• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 504.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm S1800 advantages over Canon G16

  • More telephoto lens reach
    504 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away

Canon G16 advantages over Fujifilm S1800

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/3.1
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Fast startup
    ~1.80 vs 4.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 770 vs 500 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 81 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    5 years vs 8 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
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.31 vs 0.64 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.5 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    5 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • AF speed vastly improved; Increased continuous frames per second (JPEGs at 12.5fps vs 10fps in G15); Solid build and ergonomic, comfortable feel; Excellent f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens; Advanced photographic features, including PASM dial and RAW capture; Dedicated ISO button; Customizable buttons; Excellent macro mode; 1080p/60fps Full HD video.

  • LCD screen not articulated; Larger design makes it not very pocketable; Optical viewfinder not very accurate; RAW burst shooting still slow; Wi-Fi is clunky to set-up & no remote shooting capabilities; No built-in GPS.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S2550HD

Fujifilm S1800
Fujifilm S2550HD
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
Canon G16
Fujifilm S2550HD
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm S2800HD

Fujifilm S1800
Fujifilm S2800HD
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
Canon G16
Fujifilm S2800HD
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon L120

Fujifilm S1800
Nikon L120
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • HDMI out
Canon G16
Nikon L120
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon G15

Fujifilm S1800
Canon G15
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon G16
Canon G15
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Fujifilm S1800
Pentax MX-1
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon G16
Pentax MX-1
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
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