• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 448.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm SL1000 advantages over Canon SX170

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.9 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 448 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    920k 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
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX170 advantages over Fujifilm SL1000

  • Thinner
    43 mm vs 122 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    251g vs 659g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 9 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/1700 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Canon SX160

Fujifilm SL1000
Canon SX160
  • $650
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Canon SX170
Canon SX160
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • HDMI out

Compared to Fujifilm S8200

Fujifilm SL1000
Fujifilm S8200
  • $650
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX170
Fujifilm S8200
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon L620

Fujifilm SL1000
Nikon L620
  • $650
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner
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

Compared to Fujifilm S9900W

Fujifilm SL1000
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $650
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SX170
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm S9800

Fujifilm SL1000
Fujifilm S9800
  • $650
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SX170
Fujifilm S9800
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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