Fujifilm XP120 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS

Portability
91
Imaging
43
Features
46
Overall
44
Fujifilm FinePix XP120 front
 
Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS front
Portability
91
Imaging
38
Features
42
Overall
39

Fujifilm XP120 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Key Specs

Fujifilm XP120
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • 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
  • Launched January 2017
  • New Model is Fujifilm XP130
Olympus TG-2 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 230g - 111 x 67 x 29mm
  • Launched June 2013
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Fujifilm XP120 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Overview

Let's look a little more in depth at the Fujifilm XP120 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS, both Waterproof cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Olympus. There is a sizeable difference among the sensor resolutions of the XP120 (16MP) and TG-2 iHS (12MP) but they feature the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The XP120 was introduced 3 years later than the TG-2 iHS and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm XP120 being a Ultracompact camera and the Olympus TG-2 iHS being a Compact camera.

Before delving through a full comparison, below is a concise synopsis of how the XP120 matches up versus the TG-2 iHS with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XP120 over the Olympus TG-2 iHS

 XP120 TG-2 iHS 
LaunchedJanuary 2017June 2013Fresher by 43 months
Focus manually More precise focus
Display resolution920k610kSharper display (+310k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-2 iHS over the Fujifilm XP120

 TG-2 iHS XP120 

Common features in the Fujifilm XP120 and Olympus TG-2 iHS

 XP120 TG-2 iHS 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurement
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither features Touch friendly display

Fujifilm XP120 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry your camera frequently, you're going to have to consider its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm XP120 enjoys outer measurements of 110mm x 71mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1") along with a weight of 203 grams (0.45 lbs) while the Olympus TG-2 iHS has proportions of 111mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 230 grams (0.51 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm XP120 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you select at the time. Underneath is the front view proportions comparison of the XP120 against the TG-2 iHS.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the XP120 and TG-2 iHS is 91 and 91 respectively.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XP120 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very hard to imagine the gap in sensor sizing purely by seeing specs. The visual underneath should give you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the XP120 and TG-2 iHS.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different megapixels. You should expect to see the Fujifilm XP120 to provide extra detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos much more aggressively. The more modern XP120 provides an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XP120 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XP120 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus TG-2 iHS as a Portrait photography camera
42
has manual focus
decent MP (16MP)
has face detection focusing
no manual exposure
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
28
comes with face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 as a Street photography camera
Olympus TG-2 iHS as a Street photography camera
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Sports photography details
Olympus TG-2 iHS Sports photography details
46
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
weather sealing
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery power (210 shots)
doesn't have phase detect AF
41
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with tracking focus
environment sealing
great battery pack (350 per charge)
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Travel photography information
Olympus TG-2 iHS Travel photography information
67
weather sealing
decent MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
not so great battery power (210 shots)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
69
great battery pack (350 shots)
environment sealing
built-in flash
decently wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
does not have Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm XP120
Landscape photography with Olympus TG-2 iHS
51
has manual focus
really wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
weather sealing
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
no manual exposure
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
not so great battery power (210 CIPA)
47
decently wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
nice screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
great battery pack (350 shots)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Vlogging info
Olympus TG-2 iHS Vlogging info
33
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
missing external microphone socket
36
decently wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have mic jack
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Fujifilm XP120 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XP120 and Olympus TG-2 iHS
 Fujifilm FinePix XP120Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Olympus
Model type Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS
Type Waterproof Waterproof
Launched 2017-01-05 2013-06-28
Body design Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 3968 x 2976
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Max enhanced ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.9-4.9 f/2.0-4.9
Macro focusing range 9cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Display resolution 920k dot 610k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology - OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 10.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.40 m (at Auto ISO) -
Flash modes Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro -
External flash
AEB
White balance 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
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
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 203g (0.45 lb) 230g (0.51 lb)
Dimensions 110 x 71 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1") 111 x 67 x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 photos 350 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - Li-90B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, group shot) Yes (2 and 12 sec, Pet Auto Shutter)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card -
Storage slots Single Single
Retail price $229 $380