Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX9

Portability
91
Imaging
43
Features
46
Overall
44
Fujifilm FinePix XP120 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
40
Overall
38

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX9 Key Specs

Fujifilm XP120
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Bump 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
  • Replacement is Fujifilm XP130
Sony TX9
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-4.6) lens
  • 149g - 98 x 60 x 18mm
  • Launched July 2010
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Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX9 Overview

Below, we will be contrasting the Fujifilm XP120 versus Sony TX9, one is a Waterproof and the latter is a Ultracompact by brands FujiFilm and Sony. There is a sizeable difference among the sensor resolutions of the XP120 (16MP) and TX9 (12MP) but they use the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The XP120 was released 6 years after the TX9 which is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before getting in to a more detailed comparison, below is a short summation of how the XP120 grades against the TX9 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XP120 over the Sony TX9

 XP120 TX9 
LaunchedJanuary 2017July 2010Newer by 80 months

Reasons to pick Sony TX9 over the Fujifilm XP120

 TX9 XP120 
Screen dimension3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution922k920kCrisper screen (+2k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm XP120 and Sony TX9

 XP120 TX9 
Manual focus More accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX9 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to travel with your camera often, you're going to have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm XP120 comes with external measurements of 110mm x 71mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1") and a weight of 203 grams (0.45 lbs) while the Sony TX9 has dimensions of 98mm x 60mm x 18mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.7") having a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you use at the time. The following is the front view dimensions comparison of the XP120 vs the TX9.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX9 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the XP120 and TX9 is 91 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX9 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX9 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be tough to envision the difference in sensor dimensions purely by viewing a spec sheet. The image here might give you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the XP120 and TX9.

As you can see, both of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You should expect the Fujifilm XP120 to result in extra detail as a result of its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The fresher XP120 will have an edge in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX9 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX9 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX9 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Portrait photography info
Sony TX9 Portrait photography info
42
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
features face detect focusing
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
28
has manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Street photography information
Sony TX9 Street photography information
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
features focus by touch
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
more heavy than competition in class (149 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 as a Sports photography camera
Sony TX9 as a Sports photography camera
46
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
features tracking focus
environment sealing
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery power (210 per charge)
does not have phase detect AF
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Travel photography details
Sony TX9 Travel photography details
67
environment sealing
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
low battery power (210 shots)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
60
features focus by touch
built-in flash
rather wide (25mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (149 grams)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XP120 Landscape photography details
Sony TX9 Landscape photography details
51
focusing manually
really wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
environment sealing
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
low battery power (210 CIPA)
42
has manual focus
rather wide (25mm)
very good size screen (3.5 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm XP120
Vlogging with Sony TX9
33
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
lack of microphone port
32
rather wide (25mm)
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of external microphone support
more heavy than competition in class (149 grams)
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Fujifilm XP120 vs Sony TX9 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XP120 and Sony TX9
 Fujifilm FinePix XP120Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Sony
Model Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9
Category Waterproof Ultracompact
Revealed 2017-01-05 2010-07-08
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip - Bionz
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 100 125
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.9-4.9 f/3.5-4.6
Macro focus distance 9cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3.5 inch
Screen resolution 920k dots 922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4s 2s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.40 m (at Auto ISO) 3.80 m
Flash settings Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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 (50 fps), 1440 x 1080 (50, 25fps), 1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (25 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 AVCHD
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 203g (0.45 lb) 149g (0.33 lb)
Dimensions 110 x 71 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1") 98 x 60 x 18mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 210 photos -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model - NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, group shot) Yes (2 sec or 10 sec, portrait1/ portrait2)
Time lapse feature
Storage type Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/ SDHC/ SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Price at launch $229 $799