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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
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
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 
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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
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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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $54.00 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $395 cheaper (8.3x less)
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

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
12 MP
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
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 Common Weaknesses

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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
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $528

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$344 - $673

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Focus points Has significantly more focus points
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
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 much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$300 - $398

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 S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$320 - $442

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Pro digicam

$547

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Light sensitivity Significantly lower maximum light sensitivity

Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$799

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

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$236 body only

$315 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Fujifilm FinePix x20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$563 - $599

Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Lowest price Much more expensive
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$983 - $1,299

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

appearance

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discussion

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