• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1.5 inch 233.8mm2
  • 13.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X100S advantages over Canon G1X Mark II

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 13.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.7 fps vs 1.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon G1X Mark II advantages over Fujifilm X100S

  • Less expensive
    $759 vs $1099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
    120 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 153k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.21 vs 0.32 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 16 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 8 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Attractive, retro rangefinder-style design; Improved (excellent) still image quality that's even better thanks to second generation X-Trans sensor technology; Great, sharp f/2 35mm-equivalent lens; Overall better operation and performance than the X100; Addition of phase-detect pixels makes bright light autofocusing faster.

  • Low-light AF slow and inconsistent; Video quality, even at 60p, compromised by moire and lack of image stabilization; Combined four-way pad/Command dial means AF control points cumbersome to change; Too easy to bump control dials and change settings accidentally (especially the EV dial).

  • Wider, longer, faster lens than predecessor, with good overall optical quality; Faster AF performance; Closer macro shooting; Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC with remote shooting; Decent JPEG burst performance; Excellent build quality.

  • Localized flare issue when wide open; No real net improvement in image quality over predecessor; Slow burst mode when shooting RAW files; Poor battery life; Video quality is so-so (not like Canon DSLRs).

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X100

Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 24p video
Canon G1X Mark II
Fujifilm X100
  • $804
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100T
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • External Mic Jack
Canon G1X Mark II
Fujifilm X100T
  • $804
  • 1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Fujifilm X100S
Panasonic LX100
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon G1X Mark II
Panasonic LX100
  • $804
  • 1.5 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Fujifilm X100S
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $935
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon G1X Mark II
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $804
  • 1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $935
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100F
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • External Mic Jack
Canon G1X Mark II
Fujifilm X100F
  • $804
  • 1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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