Canon G11 vs FujiFilm F80EXR

Canon PowerShot G11 front
FujiFilm FinePix F80EXR front

Canon G11 vs FujiFilm F80EXR Key Specs

Canon G11
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 375g - 112 x 76 x 48mm
  • Launched December 2009
  • Later Model is Canon G12
FujiFilm F80EXR
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Increase to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-270mm (F3.3-5.6) lens
  • 210g - 99 x 59 x 28mm
  • Released June 2010
  • Additionally Known as FinePix F85EXR
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Canon G11 vs FujiFilm F80EXR Overview

Below, we are reviewing the Canon G11 vs FujiFilm F80EXR, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by companies Canon and FujiFilm. The image resolution of the G11 (10MP) and the F80EXR (12MP) is very comparable but the G11 (1/1.7") and F80EXR (1/2") feature different sensor measurements.

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The G11 was introduced 6 months prior to the F80EXR and they are both of a similar generation. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving through a thorough comparison, below is a concise summation of how the G11 matches up vs the F80EXR with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon G11 over the FujiFilm F80EXR

 G11 F80EXR 
Manually focus Very exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution461k230kCrisper display (+231k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick FujiFilm F80EXR over the Canon G11

 F80EXR G11 
Display dimension3"2.8"Larger display (+0.2")

Common features in the Canon G11 and FujiFilm F80EXR

 G11 F80EXR 
ReleasedDecember 2009June 2010Same generation
Touch display No Touch display

Canon G11 vs FujiFilm F80EXR Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry your camera frequently, you're going to have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Canon G11 comes with physical measurements of 112mm x 76mm x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") along with a weight of 375 grams (0.83 lbs) whilst the FujiFilm F80EXR has measurements of 99mm x 59mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 210 grams (0.46 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are working with during that time. Below is the front view proportions comparison of the G11 compared to the F80EXR.

Canon G11 vs FujiFilm F80EXR size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the G11 and F80EXR is 83 and 92 respectively.

Canon G11 vs FujiFilm F80EXR top view buttons comparison

Canon G11 vs FujiFilm F80EXR Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's tough to visualize the contrast in sensor sizing simply by seeing technical specs. The graphic below will help give you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the G11 and F80EXR.

As you have seen, both of those cameras have got different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The G11 using its larger sensor is going to make shooting bokeh simpler and the FujiFilm F80EXR will provide more detail using its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop photos much more aggressively.

Canon G11 vs FujiFilm F80EXR sensor size comparison

Canon G11 vs FujiFilm F80EXR Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G11 vs FujiFilm F80EXR Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G11 Portrait photography factors
FujiFilm F80EXR Portrait photography factors
has manual focus
high flash sync (1/2,000 seconds)
supports face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon G11
Street photography with FujiFilm F80EXR
screen articulates fully
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
more heavy than competitors (375g)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2")
has no RAW support
heavier than others (210 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon G11 as a Sports photography camera
FujiFilm F80EXR as a Sports photography camera
image stabilization (Optical)
max fps low (1.0 frames/s)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect AF
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow frames per second (4.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon G11 Travel photography factors
FujiFilm F80EXR Travel photography factors
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
decently wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors (375g)
low megapixels (10MP)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (27mm)
great zoom (270mm)
no Time Lapse mode
heavier than others (210g)
low MP (12MP)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G11 Landscape photography info
FujiFilm F80EXR Landscape photography info
has manual focus
decently wide (28mm)
screen size is good (2.8")
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
low megapixels (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
does not have Timelapse mode
reasonably wide (27mm)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2")
has no RAW support
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G11 Vlogging factors
FujiFilm F80EXR Vlogging factors
decently wide (28mm)
selfie friendly display
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
video quality not great (640 x 480 pixels)
does not have external microphone socket
more heavy than competitors (375 grams)
reasonably wide (27mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no mic port
heavier than others (210 grams)
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Canon G11 vs FujiFilm F80EXR Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G11 and FujiFilm F80EXR
 Canon PowerShot G11FujiFilm FinePix F80EXR
General Information
Make Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot G11 FujiFilm FinePix F80EXR
Alternative name - FinePix F85EXR
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2009-12-16 2010-06-16
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 4 EXR
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.4 x 4.8mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 30.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Max enhanced ISO - 12800
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 27-270mm (10.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.3-5.6
Macro focus distance 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 4.8 5.6
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 2.8" 3"
Resolution of screen 461k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 4.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.00 m 4.20 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/2000 seconds -
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Wireless None None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 375 grams (0.83 pounds) 210 grams (0.46 pounds)
Dimensions 112 x 76 x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") 99 x 59 x 28mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 47 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 20.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.1 not tested
DXO Low light score 169 not tested
Battery model NB-7L NP-50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus card SD/SDHC Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $600 $400