Fujifilm XP120 vs Nikon AW130

Portability
91
Imaging
43
Features
46
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix XP120 front
 
Nikon Coolpix AW130 front
Portability
91
Imaging
42
Features
44
Overall
42

Fujifilm XP120 vs Nikon AW130 Key Specs

Fujifilm XP120
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 203g - 110 x 71 x 28mm
  • Released January 2017
  • Newer Model is Fujifilm XP130
Nikon AW130
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.8-4.9) lens
  • 221g - 110 x 66 x 27mm
  • Introduced February 2015
  • Succeeded the Nikon AW120
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Fujifilm XP120 vs Nikon AW130 Overview

Its time to look a little more closely at the Fujifilm XP120 vs Nikon AW130, both Waterproof digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Nikon. The sensor resolution of the XP120 (16MP) and the AW130 (16MP) is very well matched and they possess the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The XP120 was released 24 months later than the AW130 making the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Fujifilm XP120 being a Ultracompact camera and the Nikon AW130 being a Compact camera.

Before delving in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a short introduction of how the XP120 matches up versus the AW130 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XP120 over the Nikon AW130

 XP120 AW130 
IntroducedJanuary 2017February 2015Fresher by 24 months
Manual focus Very accurate focusing

Reasons to pick Nikon AW130 over the Fujifilm XP120

 AW130 XP120 
Display resolution921k920kCrisper display (+1k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm XP120 and Nikon AW130

 XP120 AW130 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lack of Touch friendly display

Fujifilm XP120 vs Nikon AW130 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry your camera regularly, you will need to think about its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm XP120 has physical measurements of 110mm x 71mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 203 grams (0.45 lbs) and the Nikon AW130 has proportions of 110mm x 66mm x 27mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 221 grams (0.49 lbs).

Look at the Fujifilm XP120 vs Nikon AW130 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are using at that time. Underneath is the front view overall size comparison of the XP120 and the AW130.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Nikon AW130 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the XP120 and AW130 is 91 and 91 respectively.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Nikon AW130 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XP120 vs Nikon AW130 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is hard to visualize the contrast between sensor sizing only by reading through a spec sheet. The photograph below will help provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the XP120 and AW130.

As you can see, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the same exact megapixels therefore you can expect similar quality of pictures though you need to consider the launch date of the products into consideration. The younger XP120 provides an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Nikon AW130 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XP120 vs Nikon AW130 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XP120 vs Nikon AW130 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm XP120
Portrait photography with Nikon AW130
42
focusing manually
good megapixels (16MP)
has face detection focusing
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
36
MP count decent (16MP)
provides face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Street photography highlights
Nikon AW130 Street photography highlights
62
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment proof
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Sports photography information
Nikon AW130 Sports photography information
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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (16MP)
has tracking autofocus
weather proof
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
terrible battery (210 shots)
does not have phase detect AF
52
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
provides tracking autofocus
environment proof
better than average battery power (370 CIPA)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Travel photography info
Nikon AW130 Travel photography info
67
weather proof
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
terrible battery (210 shots)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
73
better than average battery power (370 CIPA)
environment proof
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (24mm)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Landscape photography advice
Nikon AW130 Landscape photography advice
51
focusing manually
fairly wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
weather proof
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
no manual exposure
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
terrible battery (210 shots)
50
really wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
environment proof
better than average battery power (370 CIPA)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
manual mode not available
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon AW130 as a Vlogging camera
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fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
does not have external microphone port
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really wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
missing external microphone jack
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Fujifilm XP120 vs Nikon AW130 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XP120 and Nikon AW130
 Fujifilm FinePix XP120Nikon Coolpix AW130
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Nikon
Model type Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Nikon Coolpix AW130
Type Waterproof Waterproof
Released 2017-01-05 2015-02-10
Body design Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 100 125
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.9-4.9 f/2.8-4.9
Macro focusing range 9cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 920k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames per sec 7.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.40 m (at Auto ISO) 5.20 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro -
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 60p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (60i ,50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 203 grams (0.45 lbs) 221 grams (0.49 lbs)
Dimensions 110 x 71 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1") 110 x 66 x 27mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1")
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 210 photographs 370 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - EN-EL12
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, group shot) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $229 $398