Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs Canon PowerShot G12

Fujifilm FinePix x20
Canon PowerShot G12

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix x20

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
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

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

Items often bought with the Fujifilm x20 or Canon G12

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differences

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
112×76×48 mm vs 117×70×57 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.9" vs 2.2"
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Around 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Fujifilm x20

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the x20's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
12 fps vs 2 fps
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6x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The x20's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Lowest price
Cheaper
$57.00 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $392 cheaper (7.9x less)
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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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Fujifilm x20.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
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
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm
Screen size Very small screens Help
2.8"
Zoom Poor zoom Help
G125x
x204x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
G1210 MP
x2012 MP
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
G12461k dots
x20460k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Has a significantly larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
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
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Sensor size Has a significantly larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$440

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$484 - $649

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$289

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 Significantly higher true resolution
Supports 24p No 24p support
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Pro digicam

$389

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

Fujifilm FinePix x20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$411 - $600

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Size Slightly larger
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$645

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$1,055

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$419

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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