Fujifilm S1 vs Panasonic FP8

Portability
60
Imaging
42
Features
67
Overall
52
Fujifilm FinePix S1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 front
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
20
Overall
29

Fujifilm S1 vs Panasonic FP8 Key Specs

Fujifilm S1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 680g - 133 x 91 x 110mm
  • Revealed January 2014
Panasonic FP8
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 151g - 96 x 60 x 20mm
  • Announced July 2009
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Fujifilm S1 vs Panasonic FP8 Overview

Below, we are reviewing the Fujifilm S1 vs Panasonic FP8, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Ultracompact by companies FujiFilm and Panasonic. There is a substantial difference among the image resolutions of the Fujifilm S1 (16MP) and FP8 (12MP) but they come with the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1 was announced 4 years after the FP8 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm S1 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic FP8 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before getting through a more detailed comparison, below is a simple overview of how the Fujifilm S1 scores versus the FP8 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1 over the Panasonic FP8

 Fujifilm S1 FP8 
AnnouncedJanuary 2014July 2009Newer by 55 months
Manually focus More exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP8 over the Fujifilm S1

 FP8 Fujifilm S1 

Common features in the Fujifilm S1 and Panasonic FP8

 Fujifilm S1 FP8 
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S1 vs Panasonic FP8 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to travel with your camera, you need to consider its weight and volume. The Fujifilm S1 comes with exterior dimensions of 133mm x 91mm x 110mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 4.3") and a weight of 680 grams (1.50 lbs) and the Panasonic FP8 has sizing of 96mm x 60mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8") along with a weight of 151 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Underneath is the front view over all size comparison of the Fujifilm S1 against the FP8.

Fujifilm S1 vs Panasonic FP8 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S1 and FP8 is 60 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm S1 vs Panasonic FP8 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1 vs Panasonic FP8 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's hard to visualise the contrast in sensor dimensions only by viewing specs. The picture underneath might provide you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm S1 and FP8.

All in all, both the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same MP. You can expect to see the Fujifilm S1 to render extra detail with its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop images somewhat more aggressively. The more modern Fujifilm S1 will have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm S1 vs Panasonic FP8 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1 vs Panasonic FP8 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1 vs Panasonic FP8 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FP8 as a Portrait photography camera
57
focusing manually
MP count decent (16MP)
provides face detection focus
exports RAW formats
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
21
no manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
low resolution (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Street photography details
Panasonic FP8 Street photography details
58
screen articulates
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW formats
environment sealing
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
more heavy than others (680 grams)
55
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
more heavy than competitors in class (151 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Sports photography info
Panasonic FP8 Sports photography info
58
incredible zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
environment sealing
great battery power (350 CIPA)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,300 seconds)
continuous shooting slow (2.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FP8 as a Travel photography camera
63
great battery power (350 shots)
environment sealing
MP count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
pretty wide (24mm)
great reach (1200mm)
more heavy than others (680 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
56
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors in class (151g)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FP8 as a Landscape photography camera
59
focusing manually
pretty wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
exports RAW formats
environment sealing
great battery power (350 per charge)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
32
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
low resolution (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Vlogging information
Panasonic FP8 Vlogging information
57
pretty wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have external microphone jack
more heavy than others (680 grams)
28
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external microphone socket
more heavy than competitors in class (151g)
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Fujifilm S1 vs Panasonic FP8 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1 and Panasonic FP8
 Fujifilm FinePix S1Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Panasonic
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Ultracompact
Revealed 2014-01-06 2009-07-27
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine V
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 12800 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points - 11
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-1200mm (50.0x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 920k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 920k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 97 percent -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1300 secs
Continuous shutter rate 10.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 8.00 m 5.50 m
Flash modes Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 680 grams (1.50 lbs) 151 grams (0.33 lbs)
Dimensions 133 x 91 x 110mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 4.3") 96 x 60 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 350 pictures -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-85 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SC/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots One One
Retail pricing $400 $300