• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X20 advantages over Canon S120

  • Slower slow-motion
    250 fps vs 240 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/1.7 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
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.20 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    11 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon S120 advantages over Fujifilm X20

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    29 mm vs 56 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    217g vs 361g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X10

Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm X10
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $339
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon S120
Fujifilm X10
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $339
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm XF1
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $360
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Canon S120
Fujifilm XF1
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $360
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon P7800

Fujifilm X20
Nikon P7800
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon S120
Nikon P7800
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
Canon S120
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm X30
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon S120
Fujifilm X30
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
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