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Canon SX400 IS vs Fujifilm XF1

Portability
81
Imaging
41
Features
31
Overall
37
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS front
 
Fujifilm XF1 front
Portability
90
Imaging
39
Features
46
Overall
41

Canon SX400 IS vs Fujifilm XF1 Key Specs

Canon SX400 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.4-5.8) lens
  • 313g - 104 x 69 x 80mm
  • Released July 2014
Fujifilm XF1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F1.8-4.9) lens
  • 255g - 108 x 62 x 33mm
  • Announced September 2012
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Canon SX400 IS vs Fujifilm XF1 Overview

Here is a comprehensive review of the Canon SX400 IS and Fujifilm XF1, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by brands Canon and FujiFilm. There is a sizable difference between the resolutions of the SX400 IS (16MP) and Fujifilm XF1 (12MP) and the SX400 IS (1/2.3") and Fujifilm XF1 (2/3") boast different sensor sizes.

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The SX400 IS was announced 23 months later than the Fujifilm XF1 making them a generation apart from each other. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving straight to a complete comparison, here is a concise overview of how the SX400 IS matches up vs the Fujifilm XF1 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX400 IS over the Fujifilm XF1

 SX400 IS Fujifilm XF1 
AnnouncedJuly 2014September 2012Fresher by 23 months

Reasons to pick Fujifilm XF1 over the Canon SX400 IS

 Fujifilm XF1 SX400 IS 
Manually focus More accurate focus
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Canon SX400 IS and Fujifilm XF1

 SX400 IS Fujifilm XF1 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display dimensions
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither features Touch friendly display

Canon SX400 IS vs Fujifilm XF1 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to carry your camera regularly, you will need to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon SX400 IS enjoys outside measurements of 104mm x 69mm x 80mm (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.1") with a weight of 313 grams (0.69 lbs) and the Fujifilm XF1 has proportions of 108mm x 62mm x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3") having a weight of 255 grams (0.56 lbs).

Examine the Canon SX400 IS and Fujifilm XF1 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have during that time. Below is a front view physical size comparison of the SX400 IS versus the Fujifilm XF1.

Canon SX400 IS vs Fujifilm XF1 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the SX400 IS and Fujifilm XF1 is 81 and 90 respectively.

Canon SX400 IS vs Fujifilm XF1 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX400 IS vs Fujifilm XF1 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be difficult to imagine the difference between sensor sizing only by checking specs. The visual underneath will provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the SX400 IS and Fujifilm XF1.

As you can plainly see, both cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The SX400 IS having a tinier sensor is going to make achieving bokeh more challenging and the Canon SX400 IS will give you extra detail with its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop images more aggressively. The more recent SX400 IS provides a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon SX400 IS vs Fujifilm XF1 sensor size comparison

Canon SX400 IS vs Fujifilm XF1 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX400 IS vs Fujifilm XF1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX400 IS as a Portrait photography camera
Fujifilm XF1 as a Portrait photography camera
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good megapixels (16 megapixels)
provides face detect focusing
no manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
43
manual focus
offers face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (2/3")
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Street Comparison

Canon SX400 IS Street photography highlights
Fujifilm XF1 Street photography highlights
52
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
61
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (2/3")
heavier than competition in class (255g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon SX400 IS
Sports photography with Fujifilm XF1
42
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
low fps (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery power (190 per charge)
does not have phase detect AF
32
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (2/3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX400 IS Travel photography info
Fujifilm XF1 Travel photography info
60
good megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
no Timelapse function
not so great battery power (190 shots)
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
60
flash built-in
rather wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (255g)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX400 IS Landscape photography factors
Fujifilm XF1 Landscape photography factors
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relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
no manual control
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
not so great battery power (190 per charge)
no Timelapse function
54
manual focus
rather wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (2/3")
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX400 IS Vlogging factors
Fujifilm XF1 Vlogging factors
28
relatively wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
no microphone support
34
rather wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
does not have external mic socket
heavier than competition in class (255 grams)
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Canon SX400 IS vs Fujifilm XF1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX400 IS and Fujifilm XF1
 Canon PowerShot SX400 ISFujifilm XF1
General Information
Brand Canon FujiFilm
Model type Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Fujifilm XF1
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Released 2014-07-29 2012-09-17
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 4+ -
Sensor type CCD EXRCMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 2/3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 8.8 x 6.6mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 58.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Highest enhanced ISO - 12800
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.4-5.8 f/1.8-4.9
Macro focusing distance 0cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.1
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 7.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.00 m -
Flash modes Auto, on, off, slow synchro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 313 gr (0.69 lbs) 255 gr (0.56 lbs)
Physical dimensions 104 x 69 x 80mm (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.1") 108 x 62 x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 49
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 20.5
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.2
DXO Low light rating not tested 199
Other
Battery life 190 photos -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-11LH NP-50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Launch price $229 $380