• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 448.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm JZ100 advantages over Canon SX170

  • Less expensive
    $130 vs $180 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.9 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 43 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    129g vs 251g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX170 advantages over Fujifilm JZ100

  • More telephoto lens reach
    448 mm vs 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 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
  • 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 HDMI output 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 Olympus Stylus-7030

Fujifilm JZ100
Olympus Stylus-7030
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon SX170
Olympus Stylus-7030
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm JZ250

Fujifilm JZ100
Fujifilm JZ250
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon SX170
Fujifilm JZ250
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon A4000 IS

Fujifilm JZ100
Canon A4000 IS
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
Canon SX170
Canon A4000 IS
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon SX160

Fujifilm JZ100
Canon SX160
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX170
Canon SX160
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • HDMI out

Compared to Nikon L620

Fujifilm JZ100
Nikon L620
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX170
Nikon L620
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
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