• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 560.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm J250W advantages over Canon SX20 IS

  • Less expensive
    $200 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 86 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    150g vs 676g
    Lighter weight

Canon SX20 IS advantages over Fujifilm J250W

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    560 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 600 vs 150 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    12.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • 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 Fujifilm J50

Fujifilm J250W
Fujifilm J50
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Canon SX20 IS
Fujifilm J50
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Fujifilm J150w

Fujifilm J250W
Fujifilm J150w
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon SX20 IS
Fujifilm J150w
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FS15

Fujifilm J250W
Panasonic DMC-FS15
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $200
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
Canon SX20 IS
Panasonic DMC-FS15
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $200
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon SX1 IS

Fujifilm J250W
Canon SX1 IS
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
Canon SX20 IS
Canon SX1 IS
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Shoots 1080p video

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ100

Fujifilm J250W
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
Canon SX20 IS
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Fast startup
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