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FujiFilm Z70 vs Sony TX20

Portability
96
Imaging
36
Features
14
Overall
27
FujiFilm FinePix Z70 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 front
Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
50
Overall
44

FujiFilm Z70 vs Sony TX20 Key Specs

FujiFilm Z70
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 36-180mm (F4.0-4.8) lens
  • 124g - 91 x 57 x 20mm
  • Introduced February 2010
  • Alternate Name is FinePix Z71
Sony TX20
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-4.6) lens
  • 133g - 96 x 56 x 18mm
  • Introduced February 2012
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FujiFilm Z70 vs Sony TX20 Overview

The following is a detailed overview of the FujiFilm Z70 and Sony TX20, both Ultracompact digital cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Sony. There exists a substantial gap between the image resolutions of the Z70 (12MP) and TX20 (16MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The Z70 was launched 3 years before the TX20 which is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before getting straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a simple view of how the Z70 grades vs the TX20 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm Z70 over the Sony TX20

 Z70 TX20 

Reasons to pick Sony TX20 over the FujiFilm Z70

 TX20 Z70 
IntroducedFebruary 2012February 2010Newer by 25 months
Manual focus Dial accurate focusing
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution922k230kClearer display (+692k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the FujiFilm Z70 and Sony TX20

 Z70 TX20 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

FujiFilm Z70 vs Sony TX20 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to travel with your camera, you'll need to think about its weight and proportions. The FujiFilm Z70 enjoys outside measurements of 91mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.8") having a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs) and the Sony TX20 has measurements of 96mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are working with at the time. Below is a front view proportions comparison of the Z70 versus the TX20.

FujiFilm Z70 vs Sony TX20 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Z70 and TX20 is 96 and 96 respectively.

FujiFilm Z70 vs Sony TX20 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm Z70 vs Sony TX20 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is difficult to imagine the contrast between sensor dimensions merely by checking specs. The picture below will provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the Z70 and TX20.

All in all, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different resolution. You can anticipate the Sony TX20 to resolve more detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop images a bit more aggressively. The more aged Z70 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

FujiFilm Z70 vs Sony TX20 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm Z70 vs Sony TX20 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm Z70 vs Sony TX20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with FujiFilm Z70
Portrait photography with Sony TX20
21
no manual focus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
41
has manual focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
has face detection autofocus
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm Z70 Street photography info
Sony TX20 Street photography info
48
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
67
image stabilization (Optical)
includes touch to focus
environment proof
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm Z70 Sports photography features
Sony TX20 Sports photography features
26
supports tracking focus
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
51
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
environment proof
good battery (250 per charge)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm Z70 Travel photography advice
Sony TX20 Travel photography advice
52
flash built-in
does not have Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f4.0)
73
good battery (250 shots)
environment proof
includes touch to focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm Z70 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony TX20 as a Landscape photography camera
24
no manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f4.0)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no manual mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse recording
52
has manual focus
relatively wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
environment proof
good battery (250 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm Z70 as a Vlogging camera
Sony TX20 as a Vlogging camera
22
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f4.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have mic socket
35
relatively wide (25mm)
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
doesn't have external microphone port
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FujiFilm Z70 vs Sony TX20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm Z70 and Sony TX20
 FujiFilm FinePix Z70Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
General Information
Make FujiFilm Sony
Model type FujiFilm FinePix Z70 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
Also referred to as FinePix Z71 -
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2010-02-02 2012-02-28
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 36-180mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/4.0-4.8 f/3.5-4.6
Macro focusing distance 9cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech - XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1/4 secs 4 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting speed - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.10 m 3.70 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 124 grams (0.27 lb) 133 grams (0.29 lb)
Physical dimensions 91 x 57 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.8") 96 x 56 x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 250 shots
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-45A NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Couple, Group) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $130 $330