Fujifilm X20 vs Kodak S-1

Portability
83
Imaging
40
Features
59
Overall
47
Fujifilm X20 front
 
Kodak Pixpro S-1 front
Portability
88
Imaging
55
Features
61
Overall
57

Fujifilm X20 vs Kodak S-1 Key Specs

Fujifilm X20
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.0-2.8) lens
  • 353g - 117 x 70 x 57mm
  • Announced April 2013
  • Previous Model is Fujifilm X10
  • Replacement is Fujifilm X30
Kodak S-1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 290g - 116 x 68 x 36mm
  • Introduced June 2014
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Fujifilm X20 vs Kodak S-1 Overview

Here is a comprehensive assessment of the Fujifilm X20 and Kodak S-1, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by rivals FujiFilm and Kodak. There is a considerable difference among the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm X20 (12MP) and S-1 (16MP) and the Fujifilm X20 (2/3") and S-1 (Four Thirds) feature different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm X20 was brought out 14 months before the S-1 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. Each of the cameras offer different body type with the Fujifilm X20 being a Compact camera and the Kodak S-1 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before going in to a complete comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the Fujifilm X20 grades versus the S-1 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X20 over the Kodak S-1

 Fujifilm X20 S-1 

Reasons to pick Kodak S-1 over the Fujifilm X20

 S-1 Fujifilm X20 
IntroducedJune 2014April 2013Fresher by 14 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen sizing3"2.8"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution920k460kSharper screen (+460k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm X20 and Kodak S-1

 Fujifilm X20 S-1 
Manual focus More exact focusing
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Fujifilm X20 vs Kodak S-1 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry your camera, you'll need to factor its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm X20 has physical dimensions of 117mm x 70mm x 57mm (4.6" x 2.8" x 2.2") having a weight of 353 grams (0.78 lbs) while the Kodak S-1 has measurements of 116mm x 68mm x 36mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.4") with a weight of 290 grams (0.64 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are employing at that moment. Below is the front view sizing comparison of the Fujifilm X20 vs the S-1.

Fujifilm X20 vs Kodak S-1 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm X20 and S-1 is 83 and 88 respectively.

Fujifilm X20 vs Kodak S-1 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X20 vs Kodak S-1 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's tough to visualize the difference in sensor sizing just by looking through technical specs. The visual below should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm X20 and S-1.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras enjoy different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The Fujifilm X20 featuring a smaller sensor is going to make getting bokeh tougher and the Kodak S-1 will render more detail having its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop pictures far more aggressively. The older Fujifilm X20 will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X20 vs Kodak S-1 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X20 vs Kodak S-1 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X20 vs Kodak S-1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X20 Portrait photography features
Kodak S-1 Portrait photography features
48
you can focus manually
high flash sync speed (1/1,000s)
exports RAW formats
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (2/3")
73
manual focus
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
provides face detection focusing
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X20 as a Street photography camera
Kodak S-1 as a Street photography camera
58
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (2/3")
more heavy than competitors (353g)
85
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X20 Sports photography information
Kodak S-1 Sports photography information
53
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking autofocus
great battery power (270 per charge)
supports phase detect auto focus
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor size (2/3")
63
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent megapixels (16MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
provides tracking autofocus
good battery power (410 shots)
max frames per second low (5.0 frames per second)
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X20 as a Travel photography camera
Kodak S-1 as a Travel photography camera
61
great battery power (270 CIPA)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors (353 grams)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
66
good battery power (410 CIPA)
decent megapixels (16MP)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X20 as a Landscape photography camera
Kodak S-1 as a Landscape photography camera
56
you can focus manually
really wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
nice screen size (2.8 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
great battery power (270 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (2/3")
missing Timelapse recording
75
manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent megapixels (16MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
good battery power (410 shots)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm X20
Vlogging with Kodak S-1
32
really wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
missing external microphone jack
more heavy than competitors (353 grams)
35
image stabilization (Sensor based)
provides face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external microphone jack
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Fujifilm X20 vs Kodak S-1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X20 and Kodak S-1
 Fujifilm X20Kodak Pixpro S-1
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Kodak
Model Fujifilm X20 Kodak Pixpro S-1
Class Small Sensor Compact Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2013-04-29 2014-06-24
Body design Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by EXR Processor II -
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II CMOS
Sensor size 2/3" Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 8.8 x 6.6mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 58.1mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4640 x 3480
Highest native ISO 12800 12800
Minimum native ISO 100 200
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 25
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Micro Four Thirds
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) -
Maximal aperture f/2.0-2.8 -
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Number of lenses - 107
Crop factor 4.1 2.1
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen diagonal 2.8 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) None
Viewfinder coverage 85% -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed 12.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 7.00 m no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Flash Off, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Slow Sync+ Red-Eye Reduction
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/1000s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 -
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 353g (0.78 pounds) 290g (0.64 pounds)
Dimensions 117 x 70 x 57mm (4.6" x 2.8" x 2.2") 116 x 68 x 36mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 270 shots 410 shots
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-50 LB-070
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) -
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $500 $250