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Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon AW130

Portability
92
Imaging
38
Features
33
Overall
36
Fujifilm FinePix XP150 front
 
Nikon Coolpix AW130 front
Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
44
Overall
42

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon AW130 Key Specs

Fujifilm XP150
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 205g - 103 x 71 x 27mm
  • Announced January 2012
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
  • Revealed February 2015
  • Replaced the Nikon AW120
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Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon AW130 Overview

Below is a thorough assessment of the Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon AW130, both Waterproof digital cameras by companies FujiFilm and Nikon. The image resolution of the Fujifilm XP150 (14MP) and the AW130 (16MP) is fairly similar and they use the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm XP150 was released 4 years prior to the AW130 and that is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go in to a complete comparison, below is a simple overview of how the Fujifilm XP150 matches up versus the AW130 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XP150 over the Nikon AW130

 Fujifilm XP150 AW130 

Reasons to pick Nikon AW130 over the Fujifilm XP150

 AW130 Fujifilm XP150 
RevealedFebruary 2015January 2012More recent by 37 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k230kSharper display (+691k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm XP150 and Nikon AW130

 Fujifilm XP150 AW130 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon AW130 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to lug around your camera frequently, you'll have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm XP150 comes with external measurements of 103mm x 71mm x 27mm (4.1" x 2.8" x 1.1") having a weight of 205 grams (0.45 lbs) and the Nikon AW130 has dimensions of 110mm x 66mm x 27mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") having a weight of 221 grams (0.49 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you have at that time. The following is the front view dimensions comparison of the Fujifilm XP150 and the AW130.

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon AW130 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm XP150 and AW130 is 92 and 91 respectively.

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon AW130 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon AW130 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is tough to visualise the difference between sensor measurements merely by reading a spec sheet. The photograph below should provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm XP150 and AW130.

Clearly, both cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Nikon AW130 to offer you more detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop pics somewhat more aggressively. The older Fujifilm XP150 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon AW130 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon AW130 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon AW130 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 Portrait photography information
Nikon AW130 Portrait photography information
29
decent megapixels (14MP)
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
36
decent MP (16MP)
features face detection focus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 Street photography features
Nikon AW130 Street photography features
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment proof
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 Sports photography factors
Nikon AW130 Sports photography factors
44
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
supports tracking autofocus
environment proofing
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
51
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
environment proof
good battery (370 CIPA)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 Travel photography advice
Nikon AW130 Travel photography advice
67
environment proofing
decent megapixels (14MP)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
does not posses selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
73
good battery (370 shots)
environment proof
decent MP (16MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (24mm)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 Landscape photography information
Nikon AW130 Landscape photography information
41
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
environment proofing
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
manual mode not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
does not have Time Lapse recording
50
reasonably wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
environment proof
good battery (370 CIPA)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
manual exposure not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 Vlogging advice
Nikon AW130 Vlogging advice
32
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
does not have external mic socket
33
reasonably wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
missing external microphone support
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Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon AW130 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XP150 and Nikon AW130
 Fujifilm FinePix XP150Nikon Coolpix AW130
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Nikon
Model Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Nikon Coolpix AW130
Category Waterproof Waterproof
Announced 2012-01-05 2015-02-10
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type 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 14 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3072 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.9-4.9 f/2.8-4.9
Macro focus distance 9cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 3.0fps 7.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.10 m 5.20 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync -
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60i ,50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 205 gr (0.45 pounds) 221 gr (0.49 pounds)
Dimensions 103 x 71 x 27mm (4.1" x 2.8" x 1.1") 110 x 66 x 27mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1")
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 300 images 370 images
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-50A EN-EL12
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat), Couple, Portrait) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/ SDHC/ SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $260 $398