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
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1500 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
173 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix x20

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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon S120

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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
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
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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 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 30% 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
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$59.99 vs $326.12
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The best price we've seen is $266 cheaper (5.4x 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
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
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
S120:$326.12
x20:$59.99
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

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$432 - $449

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
3D Captures 3D images
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1

Pro digicam

$305 - $399

Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$260

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
3D Captures 3D images
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Placeholder

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$598

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$449 - $599

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

Canon PowerShot S120 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$170 - $190

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Cheaper
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$320

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
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 - $383

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$699

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

Fujifilm FinePix x20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$420 - $446

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

$506 - $599

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Lowest price Much more expensive
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$930 - $1,149

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$650

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

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