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

Canon PowerShot S120 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Canon PowerShot S120
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S120

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
922k dots
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.9 EV
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

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

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
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
Size
Smaller
100x59x29 mm vs 117x70x57 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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 9.4 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$57.00 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $342 cheaper (7x 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/2.0
Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 60fps
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
12 MP
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Sensor size Large sensors Help
S1201/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
x202/3" 8.8x6.6mm
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
S1209.4 fps
x2012 fps
Common Weaknesses
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
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
S12015s
x2030s
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
S120230 shots
x20270 shots
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 - $798

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 much more expensive
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
3D Captures 3D images
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1

Pro digicam

$291

Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
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
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$283 - $398

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
3D Captures 3D images
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$399

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

Canon PowerShot S120 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$199

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

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$320

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Cheaper
Supports RAW No RAW support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$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
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$317

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 - $403

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

$356

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

$450 - $599

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Lowest price Much more expensive
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$1,080

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$899 - $949

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

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