• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 107.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm J20 advantages over Sony HX20V

  • Less expensive
    $130 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.26 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    17 mm vs 34 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    99g vs 254g
    Lighter weight

Sony HX20V advantages over Fujifilm J20

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    500 mm vs 107 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    6 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    18.2 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 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
  • 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
  • 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
Sony HX20V
Samsung SL201
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $170
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

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
Sony HX20V
Olympus FE-3000
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $140
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

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
Sony HX20V
Olympus FE-3010
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $150
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony HX10V

Fujifilm J20
Sony HX10V
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony HX20V
Sony HX10V
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony HX30V

Fujifilm J20
Sony HX30V
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony HX20V
Sony HX30V
  • $326
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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