• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.0 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 180.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 288.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm Z100fd advantages over Panasonic SZ10

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.76 vs 1.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 29 mm
    Thinner

Panasonic SZ10 advantages over Fujifilm Z100fd

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.33 inch vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.1 vs f/3.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    288 mm vs 180 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    3 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 8.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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 an external screen 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 Olympus FE-340

Fujifilm Z100fd
Olympus FE-340
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • $200
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
Panasonic SZ10
Olympus FE-340
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $200
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Samsung TL9

Fujifilm Z100fd
Samsung TL9
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
Panasonic SZ10
Samsung TL9
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S60

Fujifilm Z100fd
Nikon S60
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • HDMI out
Panasonic SZ10
Nikon S60
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S6500

Fujifilm Z100fd
Nikon S6500
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Larger lens aperture
Panasonic SZ10
Nikon S6500
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 1080p video

Compared to Samsung WB35F

Fujifilm Z100fd
Samsung WB35F
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Panasonic SZ10
Samsung WB35F
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
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