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Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX100 VA

Portability
80
Imaging
53
Features
36
Overall
46
Fujifilm FinePix X100 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) front
Portability
89
Imaging
54
Features
77
Overall
63

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX100 VA Key Specs

Fujifilm X100
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35mm (F2.0) lens
  • 445g - 126 x 75 x 54mm
  • Launched May 2011
  • Renewed by Fujifilm X100S
Sony RX100 VA
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Push to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-70mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
  • 299g - 102 x 58 x 41mm
  • Revealed July 2018
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Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX100 VA Overview

Lets take a more detailed look at the Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX100 VA, both Large Sensor Compact cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Sony. There exists a significant gap among the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm X100 (12MP) and RX100 VA (20MP) and the Fujifilm X100 (APS-C) and RX100 VA (1") boast totally different sensor dimensions.

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The Fujifilm X100 was launched 8 years prior to the RX100 VA which is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before diving straight to a full comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the Fujifilm X100 grades vs the RX100 VA when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X100 over the Sony RX100 VA

 Fujifilm X100 RX100 VA 

Reasons to pick Sony RX100 VA over the Fujifilm X100

 RX100 VA Fujifilm X100 
RevealedJuly 2018May 2011Newer by 87 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display size3"2.8"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution1229k460kSharper display (+769k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Fujifilm X100 and Sony RX100 VA

 Fujifilm X100 RX100 VA 
Focus manually Very precise focusing
Touch display No Touch display

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX100 VA Physical Comparison

When you are looking to travel with your camera frequently, you will need to consider its weight and volume. The Fujifilm X100 enjoys physical measurements of 126mm x 75mm x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") along with a weight of 445 grams (0.98 lbs) whilst the Sony RX100 VA has sizing of 102mm x 58mm x 41mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.6") and a weight of 299 grams (0.66 lbs).

Analyze the Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX100 VA in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen at the time. The following is a front view size comparison of the Fujifilm X100 vs the RX100 VA.

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX100 VA size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm X100 and RX100 VA is 80 and 89 respectively.

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX100 VA top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX100 VA Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is tough to visualise the difference in sensor dimensions simply by looking through specifications. The image underneath should provide you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm X100 and RX100 VA.

Plainly, both of those cameras feature different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm X100 featuring a larger sensor will make achieving shallower depth of field simpler and the Sony RX100 VA will provide you with more detail utilizing its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution will let you crop pics way more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm X100 will be behind in sensor tech.

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX100 VA sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX100 VA Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX100 VA Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X100 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony RX100 VA as a Portrait photography camera
61
manual focus
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW files
low megapixels (12MP)
66
manual focus
above average flash sync (1/2,000 seconds)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
comes with face detect focus
exports RAW formats
can't use external flash
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm X100
Street photography with Sony RX100 VA
63
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW files
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
86
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is good (1")
exports RAW formats
lighter than average (299 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Sports photography info
Sony RX100 VA Sports photography info
34
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
fixed focal length (35mm)
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
no phase detect auto focus
70
quiet shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
max frames per second high (24.0 frames/s)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
comes with tracking focus
supports phase detect auto focus
terrible battery power (220 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X100 as a Travel photography camera
Sony RX100 VA as a Travel photography camera
58
built-in flash
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
does not have Timelapse function
low megapixels (12MP)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
76
lighter than average (299 grams)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
decently wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
does not have Timelapse function
terrible battery power (220 per charge)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X100 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony RX100 VA as a Landscape photography camera
56
manual focus
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen size is decent (2.8 inch)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
no anti-alias filter
supports RAW files
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (35mm)
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
does not have Timelapse function
66
manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
good sized screen (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
exports RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
terrible battery power (220 per charge)
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm X100
Vlogging with Sony RX100 VA
25
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have microphone support
81
decently wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
selfie friendly screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
lighter than average (299 grams)
does not have microphone socket
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Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX100 VA Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X100 and Sony RX100 VA
 Fujifilm FinePix X100Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A)
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Sony
Model type Fujifilm FinePix X100 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A)
Type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Launched 2011-05-16 2018-07-13
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor EXR Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1"
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.8mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area 372.9mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4288 x 2848 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 12800 12800
Maximum boosted ISO - 25600
Min native ISO 200 125
RAW format
Min boosted ISO - 80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 49 315
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35mm (1x) 24-70mm (2.9x)
Maximal aperture f/2.0 f/1.8-2.8
Macro focusing distance 10cm 5cm
Crop factor 1.5 2.7
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display diagonal 2.8 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 460k dots 1,229k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic and Optical (tunnel) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,440k dots 2,359k dots
Viewfinder coverage 90 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.59x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Highest quiet shutter speed - 1/32000s
Continuous shooting rate 5.0 frames per sec 24.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 9.00 m 10.20 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Sync, Flash Off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/2000s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 445 grams (0.98 lb) 299 grams (0.66 lb)
Physical dimensions 126 x 75 x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") 102 x 58 x 41mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 73 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 22.9 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.4 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1001 not tested
Other
Battery life 300 shots 220 shots
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-95 NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots 1 1
Price at launch $1,800 $998