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Fujifilm X30 vs Nikon S5200

Portability
80
Imaging
39
Features
73
Overall
52
Fujifilm X30 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34

Fujifilm X30 vs Nikon S5200 Key Specs

Fujifilm X30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.0-2.8) lens
  • 423g - 119 x 72 x 60mm
  • Launched August 2014
  • Older Model is Fujifilm X20
Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Released January 2013
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Fujifilm X30 vs Nikon S5200 Overview

Below is a in depth analysis of the Fujifilm X30 versus Nikon S5200, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Nikon. There is a big difference between the image resolutions of the Fujifilm X30 (12MP) and S5200 (16MP) and the Fujifilm X30 (2/3") and S5200 (1/2.3") feature totally different sensor sizes.

Photography Glossary

The Fujifilm X30 was launched 20 months later than the S5200 making the cameras a generation apart from each other. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go through a comprehensive comparison, below is a simple view of how the Fujifilm X30 scores vs the S5200 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X30 over the Nikon S5200

 Fujifilm X30 S5200 
ReleasedAugust 2014January 2013More recent by 20 months
Manually focus Very exact focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution920k460kCrisper display (+460k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Fujifilm X30

 S5200 Fujifilm X30 

Common features in the Fujifilm X30 and Nikon S5200

 Fujifilm X30 S5200 
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither provides Touch friendly display

Fujifilm X30 vs Nikon S5200 Physical Comparison

In case you're going to lug around your camera frequently, you're going to have to consider its weight and volume. The Fujifilm X30 provides outer dimensions of 119mm x 72mm x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") accompanied by a weight of 423 grams (0.93 lbs) whilst the Nikon S5200 has sizing of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs).

Analyze the Fujifilm X30 versus Nikon S5200 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you use at that time. Underneath is the front view physical size comparison of the Fujifilm X30 versus the S5200.

Fujifilm X30 vs Nikon S5200 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm X30 and S5200 is 80 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm X30 vs Nikon S5200 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X30 vs Nikon S5200 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is tough to visualise the difference between sensor measurements only by checking specs. The visual here should give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm X30 and S5200.

As you can plainly see, both of the cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The Fujifilm X30 due to its larger sensor will make shooting bokeh less difficult and the Nikon S5200 will give more detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also let you crop pics a little more aggressively. The fresher Fujifilm X30 will have an edge in sensor tech.

Fujifilm X30 vs Nikon S5200 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X30 vs Nikon S5200 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X30 vs Nikon S5200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X30 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S5200 as a Portrait photography camera
47
focusing manually
includes face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (2/3")
30
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Street photography factors
Nikon S5200 Street photography factors
64
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
tiny sensor size (2/3")
more heavy than competition in class (423 grams)
48
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Sports photography information
Nikon S5200 Sports photography information
52
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking autofocus
good battery life (470 per charge)
comes with phase detect auto focus
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (2/3")
28
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
terrible battery pack (160 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X30 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon S5200 as a Travel photography camera
62
good battery life (470 shots)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
more heavy than competition in class (423g)
megapixel count low (12MP)
does not feature selfie friendly display
68
megapixel count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
rather wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
does not have Time Lapse recording
terrible battery pack (160 per charge)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Landscape photography features
Nikon S5200 Landscape photography features
58
focusing manually
fairly wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
good battery life (470 per charge)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (2/3")
42
rather wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
nice screen size (3 inches)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
terrible battery pack (160 per charge)
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X30 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S5200 as a Vlogging camera
34
fairly wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does have external microphone port
does not feature selfie friendly display
more heavy than competition in class (423g)
33
rather wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
does not have external mic port
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Fujifilm X30 vs Nikon S5200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X30 and Nikon S5200
 Fujifilm X30Nikon Coolpix S5200
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Nikon
Model type Fujifilm X30 Nikon Coolpix S5200
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2014-08-26 2013-01-29
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip EXR Processor II -
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 2/3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 8.8 x 6.6mm 6.16 x 4.62mm
Sensor surface area 58.1mm² 28.5mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 12800 3200
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 49 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 26-156mm (6.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.0-2.8 -
Macro focusing distance 1cm -
Focal length multiplier 4.1 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 920 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology - TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.65x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 4 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 12.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 7.00 m -
Flash modes Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, commander, suppressed flash -
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
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/25/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 -
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
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 423g (0.93 pounds) 146g (0.32 pounds)
Dimensions 119 x 72 x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 470 photos 160 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-95 EN-EL19
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) -
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $499 $130