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Fujifilm X30 vs Samsung PL200

Portability
80
Imaging
39
Features
73
Overall
52
Fujifilm X30 front
 
Samsung PL200 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
22
Overall
31

Fujifilm X30 vs Samsung PL200 Key Specs

Fujifilm X30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.0-2.8) lens
  • 423g - 119 x 72 x 60mm
  • Introduced August 2014
  • Replaced the Fujifilm X20
Samsung PL200
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 170g - 100 x 60 x 21mm
  • Released July 2010
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Fujifilm X30 vs Samsung PL200 Overview

In this article, we will be evaluating the Fujifilm X30 and Samsung PL200, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by competitors FujiFilm and Samsung. The image resolution of the Fujifilm X30 (12MP) and the PL200 (14MP) is relatively comparable but the Fujifilm X30 (2/3") and PL200 (1/2.3") possess different sensor size.

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The Fujifilm X30 was brought out 4 years later than the PL200 and that is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving in to a detailed comparison, below is a concise synopsis of how the Fujifilm X30 scores vs the PL200 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X30 over the Samsung PL200

 Fujifilm X30 PL200 
ReleasedAugust 2014July 2010Fresher by 50 months
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution920k230kSharper screen (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung PL200 over the Fujifilm X30

 PL200 Fujifilm X30 

Common features in the Fujifilm X30 and Samsung PL200

 Fujifilm X30 PL200 
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch screen Neither comes with Touch screen

Fujifilm X30 vs Samsung PL200 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to carry your camera, you should consider its weight and volume. The Fujifilm X30 comes with physical measurements 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 Samsung PL200 has sizing of 100mm x 60mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") and a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are employing during that time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the Fujifilm X30 versus the PL200.

Fujifilm X30 vs Samsung PL200 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm X30 and PL200 is 80 and 94 respectively.

Fujifilm X30 vs Samsung PL200 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X30 vs Samsung PL200 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its hard to picture the contrast in sensor sizing only by checking out specifications. The photograph here may provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm X30 and PL200.

To sum up, the two cameras enjoy different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The Fujifilm X30 featuring a bigger sensor is going to make shooting shallower depth of field less difficult and the Samsung PL200 will show extra detail having its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop shots far more aggressively. The more modern Fujifilm X30 should have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X30 vs Samsung PL200 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X30 vs Samsung PL200 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X30 vs Samsung PL200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Portrait photography info
Samsung PL200 Portrait photography info
47
manual focus
comes with face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
sensor resolution low (12MP)
very small sensor (2/3")
28
megapixel count good (14MP)
no manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X30 as a Street photography camera
Samsung PL200 as a Street photography camera
64
tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
very small sensor (2/3")
more heavy than others (423g)
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm X30
Sports photography with Samsung PL200
52
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking focus
better than average battery life (470 CIPA)
comes with phase detect AF
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (2/3")
38
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14MP)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Travel photography details
Samsung PL200 Travel photography details
62
better than average battery life (470 shots)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
more heavy than others (423 grams)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
58
megapixel count good (14MP)
built-in flash
lack of Timelapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (31mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Landscape photography advice
Samsung PL200 Landscape photography advice
58
manual focus
decently wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
better than average battery life (470 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (2/3")
37
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (31mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X30 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung PL200 as a Vlogging camera
34
decently wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have microphone socket
display isn't selfie friendly
more heavy than others (423g)
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (31mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
video resolution low (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of microphone jack
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Fujifilm X30 vs Samsung PL200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X30 and Samsung PL200
 Fujifilm X30Samsung PL200
General Information
Company FujiFilm Samsung
Model Fujifilm X30 Samsung PL200
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2014-08-26 2010-07-21
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor 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 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 12800 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 49 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.0-2.8 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus distance 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.1 5.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 920 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.65x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1500 secs
Continuous shooting speed 12.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.00 m 4.60 m
Flash modes Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, commander, suppressed flash Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow sync
External flash
Auto exposure 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) 800 x 592 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format H.264 H.264
Microphone 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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 423g (0.93 lb) 170g (0.37 lb)
Dimensions 119 x 72 x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") 100 x 60 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8")
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 format Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-95 BP70A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC'/MMC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail cost $499 $0