Fujifilm S8600 vs Zeiss ZX1

Portability
76
Imaging
42
Features
41
Overall
41
Fujifilm FinePix S8600 front
 
Zeiss ZX1 front
Portability
67
Imaging
81
Features
62
Overall
73

Fujifilm S8600 vs Zeiss ZX1 Key Specs

Fujifilm S8600
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-900mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 450g - 121 x 81 x 65mm
  • Revealed January 2014
Zeiss ZX1
(Full Review)
  • 37MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 4.34" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 51200
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 35mm (F2-22) lens
  • 800g - 142 x 93 x 46mm
  • Introduced September 2018
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Fujifilm S8600 vs Zeiss ZX1 Overview

Following is a extended analysis of the Fujifilm S8600 vs Zeiss ZX1, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Large Sensor Compact by competitors FujiFilm and Zeiss. There exists a noticeable gap between the resolutions of the Fujifilm S8600 (16MP) and ZX1 (37MP) and the Fujifilm S8600 (1/2.3") and ZX1 (Full frame) come with totally different sensor sizes.

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The Fujifilm S8600 was announced 5 years earlier than the ZX1 which is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm S8600 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Zeiss ZX1 being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before getting in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a brief summary of how the Fujifilm S8600 grades versus the ZX1 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8600 over the Zeiss ZX1

 Fujifilm S8600 ZX1 

Reasons to pick Zeiss ZX1 over the Fujifilm S8600

 ZX1 Fujifilm S8600 
IntroducedSeptember 2018January 2014More modern by 57 months
Manual focus Very accurate focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimension4.34"3"Larger display (+1.34")
Display resolution2765k460kSharper display (+2305k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm S8600 and Zeiss ZX1

 Fujifilm S8600 ZX1 
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Fujifilm S8600 vs Zeiss ZX1 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry around your camera, you have to factor in its weight and volume. The Fujifilm S8600 features outside measurements of 121mm x 81mm x 65mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 2.6") and a weight of 450 grams (0.99 lbs) whilst the Zeiss ZX1 has sizing of 142mm x 93mm x 46mm (5.6" x 3.7" x 1.8") along with a weight of 800 grams (1.76 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you use during that time. The following is the front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm S8600 versus the ZX1.

Fujifilm S8600 vs Zeiss ZX1 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm S8600 and ZX1 is 76 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm S8600 vs Zeiss ZX1 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S8600 vs Zeiss ZX1 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its hard to envision the difference between sensor sizes purely by going over a spec sheet. The pic below might offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm S8600 and ZX1.

As you can see, the 2 cameras have got different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The Fujifilm S8600 using its tinier sensor will make getting shallower DOF tougher and the Zeiss ZX1 will deliver greater detail with its extra 21MP. Greater resolution will also let you crop photos much more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm S8600 is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Fujifilm S8600 vs Zeiss ZX1 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S8600 vs Zeiss ZX1 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S8600 vs Zeiss ZX1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S8600 Portrait photography advice
Zeiss ZX1 Portrait photography advice
38
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
has face detect focusing
no manual focus
external flash not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
88
has manual focus
great megapixels (37 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
has face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S8600 Street photography information
Zeiss ZX1 Street photography information
50
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
71
screen can move to multiple angles
large sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
provides touch focus
above average ISO range (51,200)
lack of image stabilization
more heavy than others (800g)
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S8600 Sports photography info
Zeiss ZX1 Sports photography info
56
excellent zoom range (25-900mm 36.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has tracking focus
great battery pack (410 CIPA)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
65
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
great megapixels (37MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
has tracking focus
focal length is fixed (35mm)
slow fps (3.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S8600 Travel photography highlights
Zeiss ZX1 Travel photography highlights
63
great battery pack (410 shots)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
very long reach (900mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
65
connects via bluetooth
provides touch focus
great megapixels (37 megapixels)
fast maximum aperture (f2)
missing Timelapse function
more heavy than others (800 grams)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S8600
Landscape photography with Zeiss ZX1
47
reasonably wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
great battery pack (410 CIPA)
no manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
70
has manual focus
fast maximum aperture (f2)
lovely big screen (4.34 inches)
great megapixels (37MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
above average ISO range (51,200)
exports RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (35mm)
lack of image stabilization
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S8600 Vlogging info
Zeiss ZX1 Vlogging info
27
reasonably wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect focusing
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have mic socket
31
fast maximum aperture (f2)
touch screen
has face detect focusing
great video quality (3840 x 2160 pxls)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
missing microphone socket
more heavy than others (800 grams)
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Fujifilm S8600 vs Zeiss ZX1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S8600 and Zeiss ZX1
 Fujifilm FinePix S8600Zeiss ZX1
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Zeiss
Model type Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Zeiss ZX1
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2014-01-06 2018-09-27
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Full frame
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 37MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 7488 x 4992
Max native ISO 6400 51200
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points - 255
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-900mm (36.0x) 35mm (1x)
Max aperture f/2.9-6.5 f/2-22
Macro focusing distance 7cm -
Crop factor 5.8 1
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display size 3" 4.34"
Resolution of display 460k dots 2,765k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 6,221k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting rate 8.0 frames/s 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 6.00 m no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow synchro no built-in flash
Hot shoe
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 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 450 grams (0.99 lbs) 800 grams (1.76 lbs)
Dimensions 121 x 81 x 65mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 2.6") 142 x 93 x 46mm (5.6" x 3.7" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 410 photos -
Form of battery AA -
Battery ID 3 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC 512GB internal
Card slots One One
Retail price $200 -