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Fujifilm JZ100 vs Pentax E85

Portability
95
Imaging
38
Features
26
Overall
33
Fujifilm FinePix JZ100 front
 
Pentax Optio E85 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
10
Overall
25

Fujifilm JZ100 vs Pentax E85 Key Specs

Fujifilm JZ100
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-200mm (F2.9-5.9) lens
  • 129g - 100 x 56 x 24mm
  • Introduced January 2012
Pentax E85
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 32-96mm (F2.9-5.2) lens
  • 145g - 93 x 58 x 24mm
  • Released September 2009
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Fujifilm JZ100 vs Pentax E85 Overview

Following is a extensive assessment of the Fujifilm JZ100 vs Pentax E85, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Pentax. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm JZ100 (14MP) and the E85 (12MP) is relatively well matched and they come with the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm JZ100 was launched 2 years after the E85 which is quite a big gap as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the Fujifilm JZ100 matches up against the E85 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm JZ100 over the Pentax E85

 Fujifilm JZ100 E85 
ReleasedJanuary 2012September 2009More modern by 28 months

Reasons to pick Pentax E85 over the Fujifilm JZ100

 E85 Fujifilm JZ100 

Common features in the Fujifilm JZ100 and Pentax E85

 Fujifilm JZ100 E85 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension2.7"2.7"Identical screen size
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Fujifilm JZ100 vs Pentax E85 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to carry around your camera, you will have to think about its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm JZ100 offers outside measurements of 100mm x 56mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9") with a weight of 129 grams (0.28 lbs) whilst the Pentax E85 has proportions of 93mm x 58mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 145 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you select at that moment. Below is the front view size comparison of the Fujifilm JZ100 vs the E85.

Fujifilm JZ100 vs Pentax E85 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm JZ100 and E85 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm JZ100 vs Pentax E85 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm JZ100 vs Pentax E85 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is difficult to visualize the gap between sensor sizes purely by looking at technical specs. The image below will help provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm JZ100 and E85.

As you have seen, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different MP. You should count on the Fujifilm JZ100 to give more detail utilizing its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop photographs much more aggressively. The fresher Fujifilm JZ100 should have an edge in sensor technology.

Fujifilm JZ100 vs Pentax E85 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm JZ100 vs Pentax E85 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm JZ100 vs Pentax E85 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm JZ100
Portrait photography with Pentax E85
29
decent MP (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
21
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm JZ100 Street photography factors
Pentax E85 Street photography factors
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (129g)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
47
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm JZ100 Sports photography details
Pentax E85 Sports photography details
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
17
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm JZ100 Travel photography info
Pentax E85 Travel photography info
68
lighter than average in class (129g)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
no Timelapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
51
flash built-in
lack of Time Lapse mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (32mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm JZ100
Landscape photography with Pentax E85
38
pretty wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Timelapse function
23
no manual focus
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (32mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm JZ100 Vlogging details
Pentax E85 Vlogging details
31
pretty wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (129 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone support
22
wide angle not good (32mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of external mic port
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Fujifilm JZ100 vs Pentax E85 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm JZ100 and Pentax E85
 Fujifilm FinePix JZ100Pentax Optio E85
General Information
Make FujiFilm Pentax
Model Fujifilm FinePix JZ100 Pentax Optio E85
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2012-01-05 2009-09-17
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4288 x 3216 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Highest boosted ISO 3200 -
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-200mm (8.0x) 32-96mm (3.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.9-5.9 f/2.9-5.2
Macro focus distance 5cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8s 2s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 2.60 m 3.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance 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) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 129g (0.28 lbs) 145g (0.32 lbs)
Dimensions 100 x 56 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9") 93 x 58 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 NP-45A D-LI95
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $190 $0