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Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon S30

Portability
92
Imaging
38
Features
33
Overall
36
Fujifilm FinePix XP150 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S30 front
Portability
90
Imaging
33
Features
18
Overall
27

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon S30 Key Specs

Fujifilm XP150
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • 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 S30
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 29-87mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 214g - 102 x 65 x 40mm
  • Announced February 2012
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Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon S30 Overview

Here is a extended comparison of the Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon S30, former being a Waterproof while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by companies FujiFilm and Nikon. There is a sizable difference between the resolutions of the Fujifilm XP150 (14MP) and S30 (10MP) and the Fujifilm XP150 (1/2.3") and S30 (1/3") have totally different sensor dimensions.

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The Fujifilm XP150 was unveiled around the same time to the S30 and they are both of a similar age. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a complete comparison, here is a concise view of how the Fujifilm XP150 grades vs the S30 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XP150 over the Nikon S30

 Fujifilm XP150 S30 

Reasons to pick Nikon S30 over the Fujifilm XP150

 S30 Fujifilm XP150 

Common features in the Fujifilm XP150 and Nikon S30

 Fujifilm XP150 S30 
AnnouncedJanuary 2012February 2012Similar age
Manually focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size2.7"2.7"Same display sizing
Display resolution230k230kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither provides Touch friendly display

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon S30 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry your camera often, you will need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm XP150 provides 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 S30 has dimensions of 102mm x 65mm x 40mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.6") with a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon S30 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are working with at that time. Underneath is a front view measurements comparison of the Fujifilm XP150 compared to the S30.

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon S30 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm XP150 and S30 is 92 and 90 respectively.

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon S30 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon S30 Sensor Comparison

Often, it's tough to visualise the contrast between sensor sizing just by reviewing a spec sheet. The photograph here may give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm XP150 and S30.

Clearly, the 2 cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The Fujifilm XP150 using its larger sensor will make shooting shallower depth of field simpler and the Fujifilm XP150 will deliver extra detail having an extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos a good deal more aggressively.

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon S30 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon S30 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon S30 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S30 as a Portrait photography camera
29
good MP (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
25
provides face detect focusing
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm XP150
Street photography with Nikon S30
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
51
environment proofing
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/3")
has no RAW files
more heavy than competition (214 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon S30 as a Sports photography camera
44
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14MP)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proofing
slow fps (3.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
29
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
environment proofing
slow continuous shooting (1.5 fps)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 Travel photography information
Nikon S30 Travel photography information
67
weather proofing
good MP (14MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
does not have selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
52
environment proofing
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (214g)
resolution not great (10MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 Landscape photography information
Nikon S30 Landscape photography information
41
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14MP)
weather proofing
focusing manually not possible
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
tiny screen (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
26
environment proofing
manual focus not available
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
small screen (2.7")
lack of manual mode
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/3")
has no RAW files
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XP150 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S30 as a Vlogging camera
32
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not have selfie friendly display
doesn't have external microphone port
23
provides face detect focusing
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have microphone jack
more heavy than competition (214 grams)
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Fujifilm XP150 vs Nikon S30 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XP150 and Nikon S30
 Fujifilm FinePix XP150Nikon Coolpix S30
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Nikon
Model type Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Nikon Coolpix S30
Class Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2012-01-05 2012-02-01
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 4.8 x 3.6mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 17.3mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3072 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 29-87mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.9-4.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 9cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 7.5
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 2.7"
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor TFT-LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting speed 3.0fps 1.5fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.10 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 205 grams (0.45 pounds) 214 grams (0.47 pounds)
Physical dimensions 103 x 71 x 27mm (4.1" x 2.8" x 1.1") 102 x 65 x 40mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.6")
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 300 shots 240 shots
Battery format Battery Pack AA
Battery ID NP-50A 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat), Couple, Portrait) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/ SDHC/ SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Price at launch $260 $119