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Fujifilm X100F vs Sony RX100 IV

Portability
79
Imaging
68
Features
69
Overall
68
Fujifilm X100F front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV front
Portability
89
Imaging
52
Features
79
Overall
62

Fujifilm X100F vs Sony RX100 IV Key Specs

Fujifilm X100F
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Increase to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 35mm (F2.0) lens
  • 469g - 127 x 75 x 52mm
  • Revealed January 2017
  • Replaced the Fujifilm X100T
  • New Model is Fujifilm X100V
Sony RX100 IV
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-70mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
  • 298g - 102 x 58 x 41mm
  • Announced June 2015
  • Replaced the Sony RX100 III
  • New Model is Sony RX100 V
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Fujifilm X100F vs Sony RX100 IV Overview

Here is a in depth overview of the Fujifilm X100F versus Sony RX100 IV, both Large Sensor Compact cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Sony. The image resolution of the Fujifilm X100F (24MP) and the RX100 IV (20MP) is very comparable but the Fujifilm X100F (APS-C) and RX100 IV (1") offer totally different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm X100F was launched 20 months later than the RX100 IV making them a generation apart from one another. Both the cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before we go right into a more detailed comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the Fujifilm X100F matches up versus the RX100 IV with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X100F over the Sony RX100 IV

 Fujifilm X100F RX100 IV 
AnnouncedJanuary 2017June 2015Fresher by 20 months

Reasons to pick Sony RX100 IV over the Fujifilm X100F

 RX100 IV Fujifilm X100F 
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1229k1040kCrisper display (+189k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Fujifilm X100F and Sony RX100 IV

 Fujifilm X100F RX100 IV 
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurements
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Fujifilm X100F vs Sony RX100 IV Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to carry your camera frequently, you're going to have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm X100F comes with external measurements of 127mm x 75mm x 52mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.0") and a weight of 469 grams (1.03 lbs) whilst the Sony RX100 IV has proportions of 102mm x 58mm x 41mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.6") having a weight of 298 grams (0.66 lbs).

Contrast the Fujifilm X100F versus Sony RX100 IV in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you choose during that time. Following is a front view overall size comparison of the Fujifilm X100F versus the RX100 IV.

Fujifilm X100F vs Sony RX100 IV size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm X100F and RX100 IV is 79 and 89 respectively.

Fujifilm X100F vs Sony RX100 IV top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X100F vs Sony RX100 IV Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is difficult to visualise the difference in sensor sizing only by seeing a spec sheet. The visual underneath might offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm X100F and RX100 IV.

As you can see, both of these cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The Fujifilm X100F because of its larger sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field easier and the Fujifilm X100F will show more detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop images more aggressively. The fresher Fujifilm X100F will have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X100F vs Sony RX100 IV sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X100F vs Sony RX100 IV Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X100F vs Sony RX100 IV Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X100F Portrait photography details
Sony RX100 IV Portrait photography details
80
has manual focus
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
has face detect focusing
saves RAW files
65
has manual focus
high flash sync (1/2,000s)
megapixel count good (20MP)
sensor size is nice (1")
provides face detect autofocus
delivers RAW formats
can't use external flash
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X100F Street photography info
Sony RX100 IV Street photography info
66
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW files
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
85
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is nice (1")
delivers RAW formats
lighter than competition in class (298 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X100F Sports photography details
Sony RX100 IV Sports photography details
69
silent shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
better than average battery (390 shots)
comes with phase detect AF
can't change focal length (35mm)
lack of image stabilization
68
quiet shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
fast shooting (16.0 frames per second)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (1")
provides tracking focus
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X100F Travel photography info
Sony RX100 IV Travel photography info
77
better than average battery (390 per charge)
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
built-in flash
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
86
lighter than competition in class (298g)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
quite wide (24mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X100F as a Landscape photography camera
Sony RX100 IV as a Landscape photography camera
71
has manual focus
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen size is decent (3")
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
does not have anti aliasing filter
saves RAW files
better than average battery (390 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (35mm)
lack of image stabilization
74
has manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (1")
delivers RAW formats
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X100F Vlogging factors
Sony RX100 IV Vlogging factors
35
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
has face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have mic support
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
81
quite wide (24mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (298g)
missing mic port
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Fujifilm X100F vs Sony RX100 IV Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X100F and Sony RX100 IV
 Fujifilm X100FSony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
General Information
Company FujiFilm Sony
Model type Fujifilm X100F Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Class Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2017-01-18 2015-06-10
Body design Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip X-Processor Pro Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS III BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1"
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.6mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area 368.2mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 6000 x 4000 5472 x 3648
Highest native ISO 12800 12800
Highest enhanced ISO 51200 25600
Minimum native ISO 200 125
RAW support
Minimum enhanced ISO 100 80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 325 25
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35mm (1x) 24-70mm (2.9x)
Maximum aperture f/2.0 f/1.8-2.8
Macro focusing range - 5cm
Crop factor 1.5 2.7
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 1,040 thousand dot 1,229 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic and Optical (tunnel) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot 2,359 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 92% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.59x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/32000 secs 1/32000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 8.0 frames per second 16.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.60 m (at ISO 100) -
Flash options Auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, commander -
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync - 1/2000 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p/120p), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
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 469g (1.03 pounds) 298g (0.66 pounds)
Physical dimensions 127 x 75 x 52mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.0") 102 x 58 x 41mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 70
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 22.9
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.6
DXO Low light rating not tested 562
Other
Battery life 390 photos 280 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-W126S NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse recording With downloadable app
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $1,300 $898