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

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Canon PowerShot G10

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Canon PowerShot G10

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
200 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Focus points
Many focus points
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Macro focus
Great macro
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 Significantly 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)
Overall image quality Significantly 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 size Significantly larger sensor 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 30% larger sensor
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.3 EV vs 10 EV
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1.3 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 14.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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
Lowest price Much cheaper $323.99 vs $899.00
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The best price we've seen is $575 cheaper (2.8x less)
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
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 Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              G10:14.6 MP
              X10:12 MP
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              G10:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
              X10:2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              G10:$899.00
              X10:$323.99
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G10:37.0
              X10:50.0
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G10:5x
              X10:4x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              G10:15s
              X10:30s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              G10:None
              X10:12,800 ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              G10:1,600 ISO
              X10:3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              G10:461k dots
              X10:460k dots
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $598

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $390 - $420

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $629

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Canon PowerShot G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $699

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

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $684

              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 X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $780 - $900

              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

              $249

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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