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Fujifilm X-S20 vs Nikon 1 J1

Portability
72
Imaging
74
Features
92
Overall
81
Fujifilm X-S20 front
 
Nikon 1 J1 front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
56
Overall
46

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Nikon 1 J1 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-S20
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 160 - 12800 (Bump to 51200)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 6240 x 4160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 491g - 127 x 85 x 65mm
  • Released May 2023
  • Replaced the Fujifilm X-S10
Nikon 1 J1
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon 1 Mount
  • 234g - 106 x 61 x 30mm
  • Released January 2012
  • Successor is Nikon 1 J2
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Fujifilm X-S20 vs Nikon 1 J1 Overview

Lets look more closely at the Fujifilm X-S20 versus Nikon 1 J1, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Nikon. There is a substantial difference between the sensor resolutions of the X-S20 (26MP) and 1 J1 (10MP) and the X-S20 (APS-C) and 1 J1 (1") provide different sensor sizes.

Photography Glossary

The X-S20 was introduced 11 years after the 1 J1 which is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras have different body design with the Fujifilm X-S20 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Nikon 1 J1 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before going right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a short overview of how the X-S20 grades vs the 1 J1 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-S20 over the Nikon 1 J1

 X-S20 1 J1 
ReleasedMay 2023January 2012More modern by 139 months
Display typeFully articulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution1840k460kSharper display (+1380k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon 1 J1 over the Fujifilm X-S20

 1 J1 X-S20 

Common features in the Fujifilm X-S20 and Nikon 1 J1

 X-S20 1 J1 
Focus manually Very exact focus
Display dimensions3.00"3"Equal display dimensions

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Nikon 1 J1 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry around your camera, you have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm X-S20 enjoys exterior measurements of 127mm x 85mm x 65mm (5.0" x 3.3" x 2.6") accompanied by a weight of 491 grams (1.08 lbs) while the Nikon 1 J1 has dimensions of 106mm x 61mm x 30mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 234 grams (0.52 lbs).

Compare the Fujifilm X-S20 versus Nikon 1 J1 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are utilising at that moment. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the X-S20 against the 1 J1.

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Nikon 1 J1 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the X-S20 and 1 J1 is 72 and 91 respectively.

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Nikon 1 J1 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Nikon 1 J1 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very hard to imagine the gap between sensor sizes only by reviewing specs. The image underneath should provide you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the X-S20 and 1 J1.

All in all, both of the cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The X-S20 having a larger sensor is going to make shooting shallower DOF simpler and the Fujifilm X-S20 will offer you greater detail using its extra 16 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop images more aggressively. The more modern X-S20 should have a benefit in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Nikon 1 J1 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Nikon 1 J1 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Nikon 1 J1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Portrait photography advice
Nikon 1 J1 Portrait photography advice
84
you can focus manually
MP count amazing (26MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
features face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
48
has manual focus
sensor size is nice (1")
delivers RAW files
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (10MP)
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Street photography information
Nikon 1 J1 Street photography information
75
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
has touch focus
heavier than average in class (491g)
69
sensor size is nice (1")
delivers RAW files
lighter than competitors in class (234g)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Sports photography factors
Nikon 1 J1 Sports photography factors
87
quiet shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count amazing (26 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking focus
good battery power (750 per charge)
has phase detect autofocus
48
quiet shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
sensor size is nice (1")
has tracking autofocus
comes with phase detect auto focus
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (10MP)
terrible battery life (230 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Travel photography information
Nikon 1 J1 Travel photography information
77
good battery power (750 CIPA)
connects via bluetooth
has touch focus
MP count amazing (26 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
heavier than average in class (491 grams)
60
lighter than competitors in class (234g)
flash built-in
terrible battery life (230 per charge)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Landscape photography details
Nikon 1 J1 Landscape photography details
86
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen size is good (3.00 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count amazing (26 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
no low pass filter
exports RAW formats
good battery power (750 per charge)
56
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon 1 mount)
good sized screen (3 inches)
sensor size is nice (1")
delivers RAW files
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (10MP)
terrible battery life (230 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Vlogging factors
Nikon 1 J1 Vlogging factors
77
selfie friendly screen
touch screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detect autofocus
high video quality (6240 x 4160 pixels)
has mic jack
heavier than average in class (491g)
30
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competitors in class (234g)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
missing external microphone jack
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Fujifilm X-S20 vs Nikon 1 J1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-S20 and Nikon 1 J1
 Fujifilm X-S20Nikon 1 J1
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Nikon
Model Fujifilm X-S20 Nikon 1 J1
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2023-05-24 2012-01-20
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1"
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.6mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area 366.6mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 26 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6240 x 4160 3872 x 2592
Max native ISO 12800 6400
Max enhanced ISO 51200 -
Min native ISO 160 100
RAW images
Min enhanced ISO 80 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 425 135
Lens
Lens mounting type Fujifilm X Nikon 1
Number of lenses 86 13
Crop factor 1.5 2.7
Screen
Display type Fully articulated Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.00 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 1,840k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 900 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/32000 secs 1/16000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 8.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.00 m (at ISO 200) 5.00 m
Flash modes Auto, on, slow sync, manual, commander Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/180 secs 1/60 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 6240 x 4160 @30p, 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 1072 x 720 (60 fps) 640 x 240 (400), 320 x 120 (1200)
Max video resolution 6240x4160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 491 grams (1.08 lb) 234 grams (0.52 lb)
Physical dimensions 127 x 85 x 65mm (5.0" x 3.3" x 2.6") 106 x 61 x 30mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 56
DXO Color Depth score not tested 21.5
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 11.0
DXO Low light score not tested 372
Other
Battery life 750 images 230 images
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W235 EN-EL20
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots 1 1
Retail pricing $1,299 $625