• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm XP30 advantages over Canon SX730 HS

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.43 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    165g vs 300g
    Lighter weight

Canon SX730 HS advantages over Fujifilm XP30

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.3 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    960 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 250 vs 165 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    17 months vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 14.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.9 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 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

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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • 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 Nikon S1100pj

Fujifilm XP30
Nikon S1100pj
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
Canon SX730 HS
Nikon S1100pj
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm XP20

Fujifilm XP30
Fujifilm XP20
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon SX730 HS
Fujifilm XP20
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon AW100

Fujifilm XP30
Nikon AW100
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX730 HS
Nikon AW100
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Fujifilm XP30
Panasonic ZS70
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon SX730 HS
Panasonic ZS70
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Fujifilm XP30
Canon SX740 HS
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Larger lens aperture
Canon SX730 HS
Canon SX740 HS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
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