Updated (November, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
True resolution
High true resolution
12 MP
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 128x88x87 mm
Thickness
Thin
3.4"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX20 IS

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Size Much smaller 128x88x87 mm vs 135x107x149 mm
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2.2x smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 3.4" vs 5.9"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 600 g vs 920 g
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More than 30% lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 2x larger sensor
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 460 shots vs 340 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 0.7 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
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
Zoom Slightly more zoom 26x vs 20x
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Around 70% more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The X-S1's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $339.99 vs $549.99
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The best price we've seen is $210 cheaper (around 40% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX20 IS:0 cm
              X-S1:1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX20 IS:600 g
              X-S1:920 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX20 IS:3.4"
              X-S1:5.9"
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              SX20 IS:128x88x87 mm
              X-S1:135x107x149 mm
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX20 IS:20x
              X-S1:26x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $290 body only

              $299 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $200 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $344 - $390

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

              Super zoom

              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $230

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $191 - $275

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $354

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $490

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              External flash No external flash support

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $337 - $471

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $365 - $598

              Size Much smaller
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $374 - $499

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $260 - $305

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $245 - $436

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor

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