Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Portability
80
Imaging
40
Features
73
Overall
53
Fujifilm X30 front
 
Olympus XZ-2 iHS front
Portability
85
Imaging
38
Features
67
Overall
49

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS 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
  • Revealed August 2014
  • Old Model is Fujifilm X20
Olympus XZ-2 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F1.8-2.5) lens
  • 346g - 113 x 65 x 48mm
  • Launched December 2012
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Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Overview

On this page, we are looking at the Fujifilm X30 versus Olympus XZ-2 iHS, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Olympus. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm X30 (12MP) and the XZ-2 iHS (12MP) is very close but the Fujifilm X30 (2/3") and XZ-2 iHS (1/1.7") have different sensor size.

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The Fujifilm X30 was revealed 21 months after the XZ-2 iHS making them a generation away from one another. Both the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a simple view of how the Fujifilm X30 grades vs the XZ-2 iHS in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X30 over the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 Fujifilm X30 XZ-2 iHS 
LaunchedAugust 2014December 2012Newer by 21 months

Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-2 iHS over the Fujifilm X30

 XZ-2 iHS Fujifilm X30 
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm X30 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 Fujifilm X30 XZ-2 iHS 
Manual focus More precise focus
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display size
Display resolution920k920kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Physical Comparison

If you're looking to travel with your camera often, you will want to factor in its weight and volume. The Fujifilm X30 features exterior dimensions of 119mm x 72mm x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") with a weight of 423 grams (0.93 lbs) while the Olympus XZ-2 iHS has sizing of 113mm x 65mm x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9") with a weight of 346 grams (0.76 lbs).

Contrast the Fujifilm X30 versus Olympus XZ-2 iHS in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you use at that moment. Below is a front view scale comparison of the Fujifilm X30 versus the XZ-2 iHS.

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X30 and XZ-2 iHS is 80 and 85 respectively.

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is tough to visualize the difference in sensor dimensions only by viewing specs. The image here may give you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm X30 and XZ-2 iHS.

As you can plainly see, each of the cameras provide the same megapixel count but different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm X30 contains the larger sensor which is going to make obtaining shallower depth of field easier. The more recent Fujifilm X30 provides an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Portrait photography info
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Portrait photography info
48
you can focus manually
includes face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (2/3")
46
focusing manually
has face detection focusing
exports RAW files
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Street photography details
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Street photography details
64
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
tiny sensor size (2/3")
heavier than average in class (423g)
66
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW files
small sensor (1/1.7")
heavier than competition (346 grams)
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm X30
Sports photography with Olympus XZ-2 iHS
53
image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking autofocus
great battery life (470 per charge)
comes with phase detect AF
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (2/3")
44
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (340 shots)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm X30
Travel photography with Olympus XZ-2 iHS
62
great battery life (470 shots)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
heavier than average in class (423 grams)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
61
better than average battery power (340 CIPA)
has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
lack of Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition (346g)
MP count low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Landscape photography highlights
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Landscape photography highlights
59
you can focus manually
decently wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
great battery life (470 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (2/3")
55
focusing manually
rather wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW files
better than average battery power (340 CIPA)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Vlogging information
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Vlogging information
35
decently wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have external mic port
display is not selfie friendly
heavier than average in class (423g)
36
rather wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
has external mic support
screen isn't selfie friendly
heavier than competition (346g)
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Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X30 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS
 Fujifilm X30Olympus XZ-2 iHS
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Olympus
Model Fujifilm X30 Olympus XZ-2 iHS
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2014-08-26 2012-12-18
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by EXR Processor II -
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II CMOS
Sensor size 2/3" 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 8.8 x 6.6mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area 58.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 3968 x 2976
Max native ISO 12800 12800
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 49 35
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/2.0-2.8 f/1.8-2.5
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 4.1 4.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Screen resolution 920 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.65x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 12.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.00 m 8.60 m (ISO 800)
Flash modes Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, commander, suppressed flash Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported 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 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 423 gr (0.93 lb) 346 gr (0.76 lb)
Physical dimensions 119 x 72 x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") 113 x 65 x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 49
DXO Color Depth score not tested 20.4
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 11.3
DXO Low light score not tested 216
Other
Battery life 470 images 340 images
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-95 Li-90B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $499 $450