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

Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs Canon PowerShot G12

Fujifilm FinePix x20
Canon PowerShot G12

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix x20

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
380 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

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
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
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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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$57.00 vs $955.74
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The best price we've seen is $899 cheaper (16.8x less)
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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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
Aperture Wide aperture Help
G12f/2.8
x20f/2.0
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Sensor size Large sensors Help
G121/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
x202/3" 8.8x6.6mm
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/4000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
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
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
G1215s
x2030s
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
G12461k dots
x20460k dots
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
G1210 MP
x2012 MP

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449

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

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$351

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$487

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$399

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $398

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

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$574

Battery life Much longer battery life
Lowest price Much cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$790

Battery life Much longer battery life
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p No 24p support
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$799

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Fujifilm FinePix x20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$450 - $599

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Lowest price Much more expensive
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$634

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$899 - $949

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

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