• 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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Advantages

Fujifilm X20 over Canon G16

  • 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)
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • Slower slow-motion
    250 fps vs 240 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo

Canon G16 over Fujifilm X20

  • Lens zoom ratio
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • 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 shutter
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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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 Olympus XZ-2

Fujifilm X20
Olympus XZ-2
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $374
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Canon G16
Olympus XZ-2
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $374
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon G15

Fujifilm X20
Canon G15
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $434
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More dots on screen
Canon G16
Canon G15
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
  • $434
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • 24p

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Fujifilm X20
Pentax MX-1
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $433
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen
Canon G16
Pentax MX-1
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $433
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Nikon P7800

Fujifilm X20
Nikon P7800
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $547
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Canon G16
Nikon P7800
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
  • $547
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Canon N100

Fujifilm X20
Canon N100
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Canon G16
Canon N100
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
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