maximum aperture drops quickly as you zoom; Lens cover doesn't lock when storing; Larger sensor doesn't necessarily translate to better photo quality than competitors; Demosaicing errors and moderately high chromatic aberration.

  • Eye-catching, aggressive styling; Digital Microscope mode with 6 LED ring light; Improved ruggedness; Front-panel monochrome LCD readout; Can power up via inductive charging.

  • Struggles in low-light situations despite bright f/2 max lens aperture; So-so image and video quality; User interface has steep learning curve; Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax WG-3

Fujifilm XF1
Pentax WG-3
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Pentax WG-3 GPS
Pentax WG-3
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Fujifilm XF1
Olympus XZ-10
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Pentax WG-3 GPS
Olympus XZ-10
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XF1
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Pentax WG-3 GPS
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Ricoh WG-4 GPS

Fujifilm XF1
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
Pentax WG-3 GPS
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XF1
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Pentax WG-3 GPS
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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