• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 107.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm J20 advantages over Canon SD940 IS

  • Less expensive
    $130 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lighter weight
    99g vs 140g
    Lighter weight

Canon SD940 IS advantages over Fujifilm J20

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More pixels
    12.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • 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 Samsung SL201

Fujifilm J20
Samsung SL201
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $170
  • 1/2.33 inch
Canon SD940 IS
Samsung SL201
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
  • $170
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus FE-3000

Fujifilm J20
Olympus FE-3000
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $140
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon SD940 IS
Olympus FE-3000
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More pixels
  • $140
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus FE-3010

Fujifilm J20
Olympus FE-3010
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
  • $150
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
Canon SD940 IS
Olympus FE-3010
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
  • $150
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX48S

Fujifilm J20
Panasonic DMC-FX48S
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SD940 IS
Panasonic DMC-FX48S
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Canon SD1400 IS

Fujifilm J20
Canon SD1400 IS
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
Canon SD940 IS
Canon SD1400 IS
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
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