• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 504.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1008.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Fujifilm FinePix S2550HD
  • Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
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Predecessor:   Canon SX410 IS
SX410 IS vs SX420 IS
Successor:    
General
Model Number: S2550HD SX420 IS
Alternate Model Number(s): S2500HD  
Camera Format: EVF Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $249.95 $299.99
Street Price:   $229.00
Date Available: 2010-03-15 2016-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 15.6 oz (443 g)
includes batteries
11.5 oz (325 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.3 x 2.9 x 3.2 in.
(110 x 73 x 81 mm)
4.1 x 2.7 x 3.4 in.
(104 x 69 x 85 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.2 20.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 1.20 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type:   RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1864 (5.2 MP, Other),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
5152 x 3864 (19.9 MP, 4:3),
5152 x 3432 (17.7 MP, 3:2),
5152 x 2896 (14.9 MP, 16:9),
3856 x 3856 (14.9 MP, 1:1),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2736 x 2736 (7.5 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1368 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif v2.2) JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.3 0.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
1280x720 (25p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Monaural))
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes No
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Fujinon Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 504mm 24 - 1,008mm
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 90mm 4.3 - 180.6mm
Zoom Ratio: 18.00x 42.00x
Aperture Range: F3.1 / F6.4 (wide); F5.6 / F11 (tele), with ND filter f/3.5 (W) / f/6.6 (T) - ??
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 2 - 100 cm
0.8 - 39.4 in
0 - 50 cm
0.0 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 6.3x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF: Center, Multi, Area, Tracking; Single AF, Continuous AF Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF; 0.2-inch, 200K dot color LCD; Approx. 99% coverage  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution:   n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 230,400 dots (76,800 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:   10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   1600
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*, 6400* (3mpix or below) Auto, ISO 100 - 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm white), Fluorescent light (Cool white), Incandescent light, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 8 sec 1/4000 - 15 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 256-zone Multi, Average, Spot Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night(Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Natural Light, Natural Light & with Flash, Beach, Party, Flower, Text, Smile, Zoom Bracketing, Panorama Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2, 10, Custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Forced, Suppressed, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction Forced, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Wide: approx. 40 cm�8 m/1.3 ft.�26.2 ft., Tele: approx. 2.5 m�4.4 m/8.2 ft.�14.4 ft.; Macro: Wide: approx. 30 cm�3 m/1 ft.�9.8 ft., Tele: approx.1.8 m�3 m/1 ft.�5.9 ft. Auto ISO: 1.6 ft. - 16 ft. (W), 4.6 - 8.9 ft. (T) (50cm - 5.0m (W), (1.4m - 2.7m (T))
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Monaural))
Included Memory: 23.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.80  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.3 0.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 3  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.64 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.77 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.122 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 4.1 seconds  
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 11.0 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 500 shots (NiMH AA) 195 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:   50 minutes
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA Proprietary NB-11LH/NB-11L
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline or Lithium disposable, NiMH rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 4 x AA Alkaline disposable 1 x Proprietary NB-11LH Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software:    
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Dual Image Stabilization (CCD-shift, High ISO), 720p HD Movies, HDMI Output. Available in black or red.