Fujifilm X100V vs. Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS

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Fujifilm X100V Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS
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Megapixels
26.10
14.70
Max. image resolution
6240 x 4160
4416 x 3312

Sensor

Sensor type
CMOS
CCD
Sensor size
23.5 x 15.6 mm
1/1.7" (~ 7.53 x 5.64 mm)
Sensor resolution
6277 x 4157
4438 x 3312
Diagonal
28.21 mm
9.41 mm
Sensor size comparison
Sensor size is generally a good indicator of the quality of the camera. Sensors can vary greatly in size. As a general rule, the bigger the sensor, the better the image quality.

Bigger sensors are more effective because they have more surface area to capture light. An important factor when comparing digital cameras is also camera generation. Generally, newer sensors will outperform the older.

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Actual sensor size

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8.63 : 1
(ratio)
Fujifilm X100V Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS
Surface area:
366.60 mm² vs 42.47 mm²
Difference: 324.13 mm² (763%)
X100V sensor is approx. 8.63x bigger than IXUS 980 IS sensor.
Note: You are comparing sensors of vastly different generations. There is a gap of 12 years between Fujifilm X100V (2020) and Canon IXUS 980 IS (2008). Twelve years is a huge amount of time, technology wise, resulting in newer sensor being much more efficient than the older one.
Pixel pitch
3.74 µm
1.7 µm
Pixel pitch tells you the distance from the center of one pixel (photosite) to the center of the next. It tells you how close the pixels are to each other.

The bigger the pixel pitch, the further apart they are and the bigger each pixel is. Bigger pixels tend to have better signal to noise ratio and greater dynamic range.
Difference: 2.04 µm (120%)
Pixel pitch of X100V is approx. 120% higher than pixel pitch of IXUS 980 IS.
Pixel area
13.99 µm²
2.89 µm²
Pixel or photosite area affects how much light per pixel can be gathered. The larger it is the more light can be collected by a single pixel.

Larger pixels have the potential to collect more photons, resulting in greater dynamic range, while smaller pixels provide higher resolutions (more detail) for a given sensor size.
Relative pixel sizes:
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Pixel area difference: 11.1 µm² (384%)
A pixel on Fujifilm X100V sensor is approx. 384% bigger than a pixel on Canon IXUS 980 IS.
Pixel density
7.13 MP/cm²
34.74 MP/cm²
Pixel density tells you how many million pixels fit or would fit in one square cm of the sensor.

Higher pixel density means smaller pixels and lower pixel density means larger pixels.
Difference: 27.61 µm (387%)
Canon IXUS 980 IS has approx. 387% higher pixel density than Fujifilm X100V.
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Specs

Fujifilm X100V
Canon IXUS 980 IS
Crop factor
1.53
4.6
Total megapixels
Effective megapixels
26.10
14.70
Optical zoom
1x
3.7x
Digital zoom
Yes
Yes
ISO sensitivity
Auto, 160-12800 (expandable to 80-51200)
Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
RAW
Manual focus
Normal focus range
80 cm
50 cm
Macro focus range
10 cm
5 cm
Focal length (35mm equiv.)
35 mm
36 - 133 mm
Aperture priority
Yes
No
Max. aperture
f2.0
f2.8 - f5.8
Max. aperture (35mm equiv.)
f3.1
f12.9 - f26.7
Metering
Multi, Center-weighted, Average, Spot
Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure compensation
±5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
±2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter priority
Yes
No
Min. shutter speed
30 sec
15 sec
Max. shutter speed
1/32000 sec
1/1600 sec
Built-in flash
External flash
Viewfinder
Electronic and Optical (tunnel)
Optical (tunnel)
White balance presets
7
5
Screen size
3"
2.5"
Screen resolution
1,620,000 dots
230,000 dots
Video capture
Max. video resolution
4096x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
Storage types
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/MMC card
USB
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI
Wireless
GPS
Battery
NP-W126S lithium-ion battery
Lithium-Ion NB-5L battery
Weight
478 g
205 g
Dimensions
128 x 74.8 x 53.3 mm
98 x 62 x 28 mm
Year
2020
2008




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Diagonal

Diagonal is calculated by the use of Pythagorean theorem:
Diagonal =  w² + h²
where w = sensor width and h = sensor height

Fujifilm X100V diagonal

w = 23.50 mm
h = 15.60 mm
Diagonal =  23.50² + 15.60²   = 28.21 mm

Canon IXUS 980 IS diagonal

The diagonal of IXUS 980 IS sensor is not 1/1.7 or 0.59" (14.9 mm) as you might expect, but approximately two thirds of that value - 9.41 mm. If you want to know why, see sensor sizes.

w = 7.53 mm
h = 5.64 mm
Diagonal =  7.53² + 5.64²   = 9.41 mm


Surface area

Surface area is calculated by multiplying the width and the height of a sensor.

X100V sensor area

Width = 23.50 mm
Height = 15.60 mm

Surface area = 23.50 × 15.60 = 366.60 mm²

IXUS 980 IS sensor area

Width = 7.53 mm
Height = 5.64 mm

Surface area = 7.53 × 5.64 = 42.47 mm²


Pixel pitch

Pixel pitch is the distance from the center of one pixel to the center of the next measured in micrometers (µm). It can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel pitch =   sensor width in mm  × 1000
sensor resolution width in pixels

X100V pixel pitch

Sensor width = 23.50 mm
Sensor resolution width = 6277 pixels
Pixel pitch =   23.50  × 1000  = 3.74 µm
6277

IXUS 980 IS pixel pitch

Sensor width = 7.53 mm
Sensor resolution width = 4438 pixels
Pixel pitch =   7.53  × 1000  = 1.7 µm
4438


Pixel area

The area of one pixel can be calculated by simply squaring the pixel pitch:
Pixel area = pixel pitch²

You could also divide sensor surface area with effective megapixels:
Pixel area =   sensor surface area in mm²
effective megapixels

X100V pixel area

Pixel pitch = 3.74 µm

Pixel area = 3.74² = 13.99 µm²

IXUS 980 IS pixel area

Pixel pitch = 1.7 µm

Pixel area = 1.7² = 2.89 µm²


Pixel density

Pixel density can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel density =  ( sensor resolution width in pixels )² / 1000000
sensor width in cm

One could also use this formula:
Pixel density =   effective megapixels × 1000000  / 10000
sensor surface area in mm²

X100V pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 6277 pixels
Sensor width = 2.35 cm

Pixel density = (6277 / 2.35)² / 1000000 = 7.13 MP/cm²

IXUS 980 IS pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 4438 pixels
Sensor width = 0.753 cm

Pixel density = (4438 / 0.753)² / 1000000 = 34.74 MP/cm²


Sensor resolution

Sensor resolution is calculated from sensor size and effective megapixels. It's slightly higher than maximum (not interpolated) image resolution which is usually stated on camera specifications. Sensor resolution is used in pixel pitch, pixel area, and pixel density formula. For sake of simplicity, we're going to calculate it in 3 stages.

1. First we need to find the ratio between horizontal and vertical length by dividing the former with the latter (aspect ratio). It's usually 1.33 (4:3) or 1.5 (3:2), but not always.

2. With the ratio (r) known we can calculate the X from the formula below, where X is a vertical number of pixels:
(X × r) × X = effective megapixels × 1000000    →   
X =  effective megapixels × 1000000
r
3. To get sensor resolution we then multiply X with the corresponding ratio:

Resolution horizontal: X × r
Resolution vertical: X

X100V sensor resolution

Sensor width = 23.50 mm
Sensor height = 15.60 mm
Effective megapixels = 26.10
r = 23.50/15.60 = 1.51
X =  26.10 × 1000000  = 4157
1.51
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 4157 × 1.51 = 6277
Resolution vertical: X = 4157

Sensor resolution = 6277 x 4157

IXUS 980 IS sensor resolution

Sensor width = 7.53 mm
Sensor height = 5.64 mm
Effective megapixels = 14.70
r = 7.53/5.64 = 1.34
X =  14.70 × 1000000  = 3312
1.34
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 3312 × 1.34 = 4438
Resolution vertical: X = 3312

Sensor resolution = 4438 x 3312


Crop factor

Crop factor or focal length multiplier is calculated by dividing the diagonal of 35 mm film (43.27 mm) with the diagonal of the sensor.
Crop factor =   43.27 mm
sensor diagonal in mm


X100V crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 28.21 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 1.53
28.21

IXUS 980 IS crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 9.41 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 4.6
9.41

35 mm equivalent aperture

Equivalent aperture (in 135 film terms) is calculated by multiplying lens aperture with crop factor (a.k.a. focal length multiplier).

X100V equivalent aperture

Crop factor = 1.53
Aperture = f2.0

35-mm equivalent aperture = (f2.0) × 1.53 = f3.1

IXUS 980 IS equivalent aperture

Crop factor = 4.6
Aperture = f2.8 - f5.8

35-mm equivalent aperture = (f2.8 - f5.8) × 4.6 = f12.9 - f26.7

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