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Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX1R II

Portability
80
Imaging
53
Features
36
Overall
46
Fujifilm FinePix X100 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II front
Portability
78
Imaging
76
Features
65
Overall
71

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX1R II Key Specs

Fujifilm X100
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35mm (F2.0) lens
  • 445g - 126 x 75 x 54mm
  • Introduced May 2011
  • Refreshed by Fujifilm X100S
Sony RX1R II
(Full Review)
  • 42MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 50 - 25600 (Push to 102400)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 35mm (F2.0) lens
  • 507g - 113 x 65 x 72mm
  • Released October 2015
  • Superseded the Sony RX1R
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Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX1R II Overview

On this page, we are evaluating the Fujifilm X100 versus Sony RX1R II, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Sony. There is a crucial difference between the image resolutions of the Fujifilm X100 (12MP) and RX1R II (42MP) and the Fujifilm X100 (APS-C) and RX1R II (Full frame) have different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm X100 was unveiled 5 years earlier than the RX1R II which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before going right into a more detailed comparison, here is a quick highlight of how the Fujifilm X100 scores against the RX1R II for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X100 over the Sony RX1R II

 Fujifilm X100 RX1R II 

Reasons to pick Sony RX1R II over the Fujifilm X100

 RX1R II Fujifilm X100 
ReleasedOctober 2015May 2011Newer by 53 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimensions3"2.8"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution1229k460kSharper display (+769k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm X100 and Sony RX1R II

 Fujifilm X100 RX1R II 
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX1R II Physical Comparison

If you're going to travel with your camera, you are going to need to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm X100 has exterior 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) while the Sony RX1R II has dimensions of 113mm x 65mm x 72mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 2.8") and a weight of 507 grams (1.12 lbs).

Compare the Fujifilm X100 versus Sony RX1R II in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are employing at the time. Underneath is a front view measurements comparison of the Fujifilm X100 compared to the RX1R II.

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX1R II size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm X100 and RX1R II is 80 and 78 respectively.

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX1R II top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX1R II Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be hard to picture the difference between sensor dimensions only by reading specs. The pic below will help offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm X100 and RX1R II.

As you can plainly see, each of the cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm X100 having a tinier sensor is going to make getting bokeh trickier and the Sony RX1R II will offer extra detail having an extra 30 Megapixels. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop pics more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm X100 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX1R II sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX1R II Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX1R II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X100 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony RX1R II as a Portrait photography camera
61
manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW files
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
85
manual focus
above average flash sync speed (1/4,000 seconds)
fantastic megapixels (42 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
provides face detect focus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X100 as a Street photography camera
Sony RX1R II as a Street photography camera
63
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW files
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
73
screen tilts up and down
sensor size is great (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
great ISO range (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
more heavy than others in class (507 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Sports photography information
Sony RX1R II Sports photography information
34
sensor size is good (APS-C)
fixed focal length (35mm)
max frames per second low (5.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
63
fantastic megapixels (42MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
provides tracking focus
supports phase detect auto focus
fixed focal length (35mm)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
low battery power (220 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm X100
Travel photography with Sony RX1R II
58
flash built-in
great max aperture (f2.0)
lack of Timelapse function
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
59
fantastic megapixels (42 megapixels)
great max aperture (f2.0)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
low battery power (220 shots)
more heavy than others in class (507 grams)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Landscape photography highlights
Sony RX1R II Landscape photography highlights
56
manual focus
great max aperture (f2.0)
nice screen size (2.8 inches)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
doesnt have low pass filter
exports RAW files
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (35mm)
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
lack of Timelapse function
68
manual focus
great max aperture (f2.0)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
fantastic megapixels (42 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
no low pass filter
great ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (35mm)
does not have image stabilization
low battery power (220 shots)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm X100
Vlogging with Sony RX1R II
25
great max aperture (f2.0)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone support
34
great max aperture (f2.0)
provides face detect focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with microphone support
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
more heavy than others in class (507 grams)
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Fujifilm X100 vs Sony RX1R II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X100 and Sony RX1R II
 Fujifilm FinePix X100Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Sony
Model type Fujifilm FinePix X100 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II
Type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Introduced 2011-05-16 2015-10-13
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor EXR BIONZ X
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.8mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor area 372.9mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 42 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4288 x 2848 7952 x 5304
Max native ISO 12800 25600
Max boosted ISO - 102400
Lowest native ISO 200 50
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 49 25
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35mm (1x) 35mm (1x)
Maximal aperture f/2.0 f/2.0
Macro focusing range 10cm 14cm
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 2.8 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dots 1,229 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic and Optical (tunnel) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,440 thousand dots 2,359 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 90% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.74x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 5.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 9.00 m no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Off, auto, fill flash, slow sync, rear sync, wireless
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/4000s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (120p, 30p)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
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 445 grams (0.98 lb) 507 grams (1.12 lb)
Physical dimensions 126 x 75 x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") 113 x 65 x 72mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 73 97
DXO Color Depth rating 22.9 25.8
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.4 13.9
DXO Low light rating 1001 3204
Other
Battery life 300 shots 220 shots
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-95 NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2,5, 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $1,800 $3,300