Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs Canon PowerShot G10

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Fujifilm Finepix X10

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Canon PowerShot G10

35

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G10

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2000 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 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" 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
109×78×46 mm vs 117×70×57 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 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the X10's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
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
Overall image quality
Better image quality
50.0 vs 37.0
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Around 40% better image quality
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 14.5x faster continuous shooting
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 10 EV
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2.6 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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
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 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$448.80 vs $849.00
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The best price we've seen is $400 cheaper (around 50% 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1010 EV
              X1011.3 EV
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G10156 ISO
              X10245 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1019 bits
              X1020.5 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              G101,600 ISO
              X103,200 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1037.0
              X1050.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G105x
              X104x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              G10None
              X1012,800 ISO
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              G10461k dots
              X10460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a significantly larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $440

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $289

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $870

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              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

              $518

              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
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $411 - $600

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $645

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Focus points Many more focus points
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Sensor size Smaller sensor

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