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Fujifilm Z30 vs Nikon S5200

Portability
96
Imaging
33
Features
13
Overall
25
Fujifilm FinePix Z30 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34

Fujifilm Z30 vs Nikon S5200 Key Specs

Fujifilm Z30
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.7-4.2) lens
  • 110g - 91 x 59 x 21mm
  • Released February 2009
Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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Fujifilm Z30 vs Nikon S5200 Overview

Let's look more in depth at the Fujifilm Z30 and Nikon S5200, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Nikon. There is a significant difference among the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm Z30 (10MP) and S5200 (16MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm Z30 was revealed 5 years earlier than the S5200 which is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a complete comparison, here is a brief synopsis of how the Fujifilm Z30 scores against the S5200 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm Z30 over the Nikon S5200

 Fujifilm Z30 S5200 

Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Fujifilm Z30

 S5200 Fujifilm Z30 
RevealedJanuary 2013February 2009More modern by 48 months
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kClearer screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm Z30 and Nikon S5200

 Fujifilm Z30 S5200 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither features Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm Z30 vs Nikon S5200 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry around your camera often, you will want to think about its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm Z30 enjoys exterior measurements of 91mm x 59mm x 21mm (3.6" x 2.3" x 0.8") and a weight of 110 grams (0.24 lbs) whilst the Nikon S5200 has measurements of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the Fujifilm Z30 versus the S5200.

Fujifilm Z30 vs Nikon S5200 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm Z30 and S5200 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm Z30 vs Nikon S5200 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm Z30 vs Nikon S5200 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is difficult to visualize the difference in sensor sizes merely by researching a spec sheet. The pic here should offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm Z30 and S5200.

As you can see, the two cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You should count on the Nikon S5200 to render extra detail because of its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop photographs more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm Z30 will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm Z30 vs Nikon S5200 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm Z30 vs Nikon S5200 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm Z30 vs Nikon S5200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm Z30 Portrait photography highlights
Nikon S5200 Portrait photography highlights
19
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
30
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm Z30 Street photography factors
Nikon S5200 Street photography factors
55
lighter than competition (110 grams)
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
48
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm Z30
Sports photography with Nikon S5200
16
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000s)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
28
megapixel count good (16MP)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
low battery pack (160 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm Z30 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon S5200 as a Travel photography camera
56
lighter than competition (110g)
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse function
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
68
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (26mm)
good max aperture (f)
no Timelapse function
low battery pack (160 per charge)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm Z30 Landscape photography features
Nikon S5200 Landscape photography features
22
focusing manually not possible
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
screen is small (2.7")
manual exposure not available
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse function
42
fairly wide (26mm)
good max aperture (f)
screen size is good (3 inches)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not available
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
low battery pack (160 CIPA)
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm Z30
Vlogging with Nikon S5200
25
lighter than competition (110 grams)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone port
33
fairly wide (26mm)
good max aperture (f)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
no external microphone jack
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Fujifilm Z30 vs Nikon S5200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm Z30 and Nikon S5200
 Fujifilm FinePix Z30Nikon Coolpix S5200
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Nikon
Model Fujifilm FinePix Z30 Nikon Coolpix S5200
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2009-02-17 2013-01-29
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.16 x 4.62mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.5mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 -
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 64 125
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35-105mm (3.0x) 26-156mm (6.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.7-4.2 -
Macro focus range 8cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 3"
Display resolution 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech - TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 3s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/1000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.10 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction -
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG -
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 110 grams (0.24 lb) 146 grams (0.32 lb)
Physical dimensions 91 x 59 x 21mm (3.6" x 2.3" x 0.8") 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 - 160 photographs
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-45 EN-EL19
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) -
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Retail pricing $150 $130