• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX30 IS advantages over Fujifilm S9800

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/1700 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Fujifilm S9800 advantages over Canon SX30 IS

  • Less expensive
    $330 vs $430 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 840 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Newer
    8 years vs 12 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 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
  • 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

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • 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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Compared to Sony HX100V

Canon SX30 IS
Sony HX100V
  • $440
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Wider angle lens
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Integrated ND filter
Fujifilm S9800
Sony HX100V
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Canon SX40 HS

Canon SX30 IS
Canon SX40 HS
  • $440
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
Fujifilm S9800
Canon SX40 HS
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony HX200V

Canon SX30 IS
Sony HX200V
  • $440
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Wider angle lens
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm S9800
Sony HX200V
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Canon SX30 IS
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $440
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm S9800
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm S9900W

Canon SX30 IS
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $440
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm S9800
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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