• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 504.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic DMC-FX35 advantages over Fujifilm S1800

  • Fast startup
    ~2.90 vs 4.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 81 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    146g vs 432g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.9 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Fujifilm S1800 advantages over Panasonic DMC-FX35

  • Less expensive
    $230 vs $350 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    504 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 290 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Less shutter lag
    0.64 vs 0.93 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    12.2 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

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
  • 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 Samsung NV40

Panasonic DMC-FX35
Samsung NV40
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Longer exposure
  • $329
  • 1/2.33 inch
Fujifilm S1800
Samsung NV40
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $329
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung NV24 HD

Panasonic DMC-FX35
Samsung NV24 HD
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 60p video
Fujifilm S1800
Samsung NV24 HD
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • HDMI out

Compared to Canon SD770 IS

Panasonic DMC-FX35
Canon SD770 IS
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Longer exposure
  • $212
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm S1800
Canon SD770 IS
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $212
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm S2550HD

Panasonic DMC-FX35
Fujifilm S2550HD
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Thinner
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm S1800
Fujifilm S2550HD
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out

Compared to Fujifilm S2800HD

Panasonic DMC-FX35
Fujifilm S2800HD
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm S1800
Fujifilm S2800HD
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
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