Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic TS5

Portability
91
Imaging
43
Features
46
Overall
44
Fujifilm FinePix XP120 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 front
Portability
91
Imaging
42
Features
43
Overall
42

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic TS5 Key Specs

Fujifilm XP120
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Boost to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 203g - 110 x 71 x 28mm
  • Revealed January 2017
  • Successor is Fujifilm XP130
Panasonic TS5
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 214g - 110 x 67 x 29mm
  • Released July 2013
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FT5
  • Succeeded the Panasonic TS4
  • New Model is Panasonic TS6
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Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic TS5 Overview

Below is a thorough review of the Fujifilm XP120 and Panasonic TS5, both Waterproof digital cameras by companies FujiFilm and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the XP120 (16MP) and the TS5 (16MP) is fairly well matched and both cameras have the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The XP120 was introduced 3 years later than the TS5 and that is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras feature different body design with the Fujifilm XP120 being a Ultracompact camera and the Panasonic TS5 being a Compact camera.

Before we go straight to a full comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the XP120 grades versus the TS5 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XP120 over the Panasonic TS5

 XP120 TS5 
ReleasedJanuary 2017July 2013More recent by 43 months
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Display resolution920k460kCrisper display (+460k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS5 over the Fujifilm XP120

 TS5 XP120 

Common features in the Fujifilm XP120 and Panasonic TS5

 XP120 TS5 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display sizing
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic TS5 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to lug around your camera, you need to take into account its weight and size. The Fujifilm XP120 offers outer dimensions 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 Panasonic TS5 has specifications of 110mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") having a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have attached at that time. Underneath is a front view dimension comparison of the XP120 against the TS5.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic TS5 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the XP120 and TS5 is 91 and 91 respectively.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic TS5 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic TS5 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's tough to see the contrast between sensor measurements purely by reading through specs. The graphic here may provide you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the XP120 and TS5.

All in all, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size and the same megapixels therefore you can expect similar quality of photographs but you have to consider the age of the products into consideration. The younger XP120 is going to have an edge in sensor technology.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic TS5 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic TS5 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic TS5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic TS5 as a Portrait photography camera
42
has manual focus
megapixel count decent (16MP)
offers face detection focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
33
decent MP (16MP)
no manual focus
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic TS5 as a Street photography camera
62
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment proofing
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Sports photography advice
Panasonic TS5 Sports photography advice
46
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proof
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery pack (210 per charge)
lack of phase detect auto focus
48
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
comes with tracking focus
environment proofing
great battery pack (370 per charge)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,300 seconds)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic TS5 as a Travel photography camera
67
environment proof
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
not so great battery pack (210 per charge)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
73
great battery pack (370 shots)
environment proofing
decent MP (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Landscape photography features
Panasonic TS5 Landscape photography features
51
has manual focus
really wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
environment proof
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not available
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
not so great battery pack (210 per charge)
53
rather wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
environment proofing
great battery pack (370 per charge)
no manual focus
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Vlogging highlights
Panasonic TS5 Vlogging highlights
33
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
lack of external mic support
32
rather wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
no mic socket
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Fujifilm XP120 vs Panasonic TS5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XP120 and Panasonic TS5
 Fujifilm FinePix XP120Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5
General Information
Make FujiFilm Panasonic
Model type Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5
Also called as - Lumix DMC-FT5
Type Waterproof Waterproof
Revealed 2017-01-05 2013-07-12
Physical type Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 6400
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points - 23
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Maximal aperture f/3.9-4.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 9cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 920 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1300 secs
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.40 m (at Auto ISO) 5.60 m
Flash options Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported 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 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 203 grams (0.45 lbs) 214 grams (0.47 lbs)
Physical dimensions 110 x 71 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1") 110 x 67 x 29mm (4.3" 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 shots 370 shots
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - DMW-BCM13
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, group shot) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Launch price $229 $350