Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX5

Portability
91
Imaging
43
Features
46
Overall
44
Fujifilm FinePix XP120 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
33
Overall
34

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX5 Key Specs

Fujifilm XP120
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Expand 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
  • Successor is Fujifilm XP130
Sony TX5
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.4" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-6.3) lens
  • 148g - 94 x 57 x 18mm
  • Released February 2010
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Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX5 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX5, one is a Waterproof and the other is a Ultracompact by rivals FujiFilm and Sony. There exists a huge gap between the resolutions of the XP120 (16MP) and TX5 (10MP) and the XP120 (1/2.3") and TX5 (1/2.4") have totally different sensor size.

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The XP120 was launched 6 years after the TX5 which is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before delving straight to a thorough comparison, here is a concise view of how the XP120 matches up against the TX5 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XP120 over the Sony TX5

 XP120 TX5 
ReleasedJanuary 2017February 2010Newer by 84 months
Display resolution920k230kSharper display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony TX5 over the Fujifilm XP120

 TX5 XP120 
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm XP120 and Sony TX5

 XP120 TX5 
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display size
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX5 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to travel with your camera regularly, you need to think about its weight and measurements. 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 Sony TX5 has proportions of 94mm x 57mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") with a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are using at that time. Below is a front view scale comparison of the XP120 against the TX5.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX5 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the XP120 and TX5 is 91 and 96 respectively.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX5 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX5 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very tough to see the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by reading through technical specs. The image below should offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the XP120 and TX5.

As you can tell, both of those cameras feature different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The XP120 featuring a larger sensor will make achieving bokeh less difficult and the Fujifilm XP120 will give greater detail utilizing its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will also let you crop pics way more aggressively. The more recent XP120 is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX5 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX5 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Portrait photography details
Sony TX5 Portrait photography details
42
manual focus
MP count decent (16MP)
includes face detect focusing
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
27
you can focus manually
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.4")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 as a Street photography camera
Sony TX5 as a Street photography camera
62
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
64
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with focus by touch
environment proofing
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.4")
no RAW files
more heavy than competition (148g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 as a Sports photography camera
Sony TX5 as a Sports photography camera
46
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
weather sealing
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery pack (210 per charge)
does not have phase detect AF
34
has image stabilization (Optical)
environment proofing
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.4")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Travel photography details
Sony TX5 Travel photography details
67
weather sealing
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
not so great battery pack (210 shots)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
63
environment proofing
comes with focus by touch
built-in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
more heavy than competition (148 grams)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm XP120
Landscape photography with Sony TX5
51
manual focus
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16MP)
weather sealing
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
no manual exposure
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
not so great battery pack (210 per charge)
44
you can focus manually
fairly wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
environment proofing
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.4")
no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm XP120
Vlogging with Sony TX5
33
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
does not have mic socket
30
fairly wide (25mm)
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have microphone jack
more heavy than competition (148g)
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Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XP120 and Sony TX5
 Fujifilm FinePix XP120Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
General Information
Company FujiFilm Sony
Model type Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
Type Waterproof Ultracompact
Launched 2017-01-05 2010-02-18
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor - Bionz
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.4"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.104 x 4.578mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
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 - 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.9-4.9 f/3.5-6.3
Macro focusing distance 9cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 920k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs 2 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting speed 10.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.40 m (at Auto ISO) 2.90 m
Flash options Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4
Microphone 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 None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 203g (0.45 lb) 148g (0.33 lb)
Physical dimensions 110 x 71 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1") 94 x 57 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
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 images -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery ID - NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, group shot) Yes (2 sec or 10 sec, portrait1/ portrait2)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/ Pro HG-Duo, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $229 $239