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Canon SD980 IS vs Fujifilm S8100fd

Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
28
Overall
32
Canon PowerShot SD980 IS front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd front
Portability
75
Imaging
34
Features
26
Overall
30

Canon SD980 IS vs Fujifilm S8100fd Key Specs

Canon SD980 IS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 150g - 100 x 53 x 23mm
  • Introduced August 2009
  • Additionally referred to as Digital IXUS 200 IS
Fujifilm S8100fd
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-486mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 405g - 111 x 78 x 79mm
  • Announced January 2009
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Canon SD980 IS vs Fujifilm S8100fd Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Canon SD980 IS vs Fujifilm S8100fd, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by companies Canon and FujiFilm. The sensor resolution of the SD980 IS (12MP) and the Fujifilm S8100fd (10MP) is very close and they feature the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The SD980 IS was launched 8 months after the Fujifilm S8100fd and they are of a similar generation. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a thorough comparison, below is a brief view of how the SD980 IS matches up vs the Fujifilm S8100fd with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon SD980 IS over the Fujifilm S8100fd

 SD980 IS Fujifilm S8100fd 
AnnouncedAugust 2009January 2009More modern by 8 months
Display sizing3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8100fd over the Canon SD980 IS

 Fujifilm S8100fd SD980 IS 
Focus manually Very accurate focusing

Common features in the Canon SD980 IS and Fujifilm S8100fd

 SD980 IS Fujifilm S8100fd 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen

Canon SD980 IS vs Fujifilm S8100fd Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry around your camera regularly, you'll have to factor its weight and proportions. The Canon SD980 IS comes with external dimensions of 100mm x 53mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.1" x 0.9") with a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) and the Fujifilm S8100fd has measurements of 111mm x 78mm x 79mm (4.4" x 3.1" x 3.1") along with a weight of 405 grams (0.89 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you choose during that time. Underneath is the front view dimensions comparison of the SD980 IS compared to the Fujifilm S8100fd.

Canon SD980 IS vs Fujifilm S8100fd size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the SD980 IS and Fujifilm S8100fd is 95 and 75 respectively.

Canon SD980 IS vs Fujifilm S8100fd top view buttons comparison

Canon SD980 IS vs Fujifilm S8100fd Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's difficult to imagine the gap in sensor sizes just by viewing specs. The image here may give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the SD980 IS and Fujifilm S8100fd.

All in all, each of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but different megapixels. You should expect to see the Canon SD980 IS to provide you with more detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop images far more aggressively. The fresher SD980 IS provides an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon SD980 IS vs Fujifilm S8100fd sensor size comparison

Canon SD980 IS vs Fujifilm S8100fd Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SD980 IS vs Fujifilm S8100fd Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SD980 IS Portrait photography advice
Fujifilm S8100fd Portrait photography advice
21
no manual focus
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
28
manual focus
can't use external flash
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon SD980 IS Street photography features
Fujifilm S8100fd Street photography features
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
48
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon SD980 IS Sports photography information
Fujifilm S8100fd Sports photography information
26
image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
33
great zoom range (27-486mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow fps (1.0 frames/s)
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SD980 IS Travel photography information
Fujifilm S8100fd Travel photography information
58
flash built-in
fairly wide (24mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
53
has built in flash
pretty wide (27mm)
long zoom (486mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SD980 IS Landscape photography highlights
Fujifilm S8100fd Landscape photography highlights
38
fairly wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
36
manual focus
pretty wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.5")
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Vlogging Comparison

Canon SD980 IS Vlogging factors
Fujifilm S8100fd Vlogging factors
31
fairly wide (24mm)
touch screen
image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic support
25
pretty wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have external mic socket
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Canon SD980 IS vs Fujifilm S8100fd Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SD980 IS and Fujifilm S8100fd
 Canon PowerShot SD980 ISFujifilm FinePix S8100fd
General Information
Manufacturer Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd
Also Known as Digital IXUS 200 IS -
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2009-08-19 2009-01-15
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 4 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 1600 6400
Min native ISO 80 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-120mm (5.0x) 27-486mm (18.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/2.8-4.5
Macro focus distance 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 2.5 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 4 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/3000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 6.50 m 8.80 m (Auto ISO (800))
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 640 x 480 30 fps, 320 x 240 30 fps
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data format H.264 -
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 150 grams (0.33 lb) 405 grams (0.89 lb)
Dimensions 100 x 53 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.1" x 0.9") 111 x 78 x 79mm (4.4" x 3.1" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model NB-6L 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus xD Picturecard/SD/SDHC/MMC
Card slots One One
Launch pricing - $300