• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.0 megapixels
  • 38.00mm - 114.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD1100 IS advantages over Fujifilm SL1000

  • Less expensive
    $250 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.76 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 122 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    145g vs 659g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 9 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm SL1000 advantages over Canon SD1100 IS

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 114 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    6 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 8.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 38 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 0.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NV30

Canon SD1100 IS
Samsung NV30
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Fujifilm SL1000
Samsung NV30
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony DSC-W130

Canon SD1100 IS
Sony DSC-W130
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More dots on screen
  • $149
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
Fujifilm SL1000
Sony DSC-W130
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $149
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FS3

Canon SD1100 IS
Panasonic DMC-FS3
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $200
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm SL1000
Panasonic DMC-FS3
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $200
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm S8200

Canon SD1100 IS
Fujifilm S8200
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm SL1000
Fujifilm S8200
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Canon SD1100 IS
Olympus SP-100
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm SL1000
Olympus SP-100
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
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