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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S120

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1500 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
173 ms shutter lag
 

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 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 Slightly cheaper $446.99 vs $499.99
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (more than 10% 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 1/1.7" 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
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
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
Lowest price Very expensive Help
S120:$446.99
x20:$499.99
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S120:5x
x20:4x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
S120:15s
x20:30s
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Light sensitivity Significantly lower maximum light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$499

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

$348 - $370

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
3D Captures 3D images
Thickness Is thicker
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1

Pro digicam

$368 - $369

HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
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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 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 slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon PowerShot S120 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$228 - $249

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

$331 - $420

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Cheaper
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
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

$299 - $350

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

Fujifilm FinePix x20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$399 - $574

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 X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$1,099 - $1,100

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$599 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

appearance

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discussion

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