Canon 400D vs Panasonic XS1

Portability
69
Imaging
50
Features
33
Overall
43
Canon EOS 400D front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 front
Portability
97
Imaging
41
Features
26
Overall
35

Canon 400D vs Panasonic XS1 Key Specs

Canon 400D
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 556g - 127 x 94 x 65mm
  • Announced October 2006
  • Also Known as EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS Kiss Digital X
  • Older Model is Canon 350D
  • Updated by Canon 450D
Panasonic XS1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 103g - 94 x 54 x 14mm
  • Introduced January 2013
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Canon 400D vs Panasonic XS1 Overview

Let's look a little more in depth at the Canon 400D versus Panasonic XS1, former is a Entry-Level DSLR while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by rivals Canon and Panasonic. There is a noticeable difference among the sensor resolutions of the 400D (10MP) and XS1 (16MP) and the 400D (APS-C) and XS1 (1/2.3") offer different sensor sizing.

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The 400D was revealed 7 years prior to the XS1 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras feature different body design with the Canon 400D being a Compact SLR camera and the Panasonic XS1 being a Compact camera.

Before going straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a short synopsis of how the 400D matches up versus the XS1 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon 400D over the Panasonic XS1

 400D XS1 
Focus manually More exact focus

Reasons to pick Panasonic XS1 over the Canon 400D

 XS1 400D 
IntroducedJanuary 2013October 2006Newer by 75 months
Display size2.7"2.5"Larger display (+0.2")

Common features in the Canon 400D and Panasonic XS1

 400D XS1 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither has Touch friendly display

Canon 400D vs Panasonic XS1 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to travel with your camera regularly, you're going to have to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon 400D has outer dimensions of 127mm x 94mm x 65mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.6") with a weight of 556 grams (1.23 lbs) whilst the Panasonic XS1 has proportions of 94mm x 54mm x 14mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.6") accompanied by a weight of 103 grams (0.23 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you select at that time. Underneath is a front view over all size comparison of the 400D versus the XS1.

Canon 400D vs Panasonic XS1 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the 400D and XS1 is 69 and 97 respectively.

Canon 400D vs Panasonic XS1 top view buttons comparison

Canon 400D vs Panasonic XS1 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very tough to picture the difference in sensor dimensions only by going through specs. The picture here will help offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the 400D and XS1.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The 400D with its larger sensor is going to make getting shallow DOF simpler and the Panasonic XS1 will provide more detail because of its extra 6MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The more aged 400D will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Canon 400D vs Panasonic XS1 sensor size comparison

Canon 400D vs Panasonic XS1 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 400D vs Panasonic XS1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 400D Portrait photography advice
Panasonic XS1 Portrait photography advice
54
focusing manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no liveview
resolution not great (10MP)
31
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon 400D Street photography highlights
Panasonic XS1 Street photography highlights
58
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
64
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (103 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon 400D
Sports photography with Panasonic XS1
41
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has phase detect auto focus
no liveview
low fps (3.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
41
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
provides tracking autofocus
slow frames per second (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon 400D Travel photography advice
Panasonic XS1 Travel photography advice
47
flash built-in
no Timelapse recording
resolution not great (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly
69
lighter than average (103 grams)
good megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (24mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon 400D
Landscape photography with Panasonic XS1
49
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
small screen (2.5 inches)
no liveview
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
no Timelapse recording
39
decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
no manual control
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon 400D
Vlogging with Panasonic XS1
9
no video shooting
32
decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (103 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external mic port
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Canon 400D vs Panasonic XS1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 400D and Panasonic XS1
 Canon EOS 400DPanasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
General Information
Brand Canon Panasonic
Model type Canon EOS 400D Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
Also referred to as EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS Kiss Digital X -
Class Entry-Level DSLR Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2006-10-14 2013-01-07
Body design Compact SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 22.2 x 14.8mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 328.6mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 -
Full resolution 3888 x 2592 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support Canon EF/EF-S fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 24-120mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture - f/2.8-6.9
Macro focusing range - 5cm
Amount of lenses 326 -
Crop factor 1.6 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.5 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 3.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (ISO 100) 4.40 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/200 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions - 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution None 1280x720
Video data format - Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 556 grams (1.23 lb) 103 grams (0.23 lb)
Physical dimensions 127 x 94 x 65mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.6") 94 x 54 x 14mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 62 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 22.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.0 not tested
DXO Low light rating 664 not tested
Other
Battery life - 260 photographs
Battery form - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $600 $130