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Fujifilm X-S20 vs Pentax Q-S1

Portability
72
Imaging
74
Features
92
Overall
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Fujifilm X-S20 front
 
Pentax Q-S1 front
Portability
92
Imaging
38
Features
54
Overall
44

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Pentax Q-S1 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
  • Introduced May 2023
  • Old Model is Fujifilm X-S10
Pentax Q-S1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax Q Mount
  • 203g - 105 x 58 x 34mm
  • Released August 2014
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Fujifilm X-S20 vs Pentax Q-S1 Overview

Let's look much closer at the Fujifilm X-S20 vs Pentax Q-S1, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras by competitors FujiFilm and Pentax. There exists a sizable gap between the resolutions of the X-S20 (26MP) and Q-S1 (12MP) and the X-S20 (APS-C) and Q-S1 (1/1.7") come with totally different sensor sizing.

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The X-S20 was unveiled 8 years after the Q-S1 which is quite a significant difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras offer different body type with the Fujifilm X-S20 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Pentax Q-S1 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a concise summary of how the X-S20 matches up versus the Q-S1 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-S20 over the Pentax Q-S1

 X-S20 Q-S1 
ReleasedMay 2023August 2014Newer by 108 months
Display typeFully articulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution1840k460kCrisper display (+1380k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Pentax Q-S1 over the Fujifilm X-S20

 Q-S1 X-S20 

Common features in the Fujifilm X-S20 and Pentax Q-S1

 X-S20 Q-S1 
Manually focus Dial exact focus
Display sizing3.00"3"Equivalent display measurement

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Pentax Q-S1 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to travel with your camera regularly, you will have to factor in its weight and volume. The Fujifilm X-S20 enjoys exterior measurements of 127mm x 85mm x 65mm (5.0" x 3.3" x 2.6") and a weight of 491 grams (1.08 lbs) and the Pentax Q-S1 has sizing of 105mm x 58mm x 34mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") with a weight of 203 grams (0.45 lbs).

Check the Fujifilm X-S20 vs Pentax Q-S1 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are working with at the time. Here is the front view sizing comparison of the X-S20 vs the Q-S1.

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Pentax Q-S1 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the X-S20 and Q-S1 is 72 and 92 respectively.

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Pentax Q-S1 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Pentax Q-S1 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is tough to envision the difference between sensor dimensions only by going over technical specs. The picture underneath might give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the X-S20 and Q-S1.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras offer different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The X-S20 using its larger sensor will make getting shallower depth of field less difficult and the Fujifilm X-S20 will offer greater detail having an extra 14MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop pics a little more aggressively. The younger X-S20 will have an edge in sensor tech.

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Pentax Q-S1 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Pentax Q-S1 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Pentax Q-S1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Portrait photography highlights
Pentax Q-S1 Portrait photography highlights
84
manual focus
MP count excellent (26 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
includes face detect focus
saves RAW formats
46
manual focus
has face detect focusing
supports RAW files
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Street photography features
Pentax Q-S1 Street photography features
75
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
comes with focus via touch
heavier than competition in class (491g)
69
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
supports RAW files
lighter than competition in class (203 grams)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 as a Sports photography camera
Pentax Q-S1 as a Sports photography camera
87
silent shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count excellent (26 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
better than average battery (750 per charge)
comes with phase detect auto focus
37
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
has tracking focus
max fps very slow (5.0 frames/s)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
low battery pack (250 CIPA)
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Travel photography features
Pentax Q-S1 Travel photography features
77
better than average battery (750 CIPA)
connects via bluetooth
comes with focus via touch
MP count excellent (26 megapixels)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
heavier than competition in class (491g)
60
lighter than competition in class (203g)
built-in flash
low battery pack (250 shots)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
does not offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Landscape photography information
Pentax Q-S1 Landscape photography information
86
manual focus
swap lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
nice screen size (3.00")
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count excellent (26 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
saves RAW formats
better than average battery (750 CIPA)
55
manual focus
switch lenses (Pentax Q mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
supports RAW files
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
low battery pack (250 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Vlogging details
Pentax Q-S1 Vlogging details
77
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes face detect focus
high quality video (6240 x 4160 pxls)
does have mic socket
heavier than competition in class (491g)
35
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
has face detect focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (203g)
does not offer selfie friendly display
lack of mic support
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Fujifilm X-S20 vs Pentax Q-S1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-S20 and Pentax Q-S1
 Fujifilm X-S20Pentax Q-S1
General Information
Company FujiFilm Pentax
Model Fujifilm X-S20 Pentax Q-S1
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Introduced 2023-05-24 2014-08-04
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor - Q Engine
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.6mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area 366.6mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 26MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 6240 x 4160 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 12800 12800
Maximum enhanced ISO 51200 -
Minimum native ISO 160 100
RAW format
Minimum enhanced ISO 80 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to 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
Number of focus points 425 -
Lens
Lens mounting type Fujifilm X Pentax Q
Available lenses 86 8
Focal length multiplier 1.5 4.8
Screen
Display type Fully articulated Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.00 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 1,840k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x -
Features
Min shutter speed 900 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/8000 secs
Max quiet shutter speed 1/32000 secs -
Continuous shutter rate 8.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 7.00 m (at ISO 200) 4.90 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, on, slow sync, manual, commander Auto, redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/180 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
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 (30,25, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30, 25, 24p), 640 x 480 (30, 25, 24p)
Maximum video resolution 6240x4160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
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
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 491g (1.08 pounds) 203g (0.45 pounds)
Dimensions 127 x 85 x 65mm (5.0" x 3.3" x 2.6") 105 x 58 x 34mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3")
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 750 photos 250 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W235 D-LI68
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots One One
Retail cost $1,299 $250