Fujifilm X20 vs Canon PowerShot G3 X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

X20 vs PowerShot G3 X - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Fujifilm X20 vs Canon PowerShot G3 X Specs


  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (See through)
  • 71.00mm (2.8") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f2.0-2.8
  • No WiFi
  • 117 x 69.6 x 56.8mm³ (4.6" x 2.7" x 2.2")
  • 353g (11.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X20

PowerShot G3 X

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-600mm (25x), f2.8-5.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3mm³ (4.9" x 3.0" x 4.1")
  • 733g (23.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G3 X

X20 vs PowerShot G3 X: The sensors

The X20 features a Compact sized sensor, while the PowerShot G3 X uses a 1" sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the PowerShot G3 X's sensor is somewhat larger that the chip that the X20 employs at 58mm² (0.09 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Canon PowerShot G3 X

Fujifilm X20 VS Canon PowerShot G3 X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm X20 a better choice


PowerShot G3 X

Higher speed (4, frames/second)126
Auto Focus points (4)4931
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Weighs less (2)353g
(11.4 oz.)
(23.6 oz.)
More portable (2)463cm³
(29 cu.in.)
(63 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X20 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the lower weight than the PowerShot G3 X and the more compact size.

The X20 scores 16 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G3 X


PowerShot G3 X

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)12.0020.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.461.62
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)270300
WiFi (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G3 X are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the X20: that the battery has more stamina, the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 23 points for the PowerShot G3 X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


PowerShot G3 X

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Fujifilm X20 VS Canon PowerShot G3 X Dimensions

Look at front view of the X20 and PowerShot G3 X

X20 und PowerShot G3 X, front viewX20 und PowerShot G3 X, front view

Top view of cameras

X20 und PowerShot G3 X, view from aboveX20 und PowerShot G3 X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm X20

Canon PowerShot G3 X


We recommend Canon PowerShot G3 X as better choice.

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