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Fujifilm X30 vs Pentax E85

Portability
80
Imaging
39
Features
73
Overall
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Fujifilm X30 front
 
Pentax Optio E85 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
10
Overall
25

Fujifilm X30 vs Pentax E85 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
  • Announced August 2014
  • Previous Model is Fujifilm X20
Pentax E85
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 32-96mm (F2.9-5.2) lens
  • 145g - 93 x 58 x 24mm
  • Introduced September 2009
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Fujifilm X30 vs Pentax E85 Overview

Here, we will be reviewing the Fujifilm X30 and Pentax E85, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by brands FujiFilm and Pentax. The image resolution of the Fujifilm X30 (12MP) and the E85 (12MP) is relatively comparable but the Fujifilm X30 (2/3") and E85 (1/2.3") offer different sensor size.

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The Fujifilm X30 was manufactured 5 years later than the E85 and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting straight to a detailed comparison, here is a quick overview of how the Fujifilm X30 matches up against the E85 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X30 over the Pentax E85

 Fujifilm X30 E85 
IntroducedAugust 2014September 2009More recent by 61 months
Manually focus More precise focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution920k230kClearer screen (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Pentax E85 over the Fujifilm X30

 E85 Fujifilm X30 

Common features in the Fujifilm X30 and Pentax E85

 Fujifilm X30 E85 
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm X30 vs Pentax E85 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to lug around your camera, you'll need to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm X30 offers physical dimensions of 119mm x 72mm x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") and a weight of 423 grams (0.93 lbs) whilst the Pentax E85 has dimensions of 93mm x 58mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 145 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are employing at the time. Underneath is a front view measurements comparison of the Fujifilm X30 against the E85.

Fujifilm X30 vs Pentax E85 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm X30 and E85 is 80 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm X30 vs Pentax E85 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X30 vs Pentax E85 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is tough to visualize the contrast in sensor measurements purely by seeing a spec sheet. The visual underneath will help provide you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm X30 and E85.

As you can see, both the cameras come with the identical MP albeit different sensor measurements. The Fujifilm X30 uses the bigger sensor which should make obtaining bokeh easier. The newer Fujifilm X30 provides a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm X30 vs Pentax E85 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X30 vs Pentax E85 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X30 vs Pentax E85 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Portrait photography information
Pentax E85 Portrait photography information
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has manual focus
supports face detection focusing
supports RAW formats
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (2/3")
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no manual focus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X30 as a Street photography camera
Pentax E85 as a Street photography camera
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screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
sensor size is very small (2/3")
heavier than competition (423 grams)
47
fixed screen
no image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Sports photography highlights
Pentax E85 Sports photography highlights
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image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking autofocus
better than average battery pack (470 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect AF
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (2/3")
17
low fps (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Travel photography factors
Pentax E85 Travel photography factors
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better than average battery pack (470 shots)
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
heavier than competition (423 grams)
low MP (12MP)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
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flash built-in
doesn't have Timelapse recording
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (32mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Landscape photography highlights
Pentax E85 Landscape photography highlights
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has manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
better than average battery pack (470 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (2/3")
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no manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (32mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
small screen (2.7")
no manual mode
no image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
Photography Glossary

Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X30 as a Vlogging camera
Pentax E85 as a Vlogging camera
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rather wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes external mic jack
does not contain selfie friendly screen
heavier than competition (423 grams)
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wide angle not great (32mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have microphone port
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Fujifilm X30 vs Pentax E85 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X30 and Pentax E85
 Fujifilm X30Pentax Optio E85
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Pentax
Model Fujifilm X30 Pentax Optio E85
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2014-08-26 2009-09-17
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip EXR Processor II -
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II CCD
Sensor size 2/3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 8.8 x 6.6mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 58.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 12800 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 49 -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 32-96mm (3.0x)
Max aperture f/2.0-2.8 f/2.9-5.2
Macro focus range 1cm 10cm
Crop factor 4.1 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 920k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.65x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 2 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 12.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.00 m 3.00 m
Flash options Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, commander, suppressed flash -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance 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) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 423 grams (0.93 lb) 145 grams (0.32 lb)
Physical dimensions 119 x 72 x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") 93 x 58 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 470 photographs -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-95 D-LI95
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
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