• 1/1.6 inch 48.6mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm F60fd advantages over Canon SX120 IS

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.6 inch vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.91 vs 1.58 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 44 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    182g vs 302g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    12.0 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.0 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX120 IS advantages over Fujifilm F60fd

  • Less expensive
    $250 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    360 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Pentax A40

Fujifilm F60fd
Pentax A40
  • $300
  • 1/1.6 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer exposure
  • $300
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Manual focus
Canon SX120 IS
Pentax A40
  • $215
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $300
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony DSC-W300

Fujifilm F60fd
Sony DSC-W300
  • $300
  • 1/1.6 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX120 IS
Sony DSC-W300
  • $215
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX150

Fujifilm F60fd
Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • $300
  • 1/1.6 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX120 IS
Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • $215
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Canon SX110 IS

Fujifilm F60fd
Canon SX110 IS
  • $300
  • 1/1.6 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX120 IS
Canon SX110 IS
  • $215
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm S1500

Fujifilm F60fd
Fujifilm S1500
  • $300
  • 1/1.6 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon SX120 IS
Fujifilm S1500
  • $215
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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