Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Canon PowerShot S200 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

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Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S120

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1500 ms startup delay
 

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 S120

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Size
Smaller
100x59x29 mm vs 117x70x57 mm
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2.7x smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the S120'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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$359.95 vs $599.00
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The best price we've seen is $239 cheaper (around 40% 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
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 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Battery life
Longer battery life
270 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 9.4 fps
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Around 30% 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
S120: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
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
12 MP
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S120:5x
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
S120:15s
x20:30s
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
12 MP

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $578

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Light sensitivity Significantly lower maximum light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Weight Is slightly heavier
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$340 - $348

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
3D Captures 3D images
Thickness Is thicker
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1

Pro digicam

$259 - $396

HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$260

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
3D Captures 3D images
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

$372

Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Placeholder

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$619 - $648

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

Canon PowerShot S120 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179 - $349

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Cheaper
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$80

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Cheaper
Supports RAW No RAW support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen No touch screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $368

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$245 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen

Fujifilm FinePix x20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$400 - $659

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

$671

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

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