• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 414.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm S2000HD advantages over Sony WX500

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.26 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Sony WX500 advantages over Fujifilm S2000HD

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 414 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 75 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    5 years vs 12 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    236g vs 482g
    Lighter weight
  • 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
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1000 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

  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • 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 Nikon L100

Fujifilm S2000HD
Nikon L100
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Faster shutter
Sony WX500
Nikon L100
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Olympus SP-600UZ

Fujifilm S2000HD
Olympus SP-600UZ
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
Sony WX500
Olympus SP-600UZ
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Nikon L110

Fujifilm S2000HD
Nikon L110
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • HDMI out
Sony WX500
Nikon L110
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony HX90V

Fujifilm S2000HD
Sony HX90V
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony WX500
Sony HX90V
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony HX80

Fujifilm S2000HD
Sony HX80
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony WX500
Sony HX80
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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