• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28mm - 112mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 28mm - 200mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Fujifilm X20 over Nikon P7800

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon P7800 over Fujifilm X20

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Lens zoom ratio
    7.1x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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
    1/4000 vs 1/1000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality for a 1/1.7" sensor; Versatile 28-200mm eq. lens with fast f/2-4 max aperture; Built-in EVF; Fully articulating LCD; Generous set of physical controls; Built-in flash with wireless support; Standard dedicated hot shoe; Full HD and slo-mo movies.

  • Slow cycle times and buffer clearing with RAW files; Shallow burst mode buffer; Mediocre autofocus speed and shutter lag; Sluggish UI at times; Slow to switch to movie mode; Optical zoom not supported during movie recording when using manual exposure modes; No built-in Wi-Fi.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X10

Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm X10
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
Nikon P7800
Fujifilm X10
  • $547
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

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
Nikon P7800
Canon G15
  • $547
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $434
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Higher-res screen
  • 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
Nikon P7800
Pentax MX-1
  • $547
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $433
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Higher-res screen
  • Faster RAW shooting

Compared to Canon G16

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

Compared to Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm X30
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • $599
  • 2/3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P7800
Fujifilm X30
  • $547
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $599
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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