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

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

vs

Canon PowerShot G12

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 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

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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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
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)
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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$599.00 vs $829.42
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The best price we've seen is $230 cheaper (around 30% 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
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
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
G12:$829.42
x20:$599.00
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

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

Common Weaknesses
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 - $507

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$400 - $659

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$449

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

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$549 - $1,227

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

$345 - $348

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 S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$391 - $399

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
External flash Doesn't support an external flash

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$520

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

$830

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

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Pro digicam

$570

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
Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$870

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Larger screen
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support

Fujifilm FinePix x20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$519 - $599

Battery life Much longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Size Slightly larger
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$671

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

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