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Advantages of the Fujifilm A120

Weight
Lighter
170 g vs 213 g
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More than 20% lighter
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 1.5"
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2x larger screen
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 38 mm
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Around 40% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Much smaller
110×66×26 mm vs 102×51×42 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 62k dots
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Around 15x higher resolution screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 3 MP
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Capture more than 3x more detail in your photos
Thickness
Much thinner
1" vs 1.7"
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Around 40% thinner
Continuous shooting
Supports continuous shooting
6.9 fps vs None
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Allows taking many pictures in rapid succession
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,600 ISO vs 200 ISO
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The AW120's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1/3" 5.27x3.96mm
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More than 30% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1/2s
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8x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              A120170 g
              AW120213 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              A1201/2s
              AW1204s
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A120200 ISO
              AW1201,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Poor or no continuous shooting Help
              A120None
              AW1206.9 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A1201x
              AW1205x

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