Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Canon PowerShot G1X vs Fujifilm Finepix X10

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Canon PowerShot G1X

72

Fujifilm Finepix X10

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1900 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
200 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G1X. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm Finepix X10.

differences

Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Overall image quality
Better image quality
60.0 vs 50.0
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20% better image quality
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Color depth
Better color depth
21.7 bits vs 20.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Sensor size
Larger sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
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More than 4.5x larger sensor
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
644 ISO vs 245 ISO
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The G1X has excellent image quality 1.4 f-stops higher ISO than the X10
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 20x closer to the lens
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the X10's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Size
Smaller
117x70x57 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight
Lighter
350 g vs 492 g
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Around 30% lighter
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
300 shots vs 250 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Slightly thinner
2.2" vs 2.6"
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More than 10% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X10.8 EV
              X1011.3 EV
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1X21.7 bits
              X1020.5 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G1X644 ISO
              X10245 ISO
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X60.0
              X1050.0
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $57

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $783

              Thickness Is thinner
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $440 - $599

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $991

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $649

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $645

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Larger screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $800 - $896 body only

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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              Lawrence2155 (11:18 AM, March 24, 2012)
              I had seen the comment sense that the written is siding on the G1X..
              F/2.8 will not be better than F/2 and FHD 24 FPS will never batter than 30 FPS.