Fujifilm X-A1 vs Nikon P7100

Portability
87
Imaging
60
Features
61
Overall
60
Fujifilm X-A1 front
 
Nikon Coolpix P7100 front
Portability
82
Imaging
36
Features
55
Overall
43

Fujifilm X-A1 vs Nikon P7100 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-A1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 330g - 117 x 67 x 39mm
  • Announced November 2013
  • Successor is Fujifilm X-A2
Nikon P7100
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 395g - 116 x 77 x 48mm
  • Launched February 2012
  • Previous Model is Nikon P7000
  • Successor is Nikon P7700
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Fujifilm X-A1 vs Nikon P7100 Overview

In this article, we are evaluating the Fujifilm X-A1 versus Nikon P7100, one is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the other is a Small Sensor Compact by rivals FujiFilm and Nikon. There exists a sizeable gap among the image resolutions of the X-A1 (16MP) and P7100 (10MP) and the X-A1 (APS-C) and P7100 (1/1.7") feature different sensor measurements.

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The X-A1 was launched 22 months after the P7100 making the cameras a generation away from one another. Both of the cameras offer different body type with the Fujifilm X-A1 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Nikon P7100 being a Compact camera.

Before we go straight into a in depth comparison, below is a brief overview of how the X-A1 grades versus the P7100 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-A1 over the Nikon P7100

 X-A1 P7100 
LaunchedNovember 2013February 2012Newer by 22 months

Reasons to pick Nikon P7100 over the Fujifilm X-A1

 P7100 X-A1 
Display resolution921k920kClearer display (+1k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm X-A1 and Nikon P7100

 X-A1 P7100 
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurements
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch display Neither features Touch display

Fujifilm X-A1 vs Nikon P7100 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to travel with your camera often, you will want to factor in its weight and size. The Fujifilm X-A1 enjoys external measurements of 117mm x 67mm x 39mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.5") along with a weight of 330 grams (0.73 lbs) while the Nikon P7100 has specifications of 116mm x 77mm x 48mm (4.6" x 3.0" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 395 grams (0.87 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the X-A1 versus the P7100.

Fujifilm X-A1 vs Nikon P7100 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the X-A1 and P7100 is 87 and 82 respectively.

Fujifilm X-A1 vs Nikon P7100 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-A1 vs Nikon P7100 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very hard to picture the contrast in sensor dimensions simply by seeing specifications. The image underneath might give you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the X-A1 and P7100.

Plainly, both of these cameras offer different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The X-A1 due to its larger sensor is going to make getting shallow depth of field less difficult and the Fujifilm X-A1 will show more detail utilizing its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop images a little more aggressively. The younger X-A1 provides a benefit with regard to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X-A1 vs Nikon P7100 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-A1 vs Nikon P7100 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-A1 vs Nikon P7100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-A1 Portrait photography advice
Nikon P7100 Portrait photography advice
76
manual focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
45
focusing manually
offers face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
low megapixels (10MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-A1 Street photography advice
Nikon P7100 Street photography advice
77
screen tilts
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
64
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
small sensor size (1/1.7")
heavier than competition (395 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-A1 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon P7100 as a Sports photography camera
55
resolution is good (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
lacks phase detect AF
39
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking focus
better than average battery pack (350 CIPA)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.3 fps)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-A1 Travel photography information
Nikon P7100 Travel photography information
66
resolution is good (16MP)
flash built-in
missing Timelapse recording
does not posses selfie friendly display
57
better than average battery pack (350 CIPA)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
heavier than competition (395 grams)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-A1 Landscape photography features
Nikon P7100 Landscape photography features
70
manual focus
switch lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
missing Timelapse recording
52
focusing manually
decently wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
better than average battery pack (350 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-A1 Vlogging features
Nikon P7100 Vlogging features
31
includes face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not posses selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
missing external microphone socket
30
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect autofocus
includes mic jack
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
heavier than competition (395g)
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Fujifilm X-A1 vs Nikon P7100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-A1 and Nikon P7100
 Fujifilm X-A1Nikon Coolpix P7100
General Information
Make FujiFilm Nikon
Model type Fujifilm X-A1 Nikon Coolpix P7100
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2013-11-30 2012-02-20
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Processor EXR Processor II Expeed C2
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.6mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area 368.2mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4896 x 3264 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Max enhanced ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 200 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 49 99
Lens
Lens support Fujifilm X fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-200mm (7.1x)
Maximal aperture - f/2.8-5.6
Macro focusing range - 2cm
Available lenses 54 -
Crop factor 1.5 4.8
Screen
Range of display Tilting Tilting
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 920k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology TFT LCD TFT LCD monitor with anti- reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder coverage - 80 percent
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter speed 6.0fps 1.3fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 7.00 m (ISO200m) 9.00 m
Flash options Auto / Forced Flash / Suppressed Flash / Slow Synchro / Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Manual, Slow sync, Rear curtain flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash sync 1/180s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 30p, Continuous recording: up to approx. 14 min./1280 x 720 30p, Continuous recording: up to approx. 27 min. 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format H.264 H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 330 grams (0.73 lb) 395 grams (0.87 lb)
Dimensions 117 x 67 x 39mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.5") 116 x 77 x 48mm (4.6" x 3.0" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 41
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 19.4
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 10.7
DXO Low light rating not tested 165
Other
Battery life 350 photos 350 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-W126 -
Self timer Yes (10 sec. / 2 sec.) Yes (10 or 2 second delay)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC (UHS-I) memory card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $329 $750