As well as being compared against other compacts, the GoPro Fusion is also often compared to ultra compacts and pro DSLRs. The GoPro Fusion's top rivals come from GoPro (such as the Hero (2018)) and Sony (such as the DSC-RX0)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Fusion compared to other compact competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (30 fps vs 10 fps).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (74×75×40 mm) vs super compact (65×45×35 mm)), is older (april 2017 vs march 2018), is thicker (1.6" vs 1.4"), is significantly heavier (220 g vs 117 g) and is slightly more expensive ($591.40 vs $259.16).

GoPro Hero (2018)

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1 year newer
$259

Significant advantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the Fusion)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (74×75×40 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 117 g vs 220 g
  • Thinner: 1.4" vs 1.6"

Significant disadvantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the Fusion)

  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 30 fps

common strengths of the Hero (2018) and Fusion

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Fusion compared to ultra compact competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (30 fps vs 16 fps) and is slightly less expensive ($591.40 vs $760.20).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (74×75×40 mm) vs ultra compact (59×41×30 mm)), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), lacks and external mic jack, is older (april 2017 vs august 2017) and is thicker (1.6" vs 1.2").

Sony DSC-RX0

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4 months newer
$760

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX0 (vs the Fusion)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX0 (vs the Fusion)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX0 and Fusion

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Fusion compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (digital vs none), shoots faster continuously (30 fps vs 3 fps), is newer (april 2017 vs january 2004), is much smaller (compact (74×75×40 mm) vs professional size (140×111×78 mm)) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.5mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), has a built-in lens, doesn't support an external flash and doesn't have a built-in flash.

Nikon D70

Nikon D70
13 years older

Significant advantages of the D70 (vs the Fusion)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the D70 (vs the Fusion)

  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 30 fps
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.6"
  • Much larger: Professional size (140×111×78 mm) vs Compact (74×75×40 mm)

common strengths of the D70 and Fusion

  • Fairly small: Professional size (140×111×78 mm) vs Compact (74×75×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 679 g vs 220 g