• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon S120 advantages over Canon SX730 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    29 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    217g vs 300g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.8 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX730 HS advantages over Canon S120

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    960 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    17 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Canon S120
Fujifilm XF1
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon SX730 HS
Fujifilm XF1
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm XQ1

Canon S120
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $500
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
Canon SX730 HS
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $500
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm XQ2

Canon S120
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon SX730 HS
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Canon S120
Panasonic ZS70
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon SX730 HS
Panasonic ZS70
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Canon S120
Canon SX740 HS
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon SX730 HS
Canon SX740 HS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
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