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Canon G11 vs Fujifilm X30

Portability
83
Imaging
34
Features
48
Overall
39
Canon PowerShot G11 front
 
Fujifilm X30 front
Portability
80
Imaging
39
Features
73
Overall
52

Canon G11 vs Fujifilm X30 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
  • Revealed December 2009
  • Replacement is Canon G12
Fujifilm X30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.0-2.8) lens
  • 423g - 119 x 72 x 60mm
  • Released August 2014
  • Previous Model is Fujifilm X20
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Canon G11 vs Fujifilm X30 Overview

The following is a thorough comparison of the Canon G11 vs Fujifilm X30, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by manufacturers Canon and FujiFilm. The resolution of the G11 (10MP) and the Fujifilm X30 (12MP) is fairly close but the G11 (1/1.7") and Fujifilm X30 (2/3") boast totally different sensor sizes.

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The G11 was unveiled 5 years prior to the Fujifilm X30 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a detailed comparison, here is a simple view of how the G11 grades against the Fujifilm X30 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon G11 over the Fujifilm X30

 G11 Fujifilm X30 
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Fujifilm X30 over the Canon G11

 Fujifilm X30 G11 
ReleasedAugust 2014December 2009Newer by 57 months
Display dimensions3"2.8"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution920k461kSharper display (+459k dot)

Common features in the Canon G11 and Fujifilm X30

 G11 Fujifilm X30 
Manually focus More accurate focus
Touch display Neither has Touch display

Canon G11 vs Fujifilm X30 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to travel with your camera, you will have to consider its weight and measurements. The Canon G11 has physical dimensions of 112mm x 76mm x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") and a weight of 375 grams (0.83 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm X30 has proportions of 119mm x 72mm x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") with a weight of 423 grams (0.93 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. The following is a front view proportions comparison of the G11 versus the Fujifilm X30.

Canon G11 vs Fujifilm X30 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the G11 and Fujifilm X30 is 83 and 80 respectively.

Canon G11 vs Fujifilm X30 top view buttons comparison

Canon G11 vs Fujifilm X30 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be hard to see the difference in sensor dimensions only by researching technical specs. The picture here will help offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the G11 and Fujifilm X30.

As you have seen, both of those cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The G11 using its smaller sensor will make shooting shallower DOF more challenging and the Fujifilm X30 will render more detail having an extra 2MP. Greater resolution will let you crop pics more aggressively. The more aged G11 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon G11 vs Fujifilm X30 sensor size comparison

Canon G11 vs Fujifilm X30 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G11 vs Fujifilm X30 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G11 Portrait photography details
Fujifilm X30 Portrait photography details
47
you can focus manually
above average flash sync (1/2,000 seconds)
provides face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
47
you can focus manually
features face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (2/3")
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Street Comparison

Canon G11 Street photography advice
Fujifilm X30 Street photography advice
64
screen articulates
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
heavier than average (375 grams)
64
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
sensor size is very small (2/3")
more heavy than average (423g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon G11 as a Sports photography camera
Fujifilm X30 as a Sports photography camera
27
has image stabilization (Optical)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
lack of phase detect autofocus
52
image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking autofocus
great battery life (470 CIPA)
comes with phase detect autofocus
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is very small (2/3")
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon G11
Travel photography with Fujifilm X30
57
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
decently wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
heavier than average (375 grams)
low MP (10 megapixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
62
great battery life (470 CIPA)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
more heavy than average (423g)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G11 as a Landscape photography camera
Fujifilm X30 as a Landscape photography camera
46
you can focus manually
decently wide (28mm)
screen size is good (2.8 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
low MP (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
doesn't have Time Lapse function
58
you can focus manually
really wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen size is decent (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
great battery life (470 CIPA)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (2/3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G11 Vlogging highlights
Fujifilm X30 Vlogging highlights
60
decently wide (28mm)
selfie friendly screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external mic socket
heavier than average (375 grams)
34
really wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have external microphone port
screen is not selfie friendly
more heavy than average (423g)
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Canon G11 vs Fujifilm X30 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G11 and Fujifilm X30
 Canon PowerShot G11Fujifilm X30
General Information
Manufacturer Canon FujiFilm
Model type Canon PowerShot G11 Fujifilm X30
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2009-12-16 2014-08-26
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 4 EXR Processor II
Sensor type CCD CMOS X-TRANS II
Sensor size 1/1.7" 2/3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 8.8 x 6.6mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 58.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 3200 12800
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 9 49
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/2.0-2.8
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 4.8 4.1
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Tilting
Screen size 2.8 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 461 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.65x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 7.00 m 7.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, commander, suppressed flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/2000 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format H.264 H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 375 grams (0.83 lbs) 423 grams (0.93 lbs)
Physical dimensions 112 x 76 x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") 119 x 72 x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 47 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 20.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.1 not tested
DXO Low light rating 169 not tested
Other
Battery life - 470 pictures
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-7L NP-95
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $600 $499