Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix x20

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
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
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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Advantages of the Canon G12

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Battery life Longer battery life 350 shots vs 270 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Size Slightly smaller 112x76x48 mm vs 117x70x57 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.9" vs 2.2"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $509.00 vs $598.00
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The best price we've seen is $89 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm x20

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the x20's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The x20's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 12 fps vs 2 fps
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6x faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Weight Slightly lighter 353 g vs 401 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
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Sensor size Large sensors Help
G12:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
x20:2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Lowest price Very expensive Help
G12:$509.00
x20:$598.00
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm
Screen size Very small screens Help
2.8"
Zoom Poor zoom Help
G12:5x
x20:4x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
G12:15s
x20:30s
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
G12:461k dots
x20:460k dots
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
G12:10 MP
x20:12 MP

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449 - $499

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$430 - $591

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$527 - $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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$332 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$410 - $499

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$749 - $799

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

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$807

Battery life Much longer battery life
Startup delay Less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$849

Battery life Much longer battery life
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p No 24p support
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Pro digicam

$500

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Fujifilm FinePix x20 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$1,144 - $1,300

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$730

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$519 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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