Fujifilm XP50 vs Nikon P7100

Fujifilm FinePix XP50 front
Nikon Coolpix P7100 front

Fujifilm XP50 vs Nikon P7100 Key Specs

Fujifilm XP50
(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
  • 175g - 99 x 68 x 26mm
  • Released January 2012
  • Old Model is Fujifilm XP30
  • Newer Model is Fujifilm XP60
Nikon P7100
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 395g - 116 x 77 x 48mm
  • Revealed February 2012
  • Replaced the Nikon P7000
  • Updated by Nikon P7700
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Fujifilm XP50 vs Nikon P7100 Overview

Its time to examine more closely at the Fujifilm XP50 and Nikon P7100, former is a Waterproof while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by competitors FujiFilm and Nikon. There is a sizable difference between the image resolutions of the Fujifilm XP50 (14MP) and P7100 (10MP) and the Fujifilm XP50 (1/2.3") and P7100 (1/1.7") enjoy totally different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm XP50 was introduced about the same time to the P7100 so they are of a similar age. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving in to a more detailed comparison, below is a brief overview of how the Fujifilm XP50 scores against the P7100 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XP50 over the Nikon P7100

 Fujifilm XP50 P7100 

Reasons to pick Nikon P7100 over the Fujifilm XP50

 P7100 Fujifilm XP50 
Manual focus Very exact focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution921k230kCrisper screen (+691k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm XP50 and Nikon P7100

 Fujifilm XP50 P7100 
RevealedJanuary 2012February 2012Similar age
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither has Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm XP50 vs Nikon P7100 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry around your camera often, you will have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm XP50 has physical measurements of 99mm x 68mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.7" x 1.0") having a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) while the Nikon P7100 has dimensions of 116mm x 77mm x 48mm (4.6" x 3.0" x 1.9") and a weight of 395 grams (0.87 lbs).

Contrast the Fujifilm XP50 and Nikon P7100 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are working with during that time. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm XP50 against the P7100.

Fujifilm XP50 vs Nikon P7100 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm XP50 and P7100 is 93 and 82 respectively.

Fujifilm XP50 vs Nikon P7100 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XP50 vs Nikon P7100 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's hard to see the gap between sensor sizes purely by reading through a spec sheet. The pic here should give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm XP50 and P7100.

As you can see, the two cameras posses different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The Fujifilm XP50 with its tinier sensor will make getting shallower DOF more difficult and the Fujifilm XP50 will give extra detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also let you crop pictures somewhat more aggressively.

Fujifilm XP50 vs Nikon P7100 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XP50 vs Nikon P7100 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XP50 vs Nikon P7100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XP50 Portrait photography details
Nikon P7100 Portrait photography details
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
has manual focus
has face detection focusing
saves RAW files
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XP50 Street photography factors
Nikon P7100 Street photography factors
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
more heavy than others (395 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XP50 Sports photography advice
Nikon P7100 Sports photography advice
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
weather proofing
max fps low (3.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (220 CIPA)
has no phase detect AF
image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking autofocus
better than average battery (350 shots)
very slow continuous shooting (1.3 fps)
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm XP50
Travel photography with Nikon P7100
weather proofing
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
bad battery pack (220 CIPA)
does not have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
better than average battery (350 per charge)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
more heavy than others (395g)
low MP (10 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm XP50
Landscape photography with Nikon P7100
quite wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
weather proofing
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is small (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
bad battery pack (220 per charge)
does not have Timelapse mode
has manual focus
really wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
better than average battery (350 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XP50 Vlogging information
Nikon P7100 Vlogging information
quite wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not have selfie friendly display
does not have external microphone port
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
comes with external microphone jack
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
more heavy than others (395 grams)
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Fujifilm XP50 vs Nikon P7100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XP50 and Nikon P7100
 Fujifilm FinePix XP50Nikon Coolpix P7100
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Nikon
Model Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Nikon Coolpix P7100
Type Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Released 2012-01-05 2012-02-20
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Expeed C2
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3072 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points - 99
Cross focus points - -
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-200mm (7.1x)
Maximum aperture f/3.9-4.9 f/2.8-5.6
Macro focus range 9cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 4.8
Range of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor TFT LCD monitor with anti- reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder coverage - 80 percent
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 3.0 frames per sec 1.3 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.10 m 9.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Manual, Slow sync, Rear curtain flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format H.264, Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Wireless None None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 175 grams (0.39 pounds) 395 grams (0.87 pounds)
Dimensions 99 x 68 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.7" x 1.0") 116 x 77 x 48mm (4.6" x 3.0" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 41
DXO Color Depth score not tested 19.4
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.7
DXO Low light score not tested 165
Battery life 220 shots 350 shots
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-45A -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat), Couple, Portrait) Yes (10 or 2 second delay)
Time lapse recording
Storage slots Single Single
Price at launch $180 $750