Canon PowerShot S120 vs Fujifilm XP90

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Canon PowerShot S120
Fujifilm XP90

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Fujifilm XP90 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

4mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, whereas the Fujifilm XP90 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
10x bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a combined zoom of 20x, however the Fujifilm XP90 is only a 10x combined zoom digital camera (10x smaller).
6,400 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, whereas the Fujifilm XP90 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 lower).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Fujifilm XP90 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
Vastly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 250s, however the Fujifilm XP90 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (246s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

A little wider field of view Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a field of view of 100%, however the Fujifilm XP90 is only a 97% field of view digital camera (3% narrower).
2,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a display resolution of 922,000 pixels, however the Fujifilm XP90 is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (2,000 pixels lower).
Twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 takes 230.00 shots per battery charge, however the Fujifilm XP90 only takes 210.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 183 user reviews, the Canon PowerShot S120 has an average review score of 87%, whereas the Fujifilm XP90 has an average rating of 76% (based on 11 reviews).
6 Reasons For
4.3MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm XP90 has a megapixel count of 16.4MP, however the Canon PowerShot S120 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (4.3MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

2.3 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm XP90 has a maximum aperture of 8, however the Canon PowerShot S120 is only a 5.7 maximum aperture digital camera (2.3 bigger).
20mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Fujifilm XP90 is a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 20mm longer than the Canon PowerShot S120 (140mm).
31g lighter Edit
The Fujifilm XP90 is a 186g digital camera. That's 31g lighter than the Canon PowerShot S120 (186g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

£52 cheaper
The Fujifilm XP90 costs £127.99, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is £179.99.
Available from 11 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
4.3MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, but the Fujifilm XP90 is a 16.4MP digital camera (4.3MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

2.3 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a maximum aperture of 5.7, but the Fujifilm XP90 is an 8 maximum aperture digital camera (2.3 smaller).
17% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 120mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 20mm shorter than the Fujifilm XP90 (140mm).
15% heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 217g digital camera. That's 31g heavier than the Fujifilm XP90 (186g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

£52 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot S120 is more expensive than the Fujifilm XP90 by £52.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Canon PowerShot S120, but 12 stores sell the Fujifilm XP90. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over one year older
The Canon PowerShot S120 is older than the Fujifilm XP90 by 23 months.
10 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Fujifilm XP90 has a digital zoom of 2x, but the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera (2x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Fujifilm XP90 has a minimum focal length of 28mm, but the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm shorter).
10x smaller combined zoom Edit
The Fujifilm XP90 has a combined zoom of 10x, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 20x combined zoom digital camera (10x bigger).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm XP90 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, but the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher).
20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm XP90 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Fujifilm XP90 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 250s maximum shutter speed digital camera (246s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Marginally narrower field of view Edit
The Fujifilm XP90 has a field of view of 97%, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 100% field of view digital camera (3% wider).
2,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Fujifilm XP90 has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (2,000 pixels higher).
Twenty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Fujifilm XP90 is a digital camera that takes 210.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 only takes 230.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Fujifilm XP90 only has an average user rating of 76%, but the Canon PowerShot S120 has an average user rating of 87% (based on 183 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 16.4MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2400 x 3000
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1696 x 2112
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 960 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2304 x 1536
 2048 x 1536
 1728 x 1728
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2400 x 3000
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1696 x 2112
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 960 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2304 x 1536
 2048 x 1536
 1728 x 1728
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.76MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 15m
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Dust-Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dust-resistant
Shock Resistant Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock resistant case
Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Freezeproof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 5x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
5.7 8
BEST
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.9
Maximum Focal Length
120mm 140mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range
5.2 - 26 5 - 25
Lens Structure
7/6 13/11
Combined Zoom
20x
BEST
10x
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.03m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.6 - ∞ / 0.1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.09 - 2
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - 3
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800
BEST
6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
250s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 2.3 1 - 3.8
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.7 - 4.4
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 96MB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST
Field of View
100%
BEST
97%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels
BEST
920,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Shade
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 iSAPS Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Landscape
 Night
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Flower
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Landscape
 Night
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Flower
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
217g 186g
BEST
Height
59mm 71mm
Depth
29mm 27.8mm
Width
100.2mm 109.6mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 203g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6LH NP-45S
Shot Per Battery Charge
230 shots
BEST
210 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
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