Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G10 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

55

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Canon PowerShot G10

40

Canon PowerShot G10

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
200 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Many focus points
Focus points
49
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G10

True resolution
High true resolution
14.6 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2000 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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Advantages of the Canon G10

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
1000 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 3.5x more shots per battery charge
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.6 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Size
Slightly smaller
109x78x46 mm vs 117x70x57 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.8" vs 2.2"
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Around 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the X10's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
50.0 vs 37.0
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Around 40% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 10 EV
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1.3 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
245 ISO vs 156 ISO
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The X10 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 14.5x faster continuous shooting
Color depth
Better color depth
20.5 bits vs 19 bits
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Distinguishes 1.5 more bits of color
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The X10's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$400.09 vs $829.95
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The best price we've seen is $430 cheaper (2.1x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
350 g vs 390 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              G10:14.6 MP
              X10:12 MP
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G10:10 EV
              X10:11.3 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G10:19 bits
              X10:20.5 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G10:156 ISO
              X10:245 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G10:37.0
              X10:50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G10:5x
              X10:4x

              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
              G10:15s
              X10:30s
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              G10:None
              X10:12,800 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              G10:1,600 ISO
              X10:3,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              G10:461k dots
              X10:460k dots
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing

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              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
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $829

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              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
              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $410

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $520

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $870

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $671

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $168 - $293

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $519 - $599

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

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