• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.4 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm XP120 advantages over Canon SL2

  • Less expensive
    $139* vs $649
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Canon SL2 advantages over Fujifilm XP120

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.72 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 650 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    13 months vs 19 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    22 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Higher resolution and better image quality than SL1; Much improved dynamic range; Excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Compact body with improved ergonomics; Articulating touchscreen; Full HD movies up to 60p; Better battery life.

  • Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; Dynamic range and high ISO performance still not as good as leading competitors; No 4K video option; OVF only offers 9 AF points.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm XP80

Fujifilm XP120
Fujifilm XP80
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Higher-res screen
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon SL2
Fujifilm XP80
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP120
Fujifilm XP90
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $132
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon SL2
Fujifilm XP90
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $132
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Nikon D5600

Fujifilm XP120
Nikon D5600
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Canon SL2
Nikon D5600
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Fujifilm XP130

Fujifilm XP120
Fujifilm XP130
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
Canon SL2
Fujifilm XP130
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Nikon D3500

Fujifilm XP120
Nikon D3500
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon SL2
Nikon D3500
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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