• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.4 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung SL820 advantages over Fujifilm XP120

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Lighter weight
    139g vs 203g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Fujifilm XP120 advantages over Samsung SL820

  • Less expensive
    $230 vs $280 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    4 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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
    16.4 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FS25S

Samsung SL820
Panasonic DMC-FS25S
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $175
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO
Fujifilm XP120
Panasonic DMC-FS25S
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $175
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Pentax W80

Samsung SL820
Pentax W80
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Higher extended ISO
Fujifilm XP120
Pentax W80
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus

Compared to Samsung TL220

Samsung SL820
Samsung TL220
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
Fujifilm XP120
Samsung TL220
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Fujifilm XP90

Samsung SL820
Fujifilm XP90
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm XP120
Fujifilm XP90
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Fujifilm XP130

Samsung SL820
Fujifilm XP130
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm XP120
Fujifilm XP130
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
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