• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28mm - 112mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28mm - 140mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X20 advantages over Canon G16

  • Slower slow-motion
    250 fps vs 240 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.20 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    11 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Canon G16 advantages over Fujifilm X20

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More lens zoom
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer battery life
    More info 770 vs 270 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 56 mm
    Thinner
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/1000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • AF speed vastly improved; Increased continuous frames per second (JPEGs at 12.5fps vs 10fps in G15); Solid build and ergonomic, comfortable feel; Excellent f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens; Advanced photographic features, including PASM dial and RAW capture; Dedicated ISO button; Customizable buttons; Excellent macro mode; 1080p/60fps Full HD video.

  • LCD screen not articulated; Larger design makes it not very pocketable; Optical viewfinder not very accurate; RAW burst shooting still slow; Wi-Fi is clunky to set-up & no remote shooting capabilities; No built-in GPS.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X10

Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm X10
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon G16
Fujifilm X10
  • $391
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Fujifilm X20
Olympus XZ-2
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $261
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon G16
Olympus XZ-2
  • $391
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $261
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon G15

Fujifilm X20
Canon G15
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
Canon G16
Canon G15
  • $391
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Nikon P7800

Fujifilm X20
Nikon P7800
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $508
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More lens zoom
Canon G16
Nikon P7800
  • $391
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive
  • $508
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm X30
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $546
  • 2/3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
Canon G16
Fujifilm X30
  • $391
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $546
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
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