Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G15 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Canon PowerShot G15 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Canon PowerShot G15
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix x20

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Items often bought with the Canon PowerShot G15 or Fujifilm x20

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Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G15.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix x20.

differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot G15

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2
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At its widest zoom, the PowerShot G15's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Battery life
Longer battery life
350 shots vs 270 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
107×76×40 mm vs 117×70×57 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.6" vs 2.2"
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Around 30% thinner
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Advantages of the Fujifilm x20

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Sensor size
Larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$57.00 vs $419.99
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The best price we've seen is $363 cheaper (7.4x less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Fujifilm x20.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
PowerShot G15f/1.8
x20f/2
Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
PowerShot G1510 fps
x2012 fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/4000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
PowerShot G155x
x204x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
12 MP

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$549

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$449

Focus points Has much more focus points
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Light sensitivity Significantly lower maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Has a significantly larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$449

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$484 - $649

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$749

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Supports 24p No 24p support

Fujifilm FinePix x20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$411 - $600

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Size Slightly larger
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$645

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$598

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$848 - $1,055

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Autofocus Slower autofocus

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