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

Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs Canon PowerShot G10

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

51

Canon PowerShot G10

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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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differences

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)
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Overall image quality
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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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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Significantly cheaper
$399.30 vs $819.00
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The best price we've seen is $420 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
              1.0 cm
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              G1014.6 MP
              X1012 MP
              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
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1019 bits
              X1020.5 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G10156 ISO
              X10245 ISO
              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
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $518

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $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
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $975

              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

              $781

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $589

              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 G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $514

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot G7

              Canon PowerShot G7

              Digicam

              $789

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $375

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Startup delay Much more startup delay

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $431 - $500

              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 More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

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

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