• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 504.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm S2800HD advantages over Canon 170 IS

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.44 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.1 vs f/3.6
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    504 mm vs 300 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.2 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon 170 IS advantages over Fujifilm S2800HD

  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 81 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    141g vs 437g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 14.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Fujifilm S1800

Fujifilm S2800HD
Fujifilm S1800
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
Canon 170 IS
Fujifilm S1800
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Newer
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm S2950

Fujifilm S2800HD
Fujifilm S2950
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon 170 IS
Fujifilm S2950
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Newer
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon L120

Fujifilm S2800HD
Nikon L120
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Wider angle lens
Canon 170 IS
Nikon L120
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Newer
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Fujifilm S2800HD
Canon 350 HS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Canon 170 IS
Canon 350 HS
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC

Compared to Canon 360 HS

Fujifilm S2800HD
Canon 360 HS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Canon 170 IS
Canon 360 HS
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
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