Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G16 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

vs

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix x20

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot G15

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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
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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the PowerShot G15's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Battery life
Longer battery life
350 shots vs 270 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
106x75x40 mm vs 117x70x57 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.6" vs 2.2"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$487.00 vs $620.34
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The best price we've seen is $133 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
Sensor size
Larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
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 G15:f/1.8
x20:f/2.0
Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
12 MP
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
PowerShot G15:$487.00
x20:$620.34
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
PowerShot G15:5x
x20:4x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
PowerShot G15:15s
x20:30s
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
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

$449

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$549 - $1,227

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$400

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Focus points Has significantly more focus points
Thickness Is thicker
Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $348

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

$372

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
External flash Doesn't support an external flash

Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$829

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$349

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger

Fujifilm FinePix x20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$519 - $599

Battery life Much longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Size Slightly larger
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$644

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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