Updated (August 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot S120 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Canon PowerShot S120 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Canon PowerShot S120
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S120

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1500 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix x20

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
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

Items often bought with the Canon S120 or Fujifilm x20

galleries

Explore our gallery of 7 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot S120.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix x20.

differences

Advantages of the Canon S120

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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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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 S120's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
100×59×29 mm vs 117×70×57 mm
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2.7x smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 2.2"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight
Lighter
217 g vs 353 g
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Around 40% lighter
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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 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 30% larger sensor
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 9.4 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Battery life
Longer battery life
270 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Cheaper
$57.00 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $292 cheaper (6.1x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
S120f/1.8
x20f/2
Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
S1209.4 fps
x2012 fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S1205x
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

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Has a significantly larger sensor
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$411 - $600

Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$419

3D Captures 3D images
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
3D Captures 3D images
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$257

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
3D Captures 3D images
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

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 significantly more expensive

Canon PowerShot S120 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$484 - $649

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$312

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Supports RAW No RAW support
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$260

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$350

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen No touch screen
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$249 - $297

Zoom More zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Fujifilm FinePix x20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Longer battery life
Autofocus Slower autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$1,055

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $499 body only

$560 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus

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