• 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm F550EXR advantages over Canon SL3

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    32 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Canon SL3 advantages over Fujifilm F550EXR

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.72 vs 1.39 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 3.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1070 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    7 months vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.09 vs 0.22 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm F500EXR

Fujifilm F550EXR
Fujifilm F500EXR
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in GPS
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
Canon SL3
Fujifilm F500EXR
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm F600EXR

Fujifilm F550EXR
Fujifilm F600EXR
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $271
  • 1/2 inch
Canon SL3
Fujifilm F600EXR
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $271
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm F800EXR

Fujifilm F550EXR
Fujifilm F800EXR
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Built-in GPS
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SL3
Fujifilm F800EXR
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon SL2

Fujifilm F550EXR
Canon SL2
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in GPS
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon SL3
Canon SL2
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon D3500

Fujifilm F550EXR
Nikon D3500
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in GPS
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon SL3
Nikon D3500
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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